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Video Production Engineer

Howard Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 21, 2022
Under general direction of the Executive Producer of Dragon Digital Media, the Video Production Engineer provides leadership in the design, installation, maintenance, evaluation, monitoring and guidance of the television and radio production facilities and master control. The Engineer determines and directs the course of future technology selection and integration based on research and experiential knowledge. Responsible for maintenance of network and server systems and equipment performance, the Engineer oversees the technical integrity of the operating facilities (including the control room and studios) and equipment (including field production, postproduction, satellite and master control) to ensure a 24/7 operation.

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least five years of broadcast engineering experience or equivalent combination of education and experience or a Combination of education, certificates, and experience, which includes three years of experience in a recognized video production facility or other related professional experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of digital and analog television and radio electronic equipment including television and radio studios and related systems, nonlinear editing systems, switchers, multiple format VTRs, studio and ENG cameras, character generators, monitors, frame synchronizers, A/D and D/A converters, digital IT networking, storage area networks, digital video servers, encoders, basic robotics, scan converters, automated video playout systems, cable TV systems and system design principles, fiber optic transmission systems, satellite downlink equipment, audio production systems, office computers, compression techniques, as well as test/measurement equipment .
  • Ability to read and understand wiring and schematic drawings.
  • Ability to design and supervise installation of television production and cable systems and perform technical alignment of such systems.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines in a highly productive television/multimedia environment.
  • Excellent written, verbal and human relations skills. Good office computer skills including word processing, database management and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence and solve problems quickly and efficiently. Considerable demonstrated skill is required in organization, attention to detail, multitasking, and meet timelines to drive the delivery of appropriate, sustainable, and prompt solutions.

Knowledge of Specific Equipment and Systems prefered
  • Facilis shared storage server and Fast Tracker software.
  • CatDV asset management system.
  • StorageDNA LTO backup and archive equipment.
  • Vimeo Enterprise Streaming service
  • Livestream Studio Software
  • Panasonic/PTZ camera systems and controllers.
  • Tricaster video production systems.
  • Clearcom and RTS intercom systems.
  • Ross production switchers.
  • 360 Systems recording and playout servers.
  • Brainstorm Infinity Set virtual set systems
  • Mo-SYS Startracker tracking system for virtual set.
  • Hitachi and Panasonic professional studio/remote cameras.
  • Copperhead Camera control systems.
  • Behringer Audio Consoles
  • Dante audio networking
  • Blackmagic Design/AJA conversion and routing equipment.
  • Cue Script teleprompter systems.
  • Prompter People Presidential Prompter systems.
  • Studio and portable lighting equipment.
  • Panasonic and Sony ENG cameras and support equipment.
  • Sachtler and Vinten tripod systems.
  • Apple Mac Pro and PC computers.
  • Adobe creative cloud Software.
  • Avid Media composer.
  • Tightrope Media Systems Cablecast channel automation equipment.
  • AJA FS2 frame synchronizer and format converter.
  • Wheatstone Audio Consoles.
  • Qnap shared storage and iTunes server.
  • Radio Logic radio automation software.
  • Cirrus radio streaming service.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of this job.
  • Performs all duties while considering the impact of any actions on the college's sustainability initiatives in the areas of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.


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