Ref#: 26482
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Network
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.


CBS News has an exciting opportunity to join our Media Production Services group. Reporting to the Director of News Editing, the Media Production Support Specialist is part of a small team dedicated to maintaining and supporting the technical infrastructure used in our edit facilities. Including but not limited to: video editing hardware and software, shared storage, web applications, asset management, networking components, ingest and playout devices.


  • Provide front-line technical support for editors, technicians and producers in a live, broadcast television environment
  • Fulfill media management requests including the archiving, deleting and restoring of assets
  • Build, test and deploy workstations, servers and other broadcast devices; handle in-depth hardware and software configurations
  • Detect, analyze and resolve system issues associated with server hardware, operating systems and applications
  • Identify, document and communicate all system changes, technical issues and discrepancies to management and other team members
  • Engage external vendors when necessary with an ability to drive system issues to resolution
  • Participate in the testing and evaluation new software and hardware
  • Provide one-on-one instructions and guidance to end users with an ability to identify and address any outstanding pain-points.
  • Administer Windows and Linux servers


  • Two plus years in a Broadcast, NOC or Post Production environment providing front-line technical support and maintenance
  • Experience across the Avid ecosystem including Media Composer, ISIS/NEXIS, Interplay and AirSpeed
  • Strong knowledge of video codecs, wrappers and formats utilized in file-based workflows
  • System Administration experience (Windows Server, Active Directory, DNS)
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting IP networks, protocols and hardware
  • Working knowledge of video fundamentals including frame rates, sync and time code
  • Ability to perform in a time-sensitive, live, on-air environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with other team members; friendly team-player with a can-do spirit
  • Flexibility  to work various shifts when needed including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Bachelor’s Degree
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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