WGN-TV is seeking a broadcast engineer in its maintenance and construction department, which services the news, production, and on-air operations at our facility in Chicago.
This is a diverse role, which will include both the physical installation, wiring, and setup of new equipment as we continue to expand and upgrade our facilities, as well as servicing and maintaining existing production / broadcast infrastructure. You may sometimes be required to provide shift-coverage within the operations-support office.
Must be able to perform occasional off-site work within the Chicagoland area, both in support of field operations for special events, as well as routine maintenance and repairs at UHF transmitter and ENG-receive sites.
Requirements & Skills:
-Must be able to read and understand schematic and signal-flow diagrams.
-The ability to terminate, test, and repair broadcast and IT related cabling is required.
-Familiarity with both operational workflows and backend infrastructure within a TV news and production environment is required.
-General knowledge of networking and IT infrastructure is preferred.
-Must be able to accommodate occasional requirements for overtime or non-normal work shifts.
-Associates degree or higher in an engineering, CS/IT, or communications-related field is preferred.
-Minimum three years experience in a technician/engineering role within the broadcast industry.
-Must be able to safely and confidently lift 50 lbs, work atop ladders, and in confined spaces.
-Able to fluently speak, hear, read and write English.
-Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.
-Position requires membership in IBEW-1220.
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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