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BIT Engineer - WIS


Columbia, SC 10-28-2021
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Job Description
BIT Engineer - WIS

About WIS:

WIS-TV has been the #1 ranked television station in the capitol city of Columbia, South Carolina for 67 years. WIS broadcasts to 41 of the state's 46 counties, making it truly ''South Carolina's TV Station''. WIS ranks as the #2 ranked NBC in the country (out of 253 affiliates). Among its many former notable on-air staff is NBC Today Show co-host Craig Melvin. Melvin, a Columbia native, got his start as a reporter and anchor for WIS. WIS is an award-winning news operation with over 60 Emmy nominations in the last 5 years. WIS is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism Excellence and has been awarded ''South Carolina Broadcasters Association Station of the Year'' a record 16 times. Our station's rich history of community service supports a diverse Midlands of South Carolina population and has dedicated our support of the state's many veterans (South Carolina is home to the most retired military veterans in the nation) in our ''Year of the Veteran'' initiative which honors and supports veterans many needs. Columbia is also home to Fort Jackson, the US Army's largest army installation for Basic Combat Training in the nation, and employers Blue Cross Blue Shield and Palmetto Health systems. WIS provides over 50 hours of live news per week for the viewers of South Carolina and is proud to have two broadcast icons in Judi Gatson and Rick Henry as reigning TV Anchor and TV Sportscaster of the Year.

In 2019, WIS commissioned Columbia's CW on 10.2, which now provides a full schedule of programming and WIS newscasts, including a nightly 10pm newscast. The historic and iconic WIS building is located two blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse and just across the street from the sprawling University of South Carolina. Outdoor enthusiast relish the areas many golf courses that South Carolina has to offer along with boating and fishing on the large 50,000 acre Lake Murray recreational area in Lexington County. Lake Murray is the largest recreational reservoir in the world.

Job Summary/Description:

WIS Television, the #1 station in Columbia, SC, is seeking a full-time Broadcast/IT Engineer. This position reports to the Chief Engineer as part of an active team where you will be empowered to make decisions and lead project implementation. We challenge the team to never settle and always get the most out of every piece of technology in new and creative ways. Serving the other employees, supporting station initiatives and making sure that WIS continues our market dominance is what this team is about. Maintaining our IP based workflow from Ross Overdrive, VIZRT Graphics, video editors, network switches and virtual machines we handle it all and use the strengths of each team member to make each other better.

Primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Install and configure computer hardware, operating systems, and applications within the company.
- Troubleshoot local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and networked systems.
- Routine maintenance of hardware and software, such as performing software upgrades and file backups on the network daily, weekly, or monthly.
- Solve IT Help Desk problems promptly.
- Assist computer users through phone, email, or in-person.
- Train users to work with new computer hardware or software.
- Set up or repair broadcast equipment, computer equipment and related devices.

- IT certifications (ex. CompTIA A+, MTA, CCNA etc.) preferred.
- A degree in computer science or a related technology field is preferred.
- 1-3 years of relevant experience in computer user support.
- Time management skills and the ability to establish reasonable and attainable deadlines for resolution are required.
*** This position might include on-call rotation which may require weekend/holiday emergency work as needed. ***

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g670bn-52-205-167-104-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.