Broadcast Engineer

US-VA-Richmond
2 months ago
Job ID
2017-46358
Category
Engineering

Overview

The primary focus of the Broadcast IT Engineer is to maintain “anything with a plug” in the TV studio. Broadcast television engineering has become a very IT-centric field, so we need candidates with strong IT backgrounds.

 

 

Responsibilities

Core Job Functions:

 

  • Install new broadcast gear & network equipment in racks and workstations. Run and terminate network, video, RF and control cabling as necessary.
  • Install and maintain computers to specifications of local IT manager and Tribune corporate IT department. Attend to 150 local users in both a traditional office environment and stressful real-time broadcast news environment, within the same building. Be able to troubleshoot Windows 7 and Mac OS X workstations, e-mail & printing, and network connectivity, along with Windows and Linux servers.
  • Troubleshoot problems in IT-based broadcast production and commercial playback automation systems. Be able to dig through server logs and work with vendors, software developers, corporate engineering, and end users to find causes and remedies for misconfigured or defective systems.
  • Assist in day-to-day broadcast operations as necessary to troubleshoot news editing and producing gear, align satellite and microwave feeds, and perform repairs on damaged equipment.
  • Assist transmitter engineer on maintenance of high-power UHF DTV transmitter as necessary. Understand FCC regulations and help station operators keep WTVR in compliance thereof.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Participate in on-call rotation with other staff engineers.

Qualifications

Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities: 

Knowledge of basic electronics, the electronic theory present in television broadcast equipment, and basic troubleshooting ability required. Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking is a must. Work experience in TV, cable or radio preferred but not required.  Must possess a valid State Driver's License (or be able to get one). 

Education Requirements: 
Associates or Bachelors degrees in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science preferred. At least two years work experience preferred.

Physical Requirements: 
Good eyesight and manual dexterity for the repair and use of electronic equipment.  Ability to lift up to 100+ pounds and climb ladders, as needed.  Ability to communicate using headsets.

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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