Full Time Job

Broadcast Construction & Maintenance Engineer


Chicago, IL 09-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Interested in working in a fun, exciting, fast-paced environment at one of the most storied television stations in the country? NewsNation Chicago has an immediate opening for a Broadcast Construction & Maintenance Engineer. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the successful candidate will assist in construction and maintenance of state-of-the-art broadcast systems supporting our local news operation, our national news operation, plus two national networks.

Desired Experience and Skills
• A two year degree in a technical profession desired
• Five years' experience as an engineer in a broadcast facility
• Functional knowledge of current television broadcast systems including production control room systems, house video/audio distribution, studio equipment including cameras, wired and wireless audio gear, air control and airpath systems, satellite transmission and reception, etc.
• Expert troubleshooting skills
• Excellent IT skills including knowledge of operating systems, software and IP networking
• Working knowledge of common television test equipment including signal generators/analyzers, stream analyzers, etc.
• Extensive proficiency and experience performing cable installations including cable documentation and labeling, cable termination using crimp tools, proper post-installation testing processes, etc.
• Ability to solder connectors on cabling
• Attention to detail and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 lbs
• Ability to perform work that may require use of a ladder
• Ability to stand for long periods while performing installation tasks
• Ability to perform installation tasks from a kneeling position
• Knowledge of common business software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook a plus
• RF knowledge including UHF transmitter and point-to-point microwave systems a plus
• Autocad experience a plus

This position will require shift work which includes nights, weekends and holidays, along with overtime as situations demand.

This position is under the jurisdiction of IBEW 1220 and union membership is required.

NewsNation is located in the WGN-TV building seven miles Northwest of downtown Chicago near Addison & Western just minutes from I-94. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive salary as well as free on-site parking for employees. Do you have what it takes to be on our team? Send us your resume and take your first step towards becoming a part of the NewsNation crew!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxnymo-3-215-177-171-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.