Broadcast Technician - Mandarin Speakers

19 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Cruise Ships
Job Level
Norwegians have more fun at work!   Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 50-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of 14 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the sixth consecutive year, as well as “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” and “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards.  

 Come join our team!

Job Title: Broadcast Technician - Mandarin or Cantonese Speakers

Department: Cruise Programs


Position Summary

The Broadcast Technician is responsible for the total operation of the Broadcast Center, as well as the recording of various passenger events around the ship.


In order to consistently exceed guest expectations and provide the highest levels of product and services, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.


Essential Functions
  • All equipment used by the Broadcast Technician and the television programming equipment kept in the Broadcast Center, are the sole responsibility of the Broadcast Technician.
  • All equipment is to be kept in its storage case and locked up in the Broadcast Center when not in use.
  • The Broadcast Technician is in charge of the complete operation of the Broadcast Center aboard their assigned vessel.
  • Working closely with the Cruise Director and/or Entertainment Director, the Broadcast Technician should record all events that include guest participation as scheduled in the Freestyle Daily. This includes but is not limited to: Theme Nights, Standard Shopping Talks, Gift Shop Walkthroughs, Sail Away Party, Welcome Aboard Department Head Introductions, Game Shows, Officer profiles, etc.
  • The Broadcast Technician must produce approved content for shoreside when requested. Any request for production of content that has not been approved by shoreside, is not to be produced by the Broadcast Technicians. Please reference the Broadcast Content Approval/Production Policy.
  • The Technician must work together with the Communications Officer to ensure that the satellite is obtaining the correct televised feed, that the correct coordinates are set, and that the signal is stable.
  • The Broadcast Technician is responsible for updating the information channel daily (Scala or Powerpoint) as well as scheduling Passenger and Crew Movies to be shown on the broadcast channels.
  • When appropriate for shows where a large projection screen is available and the proper camera cabling (RCA, BNC) systems are present, (i.e. Pride of Aloha, Norwegian Sun) the Broadcast Technician is to set up the necessary equipment to broadcast the entertainment on the large screen for better viewing by the guests. Must be done 30 minutes prior to doors opening.
  • Every three months the Broadcast Technician must supply an up-to-date complete inventory of all BCC equipment to the Technical Supervisor for filing as well as the Broadcast Systems Supervisor in Miami.
  • Upon completion of set contract, the Broadcast Technician must provide detailed and accurate handover notes to the incoming Broadcast Technician, the Technical Supervisor, and the Broadcast Systems Supervisor in Miami.
  • In the case that equipment in the Broadcast Center should malfunction or require repair, the Broadcast Technician is to contact the Electronics Engineer/Junior, the Technical Supervisor, the Chief Electrical Engineer, Communications Officer, Cruise Director, and Miami shoreside management (Broadcast Systems Supervisor). 
  • The Broadcast Technician should attend weekly meetings as scheduled by the Technical Technical Supervisor.


  • Minimum of two years experience in TV, broadcasting industry or equivalent in the Cruise industry is required.
  • Basic to Intermediate knowledge of the following programs is required: Microsoft Office, Final Cut Studio & Adobe Photoshop.
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of both Windows and MAC operating systems is required.
  • Basic to Intermediate knowledge of HD/SD Broadcast Systems, Mini-DV camera systems (e.g.: Sony PD-170 Camera, etc.) and video deck operation (e.g.: Sony HDV deck) is required.
  • Must supply a demo reel of previous documented video productions.


  • High school diploma or foreign equivalent is required.
  • Associates degree or foreign equivalent in Media Arts, Film, Entertainment Studies, or other similar discipline is preferred.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

It is Norwegian Cruise Line Holding's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, and marital or veteran status. EOE.