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What is a Broadcast Engineer?

A broadcast engineer is someone whose job is to ensure the proper operation and maintenance of the equipment and systems used for television, radio or online broadcasts. Broadcast engineers install, maintain, operate and manage broadcast systems and equipment.

A broadcast engineer should be diligent, observant, adaptable, proactive and methodical, and have practical and technical skills to operate and maintain broadcast equipment. They should also have manual dexterity, good hand-eye coordination and good eyesight.

What does a Broadcast Engineer do?

Broadcast engineers may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Broadcast engineers may work rotating shifts that include early mornings, late nights, weekends and public holidays. They work in offices, maintenance workshops, machine rooms, studio galleries and on outside broadcasts in all weather conditions and locations.

What is Required to Become a Broadcast Engineer?

To become a broadcast engineer, you will need a bachelor’s degree in broadcast engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or a similar discipline. Most companies provide on the job training for new recruits.


Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Broadcast engineers need to have:



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