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Broadcast IT Supervisor

Burbank, CA

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are… 

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, thecreators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Your New Role...

The purpose of this position is to serve as a Supervisor for our Broadcast IT engineering department during live and taped events as well as provide guidance to team members for the day to day operations to include: Project execution and budgeting, Incident response, service requests, diagnose systemic problems, scheduling preventative maintenance, and training. The areas of responsibility are studios, production control rooms, ingest, post production areas and ancillary technical spaces. This position requires proven leadership, organizational processes, technical depth, and operational knowledge.

This person is also expected to show flexibility in order to prioritize the production schedule. The skill set demanded by this position is dynamic and will continue to change rapidly. This individual must demonstrate the ability to accept and adapt to these changes while presenting a willing and positive attitude.   

Your Role Accountabilities...

This Supervisor is responsible for the technical success of WarnerBros Discovery’s production centers in the US western region for its news division and some sports properties. On-site Engineer-in-Charge for all high-profile broadcast productions. Oversee and provide guidance to the day to day operations of the engineering department. Provide oversight and guidance to staff to insure the proper technical decisions are being made and departmental responsibilities/procedures are followed accordingly. Constantly evaluate departmental workflow for process improvement and efficiency gains.

Staff Knowledge Sharing – Provide technical oversight, coach and /mentor staff in regards to technical systems utilized for day-to-day operation and responsibilities. Effectively communicate department directives to staff in a positive and proactive manner. Clearly communicate and enforce departmental guidelines. Maintain accurate staff schedules, ensuring adequate engineering coverage as required.

Customer Service- Work closely with our partners to satisfy their needs and requests. Serve as liaison between Engineering Management, staff and customers. Cultivate cooperative relationships between customers and Engineering staff to ensure technical as well as operational readiness. Provide daily reporting related to operational issues and/or Air impacting events.   

Accountable for development, testing and implementation of new systems, software and equipment. Create and maintain documentation. Maintain follow-up with appropriate parties to ensure resolution. This is to ensure proper time and financial management upon need for systems repair or upgrade.

Qualifications & Experiences...

Minimum Experience Requirements:

  • 3+ Years of live event technical operational experience
  • 5+ Years television maintenance experience
  • Demonstrates leadership and fiscal responsibilities
  • Cloud Certifications and/or experience buildng virtual production solutions
  • Proven background in design and implemtation of broadcast facility technology and project management.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Intercom Systems used in production envoriments.
  • Understanding of Evertz Routing Systems and Magnum Control
  • CCNA Certification or Networking background
  • Strong understanding of SMPTE 2110 Standards

Educational Requirements:

  • A four-year engineering degree (or equivalent work experience in Live Broadcast engineering field).
  • Position requires good analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Position requires good leadership skills.
  • Position requires good communications and client service skills.
  • Position requires ability to operate under pressure.
  • Position requires frequent shifting of hours and days off, as it is driven by event and emergency maintenance requirements. It also provides leadership, coaching and guidance to staff members. Acts as liaison between staff and management.

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done.

You can find them at  along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skillset, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery’s total compensation package for employees.

Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us.

Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at

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