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Station Technician
Roanoke, VA

Station Technician


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with 65 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Station Technician is responsible for assisting the Chief Broadcast Engineer with the day-to-day technical and business operations of an ION Station.  This hands-on individual will have the day-to-day responsibilities for monitoring, controlling and reporting the operability of the station’s master control and transmitter operations, as well as have the opportunity to work closely with the Chief Broadcast Engineer in the maintenance of the studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery equipment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Monitor, control and report to the operability of station’s master control and transmitter operations;
  • Monitor and report station outages;
  • Work together with Chief Broadcast Engineer in daily operation of studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery;
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to troubleshoot television transmitter and facility issues with Chief Broadcast Engineer
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to maintain systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical.
  • Assist legal and corporate in the maintenance of the station public file in accordance with FCC requirements; Track and confirm FCC online station files;
  • At the direction of the Chief Broadcast Engineer:
    • Liaise for all cable, DBS, and Telco operators within market;
    • Operate, log and maintain EAS tests and equipment;
    • Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise;
    • Carry out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to engineering support for further diagnosis; 
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures including corporate guidelines and best practices;
  • May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions;
  • Additional coursework and in-house training is required to advance to a Station Engineer; 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Please note: There are no production-related responsibilities with this position

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Minimum of an associate’s degree and at least two (2) years of experience in broadcast station operations, engineering or related industry;
  • Comfort and willingness to learn, implement, and operate new technology related to broadcasting and content delivery;
  • Strong proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines;
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift and carry up to a maximum of 35 lbs., as well as climb on step-stools, ladders and other necessary equipment;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to transmitter sites and travel throughout the region on an as needed basis;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record;
  • Some understanding, via additional course work, of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural and civil engineering methods is desired;
  • Specific understanding of television operations, connectivity, video switching, IP networking would be a plus;
  • Knowledge of FCC broadcasting rules preferred;
  • Knowledge and basic technical understanding of traffic workflow system preferred

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Apr 19, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Station Engineer
Akron, OH

Station Engineer


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with 65 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Station Engineer is responsible for working together with the Chief Broadcast Engineer on the day-to-day technical and business operations of an ION Station.  This hands-on individual will have the day to day responsibilities for monitoring, controlling and reporting the operability of the station’s central cast rack and transmitter operations as well as have the opportunity to work closely with the Chief Broadcast Engineer in the maintenance of the studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery equipment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Monitor, control and report to the operability of station’s central cast rack and transmitter operations;
  • Monitor and report station outages;
  • Work together with Chief Broadcast Engineer in daily operation of studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery;
  • Troubleshoot television transmitter and facility issues with Chief Broadcast Engineer;
  • Maintain systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical;
  • Partner with legal and corporate in the maintenance of the station public file in accordance with FCC requirements. Track and confirm FCC online station files;
  • At the direction of the Chief Broadcast Engineer:
    • Liaise for all cable, DBS, and Telco operators within market;
    • Operate, log and maintain EAS tests and equipment;
    • Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise;
    • Carry out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to engineering support for further diagnosis;  
  • May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions;
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures including corporate guidelines and best practices;
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field and/or a minimum of three (3) years of experience in broadcast engineering; Bachelor’s degree is preferred;
  • Comfort and willingness to learn, implement, and operate new technology related to broadcasting and content delivery;
  • Strong proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines;
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift and carry up to a maximum of 35 lbs., as well as climb on step-stools, ladders and other necessary equipment;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to transmitter sites and travel throughout the region on an as needed basis;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record;
  • A strong understanding, via additional course work, of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural and civil engineering methods is desired;
  • Specific understanding of television operations, connectivity, video switching, IP networking would be a plus;
  • Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) certification and/or FCC license a plus;
  • Knowledge of FCC broadcasting rules preferred;
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic traffic workflow system preferred

POSTED:


Apr 9, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Station Engineer
Milwaukee, WI

