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CBS Corporation Transmission Supervisor in New York, New York

Transmission Supervisor

REF#: 33994

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




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.


Specific Functions:

  • Provide technical operation support within the New York Transmission Center for all business units as well as internal and external clients associated with the CBS Television Network

  • Set-up, signal routing, quality control , and problem resolution of remote feeds for live events, interviews, and breaking news

  • Provide direction to satellite uplink and terrestrial transmission vendors to optimize signal quality from production remotes

  • Monitor, control, and switching of Network distribution programming via fiber and satellite for the CBS affiliate base

  • Ensure all inbound and outbound signals meet or exceed CBS Technical Standards; work with Telecom vendors to resolve issues on incoming and outgoing feeds



  • Requires proven experience in live-to-air television and/or remote field operations, with responsibility for quality and continuity

  • Hands-on experience setting-up and operating transmission facility hardware such as satellite receivers, antennas, and router control panels

  • Basic knowledge of RF modulation, MPEG compression, multiplexing, encryption, and data transport standards, understanding of signal flow and the analog and digital forms of standard and high definition video, audio and ancillary data

  • Proficiency in operating and data test equipment such as waveform displays, vectorscopes, audio monitors and spectrum analyzers


  • Self managing individual with good interpersonal and communication skills, able to work in a team environment with minimal supervision

  • Position requires ability to quickly diagnose and resolve RF, satellite, and fiber technical issues to maintain air operations

  • Proficiency with PC-based Microsoft Office products

  • Strong communication skills, oral and written, to document and report technical matters

  • Technical education preferred. Minimum 2-year associates degree or equivalent military or work experience

  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, and occasional overtime

  • Must be willing to join the IBEW union


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled