Maintenance Engineer in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 10/15/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

The KIRO-TV Maintenance Technician candidate will be involved in the installation, troubleshooting and support of the infrastructure and systems within the broadcast facility. The candidate must have a passion for broadcast engineering/IT and be comfortable with current media technologies, concepts and emerging trends (i.e. Broadcast technology as software, Streaming, OTT, Cloud Computing, etc.).

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.


  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of critical on-air video, audio, signal processing and transmission systems.
  • Troubleshoot and repair a variety of TV broadcast and production equipment
  • Provide operational support for end-users; respond to help desk tickets and calls
  • Interface with third party vendors and support technicians
  • Lead, execute, and complete projects as directed by management
  • Cable installation and termination
  • All other duties as assigned



What we look for

Qualifications & Requirements
The Ideal Candidate Must:

  • Possess strong engineering, IT/networking, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Be able to reimage or build up servers and desktop computers at the OS level.
  • Have experience with RF equipment such as broadcast transmitters and microwave equipment.
  • Demonstrate excellence in documentation and system drawing.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Be a self-starter and able to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment, working both independently and as a part of a diverse team.
  • Be project oriented, organized and able to list previously executed projects from concept to completion.
  • Demonstrate the ability to pivot and manage changing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Be willing to expand knowledge of emerging broadcast industry concepts/technologies.
  • Have a reliable mode of transportation (public transportation is not suitable.) Must hold and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

KIRO-TV is a 24/7 operation, and the candidate may be required to work non-traditional shifts, weekends/holidays, and be willing to be on call and/or work extra hours as needed. Candidate should be able to lift and carry equipment as necessary.  This is a position under an IBEW collective bargaining agreement.

Preferred Experience

  • AutoCAD and Visio software
  • Avid & iNews, Imagine, Evertz, RTS, Ignite
  • Remote access systems (LogMeIn, TeamViewer, VNC, etc.)
  • Automated Production Control software
  • Broadcast Automation Systems and related equipment
  • Newsroom NRCS/MAM Systems
  • Adobe Creative Software Products

Preferred Education/Training

A degree in a technical related field, appropriate certifications, and/or equivalent experience.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to viewers in the communities in which it serves. The company's operations primarily include 65 radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets,33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. Additionally, the company also offers a full suite of national, regional, local and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, Cox Reps and Gamut.



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