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Career in Broadcast Engineering



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

  • 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.


Skills

  • 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

  • flexibility

  • the ability to remain calm under pressure

  • a proactive and results-focused approach to work

  • stamina and physical fitness.

Abilities

  • 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

Education

Require a degree in a closely related subject, such as:

  • broadcast engineering or technology

  • computer science

  • electrical engineering

  • electronic engineering

  • physics.

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.


Job Outlook

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)


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