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Assistant, Commercial Operations
New York, NY

Assistant, Commercial Operations


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in close to 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 Assistant for Commercial Operations is responsible for providing a wide range of high-level administrative support to the Chief Commercial Officer, through the effective managing, organizing and leveraging of the executive’s time. The ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role. This role will also offer support to the EVP, Network Sales and EVP, LF, DR & Digital Sales.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Prepare reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents, using PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and other database or presentation software;Schedule, maintain and manage all calendar items;
  • Schedule, maintain and manage all calendar items;
  • Provide an uninterrupted telephone presence and respond to callers appropriately;
  • Coordinate conference calls;
  • Coordinate all travel arrangements;
  • Arrange meetings, meals, and sales events, both on-site and off-site;
  • Process T&E reports through our automated process;
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Must have a minimum of 4 years' administrative experience, preferably with senior level executives;
  • Experience in the television broadcasting environment in preferable;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; using standard office equipment and procedures (i.e. facsimile, photocopier, mail and parcel service);  
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively, and deadline-driven;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; strong attention to detail;
  • Resourceful in problem solving; experienced in working in a collaborative team environment;
  • Positive and professional standards, judgment, diplomacy and discretion when dealing with sensitive information

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Dec 11, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Marketing Coordinator
New York, NY

Marketing Coordinator


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in close to 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 Marketing Coordinator supports the NY Marketing Team for all ION client verticals, including Distribution, Sales and Corporate Events.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Coordinate and handle event sponsorship assets across all client verticals;
  • Manage premium/inventory closet requests and fulfillment;
  • Track monthly travel & expenses for the department;
  • Track event & sponsorship budget;
  • Database maintenance and data entry/reporting, including client mailings and contact lists;
  • Assist with formatting presentations and shipping procurement as needed for sales presentations, affiliate marketing campaigns, and events; 
  • Support Distribution Marketing in broadcast affiliate and cable/satellite television affiliate reach growth initiatives, including tradeshow coordination and client events;
  • Professionally represent ION Media at industry events/conferences throughout the country as needed

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 2-4 years of marketing experience, preferably in television, media, and/or entertainment;
  • Trade/consumer show/event experience;
  • Excellent written & verbal skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/initiatives at once;
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills with both internal and external groups;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office;
  • Must be able to lift and transport a minimum of 25 lbs.;
  • Must be able to travel (25%)

POSTED:


Dec 11, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Commercial Quality Control Operator
Clearwater, FL

Commercial Quality Control Operator


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in close to 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 Commercial Quality Control Operator is the final person to view all commercial files prior broadcast. This detail-oriented individual will review and approve long-form and short-form commercial assets for all ION Media networks and stations. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Review all commercial files to ensure they are in compliance with quality standards set forth by ION Media and the FCC;
  • Read and analyze audio/video levels on broadcast scopes;
  • Collaborate with ION Media Standards & Practices department to ensure that commercial assets with questionable content are flagged for further review;
  • Communicate and submit detailed discrepancy reports to appropriate staff;
  • Maintain department documentation on operating procedures;
  • Proactively troubleshoot and offer forward thinking solutions;
  • Train with and backup other team members as needed

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • College degree in television or related field preferred;
  • Minimum three years of related work experience;
  • Ability to review commercials for extended periods of time while maintaining focus;
  • Ability to discern and differentiate minor video flaws;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize a high volume of work and meet deadlines;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Flexibility to work weekends, holidays and after hours, when needed

POSTED:


Dec 11, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Director, Business Affairs
New York, NY

Director, Business Affairs


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 Director, Business Affairs is tasked with drafting various content agreements and general administrative matters, including rights management for ION’s programming content.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Negotiate and draft various content-related documents, including content license agreements, talent agreements, production service agreements; and contractual notices triggering various content rights;
  • Contract Administration and Rights Management for all content-related agreements;
  • Contract rights summaries, data entry of program agreement terms in Broadview and various tracking reports;
  • Track and follow-up on contractual options, trigger dates, license terms and any other time-sensitive matters relating to programming agreements;
  • Coordinate various deliverables (E&O insurance certificates and promotional materials) from studios, and contractual compliance with ION report requirements (usage reports);
  • Maintain database on content solicitations and provide approved responses;
  • Prepare schedules and other rights management documents using established templates;
  • Maintain various files and record keeping electronically

