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Broadcast Technologist

Tribune Company

Oklahoma City, OK
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Careers Center | Broadcast Technologist

Broadcast Technologist

Location US-OK-Oklahoma City
Posted Date 3 months ago(1/3/2018 8:32 PM)
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This proactive individual must possess the ability to troubleshoot, repair, install and perform preventative maintenance of broadcast equipment.  As Broadcast Technologist you will work on maintaining and supporting all aspects of station’s day-to-day operations. You will also provide direct technical support for our news department which produces more than 50+ hours of live programming weekly.


  • Maintains TV transmitters, microwave equipment, audio consoles, video switchers, satellite transmitters/receivers, audio/video monitors, and associated equipment.
  • Maintains signal quality and proper levels throughout the studio and transmitter equipment according to established engineering practices, station policy, and FCC regulations.
  • Operates, maintains, and repairs electronic newsgathering equipment as required.
  • Install, maintain, and repair microwave and satellite equipment on station vehicles.
  • Install and maintain cellular bonding equipment used by field crews.
  • Install and troubleshoot wide area networks, local area networks, servers, routers, and switches.
  • Performs preventative maintenance inspections and equipment upgrades.
  • Maintains maintenance records and assists in station documentation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must have the ability to combine logic, electronic theory, and knowledge of the equipment operation to troubleshoot and repair analog/digital electronics, computers, and mechanical assemblies (MacGyver skills).
  • Knowledge of hand tools, power tools, and test equipment (multi-meter, spectrum analyzer, etc.)
  • Mechanical ability required to disassemble, troubleshoot, install, customize, and repair electronic equipment.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems such as Windows, Mac, Linux, and 8-bit NES.
  • Can effectively organize and prioritize tasks while remaining flexible enough to meet the daily demands placed upon your schedule.
  • Must be willing and able to participate in on-call rotation.
  • Amateur Radio Operator, FCC license, or SBE certifications pred.

KFOR is an equal opportunity employer 

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit


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