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Senior Broadcast Engineer at The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois





Job Description:

The E.W. Scripps Company is seeking a Senior Broadcast Engineer to be based at our production studios in Chicago, IL.   This person is responsible for installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of broadcast/IT systems hardware, software, operating systems, and related infrastructure associated with a live TV broadcast channel.  

Key activities


  • Partner with the news/production departments to develop, build and support video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. This includes but not limited to server-based record and play-out systems, production and routing switchers , encoders/decoders,  news room computer systems, master control automation systems and data/transmission flow.

  • Regularly attends weekly meetings and confers with director/producers, news management,  other system engineers, and users about current and prospective systems changes and future needs.

  • Provides all levels of technical support to internal and external customers, as necessary.

  • Participates in, or independently perform, scheduled after-hours/weekend system deployment and maintenance activities

  • Research, documents, and implements project/program requirements and specifications

  • Develops and documents all processes and standards and work with other team members to cross train and provide back up and support for technologies within the enterprise

  • Maintains a positive working relationship with IT technical staff, customers, and managed services providers

Education & Experience


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Technical field or equivalent experience

  • 7+ years minimum experience in broadcast operations with proven ability to configure and  troubleshoot broadcast production systems

  • Knowledge of analog and digital audio and video wiring, signal flow and routing.

  • Knowledge of SAN, NAS and Object storage

  • Scripting and automation skills relative to infrastructure technologies desired

  • Experience with production and post workflows including custom MAM workflows

  • Experience in a production oriented, highly available, hosting operations environment desired

  • Demonstrated experience successfully working in Cross Functional project teams

  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential

Skills & Abilities


  • Operational knowledge of studio, news and control room technology.

  • Knowledge of newsroom systems such as iNews is a plus

  • Understanding of streaming and OTT technologies, protocols, and practices

  • Linux, Windows and Mac system administrator skills

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a high level of customer service

  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

Work Environment:


  • Overtime hours may be required to meet project deadlines

  • Sitting for extended periods of time

  • Ability to lift and install rack-mounted servers

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects

  • Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings

  • Some travel may be required for the purpose of off-site software installation and system startups

About Scripps:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is one of the nation’s leading media companies, focused on creating a better-informed world through a portfolio of news, information and entertainment brands. Scripps will become the nation’s largest television broadcaster, reaching 73% of U.S. television households through 108 stations in 76 markets, pending regulatory approval of its acquisition of ION Media. Committed to serving local audiences through objective journalism, Scripps operates 61 local TV stations in 42 markets. It is creating a national TV networks business that will include ION Media’s entertainment programming, Newsy’s straightforward headline and documentary news content and the five popular Katz broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company. If interested, please apply at www.scripps.com/careers.

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ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. Scripps’ national networks reach nearly every American through the news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.





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