Sirius XM Radio Inc. Technician, Broadcast Operations in New York, New York

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Job Title

Technician, Broadcast Operations


New York



Type of Position


Job Description

Location: New York, NY

Position Summary:

The Broadcast Operations Technician is a member of the technical team that supports the New York based Broadcast Facility for Sirius XM. This person is responsible for routine and emergency maintenance of broadcast equipment. Occasional equipment installations and studio operations support are to be expected. Requires knowledge of multiple systems, updating systems documentation, ability to work independently, support projects, assist technicians in improving existing systems. Strong networking/IT skills preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the technical maintenance of the broadcast studios and related support equipment.

  • Install complex broadcast systems and equipment according to specifications and standards. Maintain program continuity for multiple audio channels.

  • Troubleshoot and repair daily routine and emergency problems with broadcast equipment as they relate to transmission, receive signal, off-air return signal and equipment failures.

  • Perform routine balancing, aligning, sweeping and adjustment of components and equipment used to amplify and process signals.

  • Anticipate and prevent, to the extent possible, problems and outages prior to their occurrence.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or computer science or related area or equivalent, relevant experience as a technician in radio broadcast, network broadcasting operations or military telecommunications.

  • At least 4 years of relevant broadcast technical experience.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Ability to multi-task. Must be able to work shifts required in a 24/7 operation.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details.

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and direction.

  • General proficiency and working knowledge in all areas of broadcast operations.

  • In order to support other NY-based facilities, must be able to travel within the metropolitan area.

  • Good troubleshooting skills and ability to work in a fast paced broadcast facility.

  • Good public speaking and presentation skills.

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.

  • Commitment to "internal client" and customer service principles.

  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.

  • Spelling, grammar, proofreading and editing skills.

  • Creative writing ability.

  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of multiple broadcast systems - Experience using Windows and Mac OS - Experience in basic networking.

  • Audio over IP transmission.

  • Media routers.

  • PC and MAC based audio digital workstations.

  • All studio equipment.

  • Satellite receivers.

  • ISDN codecs.

  • T-1 codecs.

  • RF distribution equipment.

  • Familiarity with signal flow within in broadcast facility.

  • Comprehensive understanding of broadcast electronics.

  • Familiarity with broadcast program play-out, preferably Dalet or Prophet Systems.

  • Strong understanding of IT infrastructure, including routers, switches, networks concepts. Network + and/or A+ Certification a plus.

  • Able to route audio through multiple systems, understanding routing logic, signal flow and codecs.

  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

Company EEO Statement

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.