Supervisor - Broadcast Systems

Technology & Network Operations Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Only candidates based in US will be considered for this role.


The Supervisor ‐ Broadcast System is responsible for ensuring that ON AIR programs as well services are provided with the highest availability and quality by managing activities of broadcast staff during his shift acting as Shift in‐charge.

The Broadcast Supervisor is also responsible for availability, quality of services and systems performance within TV Station/s Facilities and Systems to continue meet industry standards in addition to supervise a group of Engineers (Principal, Senior and Junior) and Technicians to deliver materials requisitions as well as overseeing the planning and implementation of preventive and corrective maintenance activities for all systems and facilities, availability of spares for the Systems and Equipment and providing inventory of spare parts list.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work as Shift in‐charge to manage activities of broadcast staff during his shift
  • Work on providing the contingency procedures/plans to ensure systems reliability, redundancy and availability for seamless Broadcast operations.
  • Oversee and allocate resources for the implementation of preventive and corrective maintenance activities for all systems and facilities
  • Provide leadership in ON AIR environment for all media production equipment and services under the Broadcast Systems section.
  • Coordinate with other sections, for smooth daily operations and escalate ON‐AIR effecting issues to the management
  • Participate in the study of bidders' Proposals and performance of Technical Evaluation and Recommendation on relevant Broadcast Projects.
  • Taking part in the management of spares for the Systems, Equipment, and providing inventory of spare parts list.
  • Taking part in the review of technical assessments and proposals submitted by Broadcast Systems Engineers for system
  • Taking part in overseeing engineering configuration and system testing of newly acquired or newly repaired broadcast systems.
  • Recommend training programs to enhance skills and competence of the staff and ensure a clear and systematic career path.
  • Taking part in managing the process of creating ongoing repair, maintenance programs, and equipment replacement programs related to broadcast systems.


You Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics/Telecommunication/Computer Engineering
  • 9 years of professional experience in Broadcast Engineering and relevant equipment's operation / maintenance; 3 years Projects Experience related to Broadcast/Broadcast IT and 2 years of which has been in a similar role.
  • Knowledge in conventional and modern broadcast technologies (Audio/Video Routers, TX automation systems, Play‐out Technologies and On‐Air Graphics)
  • Knowledge in broadcast infrastructure and understanding for Broadcast system cabling installation
  • Knowledge in Television systems and theory, analog and digital communications and digital television
  • Knowledge of SD/HD /3G/4K & Aspect Ratios and their conversion techniques.
  • Knowledge in Studio Operations, Audio/Video Mixers, Video Walls
  • Knowledge in emerging technologies within the broadcast industry
  • Knowledge in complex technical drawings and reports
  • Knowledge in basic measurement and test instruments for Audio and Video signals.
  • Knowledge in AutoCAD, Visio to modify/Create Engineering drawings.