Hearst Television Utility Engineer in Westbrook, Maine
WMTW-TV has an opening for a Utility Technician who is a self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking team player. This is a hybrid position that involves master control operations and assisting with engineering projects as assigned. This person is responsible for the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams. Candidate will be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, acquiring, ingesting and preparing content, executing playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on air product, and documenting transmission events. This position involves ingesting commercials and programs, timing them and making sure they all play on air properly.
Coordinate live and taped programming for broadcast
Maintaining on air operation to include running commercials, network and local programming
Monitors multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals.
Operate Harris Automation equipment
Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures.
Observing transmitters and taking readings
Maintains program and transmitter logs.
Executes, edits, updates, and appends playlists.
Acquires content from various distributors.
Reports equipment issues and transmission discrepancies.
Vacation and sick coverage in Master Control
- Must have computer and software experience.
Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production a plus.
Related military experience will be considered.
- Computer literacy is mandatory.
- Attention to details is imperative.
- Applicant must be able to multi-task
Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills
Operational knowledge and experience with master control activities and functions
Knowledge of VizRT graphics a plus
Ability to learn specialized software applications
Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.
Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus.
Military training and experience in related field will be considered.