Full Time Job

Broadcast Engineer


Albuquerque, NM 10-22-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The Broadcast Engineer operates, maintains, updates and repairs hardware and systems used for broadcasting and business operations.
• Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station
• Installs and tests new systems and technical infrastructure for the station
• Minimizes service interruptions at times of equipment and/or system failure by rapidly identifying and implementing solutions
• Sets up and operates equipment and transmission links during outside broadcasts
• Installs and maintains the IT network, switches, data backups, work stations and printers
• Interprets and implements instructions and requests from other station personnel
• Communicates with members of the engineering team and other teams to effectively resolve equipment and system issues
• Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:
• Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record
• Minimum three years' experience with digital electronics systems in a television broadcasting environment
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Strong PC/MS Office experience
• Experience with fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
• Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment
• Significant experience evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing and maintaining broadcasting industry equipment and information technology systems
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Physical Demands:
• Physical ability and dexterity to work on small delicate components without damage to surrounding electronic parts and/or circuit boards; must use hands to do simple grasping, pushing, pulling
• Required to stand and sit for long periods of time
• Must be able to bend at the neck and waist
• Must be able to drive, squat, climb, reach above shoulder level, lift or carry up to 50 lbs.
• Must be able to occasionally climb ladders in building, on trucks, and to access equipment on the roof of the building as needed
• Some local travel may be necessary

Personal Protective Equipment:
• Other various safety equipment as necessary for task

Work Environment:
• Work performed primarily in Engineering shop, studio, outside premises, transmitter, and office environment
• May be exposed to the following conditions: heat/cold, dust, moving machinery, loud noises, height, confined spaces, electrical equipment

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.