Maintenance Technician

WBAL Television / WBAL Radio / 98 Rock

Maintenance Technician

Put your IT and Broadcast Engineering skills to good work by supporting an extraordinary team at WBAL Television / WBAL Radio / 98 Rock.  Our award-winning team is recognized as Baltimore???s News Leader and the first choice for the latest information.  This role in television and radio is challenging and never boring. 

Why Hearst Television

Hearst Television is a national multimedia company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S. cities, reaching one out of every five U.S. householdsHearst Television delivers local and national news, weather, information, sports, and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform.  Hearst is a company that intentionally invests in their employees, offering opportunities for technical, professional, and personal growth.

Why WBAL TV, WBAL Radio and 98 Rock
WBAL is a multi-platform local media leader, Baltimore's NBC Affiliate, and has been on the air over 70 years.  Our passionate team members create world-class content and advertising solutions seen by viewers every day.  WBAL Radio and 98 Rock are the most recognizable radio stations in Baltimore with news, sports, music and talk programming that are consistent winners, the broadcast home of the Ravens, Orioles and Navy Football, and the home of Justin, Scott and Spiegel.  Our engineering team enjoys world-class technology and understands how it supports our overall mission to inform, entertain, and support our local communities.  As part of the global Hearst team, based in Baltimore, Maryland, our resources to serve our viewers, listeners, clients, and employees are best-in-class.

What you???ll do
As Broadcast Maintenance Technician, you will assist with the planning, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of all equipment and infrastructure within a TV and Radio station.  This includes, but is not limited to, cameras, servers, computers, transmitters of various purposes, software, audio devices, video storage and playback devices, equipment within remote vehicles, IT and networking, satellite equipment, lighting, and numerous other video and audio industry specific devices. You will also help set up and support live events, such as Preakness and Baltimore Running Festival coverage.

What you???ll need
Candidates should be customer service focused, maintain a positive attitude, and possess the ability to effectively communicate and receive communication from a wide range of people.  This reciprocal communication must always be done with a respectful and thoughtful approach. A strong ability to learn and understand computer/IT based systems and fully comprehend signal flow. IT knowledge is critical to this role. Prior broadcast experience is a plus, but not a requirement.

Ability to work on tall ladders, lift at least 50 pounds, ability to self-supervise and manage time effectively.  Work some evenings, early mornings, weekends, and holidays as deemed necessary by projects, events, circumstances and emergencies. In-person attendance is required.  Valid driver???s license and driving record check required.  Real-world experience, educational credentials and/or related military experience will be considered. 

Additional Requirements
As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Baltimore - 21211
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