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Broadcast Technologist

Posted on 01/19/24 14:03 by KFOR
location Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
time Full Time
Job Start Date: Immediate opening
applications 0 Applications

Location:              KFOR-TV

Date:                      1/19/2024

Position Title:     Broadcast Technologist

Reports To:         Assistant Chief Engineer

 

About Us: At Oklahoma’s News 4 KFOR, we're not just a team; we're a family dedicated to delivering top-notch news and entertainment. As a Broadcast Technologist, you'll play a crucial role in maintaining and elevating our station's day-to-day operations.

 

Position Summary: Are you a proactive problem-solver with a passion for cutting-edge broadcast technology? We're looking for you! As a Broadcast Technologist, you'll be the go-to expert for troubleshooting, repairing, installing, and performing preventative maintenance on our broadcast equipment. Join us and be at the forefront of supporting our award-winning news department responsible for over 50 hours of live programming every week, creatives service and sales departments.

 

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:

·         Maintain TV transmitters, audio consoles, video switchers, and more.

·         Ensure signal quality and compliance with FCC regulations.

·         Operate and maintain electronic newsgathering equipment.

·         Install and maintain satellite equipment on station vehicles.

·         Be the MacGyver of electronics – combining logic, electronic theory, and creativity.

·         Install and troubleshoot wide area networks, servers, routers, and more.

·         Showcase your knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, and even 8-bit NES).

·         Perform preventative maintenance inspections and upgrades.

·         Provide stellar technical support to our team, both in-studio and in the field.

·         And of course, be ready for other exciting duties as assigned!

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

·         Strong ability to troubleshoot and repair analog/digital electronics.

·         Knowledge of hand tools, power tools, and test equipment.

·         Mechanical skills to disassemble, troubleshoot, and repair electronic equipment.

·         Independence and teamwork skills – you'll be a crucial part of our dynamic team.

·         Familiarity with computer hardware and operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux).

·         Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.

·         Willingness to participate in on-call rotation.

·         Physical fitness to lift at least 50 pounds, climb ladders, and be active.

·         Flexibility to work various hours, including overnights, weekends, and holidays.

·         Possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation.

Bonus Points:

·         FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operator or SBE certifications (preferred but not required).

Statement About Other Duties:

This is not just a job; it's an adventure! While this captures the essence of your responsibilities, this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.

 

Contact: Apply by going to the link listed below and then filter the job search by location (US-OK-Oklahoma City). This will allow you to view all current postings for KFOR jobs.

Apply at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar

Nexstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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