Full Time Job

IT Broadcast Engineer

WXXA

Albany, NY 02-06-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

WXXA-TV IT/Broadcast Engineer – ALBANY, NY

The IT/Broadcast Engineer assists in the day-to-day IT network maintenance including workstations, servers, databases, firewall and related broadcast television equipment. Ideal candidate should have a strong balance of education and experience, as well as, be able to adapt and learn new technologies as they are implemented into our station.

Main Duties and responsibilities are:
• Installation, support, maintenance, and troubleshooting of desktop, laptop, and network components as well as broadcast equipment.
• Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands.
• Maintain integrity and consistent operation of the IT networks and mission critical operations.
• Use effective communications skills and interpersonal skills to assist and communicate with tact and diplomacy.
• Coordinate and plan complex projects with other members of the engineering team.
• Use effective troubleshooting methods to quickly diagnose problems with IT or broadcast equipment and formulate solutions or recommendations, especially with systems in the direct air path.

Requirements and skills:
• Technical degree in digital electronics, broadcasting, or related field or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience including military experience.
• Experience with networked systems, security guidelines and procedures.
• Minimum of two years in a IT environment – Broadcast IT a plus.
• Excellent communications skills both oral and written.
• Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.
• Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment.
• Experience with various audio and video equipment including analog, SDI, HDSDI, and video and audio over IP equipment.
• Experience in fabricating and terminating cables and cable assemblies.

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Company Profile
WXXA

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.