Broadcast IT Technician

Date Posted: 9/30/2019

Job Description

KTVB in Boise, Idaho is searching for a skilled Broadcast IT Technician to join its Engineering Staff.  The Broadcast IT Technician is responsible for the day-to-day hands-on maintenance of the technical infrastructure at KTVB.  This position is responsible for the integration, maintenance, operation, and support of broadcast and business information technology systems and reports to the Director of Technology. The job involves providing local network administration and supporting broadcast software and hardware as well as traditional desktop services.  He/she will respond quickly to provide technical support for news, sales, and other content production operations.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Support day to day operations of broadcast information technology systems, software, and equipment.
  • Maintain, upgrade and support broadcast information technology throughout the station and studio facility.
  • Troubleshoot and repair computer hardware, software and peripherals, including network servers, storage, switches, network operating systems, LAN cabling, system security and virus protection.
  • Manage file servers, network shares and routine backups for onsite and offsite data protection.
  • Have experience with broadcast automation, graphics, editors, switchers, routers, audio consoles, etc.
  • Have experience with or knowledge of Windows 2008-2012 Server and Active Directory in a complex LAN and WAN computing environment.
  • Support network security, network rights, naming standards, login scripts, and software upgrades.
  • Create and maintain wiring and system configuration documentation.
  • Maintain knowledge and stay current on technological advances including computer software and hardware, media and entertainment technologies, television broadcasting, studio production and workstation products.
  • Train on IT and Broadcast system operation and maintenance to service all aspects of the television and digital environment.
  • Work closely with the director of technology, tech staff and corporate IT support.  He/She will effectively communicate the status of problems, provide progress updates on projects and offer solutions to technical issues.
  • Be available to work various hours and days including weekends, overnights, and holidays.
  • Be a self-starter, team player, able to perform well under pressure and deadlines and focused on quality customer service for internal customers.
  • Other duties as directed.

Job Requirements

What we need:

  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or IT related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of managing mission critical IT environments at a TV station, production facility or related tech operation.
  • Experience in field operations including ENG/SNG trucks, satellite, microwave, and IP news-gathering technologies is a plus.
  • Solid understanding of current broadcast systems, network technologies, servers, desktop, monitoring, end user support and Microsoft's Active Directory environment.
  • Cisco iOS knowledge or related experience.  Cisco Certification is a plus.
  • Ability to read and create detailed AutoCAD documentation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and non-technical end users.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces, pull and install wiring, use hand and power tools, work on small components, and perform other physical tasks.
  • Possess strong multitasking and project management skills.


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.




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About Us

The KTVB News Group is a television, digital media, mobile and social media organization dedicated to news, weather, entertainment and sports. KTVB's products reach more Idahoans each day than any other news organization in Idaho. Founded in 1953, the KTVB News Group has more than 100 employees based in Boise and Twin Falls, Idaho. Products include KTVB-TV, KTVB.COM, KTVB Mobile and KTFT-TV.