Broadcast Maintenance Engineer
I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
The Broadcast Maintenance Engineer at Arizona’s Family CBS 5 & 3 TV are owned and operated by the Meredith Local Media Group. BME repairs, maintains and installs mechanical and electronic equipment within the KPHO and Phoenix Hubs facilities, as well as remote microwave sites, mobile production, SNG and ENG vehicles. This position provides operational support, when necessary, to news, production and the Phoenix Hubs. The Broadcast Maintenance Engineer repairs electronic equipment generally associated with a broadcast television station. The position configures, maintains, operates and repairs TCP/IP networking hardware, software and systems associated with the broadcast plant. In addition, the incumbent may, from time to time, be involved in systems design for new installations or reconfiguration projects. The Broadcast Maintenance Engineer frequently works with other non-technical members of the station staff and must show appropriate comportment and customer service attitude in those interactions.
II. Essential Job Functions
Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
Performs troubleshooting of hardware and software problems on all Broadcast equipment. May repair to component or board level as appropriate and cost effective.
Provides prompt service in support of daily News Department operations and other station departments.
Performs preventative maintenance as appropriate on station equipment.
Supports, as necessary, the operational requirements of News, Production and Phoenix Central Cast Hub.
Cross-trains other member of the technical staff, and improves/updates technical job skills.
Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com), a leading media company for nearly 120 years, produces service journalism that engages audiences with essential, inspiring, and trusted content. Meredith reaches more than 190 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including nearly 95 percent of all U.S. women, across media platforms including digital, video, print, and broadcast television. Meredith’s Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching more than 10 percent of U.S. households. Meredith’s portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation’s Top 25 – including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis, and Portland – and 14 in Top 60 markets. Meredith’s stations produce approximately 745 hours of local news and entertainment content each week and operate leading local digital destinations.
It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree in Electronics or Computer Science, or equivalent training and/or experience.
Five years experience maintaining technical equipment in a television broadcast or post-production facility.
Must possess mid-level experience and knowledge of computers, servers, data infrastructure including Ethernet and fiber in support of IP and communications protocols, and computer operating systems (Cisco switches and routers, WinNT, Win2000, Win2000 Server, Win XP, Win2003 WinVista, Win7, Linux, etc.).
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
SBE Certification preferred and encouraged. CBT, CEV, CBNT, CBTE, CSTE are most appropriate to the role.
Ability to install and configure computer hardware and software, and troubleshoot computer-related problems in support of Broadcast specific technology.
Ability to communicate well with non-technical personnel to resolve equipment issues.
Good written and verbal skills.
Must possess a positive work attitude, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work well with others.
Ability to prioritize and make changes to work plans without loss of efficiency or composure.
Ability to make well-informed decisions quickly while under pressure.
Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks, with frequent changes.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule in support of a 24x7x365 Broadcast operation.
% Travel Required (Approximate): <5%
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