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Maintenance Technician

Cincinnati, OH
  • Job Code
    1700906
Maintenance Technician - Hearst Television Careers

Maintenance Technician

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🔍 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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WLWT TV
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WLWT, the Hearst owned NBC affiliate in Cincinnati, is looking for an experienced broadcast maintenance technician.  The maintenance technician preserves the technical integrity of the station’s on-air signals and its equipment from acquisition to distribution.  This position supports all station efforts in-house and on remote locations. 


 Job Responsibilities: 

  • Works closely with IT and engineering management and staff to support critical on-air systems and workflows including news, production, and broadcast systems and equipment
  • Provides user support in a Windows workstation environment for custom and standard software applications
  • Administers, maintains, and troubleshoots newsroom automation and streaming systems including field gear
  • Handles hardware configuration, imaging, and deployment, performs back-ups, and supports LAN infrastructure
  • Assist users with installing and using new software and features
  • Applies software, updates services, and executes OS upgrades
  • Maintains digital transmitters, microwave central receive sites, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution and routing systems, processing systems, monitoring devices, and automation systems
  • Maintains production equipment including robotic camera system, production switcher, play out servers, graphics devices, lighting systems, weather graphics and weather systems, audio consoles, microphones, and IFBs
  • Maintains news-gathering equipment including ENG cameras, field gear, ENG, DSNG, and SNG trucks, editing systems, and support devices
  • Maintains support equipment including master and sub switchers, monitors, computer systems, microphones, intercoms, and archive videotape machines and XDCAM decks
  • Conducts troubleshooting, installation, research, documentation, and cabling tasks

Qualification Requirements:

  • Must have proficiency with computers, computer systems, and networking
  • Must have a solid background in broadcast television systems, transmission, and satellite communications,
  • Must have advanced skill with video production, microwave systems, IT infrastructure, and station automation systems
  • Must have excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with the ability to repair equipment down to the circuit level
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work on rooftops, and in confined spaces
  • Desired to have experience maintaining and troubleshooting digital broadcast transmitters
  • Desired to have experience with Autocad for system design and layout
  • Must be flexible to work various days and non-standard shifts as assigned
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with other team members and independently
  • Must be capable of following instructions, verbal and written
  • Must have the ability work with minimal supervision
  • Must have the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time, and
  • Must have excellent vision (with or without corrective lenses) with the ability to read and distinguish colors. 


Education:                

  • Associates degree in electronic engineering, IT networks and systems administration, or a minimum of two-years of an accredited IT and electronics school equivalent
  • SBE CPBE (or better) certification a plus

Experience
  • Should have 2+ years of experience working as a maintenance technician.

About Hearst Television

We are Hearst Television, a national multimedia company. We own and operate 30 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 26 television markets across 39 states, reaching approximately 21 million US television households. Our mission is to be #1 in broadcasting, achieving that status with integrity, respect and community spirit.

That’s the bigger picture. But there’s another story here too. A story of an award-winning, diverse, stable, supportive employer, guided by strong principles and engaged, involved professionals who believe in what they do.

Culture

Television is a high profile medium, and most people will recognize the Hearst name. But, within Hearst, Hearst Television has a distinctive culture of our own and a track record to be proud of in our own right. Our success is built on how we support our people, support our communities and always place integrity at the center of every action we take.

Because Hearst Television is an established, stable organization with real history and heritage, we have values, a vision and a leadership style that are firmly embedded in our operations. There’s definitely an identifiable ‘Hearst Way’ of doing things: supporting your colleagues, acting with integrity, and always thinking about the bigger picture when making decisions.

Values

Our Leadership Values set a code of standards for our employees in their relationships with colleagues, customers, audiences and the communities we serve. Our values include:

Set the highest standards of integrity, character, honesty and fairness. Articulate a clear vision of what is to be accomplished. Communicate effectively. Help others succeed. Respect and trust your colleagues. Value different skills, talent and ideas. Recognize good performances. Be customer focused. Be passionate and take pride in what you do. Have fun and WIN!

Vision

We recently conducted focus groups with employees from more than 50% of our stations – with the objective of better understanding our culture, our shared ways of working and the features of Hearst Television that people prized the most. The findings were genuinely fascinating. People who work here love the way that they have a voice and opportunities to express themselves. While we may be part of the wider Hearst Corporation, we still have a family feel and a collaborative, supportive environment. There’s a sense of community, and an appreciation of the stability that comes with life in a big organization. At the same time, everybody recognizes that we’re ambitious too. We’re established, but not set in our ways. Big, but never slow to move. Above all, it’s our integrity that counts the most. We’re renowned for bringing the news to our communities with sincerity and transparency. People trust us – and that makes our employees proud to work here.

Categories

  • Engineering

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.


Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.


Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.


Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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