Broadcast Operations Technician
Hearst TelevisionLouisville, KY
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Full Time Job
WLKY TV has an opening for a broadcast Maintenance Technician. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking for the next step in their career. We are looking for someone who has worked in a Television station and would like to work and learn about our technical facilities. If you consider yourself a Tech and would like to learn some new skills, this might be the position for you. The Maintenance Technician maintains the technical integrity of the station's on-air signals.
Contact: Donald Engelhardt - Director of Engineering: Dengelhardt@hearst.com
• This position is responsible for daily News Engineering operations including ENG reception and monitoring the technical aspects of our news production.
• Experience in operating DSNG trucks supporting special news events.
• Maintains ENG microwave trucks, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution, and routing systems, processing systems, monitoring devices, and automation systems.
• Maintains news-gathering equipment including ENG cameras, field gear, ENG, DSNG, and SNG trucks, editing systems, and support devices.
• Conducts troubleshooting, installation, research, documentation, and cabling tasks.
• In-person attendance is required.
• The candidate should have experience working as a maintenance technician at a commercial television station with extensive experience in maintaining and troubleshooting a wide variety of broadcast equipment or 2 years of experience in a related military occupation specialty
• Must have a solid background in broadcast television systems
• Must have excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
• Must have knowledge of computers, computer systems,
• Must have advanced skills with video production, microwave systems,
• Must be able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces
• Must be flexible to work various days and non-standard shifts as assigned
• Must have the ability to work effectively with other team members and independently
• Must be capable of following instructions, verbal and written
• Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision
• Must have the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
• Must have excellent vision (with or without corrective lenses) with the ability to read and distinguish colors.
• Associates degree in electronic engineering or a minimum of two years of an accredited technical electronics school equivalent.
• SBE CPBE (or better) certification is a plus.
• Military Broadcast Television Equipment Maintenance (BTVEM) course from Defense Information School (DINFOS) a plus.
• Military training and experience in electronics, avionics, or related fields will be considered.
As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
Apply Donald Engelhardt Director of Engineering Dengelhardt@hearst.com