Broadcast Engineer


Full Time 

CHEK NEWS is Your Island’s Own — independent and employee-owned! 

CHEK has served Vancouver Island since 1956. It was the first private TV station in BC. In September 2009, with overwhelming support from communities across Vancouver Island, CHEK employees and local investors purchased the station to ensure the Island’s most watched news remained on-air. Here at CHEK Media we are expanding at a rapid rate. CHEK Media is Victoria, BC’s leading television broadcast and video production company. We are a multi-platform operation that serves local, regional, and national clients. CHEK Media is employee owned and operated with a stellar 65+ year history across Vancouver Island and reaching viewers not only on Vancouver Island but across the Lower Mainland and via satellite across Canada.

Department: Engineering 

Reports to the Chief Technology Officer

In this role you will be a part of a team that provides all the technology enhancements and support for our News department, technical departments and linear broadcast services in Victoria, BC. If you are a self-motivated, tech-savvy individual who enjoys challenge, needs little supervision and is great communicator, we would love to hear from you. 


  • Perform all aspects of hardware and software maintenance, repair and installation of audio/video, automation, and transmission equipment.
  • Support the technical operation of our linear broadcast, live newscasts, and production equipment.
  • Assist with the design and installation of Broadcast solutions. 
  • Work with the CTO and other team members throughout the project life cycle to establish and adapt projects plans and milestones. 
  • Own and deliver crucial elements of a project’s technical deployment. 
  • Routine reporting on project progress and issues. 
  • Demonstrate abilities to monitor quality of incoming and outbound signals.
  • Ability to dissect and analyze broadcast video and audio. 
  • Report equipment problems and perform emergency workaround to keep TV service operational. 
  • Use analytical thinking to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues.
  • Learn and update knowledge on internal broadcast systems, production equipment, fibre, and  transmitter distribution. 
  • Develop studio, control room, and transmitter projects in conjunction with the Engineering Team. 
  • Collaborate with IT on continuous improvement activities and new integrations.
  • Maintain stock for engineering parts and supplies. 
  • Liaise with other departments on technical matters.
  • Assist with technical requirements for remote broadcasts. 
  • Provide on-call support as scheduled for all broadcast systems, including rotating weekends.
  • Provide and coordinate 3rd party support for building and security systems. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: 

  • Engineering/Technology diploma or degree. 
  • 3+ years of experience in a broadcast/video engineering-related role 
  • 3+ years of experience in design, deployment and support of video systems, post-production processing, editing, transport, and storage. 
  • Advanced knowledge of video distribution and production standards (H.264, HEVC, JPEG200, MPEG, HDR, DVB ATSC.)
  • Experience with wide variety of video systems, applications, and equipment vendors.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and analysis of end-to-end workflows. 
  • Organized, with strong attention to detail. 
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to work as a team and independently. Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude are essential.
  • Must be reliable, responsible, and dependable. 
  • Must provide support for live events and be flexible with work schedule. 

What we offer

  • Work location is primarily onsite at our Victoria head office with parking included.
  • Work schedule will primarily be Monday-Friday 11-7pm supporting our 5pm and 6pm  newscast. 
  • CHEK is unionized and employee owned. This is a Group 2 Position.
  • A passionate team that cares. 
  • All Full-time employees of CHEK are required to participate in the employee share ownership program after one year of employment. 

To apply send your resume in to Human Resources Manager – Jen Spencer 

E-Mail: j[email protected]

CHEK is an equal opportunity employer, that values diversity of people and communities. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and cultures to apply.

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