Station Engineer


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with 65 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Station Engineer is responsible for working together with the Chief Broadcast Engineer on the day-to-day technical and business operations of an ION Station.  This hands-on individual will have the day to day responsibilities for monitoring, controlling and reporting the operability of the station’s central cast rack and transmitter operations as well as have the opportunity to work closely with the Chief Broadcast Engineer in the maintenance of the studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery equipment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Monitor, control and report to the operability of station’s central cast rack and transmitter operations;
  • Monitor and report station outages;
  • Work together with Chief Broadcast Engineer in daily operation of studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery;
  • Troubleshoot television transmitter and facility issues with Chief Broadcast Engineer;
  • Maintain systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical;
  • Partner with legal and corporate in the maintenance of the station public file in accordance with FCC requirements. Track and confirm FCC online station files;
  • At the direction of the Chief Broadcast Engineer:
    • Liaise for all cable, DBS, and Telco operators within market;
    • Operate, log and maintain EAS tests and equipment;
    • Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise;
    • Carry out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to engineering support for further diagnosis;  
  • May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions;
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures including corporate guidelines and best practices;
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field and/or a minimum of three (3) years of experience in broadcast engineering; Bachelor’s degree is preferred;
  • Comfort and willingness to learn, implement, and operate new technology related to broadcasting and content delivery;
  • Strong proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines;
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift and carry up to a maximum of 35 lbs., as well as climb on step-stools, ladders and other necessary equipment;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to transmitter sites and travel throughout the region on an as needed basis;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record;
  • A strong understanding, via additional course work, of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural and civil engineering methods is desired;
  • Specific understanding of television operations, connectivity, video switching, IP networking would be a plus;
  • Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) certification and/or FCC license a plus;
  • Knowledge of FCC broadcasting rules preferred;
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic traffic workflow system preferred

POSTED:


Apr 9, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Director, Financial Reporting
West Palm Beach, FL

Director, Financial Reporting


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with over 60 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Director, Financial Reporting is responsible for reporting to the VP, Controller, the Director, Financial Reporting will assume a leadership role over the financial reporting and accounting close process. The individual in this position will perform accounting duties including, but not limited to: (i) ensuring that the existing accounting processes and policies are carried out as intended, (ii) financial reporting, technical research and analysis (iii) driving process improvement by identifying inefficiencies and proposing viable solutions, (iv) supporting future systems implementation; and (v) leading or participating in other projects as identified by management.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Responsible for the preparation of all periodic financial reports in accordance with published accounting policies and timetables;
  • Support entire Controllership function to drive process improvement, increase efficiency of financial close and accuracy of financial accounts;
  • Collaborate with other departments as applicable to close the ledger on a timely basis and support external audit process;
  • Responsible for maintaining the chart of accounts: creating new accounts and ensuring reporting rollups are accurately mapped;
  • Ensure that all balance sheet and other reconciliations as necessary are completed monthly and reviewed on a timely basis;
  • Ensuring proper financial control procedures are developed, communicated and maintained (meet corporate, statutory and institutional requirements, as applicable);
  • Assist in the development and documentation of applicable policies and procedures;
  • Direct a team of accounting professionals by delegating tasks, setting expectations and prioritizing resources;
  • Cultivate employee engagement through regular employee communications and focused employee technical development;
  • Perform and document technical research on new accounting standards or non-routine transactions

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • MBA or Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; CPA certification required;
  • 8-10 years' accounting experience' Public accounting or similar private company experience preferred;
  • Strong understanding of accounting systems and internal controls;
  • Possess knowledge of all aspects of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States;
  • Excellent communication (oral & written) and organizational skills;
  • Experience leading a team, ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

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Mar 27, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Account Executive, Direct Response
New York, NY

Account Executive, Direct Response


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with over 60 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Account Executive, Direct Response is responsible for selling direct response air time for ION Television and achieving quarterly and annual revenue goals.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Increase rates, activity, and share of business of assigned agency list to achieve and exceed quarterly and annual revenue goals;
  • Establish and maintain strong relations with all short form agencies, direct accounts, and clients;
  • Address agency and client needs by managing inventory and schedules and assuring agency media needs and client marketing objectives are met;
  • Develop new business, and grow existing business at agency and client direct level;
  • Develop and execute quarterly and annual business plans related to account growth and development to achieve revenue goals;
  • Communicate and position ION Television assets, audience and distribution growth, and program acquisitions to all clients on a regular basis;
  • Maintain a thorough and extensive market knowledge including direct response category and industry trends, competitive capabilities, and distribution-reach trends;
  • Collaborate with Inventory Management team to manage and maximize inventory optimization;
  • Work with Pricing & Inventory Analytics Manager to create and review weekly metric reports on account and revenue trends  

