SBE, Elenos Group, Broadcast Electronics, Wheatstone, Xperi Present NAB Kickoff Webinar

In cooperation with Elenos/Broadcast Electronics, Wheatstone and Xperi, the Society of Broadcast Engineers will participate in a webinar on Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. Called the NAB Kickoff, these companies will provide a taste of what you would have seen at the NAB Show – a wide ranging look at some key technologies and topics. The Society of Broadcast Engineers is providing three presentations about SBE education, certification and the Mentor Program interspersed throughout the webinar. It’s free.

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The webinar is hosted by Chuck Kelly of Elenos/BE, who is also a past president of the SBE. Viewing the webinar qualifies for 1/2 credit for SBE recertification in Category I.

NAB Kickoff Webinar

Slated Presentations

Developments in HD Radio
Elenos Group: Chuck Kelly, Morten Simonsen and Perry Priestley

Get to Know the SBE: Education
Society of Broadcast Engineers: Wayne Pecena

Social Distancing Your Studios
Wheatstone: Robert Ferguson

Get to Know the SBE: Certification
Society of Broadcast Engineers: Wayne Pecena

The Xperi Family of Broadcast Solutions
Xperi: Rick Greenhut

Processing for Today’s Streaming
Wheatstone: Rick Bidlack

Get to Know the SBE: Mentor Program
Society of Broadcast Engineers: Wayne Pecena

Developments in ATSC 1/3
Elenos Group: Chuck Kelly, Morten Simonsen and Perry Priestley

SBE Launches Mentor Program

The Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, has begun its first Mentor Program. The Mentor Program is designed to provide broadcast engineers who are new to the field a means to gain insight and work with a seasoned broadcast engineer who can share his or her acquired knowledge. SBE Mentor ProgramThe SBE accepted applications for mentors and mentees from SBE members through September. Mentees were paired with mentors based on mutual experiences and career interests.

Participants are asked to have regular communication by voice or video at least every other week. In all but a few pairings, mentors and mentees are not in the same city, but this should not impair the interaction of the participants. Officially, the mentoring will last one year, but the professional relationship can certainly continue.

The inaugural launch of the program attracted 32 mentees and 18 mentors. Many mentors are working with more than one mentee. The SBE Mentor Committee is cochaired by SBE board members Jeff Keith, CPBE, and Eric Schecter, CBRE.

On the launch of the program, SBE President Jerry Massey, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT, said, “This program provides a fast-track for those SBE members who are new to broadcast engineering to gain practical insight and knowledge from some of our more experienced SBE members. Through this, we are able to tap the knowledge resource to grow an engineering talent resource. I extend a personal thanks to the volunteer mentors who are participating in the SBE Mentor Program.”

The SBE is still accepting applications for new mentors and mentees. As new mentors and mentees apply, new partners will be matched.

Share your first broadcast engineering job experience

Our blog statistics show that the SBE JobsOnline posts receive the most click-throughs. For the fifth week straight the employment opportunities blog entry was the most read.

So, we want to hear from society members! What was your first job? Share your first job experience and any wisdom you have for broadcast engineers seeking their first or next job by commenting on this blog post.