Nexstar Media Group

  • Broadcast Engineer

    Requisition ID
    2019-5282
    Category
    Engineering
    Job Locations
    US-GA-Savannah
    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

    WSAV-TV in beautiful Savannah, GA is looking for an experienced Broadcast Engineer.  The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Chief Engineer to provide preventative maintenance and emergency repairs of the television broadcast equipment, including but not limited to switchers, cameras, pedestals, ENG equipment, servers, satellite equipment, as well as assist with IT and telecom equipment.  Candidate will need at least 2 years experience in a TV or Radio station with knowledge of mechanical and electronic repairs.  Must be able to successfully troubleshoot under pressure. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

     

    • Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station
    • Installs and tests new systems and technical infrastructure for the station
    • Minimized 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
    • Communicates with fellow members of the engineering team and other departments to effectively resolve equipment and system issues
    • Purchase and maintain inventory of spare parts and supplies
    • Must be able to work outside of normal business hours, including mornings, nights, weekend and holidays.
    • Perform other duties as assigned

     

    Requirements & Skills

    • Technical degree in electronics or broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and at least 2 years work/military related experience
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and ability to obtain a DOT medical certificate
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Strong troubleshooting skills
    • Able to lift 50+ lbs
    • Experience with fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
    • Strong PC / MS Office experience preferred
    • Ability to use a variety of tools
    • Transmitter maintenance experience, component level repairs, formal or military electronics training and SBE certifications a plus, but not required.

    Physical Demands & Work Environment

                    The Broadcast Engineer must be able to sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use e-mail, write letters/memos/instructions, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work indoors and outdoors, pull cables through the ceiling and/or floor and communicate with viewers.  In addition, the Broadcast Engineer must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.

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