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably also J.D.), with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in television business affairs and rights management;
  • A broad understanding of production, acquisition, distribution and licensing of content; Experience in all aspects of digital rights analysis of multi-platform rights acquisition;
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills, including quantitative analytical skills;
  • A self-starter, proactive, detail-oriented, and able to work with minimal supervision while exercising discretion and independent, sound judgment;
  • Strong PC skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook

POSTED:


Dec 7, 2017

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

Repack Project Engineer
Clearwater, FL

Repack Project 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 Repack Project Engineer is responsible for the day-to-day support and integration of technology at all broadcast stations of ION Media nationwide. We are searching for a focused, detail-oriented, and dynamic technical professional to ensure that ION has a high quality, consistent transmission in each DMA and a distribution platform that conforms or exceeds FCC and company requirements. This hands-on position has a very heavy emphasis on project management and requires a complete understanding of the technical operation of a television station and network. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work side by side with the Vice President, Engineering, Support and Services, on the strategy, plan and implementation of the spectrum realignment at broadcast television facilities nationwide.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Proficient in technical construction techniques, both hands on and project management;
  • Familiar with commercial/broadcast applications for building infrastructure, integration and electronics;
  • Execute electrical and mechanical calculations such as electrical loads and distribution, power factors, heat loads, transmitter TPO and ERP;
  • Able to perform transmission systems design, implementation and quality assurance;
  • Propose and create system designs, specifications and illustrations to align the broadcast model with ION strategies and visions;
  • Identify creative ways to reduce cost by streamlining processes and systems;
  • Interact heavily with vendors, contractors, landlords, local municipalities and other staff to design, implement  and execute broadcast system construction related projects;
  • Upgrades and/or maintain broadcast related equipment at all ION stations;
  • Operate and troubleshoot broadcast related equipment standard to the industry;
  • Analyze information and data to problem solve and make decisions;
  • Heavy travel required at times - to complete requirements gathering and ensure project progression;
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training or work experience;
  • 5 years of experience in television broadcast engineering;   
  • Track record in multi-task project management in a technical environment;
  • Knowledge and/or familiarity of IOT and solid state transmitters (UHF and VHF), transmission systems including combiners, filters, antennas and line, high-voltage, tower structures, and microwave STL equipment;
  • Ability to perform transmitter proofs, line sweeps and other electrical measurements a plus;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team setting;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to communicate highly technical concepts in a nontechnical manner;
  • Ability to remain focused and multi-task during multiple emergency off-air situations;
  • Must be able to meet deadlines quickly while maintaining attention to detail;
  • Proficient with standard office applications (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Outlook);
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business and technical publications, professional journals, white papers, instructional manuals, schematics and technical procedures;
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.

 

POSTED:


Dec 6, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Applications Web Developer
West Palm Beach, FL

Applications Web Developer


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 Applications Web Developer is responsible for providing strategic technology architecture recommendations in developing websites for all ION Media brands. In this role, the individual will create new interactive tools, including web-based, mobile and social, in an effort to engage consumers, drive traffic and promote ION’s on-air offerings.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Provide strategic technology and architecture recommendations in developing websites for all ION Media brands;
  • Create new interactive tools (web-based, mobile, social media) to engage consumers and promote our on-air offerings

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • 5+ years of experience in web application development;
  • Advanced knowledge of PHP and javascript programming;
  • Must have past development experience with the Laravel framework (version 5 or higher);
  • Must have experience building applications with the VueJS framework (or experience with React might suffice);
  • Experience with database query languages MSSQL, MySQL;
  • Experience using Version Control Systems (Git, Bitbucket, GitHub);
  • Understanding of NPM and Composer asset management processes;
  • Experience working with frontend automated build tools (Webpack, Gulp);
  • A deep knowledge of HTML, jQuery, CSS3, SCSS/SASS;
  • A working knowledge of Windows and Linux server administration;
  • Advanced knowledge of Mac and PC operating systems;
  • Knowledge of project management, development methodologies and best practices;
  • Experience writing and performing unit and functionality tests for both client side and server side code a plus;
  • Good to have knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Products (specifically Photoshop & Illustrator);
  • An understanding of video compression technologies and social media integration would also be beneficial

POSTED:


Dec 6, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Director, Sales Development, Digital Industry
New York or California, NY, CA

Director, Sales Development, Digital Industry


OVERVIEW:

ION Media has established a track record of operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available in close to 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.

