IT Manager

Date Posted: 9/11/2020

Job Description

WPMT, FOX43 (Harrisburg, York, Lebanon PA) has an opening for an IT Manager. This position builds, strategizes, innovates, and leads IT technical support. He/she will manage and maintain all technical systems and equipment ensuring error free operation.  Other duties include recruitment, training, and performance management.​

  • Responsible for technical areas of the facility (including broadcast technologies & IT systems).
  • Develop, document, and implement best practices, maintenance procedures, and proactive changes to existing systems to promote continual service improvements.
  • Manage helpdesk system, tracking incidents and requests, ensuring tickets are updated and progressing toward resolution.
  • Participate in engineering planning, ensure projects are implemented and completed on schedule using industry standards, best practices, and are fully documented.​

Job Requirements

  • 5+ years current television experience in an engineering role supporting on-air/critical systems.
  • Minimum 2 years of television experience in technical management or supervision.
  • In-depth knowledge of broadcast television technologies including; IT and infrastructure, Critical Air-Chain, Playout and Control Room Automation, Newsroom Computer Systems, Live Streaming, and traditional broadcast technology.
  • Strong analytical skills to troubleshoot and solve medium to complex technical issues, IT or Broadcast in real-time.
  • Proactively maintain/manage on-air and IT related operational systems and components.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office365 suite, AutoCAD LT.
  • Proficiency in operating systems (i.e. Microsoft, Linux, etc.) and IP networks.
  • Organized and detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills including authoring and maintaining polished technical support documents such as FAQs, step-by-step instructions, and checklists.
  • Comfortable supporting a dynamic, evolving, and fast-paced news environment.
  • Ability to interact and communicate at a high level with technical staff, production personnel, managers, and co-workers.
  • This position requires being on call and flexibility to work odd hours during maintenance windows or as emergencies dictate.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years technical experience in an engineering role supporting a news-centric commercial television station in a top-50 market.
  • Understanding of emerging digital production and media platforms
  • Certifications in IT or Broadcast.
  • Project Management skills and experience.​


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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

WPMT FOX43 is one of the oldest operating UHF stations in the country. FOX43 changed the face of local news when the station introduced a ten o'clock news to the Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Pennsylvania market in 1994......."at 10 it's news, at 11 it's history". FOX43 NEWS has consistently been a ratings and award winner since that launch, inspiring the addition of other non-traditional news broadcasts, like the only all local six hour morning news. FOX43 lives up to its “Expect More” promise to Central PA viewers, by currently providing more hours of local news than any other local station.  Not only can Central PA “Expect More” when it comes to news coverage, but also in the station’s involvement in the cities, towns, and communities that make up who we are. FOX43 is very involved local events such as the York Fair and the Long's Park 4th of July fireworks in Lancaster, as well as helping raise money and awareness for the local Salvation Army chapter, the epidemic opioid crisis in Central Pennsylvania, and the Red Cross (FOX43 is currently the largest blood donation partner in the region). WPMT is always on alert for new and better ways to serve its viewing community.