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Broadcast Maintenance Engineer

Department: WCIU Technical
Location: Chicago, IL

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with "MeTV," Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the "Movies!" Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the "DECADES" Network, the "H&I" Network and the “Start TV” Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel's local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Cedar City-St. George (Utah), Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Broadcast Maintenance Engineer

General Job Description:

Weigel Broadcasting is expanding, and so is our Engineering department. We have an immediate opening for a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer based in our Chicago headquarters. In addition to supporting the technical needs of our three Chicago TV stations, our engineers also maintain the master control for five nationally-distributed TV networks and multiple television stations across the United States.

We take pride in doing quality work, and so must you. We pride ourselves in hiring strong candidates with skill sets who desire to work on something until it is right. If you are eager, driven, and passionate about finding creative and cost-effective solutions to problems, then this job is for you. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

Install and maintain broadcast television and IT related equipment including routers, switches, encoders, multiplexers, video servers, IP encapsulators, wireless microphones, intercom systems, and signal processing and conversion devices.

Run and terminate cables including coax, network and audio up to our high Weigel Broadcast Engineering standards.

Instruct users on the operation of equipment.

Participate in an on-call rotation to provide after-hours support.

Work schedule includes various shifts that may include nights and weekends.

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

Working knowledge of broadcast video servers, broadcast automation systems, HD production environments and production automation systems.

You must be a self-starter and able to prioritize work.

You need to have a proficient level of knowledge of IT standards and practices including computer networking.

You must work well with others and have excellent written and oral communication skills to be effective in communicating technical things to non-technical users.

Systems level knowledge of news editing, production graphics and playout systems such as Grass Valley Ignite, Ross Overdrive, Grass Valley Stratus, and Telestream Vantage is a plus.

Working knowledge of digital television transmitters, satellite uplinks and microwave STL/TSLs is preferred.

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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