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Minimum of 5 years of direct response experience;
  • Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills;
  • Computer knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint;
  • Detail oriented and meets deadlines on a regular basis;
  • Consistent achievement of established goals

POSTED:


Mar 23, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Accounts Payable Representative
West Palm Beach, FL

Accounts Payable Representative


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with over 60 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Accounts Payable Representative is responsible for working within a team environment, processing a large volume of payables and expense reports. The Accounts Payable Representative must be detail oriented with a focus on customer service and meeting prescribed deadlines.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Process payables for the company;
  • Process employee expense reports;
  • Ensure that expense reports are in compliance with company travel policy;
  • Research vendors past due balance, misapplied or lost payments;
  • Resolve customers inquiries;
  • Reconcile outstanding checks;
  • Work on projects as needed

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • 4 years A/P experience;
  • Experience with standard office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook);
  • Experience with accounting systems required, NetSuite preferred;
  • Digital/paperless AP experience a plus;
  • Excellent communication (oral & written) and organizational skills;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

POSTED:


Mar 20, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Support Specialist
Clearwater, FL

Support Specialist


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with over 60 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Support Specialist will join a team focused on the technology utilized in receiving, processing, storage, and delivery of digital assets in a post-production environment. The chosen candidate will provide operational support and recommend improvements to these systems and workflows. The position will report to the Director, Content Technology Suppor,t within ION’s Information Technology department.

This is a senior-level technical position, requiring experience supporting a complex environment. The candidate should demonstrate proficiency in configuring, deploying, and securing hardware and software on Windows and Mac OS platforms.

In addition, the candidate should demonstrate an aptitude for configuring and troubleshooting non-linear editing clients, video transcoding software, file transfer applications, and storage servers optimized for digital assets.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Perform daily monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all systems;
  • Troubleshoot incidents on server and client systems (Windows and Mac OS);
  • Categorize and assign service requests and incidents;
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures;
  • Coordinate and communicate with impacted clients;
  • Apply software maintenance updates as required;
  • Establish system requirements and recommend improvements in process and technology;
  • Deploy and maintain storage solutions

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, radio-television, or a related field;
  • Five years of experience in a support or production role;
  • Highly organized with strong interpersonal, client relations and communication skills;
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a variety of audiences and skill levels;
  • Basic knowledge of IT network connectivity and infrastructure;
  • Experience with the administration of Avid applications and storage (Avid Media Composer, Avid Interplay, Avid ISIS and NEXIS);
  • Experience with digital file transcoding workflows using systems such as Telestream Vantage;
  • Experience with media delivery services such as FTP, Signiant and Aspera;
  • Experience with automated QC systems such as Interra Baton;
  • Working knowledge of codecs and containers used for video production and distribution (MPEG-2, H.264, JPEG2000, REDCODE RAW, MXF, TS);
  • Familiarity with issues affecting playback or conversion of video files, including retention of ancillary data such as closed captioning and timecode;
  • Familiarity with Masstech or similar media asset management systems;
  • Familiarity with SpectraLogic tFinity or similar LTO archiving system

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Mar 5, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Station Engineer
St. Louis, MO

Station Engineer


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with over 60 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Station Engineer is responsible for working together with the Chief Broadcast Engineer on the day-to-day technical and business operations of an ION Station. This hands-on individual will have the day to day responsibilities for monitoring, controlling and reporting the operability of the station’s central cast rack and transmitter operations as well as have the opportunity to work closely with the Chief Broadcast Engineer in the maintenance of the studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery equipment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Monitor, control and report to the operability of station’s central cast rack and transmitter operations;
  • Monitor and report station outages;
  • Work together with Chief Broadcast Engineer in daily operation of studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery;
  • Troubleshoot television transmitter and facility issues with Chief Broadcast Engineer;
  • Maintain systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical;
  • Partner with legal and corporate in the maintenance of the station public file in accordance with FCC requirements; Track and confirm FCC online station files;
  • At the direction of the Chief Broadcast Engineer:
    • Liaise for all cable, DBS, and Telco operators within market;
    • Operate, log and maintain EAS tests and equipment;
    • Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise;
    • Carry out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to engineering support for further diagnosis;  
  • May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions;
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures including corporate guidelines and best practices;
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field and/or a minimum of three (3) years of experience in broadcast engineering; Bachelor’s degree is preferred;
  • Comfort and willingness to learn, implement, and operate new technology related to broadcasting and content delivery;
  • Strong proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines;
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift and carry up to a maximum of 35 lbs., as well as climb on step-stools, ladders and other necessary equipment;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to transmitter sites and travel throughout the region on an as needed basis;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record;
  • A strong understanding, via additional course work, of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural and civil engineering methods is desired;
  • Specific understanding of television operations, connectivity, video switching, IP networking would be a plus;
  • Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) certification and/or FCC license a plus;
  • Knowledge of FCC broadcasting rules preferred;
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic traffic workflow system preferred