ION is seeking a sales professional with a dedicated focus on selling ION’s brand and broadcast television platform to the New Media Digital industry. The director will be responsible for generating new advertising accounts and revenue for ION Television. 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Work in conjunction with ION Marketing team on a deep market analysis, identifying and developing a strategic, go-to market sales road map;
  • Create detailed sales pitch highlighting the power of broadcast homes and ION’s brand value;
  • Cultivate existing and develop new relationships among clients to attract new advertisers to the network;
  • Research emerging technologies to build a pipeline of potential new clients;
  • Proactively communicate television industry trends and marketplace changes; as it pertains to ratings transparency, return on investments to client base on a regular basis;
  • Work collaboratively with ION Sales Team to coordinate account communication 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 10+ years of television selling or related advertising sales experience;
  • Expert knowledge of new media companies, with strong client contacts within the industry,
  • Proven success and track record in a similar role;
  • Analytical skills, including an understanding of Nielsen and sales-account metric data;
  • High energy, self-starter;
  • Monthly travel required;
  • Thorough knowledge and usage of Salesforce.com preferred;
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

POSTED:


Dec 6, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Staff Accountant, Leases
West Palm Beach, FL

Staff Accountant, Leases


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 Staff Accountant, Leases is responsible for leading the accounting over leases and related financial report preparation process while being a hands-on member of the accounting team. Reporting to the VP, Controller, the Staff Accountant, Leases, will be able to support management while assisting in the day-to-day accounting functions.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Review lease contracts for proper accounting treatment;
  • Maintenance of lease schedules for financial reporting;
  • Responsible for prepaid assets and all electric and rent/CAM accruals;
  • Prepare routine and non-routine journal entries over areas of responsibility on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis;
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual account reconciliations over areas of responsibility;
  • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and disclosures in areas of responsibility;
  • Ensure compliance with the company’s accounting policies and procedures;
  • Assist in the development and documentation of applicable policies and procedures;
  • Research and respond to inquiries pertaining to corporate accounting matters;
  • Collaborate with other departments to gather information for accounting matters as deemed necessary

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or equivalent experience;
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Accounting;
  • Knowledge of lease accounting preferred;
  • Excellent communication (oral & written) and organizational skills;
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Experience working with GL systems, Excel, Word and PowerPoint required

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Dec 4, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Account Executive
Los Angeles, CA

Account Executive


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 Account Executive is responsible for developing, generating and maintaining new and existing business. We are searching for a dynamic, personable, self-directed, and motivated sales person to manage the entire sales process with our customers from initial contact to close of business. The best candidate will have a successful track record of in-depth research, negotiation, presentation skills, and meeting financial targets.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Generate/increase revenue of new and existing accounts from an established list of advertising agencies and clients to meet annual revenue goals;
  • Work closely with the Pricing & Inventory team in order to maximize revenue goals and achieve pricing objectives set by management;
  • Strategically negotiate data-driven, high CPM sales;
  • Own, manage, and develop relationships with clients, agency planners and buyers through day-to-day interactions; actively grow industry relationships in order to gain marketplace intelligence;
  • Understand customer needs and look for opportunities to develop creative solutions, including customizable cross-platform opportunities that meet client needs; Increasing share from existing clients and generating new revenue;
  • Customize sales presentations and proposals utilizing research and marketing solutions in order to create compelling advertiser value;
  • Generate sales activity reports and direct all accounts from proposal through post-analysis;
  • Lead, develop, motivate and mentor support team of sales planner and sales assistant by developing strong team alliance, inclusive participation and structured training;
  • Communicate effectively and ensure clients receive superior customer service

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Minimum of 5 years' sales experience with national cable, broadcast ad sales or media buying background required;
  • Must be computer literate with command of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Proven track record of increasing revenue and developing new business;
  • Excellent negotiating skills; Ability to garner high CPM;
  • Must be able to maintain a good attitude with a sense of urgency in this position;
  • Must be very detail oriented and able to meet deadlines on a regular basis;
  • Ideal candidate must have large client, buying and planner contact list;
  • Must posses analytical skills deemed vital to the sales process Nielsen, MRI (i.e. marketing, programming information and competitive information, as well as analyzing research information

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Nov 22, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Financial Analyst, Content Acquisitions
New York, NY

Financial Analyst, Content Acquisitions


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 Financial Analyst, Content Acquisitions is responsible for being an integral member of the Content Acquisitions team and is responsible for providing quantitative diligence and analytical support in the acquisition of program content.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Leverage a suite of content analytic tools and datasets to conduct quantitative analysis, extracting insights and trends;
  • Transform data-driven insights into quantitative presentations that summarize analysis to guide stakeholders' decision making;
  • Apply your proficiency in quantitative analysis, data mining, and visualization to see beyond the data in identifying and quantifying high-impact opportunities;
  • Support content management in formulating analytical frameworks, metrics and dashboards to assist content acquisition decisions;
  • Research and manage Content Market Pipeline, including exhibition & sales history

