BROADCAST ENGINEER/IT – WXIX

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About Gray Television:

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WXIX:

WXIX-TV, FOX19 NOW, is the FOX affiliate serving Cincinnati and the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana tri-state area, the nation’s 37th DMA. FOX19 NOW, the station that’s “Always Local, Always Now,” produces over 61 hours of News per week. FOX19 NOW is the leader in Morning News with local coverage from 4:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. each weekday The station airs early evening news 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays and the market’s #1 (A25-54) late, local News starting at 10:00 to 11:30 p.m. FOX19 NOW’s community involvement includes The St. Jude Dream Home, The Alzheimer’s Association, The Pink Ribbon Girls and Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky, among others. We’re proud to serve the community on multiple platforms, and broadcast some of the most popular programming in the Tri-State, including NFL on FOX, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy! and the FOX prime time schedule.

Job Summary/Description:

WXIX, a Gray Television owned FOX-affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio has an excellent career opportunity for a full-time Broadcast Engineer/IT to help the Technology Department support WXIX with its daily computer, network and broadcast operations. The Engineer will help support all programming and post-production IT equipment at WXIX. We currently broadcast 68 hours of local television news per week, and coverage via digital, social, and OTT channels throughout the day.

The Engineer will help ensure proper video and audio quality is maintained through all broadcast computer systems and assist local production teams as needed. Duties will include troubleshooting, maintaining, installing IT and broadcast equipment including at the transmitter/tower site. The Engineer interacts daily with Sales, News, Marketing and Production staff and will be required to follow all WXIX/GRAY and FCC standards and guidelines. This is not an entry level position.

Primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Support all IT and engineering aspects of the technical facility including studio support, post editing PC systems, field production and transmission of live/recorded events & programs
• Work with technology staff to install, program and maintain IT, Broadcast and Office computer systems
• Maintain equipment and support users for On Air and Live Production computer automation servers and systems
• Performs regular PC, Laptop and Server maintenance tasks including repairs, equipment replacement, cleaning and purchasing supplies for systems
• Ensure all transmission stream equipment is operating correctly before and during live event telecasts – corrects and documents technical problems
• Work with IT Director to design, implement and maintain computer systems, licensing, and network security
• Assist with implementing Engineering projects
• Assist with building maintenance needs

Qualifications/Requirements:

• 3-5 years of professional television experience including the latest operating systems software (including server & desktop), email systems, FTP Servers, TCP/IP Networking
• Knowledge of Broadcast A/V equipment combined with serial and IP communication and control
• Knowledge regarding broadcast equipment, technology, and systems and be able to step in and assist in emergency situations
• Experience with Crispin Master Control and News Automation preferred
• Knowledge of Bit Central and ENPS News systems preferred
• Knowledge of professional video photography equipment and techniques
• Ability to perform well in high pressure situations
• Ability to learn and adapt quickly to all work situations
• Must be able to work varying hours and weekends when required
• Must be available to work during breaking news situations, severe weather, new system integrations and updates
• Professional, positive, communicative, highly self-motivated, detail-oriented, and focused individual traits
• A Bachelor’s Degree or similar certification is preferred, but is not required, as is previous working experience in engineering

Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

Requisition Number: ITBRO004706

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