POSTED:


Feb 14, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Station Engineer
Scranton, PA

Station Engineer


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with over 60 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Station Engineer is responsible for working together with the Chief Broadcast Engineer on the day-to-day technical and business operations of an ION Station. This hands-on individual will have the day to day responsibilities for monitoring, controlling and reporting the operability of the station’s central cast rack and transmitter operations as well as have the opportunity to work closely with the Chief Broadcast Engineer in the maintenance of the studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery equipment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Monitor, control and report to the operability of station’s central cast rack and transmitter operations;
  • Monitor and report station outages;
  • Work together with Chief Broadcast Engineer in daily operation of studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery;
  • Troubleshoot television transmitter and facility issues with Chief Broadcast Engineer;
  • Maintain systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical;
  • Partner with legal and corporate in the maintenance of the station public file in accordance with FCC requirements; Track and confirm FCC online station files;
  • At the direction of the Chief Broadcast Engineer:
    • Liaise for all cable, DBS, and Telco operators within market;
    • Operate, log and maintain EAS tests and equipment;
    • Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise;
    • Carry out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to engineering support for further diagnosis;  
  • May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions;
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures including corporate guidelines and best practices;
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field and/or a minimum of three (3) years of experience in broadcast engineering; Bachelor’s degree is preferred;
  • Comfort and willingness to learn, implement, and operate new technology related to broadcasting and content delivery;
  • Strong proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines;
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift and carry up to a maximum of 35 lbs., as well as climb on step-stools, ladders and other necessary equipment;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to transmitter sites and travel throughout the region on an as needed basis;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record;
  • A strong understanding, via additional course work, of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural and civil engineering methods is desired;
  • Specific understanding of television operations, connectivity, video switching, IP networking would be a plus;
  • Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) certification and/or FCC license a plus;
  • Knowledge of FCC broadcasting rules preferred;
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic traffic workflow system preferred

POSTED:


Feb 14, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Producer/Writer/Editor Intern
Clearwater, FL

Producer/Writer/Editor Intern


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with over 60 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Producer/Writer/Editor Internship program is designed to provide an overview of the Promotions Department, and its function within ION Media. Through this internship, you will gain experience by working with the team; producing, writing and editing promos, as well as learning other aspects of the promo production process.

We are seeking creative, motivated students who are eager to learn in a fast-paced environment with a positive attitude. This opportunity is perfect for video production majors seeking experience in a post-production promo process. The skills you learn will help you prepare for future jobs in the broadcast industry.

Students must be able to earn credit through an accredited college or university to participate in this internship. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Shadow each aspect of promo production from concept to completion;
  • Assist Producer/Writer/Editor team with day-to-day responsibilities as assigned;
  • Build professional communication and presentation skills;
  • Learn and use Avid Media Composer to complete their projects

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Current college/university junior or senior majoring in Video Production or related major;
  • Must be able to receive college/university credit;
  • Experience with non-linear editing preferred;
  • Must be able to participate in a minimum of 2-3 days per week;
  • Must be punctual and able to commit to all time scheduled;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Creative and analytical skills

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Feb 12, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

SVP, Station Operations
Clearwater, FL

SVP, Station Operations


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with over 60 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Senior Vice President of Station Operations is responsible for the leadership and management of all day-to-day operations of the ION Station Group. The position would lead a team of over 120 people across the country including broadcast engineers. The objectives for the group will be to create and maintain an organization and infrastructure that best supports the company’s viewership and profitability, both immediately and over the long-term.

