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Gray Television


About Gray Television:

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households. 

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WIFR: 

WIFR is owned by Gray Television, Inc. and is a CBS affiliate. We are located in beautiful Northern Illinois with Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee in our backyard. The Rockford market is an excellent choice for individuals interested in gaining broadcasting experience as well as those looking to make this area their home. Rockford – Small Town Charm with Big City Convenience!

Job Summary/Description:

WIFR is looking for a full-time IT-Broadcast Engineer for our television station in Rockford Illinois. This position combines IT Engineering as well as Broadcast Engineering. This engineer is responsible for areas of end-user support, including building and maintaining Windows desktops and laptops, managing servers, printers, backups, end-user applications, basic IP networking skills, cabling, and all other related systems and equipment. This engineer will also train in areas of broadcast transmission equipment, be responsible for audio-visual equipment repair, and building maintenance where needed.

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

– Provide all areas of desktop client support for local and remote employees
– Build and manage Windows desktops and laptops
– Build and manage Windows servers, file shares, backups, and plans for disaster recovery
– Manage local Active Directory user accounts, passwords, and access to local resources
– Set up work areas, including docking stations, monitors, and printers
– Install and support Microsoft Office and other client applications
– Work with engineering management to support local employees use of company applications
– Maintain and manage station IP data network
– Maintain station virtual machine environment
– Work under the direction of engineering management to administer, install, and troubleshoot edge network equipment, to include routers and firewalls
– Work with broadcast engineers and newsroom to support all broadcast automation systems
– Maintain station phone system and voicemail, to include add/remove employees
– Process trouble tickets in the company helpdesk system
– Perform other tasks related to position as assigned


– Have knowledge regarding equipment, IT technology, systems and be able to step in and assist in emergencies
– Broadcast engineering experience is a plus but we will train
– Have a working knowledge of the latest operating systems software, including automation, server, and desktop operating systems
– Knowledge of RF Transmission Systems, Microwave Systems
– Knowledge of ASI, and SDI Encoding and Decoding Systems
– An Associates degree in computer networks, broadcast engineering or related field/experience is preferred
– Knowledge of Microsoft operating system, LAN layout, and maintenance, as well as knowledge of data switches, routers and storage devices is necessary
– Knowledge of VMware is a plus
– Must be able to insert and remove control room rack equipment weighing 25-50 pounds with the help of another employee
– Must have a drivers license and good driving record

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WIFR-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.  

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior to or by the first workday. 





If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references.