Post Production System Administrator Position

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.

As a Post-Production System Administrator, you will be part of a 24x7 team responsible for the

maintenance and operability of mission-critical technology within CBS News.

Candidates should possess the following:

3 to 5 years in a post-production or broadcast environment administering and maintaining post-production infrastructure, editing hardware and software, shared storage and asset management systems. Experience across the Avid product line (Media Composer, Interplay, ISIS) is preferred.

Clear understanding of file-based workflows using transcoding hardware and software (Telestream Vantage, Adobe Media Encoder); possess comprehensive understanding of CODECs, wrappers and video formats

System Administration experience (Windows Server, Active Directory, and DNS)

Knowledge of IP networks, protocols and hardware

Self-organized with significant attention to detail and procedures

An understanding of the urgent needs of an on-air environment with an ability to remain calm under pressure.


Experience with Cisco switches, virtual machines, Microsoft image deployments using MDT, Red Hat Linux, file transport and automation systems (Aspera/Signiant/FTP) is a plus.

Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively guide and assist colleagues that utilize the technology that we are ultimately responsible for. A team player with a can-do spirit and strong work ethic are highly desired characteristics.

We are a 24x7 operation. The ability to work nights, weekends and Holidays is essential.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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