We are searching for a highly analytical and detail-oriented leader with the requisite management skills and business acumen to meet these objectives. This individual will need to be able to understand the evolution of technology, regulations and business conditions, and to develop, communicate and execute strategies that result in maximum profitability and optionality for the company.  The SVP Station Operations must direct, manage, develop and mentor the team to ensure their operational skills support a high performance environment to meet current and future business needs.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

RESPONSIBILITIES - Management

  • Overall responsibility for operational and financial performance of ION’s Station Group, including engineering, support, station operations, lease management and compliance;
  • Create appropriate operational objectives for Station Operations Group to support overall company objectives;
  • Develop operational and financial metrics for measuring success and progress;
  • Understand how potential changes in technological, regulatory and business environment may impact Group and company goals;
  • Develop financial and operational systems for evaluating key strategic and operational decisions, including but not limited to capital expenditures, vendor agreements and organizational decisions;
  • Communicate effectively with corporate management;
  • Mentor, develop and challenge existing team members while also attracting the best talent to the organization

RESPONSIBILITIES - Individual

  • Prepare and maintain operational budget, forecasts, plans and reports;
  • Develop and manage capital budgets and justifications; partner with Finance to develop budgets, track costs, and provide pre-estimates and post-estimates as requested;
  • Work closely with other departments (Station Support) to provide ongoing dash boards on individual station performance and operating metrics;
  • Maintain understanding of relevant regulations (i.e. FCC, workplace, other)

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

EXPERIENCE – Desired

  • P&L responsibility for operations consisting of 20+ team members;
  • Analysis of business operations for similarly sized or larger operations;
  • Creation of management and financial systems;
  • Presentation of complex business and technical topics to corporate management;
  • Management of diverse teams;
  • Experience working with engineering-based organizations and topics;
  • Knowledge of television engineering and the media industry preferred but not required

POSTED:


Feb 9, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Support Analyst, User Devices & Support
New York , NY

Support Analyst, User Devices & Support


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with 65 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

This is a senior-level technical position, requiring a wide variety of experience in supporting technology in a complex environment. The candidate will have demonstrated advanced, in-depth experience with implementing, configuring and supporting Windows-based computers.

Duties include level 1, 2, and 3 support of IT applications and services; configuring, installing, and securing computer hardware, software, and peripherals.   

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Provide excellent customer service over the phone, in person, and via remote channels;
  • Adhere to IT policies and procedures to ensure consistent quality of service;
  • Utilize incident management system to receive, track, and resolve requests;
  • Manage inventory as it relates to desktops, laptops, peripherals and mobile devices;
  • Maintain current working knowledge and documentation of technologies deployed within our environment;
  • Test software updates in a lab environment prior to production deployment;
  • Any other assigned duties by management

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supporting C-Level/Executive/CEO clients in a help desk/deskside support role;
  • Demonstrated expertise and proficiency supporting clients within a Microsoft Windows environment with a minimum of (5) years of related experience;
  • Results-oriented troubleshooting and commitment to excellence;
  • Advanced knowledge of endpoint protection;
  • Comfortable working and communicating with senior level executives;
  • Ability to multi-task, manage time, and follow through with assignments;
  • Strong problem solving, organization, and project management skills;
  • Must be detail oriented, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Must enjoy interacting with customers;
  • Must be flexible with regard to working a schedule that requires “on call” service

POSTED:


Jan 29, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Junior, On-Air Designer
Clearwater, FL

Junior, On-Air Designer


OVERVIEW:

 

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with over 60 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Junior, On-Air Designer is responsible for creating the versioning request for on-air promos using After Effects. The ideal candidate must be detail oriented and have excellent typography skills. The candidate will be working with an approved template that needs to be followed within the brand guidelines for ION Media Networks.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Responsible for creating versioning graphics for on-air packages for various projects using After Effects;
  • Candidate must be extremely organized and detail oriented with strong design, problem solving and interpersonal skills;
  • Work in a team environment, which includes Producers, Editors and Designers;
  • Work within the confines of a production schedule

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in computer graphics or motion design animation from a four-year college/university;
  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Great attention to detail; able to deliver final projects accurately in doing versioning requests within established templates;
  • Mac proficient / Proficient InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects skills;
  • Excellent typography and graphics skills; 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to multitask;
  • Create and edit motion graphics and animation pieces;
  • Understand brand guidelines for digital output;
  • Must be a self-starter and able to produce content under tight deadlines; 
  • Must be strong at organizational skills;
  • Excellent opportunity to learn, grow and develop;
  • Please include a link that showcases your latest work to be considered

POSTED:


Jan 17, 2018

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Chief Broadcast Engineer
Tampa, FL

Chief Broadcast Engineer


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 98 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with 60 full power stations. 

