Nexstar Media Group

  • Assistant Chief Engineer/IT Systems Coordinator

    Requisition ID
    2019-6024
    Category
    Information Technology
    Job Locations
    US-LA-Lafayette
    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

    The Assistant Chief Engineer/IT Systems Coordinator will assist with overseeing the day to day operations of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the maintenance of all broadcast technology and equipment at the station and transmitter sites. Operate and maintain a network of business and media workstations, various types of servers, databases, a domain controller, a firewall and related equipment Resolve all IT-related issues as they arise Adjust all related IT equipment and workflows as technology advances Assist Chief Engineer with various projects Other duties as assigned

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assists in managing all aspects of the Engineering Department Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station and transmitter sites

    • Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal, laws

    • Works closely with Chief Engineer to implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station

    • Assists with managing engineering and technology capital projects to the established budgets.

    • Manages and coordinates fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems

    • Evaluates, selects, installs, services and maintains station equipment and information technology systems

    • Repairs and maintains station building infrastructures

    • Assists in maintaining station vehicle fleet, including live satellite trucks

    • Communicates with and coordinates equipment maintenance and training with vendors/contractors

    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Associate Degree in Electronics, Communications, or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience preferred Minimum three years' experience with a television broadcasting environment.
    • A two-year computer & networking related college degree or better; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of an IT Engineer
    • Familiarity with Avid-related software/hardware products a plus Fluency in English; strong communication, both verbal and written
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. 
    • On-call 24/7 for IT-related emergencies
    • The successful candidate must be willing and able to work independently and learn quickly

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

     

     The Assistant Chief Engineer must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. The Assistant Chief Engineer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required.

     

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