Broadcast IT Engineer

  • Job Reference: 00000228-1
  • Date Posted: 2 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Nexstar Inc.
  • Location: Youngstown, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment, Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Broadcast IT Engineer is a highly organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated individual with outstanding communication, IT and broadcast engineering skills. The ideal candidate possesses knowledge necessary to perform maintenance, system design and installation, and repair of broadcast and IT equipment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain all broadcast equipment and IT systems used to run a 24/7 broadcast station
  • Ensure that all technical aspects of the broadcast facility are in working order
  • Resolve technical issues by applying monitoring tools, metrics, and reviewing logs for root cause analyses
  • Train and collaborate with control room crew, solve issues with and monitor detailed status of production and shows
  • Enable and contribute to a culture that creates an environment where staff can do their best work
  • The possibility of unexpected and/or late-night calls for engineering-emergencies at the station
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 5-10+ years of experience in broadcast engineering/IT with proven ability to configure and troubleshoot broadcast and IT systems from the ground up
  • Proactive, dynamic, flexible, self-starter with a positive attitude who is able to learn new systems or equipment on their own
  • Demonstrated expertise in analyzing and solving complex technical problems; in owning tasks and drives through to completion
  • Thrives in an environment where teams rely on strong independent work and contributions
  • Solid understanding of IT networking, client/server relationships, subnetting, and VLANs
  • Familiarity with Cisco network switches and command line interface commands
  • Understanding of linear video distribution encoding, MPEG Transport streams, and multicast and unicast video transmission
  • Experience troubleshooting audio and video signal flows.
  • Ability to function well under pressure, i.e. during live breaking news situations
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills
  • Knowledge of FCC license and reporting requirements
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces
  • Self-starter, must be able to work efficiently without direct supervision
  • SBE certification a plus The Senior Broadcast IT Engineer

EEO Statement:  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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