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system. 

The Chief Broadcast Engineer is responsible for the leadership and management of all day-to-day technical and business operations of one of the ION Media Station Group location. This hands-on individual will manage and maintain all broadcast equipment and systems used in the daily operation of the station as well as any ancillary systems used in the support and troubleshooting of technical issues as they arise. The Chief Broadcast Engineer will also work closely with the Station Engineer/Technician in developing an understanding of the administrative needs of the station should the need arise for coverage. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Manage and maintain all broadcast equipment/systems responsible for daily on-air operation of the station; Use of RF engineering knowledge to maintain and repair all technical equipment in studio and transmitter facilities, satellite downlink/uplink, and microwave transmission systems;
  • Manage and maintain all ancillary systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical;
  • Exercise knowledge of FCC rules and regulations to protect the entity’s license;
  • Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise;
  • Carry out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to Engineering Support for further diagnosis;
  • Implement new engineering projects as directed by RDE, Quality Assurance, or Engineering Support. Manage project(s) and report status to Regional Director of Engineering as needed;
  • 24/7 on-call availability to ensure continuous operation of the station;
  • May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions;
  • Coordinate and oversee training program for Station Technicians;
  • Other duties as assigned 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field and/or a minimum of five (5) years of experience in broadcast station operations or engineering; bachelor’s degree is preferred;
  • Broadcast Engineering Certification, i.e. FCC license, Society of Broadcast Engineer (SBE) certification would be a plus;
  • High proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Strong time management skills in meeting deadlines while maintaining attention to detail;
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the region on an as needed basis;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record;
  • Must have a strong understanding of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural and civil engineering methods;
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift and carry up to a maximum of 35 lbs., as well as climb on step-stools, ladders and other necessary equipment

POSTED:


Dec 6, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Chief Broadcast Engineer
San Francisco, CA

Chief Broadcast Engineer


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 98 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with 60 full power stations. 

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system. 

The Chief Broadcast Engineer is responsible for the leadership and management of all day-to-day technical and business operations of one of the ION Media Station Group location. This hands-on individual will manage and maintain all broadcast equipment and systems used in the daily operation of the station as well as any ancillary systems used in the support and troubleshooting of technical issues as they arise.  The Chief Broadcast Engineer will also work closely with the Station Engineer/Technician in developing an understanding of the administrative needs of the station should the need arise for coverage. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Manage and maintain all broadcast equipment/systems responsible for daily on-air operation of the station; Use of RF engineering knowledge to maintain and repair all technical equipment in studio and transmitter facilities, satellite downlink/uplink, and microwave transmission systems;
  • Manage and maintain all ancillary systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical;
  • Exercise knowledge of FCC rules and regulations to protect the entity’s license;
  • Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise;
  • Carry-out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to Engineering Support for further diagnosis;
  • Implement new engineering projects as directed by RDE, Quality Assurance, or Engineering Support. Manage project(s) and report status to Regional Director of Engineering as needed;
  • 24/7 on-call availability to ensure continuous operation of the station;
  • May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions;
  • Coordinate and oversee training program for Station Technicians;
  • Other duties as assigned 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field and/or a minimum of five (5) years of experience in broadcast station operations or engineering; Bachelor’s degree is preferred;
  • Broadcast Engineering Certification, i.e. FCC license, Society of Broadcast Engineer (SBE) certification would be a plus;
  • High proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Strong time management skills in meeting deadlines while maintaining attention to detail;
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the region on an as needed basis;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record;
  • Must have a strong understanding of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural and civil engineering methods;
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift and carry up to a maximum of 35lbs., as well as climb on step-stools, ladders and other necessary equipment

POSTED:


Nov 17, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

On-Air Design Intern
Clearwater, FL

On-Air Design Intern


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 98 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with 60 full power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

This internship program is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the motion graphics design process, in collaboration with a team that includes Producers, Editors and On-Air Designers.

We are seeking creative, motivated students who are eager to learn in a fast-paced environment with a positive attitude. You will participate in a program that is designed to focus on on-air design project work, which will provide an understanding of our business, in a professional environment. The skills you learn will help you prepare for future jobs in the broadcast industry.

