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Broadcast Systems Engineer

Department: WCIU Technical
Location: Chicago, IL

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a Chicago based business, family owned since 1965. Weigel and its affiliated companies own and operate network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, Indiana. In addition, Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television being the number one rated and distributed network in the space, as well as the Movies! Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, H&I Heroes & Icons, plus the new Decades Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group.

Broadcast Systems Engineer

General Job Description:

The Broadcast Systems Engineer is responsible for assisting in the systems operations of Weigel Broadcasting’s Chicago hub, including WCIU the U, MeTV, Heroes & Icons, Movies!, and DECADES as well as maintaining systems operations.  The systems engineer will provide end user support for Adobe Creative Cloud, Stratus, Edius, and iNews.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Assist in the systems operations of Weigel Broadcasting’s Chicago hub.

Provide end user support for Adobe Creative Cloud, Stratus, Edius, and iNews.

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

The systems engineer will have a strong technical understanding of station workflows and low level aspects of broadcast automation systems, production automation systems, archive systems, video servers, graphics systems, Telestream Vantage, Adobe Creative Cloud, troubleshooting and operation of IT related broadcast equipment.

The systems engineer must be able to quickly learn new technologies and implement them into existing broadcast infrastructure.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

Must be willing to manage station needs at any time.

This is a 24/7, on-call position so flexible scheduling is required.

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plans

401k with Company Match

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave

Tax-free Transit

Discounted Parking Access

Gym Membership Discount

Convenient access to highways and public transportation

Open air office environment

One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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