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics or other relevant field that demonstrates quantitative orientation;
  • 4+ years of relevant experience; prior experience at a studio, television or digital media helpful but not required;
  • Strong communication skills and proven track record of providing succinct presentation and delivering actionable insights based on analysis and data;
  • Must combine a strong creative interest in content with mindset for a data-driven culture;
  • Exceptional proficiency with MS Excel & PowerPoint; working knowledge of statistics and analysis packages

POSTED:


Nov 27, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Station Technician
Cedar Rapids, IA

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 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

 

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

POSTED:


Nov 20, 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

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Nov 17, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, Content Finance
New York, NY

Manager, Content Finance


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 Manager, Content Finance, is responsible for a full-scope, hands-on content FP&A role providing financial support to the Content department with emphasis on budgeting, forecasting and key business metrics. You will have a keen attention to detail, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and skills in finance coupled with analytical prowess. You are a self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity and is analytical, detail-oriented, and will possess the ability to work well with cross-functional teams, including business affairs, content and finance. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Your responsibilities can be broadly classified into these categories requiring various skillsets;
    • Management reporting & analysis;
    • Diligent housekeeping of content finance tools;
  • Comprehend and evaluate financial information to improve efficiency and processes in the content area;
  • Support content finance processes by analyzing programming usage, tracking payments, and submitting variance analyses highlighting risks and opportunities;
  • Develop budget vs. actual reconciliations to assess the correctness of forecasts;
  • Compile data for content-related financial and operational KPIs in a timely, relevant, accurate and consumable fashion;
  • Analyze and prioritize content process related metrics by understanding data sources and frequency, and drive automation to enable faster and more accurate reporting;
  • Is organized and diligent in making sure all regular management reports are being done accurately and on time;
  • Liaison with key business partners on Content, notably, Content Acquisitions/Business Affairs and Finance

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or related field;
  • 4-8 years of relevant financial modeling, strategic analysis, and reporting experience;
  • Advanced Excel experience with the ability to navigate large data sets is a must;
  • Experience with NetSuite, Oracle, SAP, or other finance/accounting software or ERP solutions is a plus;
  • Demonstrates a systematic approach towards collecting data from various sources;
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, problem solving and time management skills;
  • Diligent, diplomatic, positive, go-getter attitude.

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Nov 3, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

VP, Local-National Spot Television Sales
New York , NY

VP, Local-National Spot Television Sales


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 Vice President, Local-National Spot Television Sales is responsible for accelerating revenue growth through sales calls among the advertising agencies. This position will manage the local account executives and ensure performance metric goals of the division and staff are achieved. Regular sales call visibility with clients and account executives is paramount.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Generate new revenue and increase revenue of existing accounts through sales calls and strategic execution of sales plans and strategies of department;
  • Meet quarterly and annual revenue goals with the primary focus on rate achievement and activity growth;
  • Develop relationships with clients, agency planners and buyers through day-to-day interactions; actively grow industry relationships in order to gain marketplace intelligence;
  • Execute Pricing & Inventory directives to maximize revenue goals and achieve pricing objectives set by commercial operations management;
  • Manage established monthly, quarterly, and annual goals for sales staff with identifiable milestones;
  • Weekly team and one-on-one performance and strategic execution review meetings;
  • Ensure sales activity goals are met;

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Minimum of 8-10 years' local-national spot advertising sales and management experience with local-national spot broadcast or cable;
  • College degree;
  • Proven track record of increasing revenue; developing new business; established agency-client relationships;
  • Ideal candidate must have large client, buying and planner contact list and established relationships;
  • Must possess analytical skills deemed vital to the sales process and ION culture including Nielsen, research information, and sales-account sales metric data;
  • Thorough knowledge and effective usage of Salesforce.com preferred;
  • Must be computer literate with command of Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Must be very detail oriented and able to meet deadlines on a regular basis
  • Effective in account executive skill development;
  • Excellent negotiating and presentation skills 

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Oct 30, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, Content Technology Support
Clearwater, FL

