NBC Universal News Operation Center Operator (NABET), KNBC/KVEA in Universal City, California

Job Number 33503BR

Job Title News Operation Center Operator (NABET), KNBC/KVEA

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCUOTS - KNBC

Posting Category Technology/Engineering

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province California

City Universal City


  • Coordinate with News assignment desk & editorial staff as well as Media Managers for required newsfeeds via Microwave, Fiber, Satellite, and Cellular bonded news systems and future technology.

  • Operate complex ENG microwave control systems, satellite systems, CBNG systems, and beauty camera systems.

  • Perform Quality control on all ingested feeds including Video, Audio, Microphone levels, and IFB operation.

  • Coordinate feed routing to studio control rooms.

  • Coordinate IFB assignments to field crews and Helicopter via RTS and 450 radio


  • Minimum 3 years experience in NOC / TOC or the equivalent.

  • Minimum 3 years experience with digital microwave transmission systems

  • In-depth knowledge ENG and DSNG Satellite operations

  • Knowledge and experience in remote control ENG control systems

  • Familiarity with digital video communication systems

  • Possess the ability to prioritize, work independently & multitask

  • Detail oriented & be able to remain calm when under pressure

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA.

  • This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement between the Company and the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians Union (NABET). Successful candidate will be required to join the NABET Union if not already a member and remain a member in good standing of that union

  • Willingness to work overtime, evenings, and on weekends with short notice, and respond to emergency calls

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, act decisively and successfully execute multiple assignments concurrently

Desired Characteristics

  • Familiarity with MPEG transport streams and Television encoders

  • Working knowledge of laptop editing

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Understanding of the Los Angeles communities and their location relative to terrain

  • Good Interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels

  • Believes that teams are smarter and more dynamic together