Television Broadcast Engineer
Job Details
WHRO - Norfolk, VA
Full Time
2 Year Degree
Up to 25%

Job Summary:

The Television Broadcast Engineer maintains the Television Broadcast infrastructure primarily at the studio location with occasional tasks to be performed at various other company owned and/or operated locations.



  • Maintain the integrity of all on-air and on-line products including TV, HD, Digital audio and television streaming services.
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair all broadcast Television station equipment including satellite ground stations, automation systems, studio equipment, remote equipment and other related equipment.
  • Install and maintain Broadcast IT systems including Television automation systems, Audio over IP systems, and various other computer workstations and ancillary equipment.
  • Maintain and repair studio Production Facilities Including Digital Production switcher, Character Generators and Cameras.
  • Maintain and repair studio Editing Systems including Final Cut Pro.
  • Maintain and repair studio Video Storage servers including Online, Near-line and Archive Digital Storage Servers.
  • Maintain and repair Intercom Communication systems.
  • Advanced Local Area Network design and operational knowledge is mandatory. This includes Routers, switches, and advanced security knowledge.
  • Partner with programming staff and other internal departments to meet their particular needs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be proficient with Windows, Linux, and Apple operating systems.
  • A valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • 24/7 on call and be able to work weekends and/or holidays.
  • Must have good verbal and non-verbal communication skills.



  • Associates degree in Electronics or related field, technical school or equivalent work experience.



  • A minimum of 4 years broadcast engineering experience preferred.
  • IT Networking experience required.


Physical Activities

  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like.
  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
  • Adjusting or moving objects up to 50 pounds in all directions.
  • Communicating with others to exchange information.
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
  • Operating machinery and/or power tools.
  • Operating motor vehicles or heavy equipment.
  • Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

Environmental Conditions

  • Low temperatures.
  • High temperatures.
  • Outdoor elements such as precipitation and wind.
  • Noisy environments.
  • Hazardous conditions.
  • Poor ventilation.
  • Small and/or enclosed spaces.

Physical Demands

  • Heavy work that includes moving objects up to 100 pounds or more with additional help.


Equity Statement: 
It is the policy WHRO to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran