Engineer

Essential Functions:

• Installation, maintenance and repair of all technical equipment
• Must be familiar with information systems infrastructure relating to broadcast technical systems
• Must have working knowledge the latest operating systems software, including server and desktop operating systems
• Perform preventative maintenance and safety inspections to reduce equipment failure or accidents
• Ascertain and satisfy other departments’ needs for service
• Familiar with network routing and IP addressing
• Have expert knowledge regarding equipment, technology, and systems and be able to step in an assist in emergency situations
• Assist in developing and implementing Capital and Operating budgets
• Stay current with emerging technologies and industry changes
• Must be available to work during breaking news situations, severe weather, new system integrations and updates, and provide on-call services 24-7
• Display and maintain professional appearance, based on station standards, and professional demeanor

Essential Problem Solving:

• Ability to meet deadlines and be resourceful to solve technical issues
• Able to work with other departments’ needs and schedules to accomplish goals
• Must be resourceful and proactive in overall problem solving
• Must be solution-oriented, willing to dig to find a sound resolution

Essential Skills & Abilities

• Verbal and written communication must be clear, precise and accurate
• Must possess the ability to explain technical issues clearly and patiently to all levels of technical users
• Must possess excellent technical skills and be able to troubleshoot difficult technical issues
• Ability to effectively multi-task, meet deadlines, and work independently in a fast-paced environment
• Self-directed and self-motivated
• Must have excellent customer service skills to best service other department’s needs, especially news
• Ability to consistently prioritize and adhere to deadlines
• Ability to work with different personalities and take constructive criticism well
• Must demonstrate situational flexibility and adaptability
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publishers, Access)
• Ability to promptly transition among and between job assignments, projects, and functions

Educational Requirements:

* Associates Degree in Electronics or Equivalent College Degree

Experience Requirements:

*3-5 Years in Broadcast Television
* Strong IT networking experience and experience with operating systems software including server and desktop
* Must have a working knowledge of Avid iNews, Microsoft Office, Editing software, automated production systems, master control systems, and Motion Graphics, Grass Valley Edius.

Physical Requirements:

* Stand, sit, read a computer terminal, lift up to 50 lbs

Work Schedule:

* 5 days a week, full time hour shifts, weekends and holidays required for special events
* Schedule may change based on business needs
* On-call for technical emergencies

Send your resume, recent newscast, and references to:

Jeremy Harman, WHSV
50 North Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

You may also email materials to jharman@whsv.com. WHSV – TV is a drug free workplace. EOE and E-verify participant. A good driving record is required.


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