Broadcast technicians (NOC 5224)

About this job

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
  • work for radio and television broadcasting networks and stations, by broadcast equipment companies and by internet-based communication providers
Common job titles
  • engineer, broadcast
  • installer, mobile broadcasting
  • MCR (master control room)
  • technician, broadcasting
  • transmitter
  • video control
  • engineer, broadcast
  • installer, mobile broadcasting
  • MCR (master control room)
  • supervisor, broadcasting operators
  • technician, broadcasting
  • transmitter

Duties

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

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in an indoor broadcast environment.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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Additional resources

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