Broadcast Technician
Events Irvine

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a Broadcast Technician to support our Global Broadcast Team. The ideal candidate is a highly organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated individual with outstanding communications abilities and a demonstrated interest in Broadcast.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in establishing best practices, workflows and documentation for Blizzard’s global broadcast team
  • Provide support for all internal broadcasts
  • Provide support for external broadcasts on a workload basis
  • Manage external contractor relationships and drive best practices in working with external broadcast contractors
  • Support community streaming efforts, best practices and where possible hands-on
  • Assist on shows by
    • Creating and managing signal flows
    • Creating and managing wiring diagrams
    • Oversee or assist on overall broadcast engineering (show specific role as appropriate)
  • Operator encoders
  • Maintain all equipment and inventory
  • As needed, provide assistance with transmission coordination
  • Support events and broadcasts with technical knowledge and guidance
  • Monitor Blizzard’s streaming events
  • Collaborate cross functionally to ensure we are engineering epic experiences always

Requirements

  • 2+ Years of Industry Experience working in broadcast production
  • A firm understanding of all aspects of broadcast production and technology
  • A firm understanding of consumer streaming workflows and technologies
  • Operational experience with video equipment: switchers, routers, playback, record, etc
  • Experience working with and operating audio equipment: consoles, playback, snake systems, comm
  • Basic understanding of web streaming workflows
  • Ability to work under pressure and learn new processes and tasks quickly
  • Excellent communicator in both verbal and written forms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Passion for Blizzard games and the gaming industry

Pluses

  • Linux Experience
  • Basic knowledge of Encoding, specifically Cloud Encoding and on premise encoding
  • Visio Experience
  • AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks Experience
  • Love for Esports
  • Experience with multiple streaming platforms
  • Experience with Media Asset Management Systems
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What games you are currently playing

**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.