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USC School of Cinematic Arts

Los Angeles, California - United States
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Assistant Broadcast and Post Production Engineer

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School of Cinematic Arts: DMT - Post Production Los Angeles, California

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts is seeking an Assistant Broadcast and Post Production Engineer (Engineering Specialist) and post production support technician. The School of Cinematic Arts is the premiere school for the study of cinematic arts and provides instruction in production, post production, animation, interactivity and gaming, writing, producing and cinema studies.  The facilities include state-of-the-art editing labs, animation labs, visual effects labs, interactive studios, scoring and mixing stages, film stages, and theatres, including a 55-seat IMAX theatre.

The Assistant Broadcast and Post Production Engineer (Engineering Specialist) will be a member of a support team responsible for end-user support and equipment maintenance of live television broadcast studios as well as computers and software utilized in the school’s labs and instructional spaces.

The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience supporting end-users and advanced technology in the entertainment industry (live television production, and post-production). The role requires an in-depth knowledge of video/media post-production hardware, software, video codecs, finishing and delivery formats, color grading hardware and software, and camera technology. Candidate should possess a strong knowledge of media production software and both Mac and Windows computer support.

The position is a day shift.  Candidate must be flexible and available to work mid-day or evening shift as needed.  The hours of this position are 8AM to 4:30PM with a one-hour lunch.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for support, repairs, maintenance and modifications of specialized and/or state-of-the-art equipment. Resolves malfunctions in complex, specialized, and state-of-the-art equipment
  • Sets up, assembles, installs, configures and operates and maintains a variety of equipment, instrumentation and electronic systems, as needed. Troubleshoots equipment, instrumentation and/or systems malfunctions
  • Oversees television broadcasting to ensure optimal operation of equipment, instrumentation and systems and that broadcast happens.
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to others such as a staff technician(s), student workers, on stages, in editing rooms and in other facilities.
  • Researches, locates and procures needed equipment, tools, parts and/or materials. Maintains vendor contacts and purchase and technical documentation files for reference and reporting, as needed.
  • May assist with training and supervising of student workers.
  • Create procedures and documentation and provide technical training/presentation for students, faculty and staff.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree, or combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:

5 years’ experience in a technical support

Minimum Field of Expertise:

Knowledge of TV station and video production facility operations. Knowledge of audiovisual systems design and construction. Specialized technical knowledge of and experience with the installation, maintenance, service, alignment and proper operation of audiovisual and broadcast equipment and electronic systems technology. Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with analog and digital video, stereo and 5.1 audio recording, editing, and broadcasting. Formal training in electronics with an emphasis on video, audio and broadcast.

The pay rate for this position is $31.89-$34.50 hourly; $62,185.50-$67,275 annually; 37.50 hour work week.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education


USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.