NewsNation is seeking an IT Specialist to join their Engineering department. This position will support 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.
Responsibilities and Skills:
-Installation and Maintenance of Information Technology in a television broadcast environment.
-Thorough computer skills, a must.
-Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills are essential.
-Experience with multiple operating systems & application software suites including Microsoft, MAC OS, and Linux platforms required.
-Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud Applications a plus
-Candidate must be comfortable with IP protocol networking, domain configurations, routing and Cisco and Juniper IOS desired
-General understanding of digital video formats is important.
-Working knowledge of LAN/WAN/VPN networking, Video over IP and VOIP technologies is useful.
-Knowledge of satellite, microwave and fiber transmission technologies a plus.
-A degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields is preferred.
-In addition to working well independently, must also work well as part of a team.
-Ability to work well with people at all levels, professions and disciplines.
-Must be well-organized, detail-oriented and possess excellent oral and written communication skills including a predisposition to providing excellent customer service.
-Ability to follow verbal instructions while involved in high-pressure situations, being pro-active and relating information in a concise manner during critical situations.
-Must be able to work highly varied and flexible hours in support of live news events (i.e. nights, weekends, and holidays).
Applicant must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds for approximately 100 feet. Some climbing, stooping and crawling may be required. Manual dexterity needed to operate keyboards, mice, push buttons, manipulate tools and operate equipment. Position requires a valid driver’s license and must be capable of safely operating company vehicles when required, and have good vision and hearing for satisfactory task completion, proper signal monitoring, and safe vehicle operations.
If you're interested in a challenging and exciting opportunity to work with brand new, state-of-the-art technical infrastructure supporting a newly launched news show, this is your gig!
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 www.nexstar.tv.
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Position is based at the WGN-TV studios located seven miles northwest of downtown Chicago just minutes from I-94. We offer excellent benefits and a 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 the NewsNation crew!