Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Broadcast Systems Engineer/IT Technician – 006854
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
The Broadcast Systems Engineer/IT Technician role is both strategic and hands on. The ideal candidate will have a proven background in studio and master control operations along with good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with non-technical end users. This position will support broadcast-centric software and hardware and respond quickly to provide technical support for news, sales, and other content production operations.
The Successful Candidate Will:
Excel as a “hands-on” engineer capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Maintain, upgrade, and support broadcast Information Technology including the studio and transmitter facilities
Provide technical support to other teams within Technology & Ops at WUSA
Develop new workflows designed to improve quality and reduce flaws
Partner with Studio Operations and Field Operations groups to maintain systems
Seek opportunities to reduce spending/increase newsgathering and production efficiency by implementation of smart technology
Maintain knowledge of and stay current on technological advances including computer software and hardware, media and entertainment technologies, television broadcasting, studio production automation, master control automation, workstation products, and Video Codecs and transcoding
Introduce new newsgathering & production technologies and support existing technologies
Leverage computing concepts to develop innovative solutions for complex architecture and operational challenges
Maintain and design Broadcast Systems e.g. Routers, Control Room systems, Studios, Weather systems, Digital Asset Management, and Newsroom Systems
Ensure On-air quality control including but not limited to; Broadcast acquisition, production, playout, and archive
Support Web & Social platforms
Make new technology recommendations, identify best practices and establish high operating standards
Be available to work various hours and days including weekends, overnights, and holidays
Work closely with the Technology Managers and with corporate IT support
Effectively communicate the status of problems and challenges, provide updates to progress on projects, and offer solutions to technical issues
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.
Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field
Minimum 3 years of managing mission critical Broadcast / IT environments at a TV Station: preferably in News.
Experience in field operations including Trucks, Satellite, Microwave, and IP newsgathering technologies a plus
Reading and Creating Detailed AutoCAD documentation
Extensive experience in Broadcast Systems, Networking, Servers, Desktop, Monitoring, end user support
Have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces, pull and install wiring, use hand and power tools, work on small components, and perform other physical tasks
Possess Strong Interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of management & user community
Possess strong multitasking skills
Experience in an operational role such as Director, Technical Director, and Master Control operator a plus
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.
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