Broadcast IT Engineer

Posted On: January 24, 2019
Station/Company: KATU KUNP Sinclair Broadcast Group
Location: Portland, Oregon
Hours: Full Time

Job Summary

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KATU/KUNP in Portland, OR has an excellent career opportunity for a full-time Broadcast IT Engineer! This individual will be responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. This includes server-based record and play-out systems, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, news room computer systems, data networks, broadcast transmission equipment as well as business-side work stations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Maintain the station’s network infrastructure, working closely with Sinclair corporate IT
• Provide support in the management of Servers, Network Security and Network Services
• PC/Mac hardware/software support of on-site installing, servicing and repairing workstations
• Provide support for the technical needs of the News Department
• Conduct Live Event site surveys
• Assist in Live Event productions
• Maintain and/or repair video equipment, satellite receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, routers, automation, intercoms and monitors
• Assist Engineering with Transmitter, Master Control and general building maintenance
• Assist with LAN and WAN related hardware and software maintenance
• Develop knowledge of facility specific IT needs and assist in supporting these systems
• Learn the responsibilities of a television station Chief Operator
• Maintain digital telephone system
• Assist with vehicle fleet maintenance such as identify problems and coordinate repairs
• Provide the engineering design and assist with the building and installation of electronic systems/equipment as assigned
• Maintain and repair transmitters (AM, FM, TV, Microwave, Fiber, satellite, etc.), receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, video tape systems, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, two-way radios, monitors and display systems
• Provide budget information to support the implementation of new systems
• Provide technical support to operational users
• Consult and communicate with engineering management and other engineers on technical issues as required
• Provide specific engineering signal flow diagrams for CAD documentation on all work performed on technical systems
• Perform all technical work to engineering standards and practices


• Associates degree or higher in IT, electronics or computer related field preferred
• Availability to cover On-Call shifts
• A great team-oriented attitude and dedication to quality
• Strong familiarity with computer operating systems
• Knowledge and competency in core hardware and computer system technologies, including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and LAN/WAN networking
• Proficiency in troubleshooting problems and responding quickly under pressure
• Broadcast experience preferred OR Minimum of 5 years broadcast experience required
• Excellent communication skills
• Must have and maintain a good driving record and valid license
• Be able to work effectively with vendor support receiving and communicating instructions via telephone, e-mail, or in person
• Self-starter, able to work efficiently without direct supervision
• Be able to work effectively with other departments receiving and communicating instructions via telephone or in person
• Able to set priorities under pressure of deadlines
• Hold a valid driver’s license
• Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours, weekends, and evenings
• Associate’s degree (AA) in electronics preferred
• Working knowledge of broadcast station operations
• G.R.O.L. and or Amateur Radio background a plus.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including extended hours, weekends, and evenings
• Must be able to obtain D.O.T. medical certificate
• Ability to lift computers and equipment generally less than 50 pounds



How to Apply

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Expiration: February 24, 2019