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RF Engineer - Hearst Television Careers

RF Engineer

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🔍 Plattsburgh, New York, United States

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NBC5, the Hearst Television station in the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market has an opening for a full-time RF Engineer to join our team of professionals. The person in this role supports all station, in-house and remote locations.

The person in this role will primarily be responsible for installation, troubleshooting and maintaining high power television transmission and microwave equipment. 


Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain microwave and satellite trucks and equipment upgrades.
  • Be involved in studio maintenance and installation of television broadcast and IT equipment.
  • Travel to remote sites within our market to install, troubleshoot and maintain equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of electrical power, IT and light HVAC.
  • Must have valid driver's license and clean driving record.
  • A working knowledge of television equipment and integrated systems.
  • Skilled in electronic maintenance involving high powered transmitters is a plus.
  • Ability to understand and maintain technical documentation and drawings.
  • Demonstrate professional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, computer skills, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Successful applicant will be a strong self-starter, team player and goal oriented.
  • The ability to rapidly respond properly to issues that unexpectedly arise is necessary.
  • Be able to operate off-road vehicles during all seasons and weather conditions.

Education:
  • Military training with emphasis on high power transmitters, college or technical school degree preferred with specific training in Electronic Technology or equivalent work experience in Broadcast Maintenance and Operations. 

Experience:
  • 3 years of experience in maintenance in a commercial broadcast television station preferred. 
  • Knowledge of encoders, IRDs and a clear understanding of transport streams such as ASI and SMPTE 310.
  • SBE certification is a plus.

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.

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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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