Broadcast Systems Engineer/IT Technician

Washington, DC
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Full Time
The Broadcast Systems Engineer/IT Technician role is both strategic and hands on. The ideal candidate will have a proven background in studio and master control operations along with good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with non-technical end users. This position will support broadcast-centric software and hardware and respond quickly to provide technical support for news, sales, and other content production operations. Responsibilities: Excel as a "hands-on" engineer capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously. Maintain, upgrade, and support broadcast Information Technology including the studio and transmitter facilities Provide technical support to other teams within Technology & Ops at WUSA Develop new workflows designed to improve quality and reduce flaws Partner with Studio Operations and Field Operations groups to maintain systems Seek opportunities to reduce spending/increase newsgathering and production efficiency by implementation of smart technology Maintain knowledge of and stay current on technological advances including computer software and hardware, media and entertainment technologies, television broadcasting, studio production automation, master control automation, workstation products, and Video Codecs and transcoding Introduce new newsgathering & production technologies and support existing technologies Leverage computing concepts to develop innovative solutions for complex architecture and operational challenges Maintain and design Broadcast Systems eg Routers, Control Room systems, Studios, Weather systems, Digital Asset Management, and Newsroom Systems Ensure On-air quality control including but not limited to; Broadcast acquisition, production, playout, and archive Support Web & Social platforms Make new technology recommendations, identify best practices and establish high operating standards Be available to work various hours and days including weekends, overnights, and holidays Work closely with the Technology Managers and with corporate IT support Effectively communicate the status of problems and challenges, provide updates to progress on projects, and offer solutions to technical issues Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field Minimum 3 years of managing mission critical Broadcast / IT environments at a TV Station: preferably in News. Experience in field operations including Trucks, Satellite, Microwave, and IP newsgathering technologies a plus Reading and Creating Detailed AutoCAD documentation Extensive experience in Broadcast Systems, Networking, Servers, Desktop, Monitoring, end user support Can lift up to 50 lbs., climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces, pull and install wiring, use hand and power tools, work on small components, and perform other physical tasks. Possess Strong Interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of management & user community Possess strong multitasking skills Project Management Experience in an operational role such as Director, Technical Director, and Master Control operator a plus Work Environment: Office Physical Demands: Light work Travel: Rarely: less than 10% Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment Physical Demands Set: Light work: Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc. About TEGNA TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 US markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA's OTT advertising service. For more information, visit . 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.