Under the general direction of the Director of Video Services the Broadcast Engineer will setup, maintain and repair all broadcast equipment used for Wisconsin Athletics video board and streaming productions.
- Coordinate the set-up and tear down of broadcast equipment for video board and streaming events at various indoor and outdoor locations;
- Oversee the configuration and installation of all broadcast systems;
- Maintain, repair and test all broadcast cameras, peripheral equipment, LED displays, and infrastructure for all the athletic venues;
- Work as a member of the live production team to identify, analyze and resolve system problems as they arise;
- Serve as a video liaison between the department and various broadcast partners at different venues.
- Develop procedure and documentation for managing and implementing new and existing video equipment and system updates;
- Inventory, document functionality and determine replacement schedules for video related hardware to include but not be limited to: descriptions, locations, value, warranties;
- Lead video infrastructure design, modification updates and implementation efforts;
- Manage warranties and service contracts. Work with vendors to repair equipment in a timely manner and monitor and record all costs associated with repairs.
- Train and guide students, and staff on use of video equipment and software;
Qualifications: Preferred Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, and/or Broadcast Engineering training
A minimum of four years of control room, remote or mobile unit experience in broadcast engineering and equipment maintenance for broadcast television or a video production environment;
Must possess a valid driver's license;
Ability to work nights and weekends as required by events.
Extensive knowledge of design, documentation and integration of television and post-production systems;
Proficient skills related to installing, repairing and terminating various types of cables;
Extensive technical knowledge of control room systems such as routers, servers, switchers, replay, graphics, cameras and other video related equipment;
Strong troubleshooting skills with ability to precisely identify problems and solutions on-the-fly;
Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies, evidence by the ability to expand upon core knowledge;
Ability to successfully plan, coordinate and execute tactically and strategically;
Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a time sensitive, fast-paced environment;
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds;
Effective oral and written communication skills;
Extensive sports knowledge.
Conditions of Appointment: This is a 100% Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 pm CDT, on the assured consideration date. To apply, please complete the online application here: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/514224/broadcast-engineer and attach a cover letter referencing your qualifications and experience, a comprehensive resume as well as the current contact information for three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship, respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
UW-Madison is located in the heart of Madison which is the state capital and the state's second largest city. Madison has a solid and long standing national reputation as a vibrant and thriving city.