Audiovisual Support Specialist

Ref#: 30953
CBS Business Unit: Showtime
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US


This position will assume primary responsibility for audiovisual support in the Showtime Los Angeles office. It is a very outward-facing position, and the candidate would interface with the staff at all levels. They will handle conference room support and maintenance, facilitate videoconferences and presentations, participate in webcast event production, and work with employees around the office to support their A/V technology.

Responsibilities Include

  • Responding to all audiovisual support requests, and facilitating the setup of multimedia presentations and videoconferences for Showtime employees and office guests. Must be familiar with the wiring, equipment, and technical design of each room, and be able to diagnose or assist in diagnosing system issues.
  • Deploy and maintain in-room Mac mini systems
  • A solid understanding of all A/V deployments, including screening and pitch rooms, public TVs / digital signage, office A/V equipment, and in-house TV / video distribution systems.
  • Be the primary A/V support resource for the Los Angeles office, providing phone and in-person assistance for audiovisual issues.
  • Work with management in New York to coordinate and execute technology upgrades, and also with outside vendors and trades to execute certain jobs.
  • Provide end-user training for basic / intermediate operation of audiovisual technology throughout the facility. Provide technical support training to backup personnel.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of A/V equipment. Facilitate equipment replacements as needed, including packaging, shipping, and tracking.
  • Maintenance, setup, and running of the webcasting system (Zoom, Blackmagic Design production hardware, basic camera and microphone setup), coordinating with the New York team as necessary.

The ideal candidate must have a passion for audiovisual systems and the user experience, and an appreciation for thoughtful, neat wiring and technical design. They should possess the following attributes:

  • College Degree Preferred
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of past experience is required.
  • A thorough understanding of modern audiovisual theory, concepts, and terminology, and the ability to read and interpret A/V wiring and signal flow diagrams.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with many different personalities.
  • Sound troubleshooting skills with a capacity to solve problems in a thorough and systematic way.
  • Superior written and verbal communication abilities, and an efficient, effective organizational aptitude.
  • Strong Mac OS / iOS technical support and troubleshooting abilities; general understanding and familiarity with Windows operating systems relating to Internet, peripherals, and presentation tools.
  • Cisco and Zoom videoconferencing experience.
  • Exposure to Crestron and Logitech control systems.

About Us:
SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include TWIN PEAKS, HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, I’M DYING UP HERE, SMILF,  and THE CHI. SHOWTIME will also debut two limited series this year, PATRICK MELROSE staring Benedict Cumberbatch and ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA from Ben Stiller. Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series ALL ACCESS, A SEASON WITH and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Channels. The network’s authentication service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating providers. Subscribers can also watch on their computers at and

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events

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