Manager, Content Technology Support


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 Manager of Content Technology Support is responsible for developing solutions to manage our media and workflows related to programming content. The chosen candidate will work with the VP, Content Technology to enable continuing innovation and recommend improvement in process and technology.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Develop and implement digital workflow procedures for the acquisition and distribution of programming content;
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all systems;
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures; coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies;
  • Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures;
  • Apply software maintenance updates as required;
  • Establish system requirements and recommend improvements in process and technology

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or comparable experience;
  • 5 years' prior experience;
  • Ability to diagnose audio and video errors/issues;
  • Basic knowledge of IT network connectivity and infrastructure;
  • Strong knowledge of Avid Edit systems and storage including: Avid Media Composer, Avid Interplay, Avid ISIS and Nexis;
  • Experience with media delivery services such as Signiant and Aspera;
  • Familiarity with Masstech or similar Media Asset Management systems;
  • Expertise in digital file transcode and workflows using systems such as TeleStream Vantage;
  • Experience with automated QC systems such as Interra Bato;
  • Familiarity with SpectraLogic or similar LTO archiving system;
  • Highly organized with strong interpersonal, client relations and communication skills

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Oct 30, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Systems Administrator, Servers & Software
Clearwater, FL

Systems Administrator, Servers & Software


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 Systems Administrator, Servers & Software is responsible for working closely with peers and third-party vendors to ensure effective system and service operations.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Participates in system planning, design and implementation;
  • Performs system problem resolution and assists in the development of documentation;
  • Monitor system performance and make recommendations for improvement

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience;
  • 5+ years of experience as a systems administrator with enterprise technologies, including, but not limited to, DNS, SSL, IIS, Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, System Center;
  • 3+ years of Citrix experience, including design, implementation and administration;
  • MCSA or higher certification a plus;
  • Citrix certification a plus

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Oct 19, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Support Engineer I
Clearwater, FL

Support Engineer I


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 Support Engineer I is responsible for providing first level installation, maintenance and troubleshooting support of broadcast specific hardware and applications. This hands-on individual will have the day-to-day responsibilities for monitoring and responding to hardware and software problems utilizing a variety of hardware and software testing tools and techniques.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Monitor and respond to hardware and software problems utilizing a variety of hardware and software testing tools and techniques;
  • Provide support services over the phone, email and other remote assistance;
  • Upgrades and/or maintain broadcast related equipment at all ION stations;
  • Assist with the rollout of new or replacement equipment where necessary;
  • Assist with the development and implementation of SOP’s pertaining to ION specific equipment configuration;
  • Assist Station Monitoring in first-level support troubleshooting technical issues in the field;
  • 10% travel to other ION sites for training, installations, upgrades, etc.;
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • An associate’s degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training or work experience;
  • Basic knowledge of broadcasting terminology;
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot broadcast related equipment standard to the industry;
  • Ability to troubleshoot IT and Networking related issues as they pertain to a television vroadcast facility;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a high focus and positive attitude when performing telephone support;
  • Ability to remain professional, focused and multi-task during multiple emergency off-air situations effectively and efficiently;
  • Must be able to meet deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail;
  • High proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business and technical publications, professional journals, white papers, instructional manuals, schematics and technical procedures
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.

  

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Oct 16, 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.

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Oct 6, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, Analytics
West Palm Beach, FL

Manager, Analytics


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 Manager, Analytics is responsible for playing a key role in the Commercial Department at ION. By managing analyses from start to finish, you will apply analytical methodologies to data, and extract meaningful insights that successfully position ION for maximizing revenue and optimizing commercial load. You will partner and work cross-functionally with Senior Management and other teams including Traffic, Pricing & Inventory, Marketing and Promotions teams to communicate insights and data. You will play a critical role in analyzing traffic patterns, trends, and ad loads through standard dashboards as well as ad hoc analyses.

This role is an excellent opportunity for an innovative individual who thinks critically about data in order to tell the story and communicate it to stakeholders, and wants to expand analytical capabilities to approach data from new perspectives.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Evaluate commercial loads, promo time and programming formats to optimize ION’s advertising inventory;
  • Lead the analysis of changes in traffic and commercial patterns, combining data analysis and meetings with various stakeholders; Own follow ups and track progress;
  • Manage analytics workflow:  Mine data;   Spot trends and deepen analysis to tell the story;   Clearly present insights in professional PowerPoint slides;
    • Mine data;
    • Spot trends and deepen analysis to tell the story;
    • Clearly present insights in professional PowerPoint slides;
  • Serve as analytics subject matter expert, providing training and development opportunities to Commercial team;
  • Implement process improvements, including automation of quantitative tools and dashboards

