Nexstar Media Group

  • Assistant, Engineering

    Requisition ID
    2019-4223
    Category
    Engineering
    Job Locations
    US-CO-Grand Junction
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    Description:

    Brief description of duties & responsibilities:  

    • Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station.
    • Installs and tests new systems and technical infrastructure for the station.
    • Minimizes service interruptions at times of equipment and/or system failure by rapidly identifying and implementing solutions.
    • Sets up and operates equipment and transmission links during outside broadcasts.
    • Installs and maintains the IT network, switches, data backups, work stations and printers.
    • Interprets and implements instructions and requests from other station personnel.
    • Communicates with members of the engineering team and other teams to effectively resolve equipment and system issues.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

     

    Work experience and education required for position:

    • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
    • Minimum three years’ experience with digital electronics systems in a television broadcasting environment.
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
    • Strong PC/MS Office experience.
    • Experience with fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems.
    • Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment.
    • Significant experience evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing and maintaining broadcasting industry equipment and information technology systems.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

     

    Physical Requirements of position:

     

    •  Be able to operate for extended periods in extremes of heat and cold, wind, rain, ice and snow.
    •  Be able to travel on foot, for extended distances, on steep grades, at high altitude, in adverse conditions, carrying tools & equipment.
    •   Be able to operate and/or travel on Off-Highway Vehicles including ATVs, snowmobiles, and snowcats.
    • Be able to conduct basic vehicle services such as: winching and recovery operations, tire chain application, flat tire repair & replacement.
    • Be able to operate at significant height from the ground, using ladders, man lifts, and climbing safety equipment.
    • Be able to lift and carry a weight of up to 50lbs, and lift and position such weights overhead.
    • Be able to stand for extended periods, crouch, crawl, climb, bend, descend to and rise from the ground, and operate in any combination of such     positions.
    • Knowledge and experience operating outdoors in remote areas a strong plus.
       

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Description:

    Brief description of duties & responsibilities:  

    • Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station.
    • Installs and tests new systems and technical infrastructure for the station.
    • Minimizes service interruptions at times of equipment and/or system failure by rapidly identifying and implementing solutions.
    • Sets up and operates equipment and transmission links during outside broadcasts.
    • Installs and maintains the IT network, switches, data backups, work stations and printers.
    • Interprets and implements instructions and requests from other station personnel.
    • Communicates with members of the engineering team and other teams to effectively resolve equipment and system issues.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

     

    Work experience and education required for position:

    • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
    • Minimum three years’ experience with digital electronics systems in a television broadcasting environment.
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
    • Strong PC/MS Office experience.
    • Experience with fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems.
    • Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment.
    • Significant experience evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing and maintaining broadcasting industry equipment and information technology systems.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

     

    Physical Requirements of position:

     

    •  Be able to operate for extended periods in extremes of heat and cold, wind, rain, ice and snow.
    •  Be able to travel on foot, for extended distances, on steep grades, at high altitude, in adverse conditions, carrying tools & equipment.
    •   Be able to operate and/or travel on Off-Highway Vehicles including ATVs, snowmobiles, and snowcats.
    • Be able to conduct basic vehicle services such as: winching and recovery operations, tire chain application, flat tire repair & replacement.
    • Be able to operate at significant height from the ground, using ladders, man lifts, and climbing safety equipment.
    • Be able to lift and carry a weight of up to 50lbs, and lift and position such weights overhead.
    • Be able to stand for extended periods, crouch, crawl, climb, bend, descend to and rise from the ground, and operate in any combination of such     positions.
    • Knowledge and experience operating outdoors in remote areas a strong plus.
       

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