Students must be able to earn credit through an accredited college or university to participate in this internship.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Work in a team environment, which includes the Producers, Editors and Designers;
  • Develop a working knowledge of the professional design process;
  • Gain hands-on experience with the latest equipment & software programs;
  • Assist in creating dynamic graphics for various projects using Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Work within a production schedule while conceptualizing and executing creative projects;
  • Gain exposure to all facets of our On-Air Promotions business unit

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Current college/university junior or senior majoring in motion design, 3D modeling/animation or related major;
  • Must be able to receive college/university credit;
  • Mac-proficient;
  • Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects) and 3D graphics software;
  • Strong understanding of 3D animation fundamentals, principles, and techniques; 
  • Must be able to participate 2-3 days per week;
  • Must be punctual and able to commit to all time scheduled;
  • Please include a link that showcases your latest work to be considered;
  • In order to participate in the internship program, you must be earning college credit.

POSTED:


Oct 6, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Information Security Leader
Clearwater, FL

Information Security Leader


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 100 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with over 60 full-power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Information Security Leader is responsible for managing and mentoring staff, developing internal policies and procedures, and will be key in driving security operations, analysis, and intelligence functions for ION. This role will be challenged with minimizing ION’s overall information security risks and providing easily understood metrics that help identify areas of improvement. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

You will be leading the effort, with the help of other IT managers, to:

  • Initiate, facilitate and promote activities to create information security awareness;
  • Develop and own assessment tools that are easy to use and apply industry best practices to highlight key risks;
  • Provide support and advisory to technology leads and oversee assessment efforts to ensure responsible risk management;
  • Identify security technologies needed to protect the company's information assets from emerging threats;
  • Remain abreast, assess needs and establish plans to stay prepared for ever-changing security threats, malware and other cyber security attack methods;
  • Integrate risk management processes into our existing business operations;
  • Develop strong and collaborative cross-functional relationships throughout the business to further ION’s security strategy and reduce overall risk

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or related discipline required;
  • 5+ years in information security required;
  • Relevant certification(s) in information security;
  • In-depth experience and knowledge of information systems architecture, security controls, and regulatory standards required;
  • Ability to make quick judgment calls and prioritize tasks under high pressure;
  • An in-depth knowledge and demonstrated expertise creating security assessment tools, producing reports on organizational security status, and developing company risk prevention frameworks

POSTED:


Dec 21, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Station Technician
Kansas City, KS

Station Technician


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in 98 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with 60 full power stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Station Technician is responsible for assisting the Chief Broadcast Engineer with the day-to-day technical and business operations of the Kansas City, KS, ION station. This hands-on individual will have the day-to-day responsibilities for monitoring, controlling and reporting the operability of the station’s master control and transmitter operations, as well as having the opportunity to work closely with the Chief Broadcast Engineer in the maintenance of the studio, transmitter and distribution delivery equipment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Monitor, control and report to the operability of station’s master control and transmitter operations;
  • Monitor and report station outages;
  • Work together with Chief Broadcast Engineer in daily operation of studio, transmitter and distribution delivery;
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to troubleshoot television transmitter and facility issues with Chief Broadcast Engineer;
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to maintain systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical;
  • Assist legal and corporate in the maintenance of the station public file in accordance with FCC requirements; Track and confirm FCC online station files;
  • At the direction of the Chief Broadcast Engineer:
    • Liaison for all cable, DBS and Telco operators within market;
    • Operate, log and maintain EAS tests and equipment;
    • Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise;
    • Carry out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to engineering support for further diagnosis; 
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures, including corporate guidelines and best practices;
  • May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions;
  • Additional coursework and in-house training is required to advance to a Station Engineer;
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Please note: There are no production-related responsibilities with this position

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree and at least two (2) years of experience in broadcast station operations, engineering or related industry;
  • Comfort and willingness to learn, implement, and operate new technology related to broadcasting and content delivery;
  • Strong proficiency with computers, to include Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines;
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift and carry up to a maximum of 35 lbs., as well as climb on step-stools, ladders and other necessary equipment;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to transmitter sites and travel throughout the region on an as needed basis;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record;
  • Some understanding, via additional course work, of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural and civil engineering methods is desired;
  • Specific understanding of television operations, connectivity, video switching and IP networking would be a plus;
  • Knowledge of FCC broadcasting rules preferred;
  • Knowledge and basic technical understanding of traffic workflow system preferred

POSTED:


Jul 10, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer