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Broadcast Technician

Los Angeles, CA


Online News / Political News



Primary Responsibilities

The Broadcast Technician will play a key role in delivery and quality control as it pertains to TYT’s broadcast delivery technology infrastructure. The Broadcast Technician will be primarily responsible for stream quality assurance and VOD delivery success to all downstream operators and distribution platforms. Primary responsibilities include checking in with affiliates, creating and maintaining RTMP streams, as well as creating live events on YouTube, Twitch, and any other operators that TYT streams to. They will observe video and audio stream quality, use a variety of peripheral tools to check stream health, monitor break closure cues, find stream errors, and ensure VOD is being delivered in a timely manner; calling out and documenting issues for engineering when necessary. They should also possess a strong ability to understand and document system processes in relation to TYT’s daily distribution and be able to communicate that to others effectively. The Broadcast Technician will be the point person for covering any special events that occur on nights and weekends.

  • Own the design and maintenance of the processes that support the day-to-day operation of TYT’s live and VOD distribution systems, such as processes for setup, start, monitoring and management
  • Support the production of complex events that are highly visible within the company
  • Execute full range of stream operator responsibilities, as assigned
  • Curating and publishing live events via web publishing tools
  • Quality control live streams and OTT transmissions remotely with the aid of a multiviewer or similar quality assurance process
  • Monitor VOD delivery systems using the Vantage Job Status view
  • Triage Lvl 1 problems surfaced by production staff in live streams and VOD delivery
  • Report any discrepancies in live and VOD distribution to engineering
  • Conduct daily equipment and system checks
  • Turn on and or turn off broadcast related equipment at the beginning and end of day
  • Capable of prioritizing and handling multiple events at the same time with the same level of urgency
  • Document stream processes and help train Stream Operators and staff on best practices in relation to live streaming
  • Assist Broadcast Engineer with maintenance and installation of live broadcast technologies as needed
  • Learn new live broadcast-related technologies as needed


  • Attention to detail and ability to focus for long periods of time particularly during live streaming for quality assurance is essential
  • 2 years of experience in IT Administration or an equivalent technical field is highly preferred
  • Must understand basic IT and technical terminology and posses an understanding of troubleshooting software and hardware systems
  • Must have an interest in audio and video equipment on a technical level
  • Familiarity with YouTube Streaming, IP-based networking systems, and operating systems like MacOS and Windows is prefered
  • Capacity to work closely with others and get along well in a fast-paced environment and capable of prioritizing and handling multiple events at the same time with the same level of urgency
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • The ability to learn complex systems and know how to document them through writing as well as by visual language tools like diagrams and flowcharts
  • Ability to work afternoon shifts, and occasional night and weekend shifts
  • Ability to perform light routine maintenance checks and troubleshooting at night when bulk of VOD deliveries are
  • 1 year of experience with audio and video equipment is a plus
  • Experience with TriCaster, NDI, Dante, or OBS a big plus
  • Knowledge of Vantage-related monitoring process a plus
  • Understanding of The Young Turks’ content, audience and run of show a plus
  • Associate Degree or equivalent experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong motivation, comfort with frequent change requests, and ease with working under pressure.


TYT is an equal opportunity employer.


To learn more about this position, please submit questions and your resume to [email protected]. Be sure to include the position title “Broadcast Technician” in the subject line of your email.