Broadcast Engineer/IT Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

WATE-TV

Nexstar Media Group,Inc.

DESCRIPTION

WATE is seeking a Broadcast Engineer/IT Specialist. This position will support all live Broadcast and Post Production/Editing equipment in a digital television facility. The ideal candidate must be able to excel in a fast paced environment, work well under pressure and be solution-oriented. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a critical component of this role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station
  • Installs and tests new systems and technical infrastructure for the station
  • Minimizes service interruptions at times of equipment and/or system failure by rapidly identifying and implementing solutions
  • Sets up and operates equipment and transmission links during outside broadcasts
  • Installs and maintains the IT network, switches, data backups, work stations and printers  
  • Interprets and implements instructions and requests from other station personnel
  • Communicates with members of the engineering team and other teams to effectively resolve equipment and system issues
  • Working knowledge of LAN/WAN/VPN networking, Video over IP and VOIP technologies is useful
  •  Must be able to read technical drawings/documentation 
  • Knowledge of satellite, microwave and fiber transmission technologies
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Requirements & Skills:

  • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Minimum three years’ experience with digital electronics systems in a television broadcasting environment
  • Experience with fiber connectivity, video production systems, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
  • Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment
  • Experience with troubleshooting IP/Ethernet data networks
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must be able to work highly varied and flexible hours in support of live news events (i.e. nights, weekends, and holidays).

All employees must first contact their current manager before applying for an Internal position.

 


JOB EXPERIENCE

  • Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station
  • Installs and tests new systems and technical infrastructure for the station
  • Minimizes service interruptions at times of equipment and/or system failure by rapidly identifying and implementing solutions
  • Sets up and operates equipment and transmission links during outside broadcasts
  • Installs and maintains the IT network, switches, data backups, work stations and printers  
  • Interprets and implements instructions and requests from other station personnel
  • Communicates with members of the engineering team and other teams to effectively resolve equipment and system issues
  • Working knowledge of LAN/WAN/VPN networking, Video over IP and VOIP technologies is useful
  •  Must be able to read technical drawings/documentation 
  • Knowledge of satellite, microwave and fiber transmission technologies
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 


REQUIREMENTS

  • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Minimum three years’ experience with digital electronics systems in a television broadcasting environment
  • Experience with fiber connectivity, video production systems, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
  • Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment
  • Experience with troubleshooting IP/Ethernet data networks
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must be able to work highly varied and flexible hours in support of live news events (i.e. nights, weekends, and holidays).

 


ADDITIONAL INFO

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. Background check required.No phone calls, please


HOW TO APPLY

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar

http://www.nexstar.tv/careers