BROADCAST ENGINEER – KOLO
About Gray Television:
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.
We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.
KOLO is a station that gets the job done. Many of our employees have been with the company for years and they pride themselves on their expertise and their ability to succeed. While Reno/Tahoe is a 100+ market, it has all the characteristics of a much larger west coast market. In fact, some say Reno has superior lifestyle and outdoor activities to its much larger neighboring markets. For these and many other reasons KOLO is able to attract top notch individuals. We pride ourselves on not limiting ourselves to the “news conference or press release journalism” stories that are easy to get. Our journalists know they need to tell stories on issues that matter to the northern Nevada community and our viewers. Much of the station’s identity is from KOLOCares, a program designed to better serve Northern Nevada through the wonderful non-profit organizations that are part of the community. KOLOCares was recently honored by the National Association of Broadcasters’ Celebration of Service to Community Award. Every station is tasked to serve their community, but KOLO takes pride in finding unique ways to help our non-profit partners to reach their goals. Reno has an illustrious history of boom or bust, and right now the area is booming! Life in Reno/Tahoe is not just about work. Northern Nevada boasts remarkable outdoor activities highlighted by the spectacular beauty of Lake Tahoe, world renowned ski resorts in the Sierra, trout fishing in the Truckee River and Pyramid Lake, placid campgrounds, miles of hiking and biking trails and, yes, casinos. San Francisco, Yosemite and Napa Valley are all an easy drive for a weekend getaway. Many Northern Californians spend their weekends in Reno, especially with the summer festivals that feature balloon races, air races, Hot August Nights and the nation’s largest BBQ rib festival. There is always something happening in Reno, the “Biggest Little City in the World.”
Broadcast Engineer will report directly to the Chief Engineer.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Installation and repair of all associated broadcast equipment.
- Use test equipment to troubleshoot audio and video issues.
- Setup and operation of live remotes.
- Monitor and/or maintain quality control standards. Decipher information taken from test equipment and determine the appropriate action.
- Able to read and decipher schematic drawings and interpolate the information.
- IT Duties, including maintenance and repair of computers, etc.
- Other duties as assigned by Chief Engineer.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
- Have a working knowledge of video/audio systems and IP-based broadcast systems.
- Have a working knowledge of News and Master Control Automation systems.
- Have a basic understanding of RF and microwave systems.
- Have customer-focused problem solving abilities.
- Must be self-motivated and able to see projects through to the end.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Oral and written communications skills are mandatory.
- Pre-employment drug screening and random drug testing is possible throughout employment.
Physical Demands of the Job –
- Good or corrected vision and hearing.
- Capable of working odd hours, nights, etc.
- Able to lift 50 lbs.
- Work in extreme weather conditions.
- Potential exposure to high or unusual noise and light levels.
Work Schedule –
- The position hours will vary as needed to maintain and repair equipment and finish assigned tasks.
- Work hours will include evenings, overnight, weekends and being on-call as scheduled.
If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter, and references
(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)
KOLO-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company
Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior by the first workday.
If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references.