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline;
  • 4+ years of relevant experience, preferably in media or advertising;
  • Strategic thinker with a proven track record of combining data and business acumen to distill complex data sets to actionable insights;
  • Sense of curiosity, attention to detail and comfort with ambiguity;
  • Expertise with reporting tools and business intelligence tools like MicroStrategy, Cognos, Business Objects or Tableau;
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills;
  • Experience with databases and programming language a plus (SQL, VB);
  • Knowledge of statistical software (R, SAS) is a plus

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Sep 27, 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 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 Information Security Leader is responsible for managing and mentoring staff, develops 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

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Aug 25, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Station Engineer
Greensboro, NC

Station 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 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

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Aug 24, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Station Engineer
Seattle, WA

Station 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 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

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Aug 22, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Station Engineer
Nashville, TN

Station 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 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

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Aug 21, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Station Engineer
Memphis, TN

Station 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 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, satellite uplink, 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;
    • Assist in maintenance of satellite uplink facility;
    • 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;
  • Knowledge of DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards and operation;
  • Knowledge of satellite operations (Link Margin, Eb/N0, output power, heating);
  • Knowledge of remote satellite operations;
  • Knowledge of MPEG compression systems;
  • Working knowledge of baseband audio/video, digital audio/video, IP networking systems, electrical power systems (AC/DC), and Telco systems

POSTED:


Aug 21, 2017

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Station Engineer
Norfolk, VA

Station 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 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;
    • Carryout 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 35lbs., 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:


Aug 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

 

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

Network Operations
Clearwater, FL

Network Operations


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 position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, including, but not limited to, network operations engineering and monitoring support; ensuring ION has a high-quality, consistent transmission and a distribution platform that conforms to or exceeds FCC and company requirements; leading and overseeing the development of Network Engineering and Operations Management Teams, including on-going projects and new initiatives for the satellite broadcast uplink center in Clearwater, FL, and a secondary uplink facility in Memphis, TN. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Oversee Network Operations engineering and monitoring
  • Lead engineering support proactively to identify current/future needs, and oversee collaborations between Operations & Engineering to develop/implement effective solutions
  • Drive innovation through the implementation of new technology, identification of internal synergies, and overall leadership
  • Develop disaster recovery and business continuity contingencies for Network Operations and support
  • Serve as key contact with outside vendors to ensure ION’s strategic and financial goals are achieved while maintaining positive relationships; ensure efficient and effective technical and production operations activities through continuous process improvement
  • Coordinate hardware and software upgrades and their impact on workflow
  • Partner with Marketing, Commercial and Legal on standard and practices
  • Measure the performance of the department quarterly against set department goals and company goals
  • Direct, manage, develop and mentor the Engineering and Operations team to ensure their managerial and operational skills support and facilitate an open, collaborative and high performance environment
  • Lead the team in successfully developing and implementing a talent strategy to meet current and future business needs
  • Develop and manage capital budgets and justifications; partner with Finance to develop budgets, track costs and provide pre-estimates and post-estimates as requested

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • 10+ years of television operations management experience
  • 8+ years of managerial experience, to include performance management, career management and employee relations; solid experience overseeing (indirect reporting relationships) teams consisting of 20+ regular full-time staff
  • Understanding of video system flows, encoding, digital storage systems, automation systems, graphic systems, editing systems, signal flows, video and audio test equipment, technical specifications for video and audio in SDI, HD and ASI; media management and satellite transmission and distribution
  • Knowledge of television production, editing, engineering, satellite transmission and distribution systems required
  • Solid ability to balance production needs with operational capabilities, and to provide solutions that address and balance both wherever applicable
  • Solid experience with process improvement and identifying and leading operational changes for a TV network’s broadcast operations and production facilities
  • Proven ability to build strong partnerships across the organization, lead and manage groups through change and growth, and develop and manage a diverse workforce
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with various departments throughout the organization
  • Successful track record of managing up and across, and developing a strong business case for proposed changes; a business-savvy professional
  • Must be detail-oriented and have excellent problem-solving skills
  • Must have a track record of success working in a loosely structured environment that requires a hands-on work ethic
  • Proven track record leading large operations teams, with facilities management experience highly desirable
  • Highly-effective management skills and strong leadership presence necessary to operate in a high-pressure, dynamic on-air operations environment
  • Experience managing complex budgets, including capital project management
  • Must be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively delegate
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • MBA or other advanced degree a plus

 

 

            

ION Media Networks - An Equal Opportunity Employer