Broadcast Systems Engineering Supervisor

Engineer for WGN-TV
Chicago, Illinois

posted on August 05, 2022

job posting:

WGN-TV is looking for an experienced broadcast engineer with a broad knowledge-base of both production worfkflow and backend systems architecture to join our project team, as we continue to construct new production facilities and update and maintain existing architecture within a busy, 24/7 facility with two fully staffed news departments and a heavy production schedule. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, this position will be a leading member of the team which designs and executes projects ranging from single-system upgrades to entire studio and control room build-outs. We are a large and growing facility, which houses both Chicago’s channel 9, as well as the technical hub and main production center for NewsNation (a national cable / satellite news channel) and two other nationally syndicated terrestrial subchannel networks; AntennaTV and RewindTV. Our group translates functional concepts into practical ideas and workflows, determines the equipment and facility requirements to realize these, transforms them into detailed design drawings and documentation, oversees (and participates in) the construction, wiring and configuration, and then provides ongoing support and troubleshooting for both operational and technical issues after go-live. About you: -First-hand experience in project management and systems design within a broadcast engineering context. -Ability to multitask, prioritize, and keep a cool head under pressure in a live TV environment without sacrificing quality of work. -Experience in dealing with vendors and manufacturers to refine concepts and resolve conflicts. Knows when to escalate issues related to 3rd party non-responsiveness or lack of appropriate resolution. -Familiarity with basic electrical engineering concepts as they relate to audio / video / data cabling and infrastructure design. -Knowledge of installation, configuration and operation of large-scale video routers, multiviewers, switchers, audio consoles, video ingest & playout, master control, intercom, wireless communications, video encode / decode, and other core technologies. -Competency in quickly self-learning new or unfamiliar technologies. -Proficiency working with AutoCAD to create technical documentation is preferred. -Bachelor's degree in an engineering or technical-communications related field is preferred. 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 EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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