Who are Broadcast Engineers?
Broadcast engineering is the field of electrical engineering, and now to some extent computer engineering and information technology, which deals with radio and television broadcasting.
Broadcast Engineering, to a certain extent, relates to other branches of engineering like electrical engineering, electronics and communications engineering, radio physics and also computers and the internet. It also deals with radio broadcasting and television telecasting on a broader spectrum.
What Broadcast Engineers do?
Broadcast engineer work with hardware and broadcast systems that are used across television, radio, and new media. Their job is to make sure that programs are broadcast on time and to the highest quality. As well as operating and maintaining the systems, they have to carry out updates and repairs.
Broadcast engineers work in a variety of locations and situations. They may carry out studio work, set work, post-production operations or be involved in outside broadcasts, where sound and images are relayed live back to a studio or straight to the network.
Broadcast Engineers work with a range of people including producers, studio managers, presenters and other technical staff.
Types of Broad Cast Engineers
Knowledge of broadcast rules and regulations.
Knowledge in maintenance, usage, and design of technical broadcast equipment
Skill in responding to operational/technical equipment problems.
Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Skill in repair of digital and computer systems.
experience in electronic engineering and using communication equipment
sufficient color vision and hearing
the ability to apply digital (and analogue) theory and work from diagrammatic information
excellent IT skills
the ability to work well in teams
fault-finding skills and the capacity to solve technical problems in a creative way
strong communication and people skills
excellent attention to detail
time management skills
the ability to remain calm under pressure
a proactive and results-focused approach to work
stamina and physical fitness.
Excellent IT and programming skills across a range of platforms
Proactive, results focused approach to work
Strong attention to detail
Time management skills
Fault-finding and problem-solving skills
A knowledge of Health & Safety in the workplace
Great communication skills
The ability to remain calm under pressure
Require a degree in a closely related subject, such as:
broadcast engineering or technology
Associate's degree in Electronics, Broadcasting or related field AND two years’ experience in broadcast engineering which included equipment, repair and installation; OR, Four years’ experience in broadcast engineering which included equipment, repair and installation; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Searching for jobs can be very challenging . Networking is vital to help gain entry and progress in the industry. Individuals need to talk to as many people in the industry as they can and take advantage of any work experience to develop range of contacts.
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio programs, television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the average salary of a person pursuing this profession?
The average salary of a person is Rs. 446600/-
2. Top colleges in India
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication Pune (Maharashtra)
Zee Institute of Media Arts Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Indian Film and Television Institute Meerut ( Uttar Pradesh)
Broadcast Engineering Society Delhi (Delhi)