• Full-Time Broadcast Engineer

    Location US-MI-Grand Rapids
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/25/2018 6:13 PM)
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  • Overview

    Acts as a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer for WXMI–TV.


    • To ensure that the News studio and Television station are operating at peak efficiency at all times, that all redundant systems are operational, and that all four stations are on the air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during scheduled down time.
    • Willing to take measurable risks and challenge the current broadcast industry methods seeking cost effective alternative solutions to collect and get clean HD video on the air.
    • To monitor and repair, switchers, routers, monitors, waveform monitors, satellite receivers, cameras, disk-based broadcast equipment, computer operated broadcast equipment, and other electronic equipment. Perform routine diagnostics on equipment so that it remains in peak performance.
    • To repair and align field and studio cameras. Understand the Operation of all news studio equipment and be ready to step in and assist studio personal as required.
    • To ensure that parts are requested so that equipment repairs are made as soon as possible.
    • Make the Managers, Engineering staff, and Director of Broadcast Engineering aware of any maintenance problems that may affect the operation of the technical plant.
    • To install new equipment, run and terminate cables, and document the installation using a wire list database and CAD type programs.
    • Be able to answer questions by staff about the correct operation of all broadcast equipment located within the technical plant.
    • To assist and provide support for computer systems and computer networks.


    • AS EE or certificate from an electronics technical school preferred.
    • FCC license or SBE certification desired.
    • 2-5 years of studio broadcast TV electronic repair experience.
    • Ability to troubleshoot electronic problems to component level.
    • Experience with RF transmission systems preferred.
    • Knowledge of computer information systems preferred.


    Please apply online: http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/.



    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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