Broadcast Maintenance Engineer

Engineer for WGN-TV
Chicago, Illinois

posted on June 20, 2024

job posting:

Nexstar Media Chicago - WGN9, Antenna TV network, Rewind TV network, and NewsNation Are you ready to combine your IT background with media engineering skills? WGN TV 9 and NewsNation Network headquarters, located in Chicago, has an immediate opening for a full time, IT oriented, Broadcast Maintenance Engineer. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to provide daily and on-going engineering maintenance and operational support for our large operation here in Chicago. WGN and NewsNation are Nexstar Media Group (NXST) companies. The national news cable network currently reaches 75 million television households across the United States. Desired Experience and Skills: •Knowledge of current news operations, media production, streaming and IT systems including Ross Overdrive, Florical automation, ENPS newsroom, Bitcentral production and playout, studio and control room equipment, cameras, wired and wireless audio gear, master control and airpath systems, satellite transmission, and streaming encoders, etc. •Wheatstone and Calrec audio, Ross Xpression/Tessera and LED Videowalls/Processors experience a plus •Troubleshooting skills and ability to understand system drawings •Must be able to read and understand schematic and signal-flow diagrams •Knowledge of remote feed technology including Dejero, TVU, Haivision, etc is desirable •Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously •Understanding of IP LAN/VLAN/WAN/VPN networking setups and architecture is a plus •IT skills including IP networking concepts and equipment, switches, KVMs, network storage systems, RAID systems, administration, Windows and Linux platforms, etc. is desirable •Working knowledge of common television test equipment including signal generators/analyzers, scopes, etc. •Understanding of software applications for media production and distribution •Good verbal, written, and people skills plus working as part of a collaborative team •Experience in systems integration and installation a plus Requirements: •Five (5) years' experience as an IT technician or maintenance engineer in a media facility is desired •An Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline is a plus •Ability to lift 50 lbs •Knowledge of common business software applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook) This position will require shift work which may include nights, weekends, and holidays, along with overtime as situations will sometimes require. This position requires membership in IBEW 1220. #LI-Onsite Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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expires on 07/20/2024