External Application

Where: Madison, WI

Who: Wisconsin Athletics

Field: Live Broadcast / Sports / TV News / Technical Operations

Type: Full Time


The Wisconsin Badgers are looking for a Broadcast Engineer to setup, maintain and repair all broadcast video equipment used to further fan engagement and brand development for our video board and streaming productions. This role should be pursued by a self-motivated individual with high technical and troubleshooting skills.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Video Services, the Broadcast Engineer will setup, maintain and repair all broadcast equipment used for Wisconsin Athletics video board and streaming productions.

Responsibilities include:
- 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.

Manages planning and projects related to complex live and pre-recorded settings for the creation of content. Serves as engineering team leader during production shifts and operates audio and/or video production equipment.
30% Sets up, adjusts, connects, operates, and troubleshoots complex audio and/or video equipment and related peripherals in various environments
10% Schedules logistics and acts as station representative for remote production venues, and ensures required technical specifications will be met during on or off-site productions
20% Tests and maintains equipment, and provides recommendations for alternative hardware and software to improve performance
20% May serve as engineering team lead for on or off-site productions
10% Trains staff on equipment, procedures, and standards
10% Leads system design and installation of broadcast, streaming, and post-production related technology

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- A minimum of two 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 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

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