Broadcast Engineer Jobs

Broadcast Engineer Overview


Broadcast Engineers are responsible for ensuring that television and radio broadcasts remain crystal clear while they are on the air. These individuals prevent white noise from occurring by adjusting the broadcast signals, and their main responsibilities include programming all of the shows to go out on time. Broadcast Engineers are also in charge of repairing the systems and updating the software when necessary.

Broadcast Engineer Educational Requirements


A minimum of an associate degree is usually required to work as a Broadcast Engineer although many begin as interns during college. Most Broadcast Engineers have bachelor's degrees. Specific courses that relate directly to Broadcast Engineering can be taken at colleges or technical schools. A large amount of on-the-job training is usually given as individual stations and networks have different broadcast equipment. Previous knowledge of media broadcasting, proficiency with computers and technology, critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate clearly are all required.

Broadcast Engineer Job Market


There are currently just over 36,000 Broadcast Technicians employed in the United States. This number is projected to grow 3 percent by 2022. Though skilled Broadcast Engineers are in demand at small, local stations, the growth of this field overall has stalled. As smaller stations do not pay as much, many Broadcast Engineers try to move up in the field to positions such as Broadcast Engineering Chief, resulting in the vacancies in those lower markets. This shift is a lateral movement in jobs more than an actual growth.

Broadcast Engineer Salary


A Broadcast Engineer's salary is very heavily dependent upon where they work. The average hourly wage is around $25 an hour with an income that ranges from $58,000 per year to $63,000 per year. Some Broadcast Engineers who work for major networks can make as much as $105,000 per year. Interns are generally paid a much lower wage or no wage.
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10 Broadcast Engineer jobs found on Monster.

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Description Our client, a Major Broadcast Network (Sports Division), located in New York City is seeking a highly qualified Broadcast Engineer “Engineer in Charge” ASAP. Scope of Work Engineering Support and execute live and prerecorded programming Ensuring all transmission equipment is calibrated and operating correctly for live event telecasts Conducting quality control of all incoming and...
CBS Television Stations Philadelphia, PA
Job Description Television Studio Broadcast Engineer Full-time Union Duties include the Maintenance and Repair of all television broadcast equipment including: ENG and SNG vehicles, STL & TSL links to and from all microwave transmission and receive sites, basic understanding and troubleshooting of IOT based transmitters. Well versed in the installation, repair and maintenance of all television s...
JOB SCOPE: The Broadcast Engineer is responsible for on-air quality control, end user technical support, and new equipment installation/maintenance/repairs in a state of the art broadcast, media, and IT environment. RESPONSIBILITIES: Act as technical quality supervisor for studio productions, live events, remote feeds, etc. Perform equipment repairs, system installation/integration, and traini...
Television Studio Broadcast Engineer Full-time Union Duties include the Maintenance and Repair of all television broadcast equipment including: ENG and SNG vehicles, STL & TSL links to and from all microwave transmission and receive sites, basic understanding and troubleshooting of IOT based transmitters. Well versed in the installation, repair and maintenance of all television studio broadcast ...
Television Studio Broadcast Engineer Full-time Union Duties include the Maintenance and Repair of all television broadcast equipment including: ENG and SNG vehicles, STL & TSL links to and from all microwave transmission and receive sites, basic understanding and troubleshooting of IOT based transmitters. Well versed in the installation, repair and maintenance of all television studio broadcast ...
State of Ohio Columbus, OH, 43216
Job Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions This is a re-posting......... if you applied previously, you must apply again. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is looking for a dedicated security-minded telecommunications professional to assume the responsibilities of Telecommunications Technician 2 . Job Duties: Installs, tests, repairs & maintains electronic data processing &/o...
DPI - Department of Public Information New York, NY
Enter your search terms Submit search form Added: 18 September 2014 5161 jobs in 202 duty stations, in 105 organizations. New Listings Organizations Duty Stations Closing Soon Public Information Assistant, New York More vacancies from: Organization DPI - Department of Public Information Country United States City New York, USA Office DPI New York Grade G-5 Follow @UNjob...
Overview: WXIN/WTTV, A Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for a Television Broadcast Engineer with a heavy emphasis in News Operations. We are seeking applicants that enjoy challenges, don’t mind extended hours when needed, and enjoy working with new technology. Responsibilities: If you are skilled in the following areas, you should apply. News Operations with a strong emphasis on Ne...
Tribune Company Indianapolis, IN
Job Description WXIN/WTTV, A Tribune Broadcasting station, has an opening for a Television Broadcast Engineer with a heavy emphasis in News Operations. We are seeking applicants that enjoy challenges, don’t mind extended hours when needed, and enjoy working with new technology. Job Requirements If you are skilled in the following areas, you should apply. News Operations with a strong emphasis ...
New Age Media Management, LLC (“New Age”) seeks a Television Broadcast Engineer in their Chattanooga, TN market. Technical broadcast experience is required but the ideal candidate should have a broad base of technical skills and a “can do” attitude. This position will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the broadcast engineering and studio activities. The ideal candidate shoul...

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Engineering Career Tools

Broadcast Engineer

Salaries

$31,200.00 - $96,000.00
Typical Salary for Broadcast Engineer
(47 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
34.3%
Vocational
20%
Some College Coursework Completed
17.1%
Associates
14.3%
High School
5.7%
Some High School Coursework
2.9%
Certification
2.9%
Master's
2.9%
(35 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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