Broadcast Technicians

(NOC 5224)

Career Description

Broadcast technicians install, set up, test, operate and repair electronic equipment used to record and transmit live and taped radio and television programs and to produce audio and video streaming broadcasts for the Internet.

Duties May Include

Broadcast technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

Monitor broadcast quality of live and taped radio and television programs;

Operate and monitor radio and television broadcasting systems to broadcast, receive signals and to regulate clarity and range of sounds
and colours of recordings or broadcasts;

Operate broadcast equipment to produce audio and video streaming broadcasts for the Internet;

Make emergency repairs to equipment and substitute programs in case of signal failure;

Maintain, install and troubleshoot a wide variety of broadcast hardware and software;

Set up and operate consoles to pick up and select feed sources from different locations and to air radio or television programs and commercials;

May supervise other broadcast technicians.

Examples of Titles

Broadcast Engineer
Broadcast Technician
Broadcast Transmitter Operator
Master Control Room (MCR) Technician
Mobile Broadcast Equipment Officer
Regional Transmitter Technician
Shortwave Receiving Station Technician
Switcher, Broadcasting
Video Transmission Officer

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

York University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Creative Technologies Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022