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KGO - Broadcast Systems Specialist

Company: ABC Owned TV Stations
Location: Richmond
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

KGO-TV is seeking a Broadcast Systems Specialist; an individual with a solid I.T. background that will be responsible for the - installation, maintenance, and support of the entire I.T. infrastructure at KGO-TV, with expert knowledge of the following types of systems: -file/print/email, newsroom computer systems (NRCS), server-based digital video and audio, non-linear editing, production and on-air automation systems, graphics systems, and their associated software and hardware infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have several years experience providing IT and Engineering support in a television broadcast environment with a hands-on understanding of broadcast News and Master Control/On-Air support at a medium to large market television station, using Dalet, Ross Overdrive and Xpression, Imagine, or similar systems. - The candidate must also be proficient with Cisco LAN/WAN switches and routers with a proven ability in diagnosing complex systems and be able to identify, troubleshoot, and remedy critical on-air issues. - Excellent communication skills are essential to understand users' requirements and provide training on new systems. - Project management experience is desired. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - The Broadcast Systems Specialist will be flexible with their schedule and have the ability to undertake a variety of roles by bringing a diverse skill set to our organization. Primary responsibilities include the support and maintenance of all station I.T. and Broadcast servers and PCs for the main office as well as 5 remote bureau sites. - In addition, the Broadcast Systems Specialist will be called upon to provide solutions for a broad range of problems / tasks. The ability to troubleshoot problems and adapt to new situations in a time-sensitive environment is a must. Job Responsibilities

  • Install, support, and maintain all I.T. related aspects of the On-Air broadcast television environment.
  • Create, configure, and maintain Windows, MacOS, and Linux environments.
  • Support, deploy, and provide end-user desktop support on Windows operating systems, interfaces, and utilities as well as remote laptop support using Citrix and/or VPN connectivity.
  • Create and maintain updated documentation and related diagrams using Visio / AutoCAD.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot MS SQL, Oracle, and MySQL databases.
  • Support, troubleshoot, and maintain the integrity and security of the network infrastructure and manage the network firewalls, switches, and routers.
  • Ensure all computers and servers are kept protected from viruses by ensuring the definition files are kept up to date and latest security patches are applied to all systems.
  • Must be "on call" to troubleshoot equipment problems at any time.
  • Establish, post, and update maintenance and current operating procedures for station technicians to follow.
  • Interface with equipment manufacturers and vendors.
  • Communicate effectively with other department personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned. Basic Requirements
    • Minimum 2 years experience using Cisco IOS.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and in writing.
    • A positive attitude towards a flexible schedule, strong attention to detail and a customer service focus.
    • Firm grasp of project planning and implementation with the ability to meet deadlines.
    • Solid troubleshooting methodologies that apply to the networked Server / PC environment and standalone workstations. -Know how to work through unfamiliar situations by immediately identifying the relevant facts to solve the problem quickly.
    • Solid understanding of Windows, MacOS, and Linux environments.
    • Solid understanding of IP subnetting and networking configurations including DHCP and DNS.
    • Support experience with remote access products and solutions.
    • Firm understanding of authentication methods to MS Active Directory, client/server authentication.
    • Knowledge of programming and command line scripting.
    • Understanding of video streaming technologies and protocols.
    • Experience with Solar Winds or similar software desired.
      Required Education:
      • High school degree or equivalent Preferred Education:
        • A degree in Information Systems / Technology / Broadcast Engineering field or minimum (5) years of related work experience. #OTVSMEDIAnetworksjobs

Keywords: ABC Owned TV Stations, Richmond , KGO - Broadcast Systems Specialist, Other , Richmond, California

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