Broadcast Studio Engineer

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Broadcast Studio

CGTN America in Washington D.C. is looking for a Broadcast Studio Engineer.


  • Will be stationed in the studio control room throughout the shift. Unless otherwise directed by the supervisor or due to a technical need at another area/location.
  • Daily check operation of video and audio equipment, routers, intercom, DA’s and to check in house CATV system.
  • Daily check and ensure that the Studio cameras are in good working order.
  • During the live and pre-taped shows, be present in the control room and monitor the shows and address technical discrepancies if any.
  • Performs a line test every day with Beijing studios for signal consistency, lip sync delay and clock check on the main fiber and as well as the backup fiber connection.
  • Monitor incoming signals from remote feeds, pre-tape and live studio feeds
  • Monitors audio signal levels to the broadcast standard. 


  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a Television Broadcasting facility.
  • Ability to trouble shoot and repair broadcast equipment to component level and issues related to overall systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of waveform and vectorscope and other measurement equipment.
  • Knowledge of Grass Valley switchers, NV routers, Miranda multi-viewers, Studio audio mixers, Clear Com intercom systems, Sony studio cameras, pedestals, and jibs etc.
  • Thorough understanding of studio workflows.
  • Thorough knowledge of digital signals, H .264/.265, AES audio, aspect ratio.
  • Knowledge of encoders and decoders, TVU’s, BGAN’s, Fiber optical circuits
  • Knowledge of the different formats PAL and NTSC.
  • Knowledge of Video editing systems
  • Must be a self-starter. Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to read the schematics and engineering drawings during troubleshooting a signal problem.
  • Should be able to handle stressful situations.
  • Must be able to prioritize in time-sensitive situations
  • Knowledge of MPEG-associated streams (lip sync, jitter, pixilation, MPEG artifacts).
  • Thorough knowledge of PCs, networking and IP routing
  • Active Listening skills, time management skills, and communicating skills are essential.
  • Work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment
  • Reports to the Deputy Director of Engineering
  • Proficiency in AUTOCAD desired
  • SBE certification preferred 
  • Bilingual in English and Chinese



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