Broadcast Systems Engineer/IT Technician
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 9/10/2019

Job Description

The Broadcast Systems Engineer/IT Technician role is both strategic and hands on. The ideal candidate will have a proven background in studio and master control operations along with good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a non-technical end users. This position will support broadcast-ENPS automated news system while responding quickly to technical support calls from multiple departments within ABC10.

Responsibilities

  • Excel as a “hands-on” engineer capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Maintain, upgrade, and support broadcast Information Technology including the studio and transmitter facilities
  • Provide technical support to other teams within Technology & Ops at ABC10
  • Develop new workflows designed to improve quality and reduce flaws
  • Partner with Studio Operations and Field Operations groups to maintain systems
  • Seek opportunities to reduce spending/increase news-gathering and production efficiency by implementation of smart technology
  • Maintain knowledge of and stay current on technological advances including computer software and hardware, media and entertainment technologies, television broadcasting, studio production automation, master control automation, workstation products, and Video Codecs and trans-coding
  • Introduce new news-gathering & production technologies and support existing technologies
  • Leverage computing concepts to develop innovative solutions for complex architecture and operational challenges
  • Maintain and design Broadcast Systems e.g. Routers, Control Room systems, Studios, Weather systems, Digital Asset Management, and Newsroom Systems
  • Ensure On-air quality control including but not limited to; Broadcast acquisition, production, playout, and archive
  • Support Web & Social platforms
  • Make new technology recommendations, identify best practices and establish high operating standards
  • Be available to work various hours and days including weekends, overnights, and holidays
  • Work closely with the Technology Managers and with corporate IT support
  • Effectively communicate the status of problems and challenges, provide updates to progress on projects, and offer solutions to technical issues 

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of managing mission critical Broadcast / IT environments at a TV Station: preferably in News.
  • Experience in field operations including Trucks, Satellite, Microwave, and IP news-gathering technologies a plus
  • Reading and Creating Detailed AutoCAD documentation
  • Extensive experience in Broadcast Systems, Networking, Servers, Desktop, Monitoring, end user support
  • Have the 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 Interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of management & user community
  • Possess strong multitasking skills
  • Project Management
  • Experience in an operational role such as Director, Technical Director, and Master Control operator a plus 

    About TEGNA

    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 www.TEGNA.com.

     

    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.

     

     

     

     

 

Job Snapshot

About Us

ABC10 (KXTV) is the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto, California.  Since 1955, ABC10 has served northern California by delivering important news, information and entertainment programming.  Today, ABC10 continues to grow and innovate by connecting with new audiences over the air on television and through digital platforms including social media.  We program more than 30 hours of local news each week and offer an expanding portfolio of websites, hyper-local sites and mobile apps.