Technology Assistant

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Nexstar Media Group,Inc.


WGN-TV has an immediate full-time staff opening for a Technology Assistant as part of the Engineering Department to work in a dynamic broadcast environment. The Technology Assistant must have excellent verbal, written and organizational skills. They must love to work with numbers and be detailed oriented. 


This position requires occasional after-hours work based on workload and reports to the Scheduling Manager for WGN-TV.



The successful candidate will be responsible for tracking and reconciling payroll, scheduling for the engineering department including tracking IBEW vacations, sick, personal and holiday comp time. 

This person will need to develop a solid understanding of the IBEW contract and be able to communicate with employees to answer their questions. 

Create monthly financial reports including cross billing of expenses.  Maintain yearly payroll/vacation archives and provide accurate information for the corporate audit.

Place equipment orders and track and reconcile credit card orders and capital projects. Create spreadsheets for ongoing projects and special events as needed.

Will serve as backup to the Scheduling Manager and will work closely with Finance and Human Resource departments.

Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Access, Word, Excel) is a must. Previous experience with Workday or another payroll system is preferred.



  • Detail-oriented and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of common business software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Associate Degree or higher and/or equivalent related experience is required.
  • Must work well in a collaborative team environment.
  • Must be self-sufficient and have a press-on-regardless attitude.

The Chicago facility originates three national television networks and WGN-TV/Channel 9. This position is a staff position.

WGN-TV is located seven miles northwest of downtown Chicago just minutes from I-94.  We offer benefits and competitive salary as well as free on-site parking for employees.

Do you have what it takes to be on our team? Send us your resume and take your first step towards becoming a part of WGN!

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Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit

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