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.

System Administrator in Pittsburgh, PA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 5/14/2022

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Job Summary

BASIC FUNCTION: To install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot IT hardware and software throughout WPXI-TV facilities, administrate user accounts, assist end-users, and assist Information Systems Manager in research and planning of IT systems design.

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.

SCOPE and IMPACT: Scope includes complete compliance with station and CMG corporate IT policies. This position may be required to respond to emergency service requests on nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES, and AUTHORITY:* IT Installation Install IT hardware such as PCs, printers, accessories, etc. as needed at any WPXI-TV facility. Install desktop software required by employees to properly satisfy their business requirements as directed by station management. Proper hardware and software installation includes adherence to WPXI and CMG IT security standards and best practices.
* IT Maintenance Troubleshoot and repair issues that arise with IT hardware or software in a timely manner. Provide alternative equipment, software, or procedures if necessary to allow business to continue normally.
* IT Configuration Set up hardware and software to accommodate user’s and system needs properly and review to ensure that changing needs are recognized and handled.
* Phones Implement, maintain, troubleshoot and configure the various phones used at WPXI-TV facilities. This includes POTS, VoIP, and mobile devices.
* Networking Perform basic network functions such as cabling end-user equipment and connecting to network switches, document network connections, and basic network connectivity troubleshooting.
*On-Air Equipment The System Administrator will be trained on the basic operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of major on-air equipment including but not limited to
automation, graphics, and newsroom computer systems. (S)he must be able to respond to issues with these systems quickly and efficiently to resolve real or potential on-air issues.
*Assist Engineering Maintenance and Operations Staff The System Administrator may be called on to assist the Engineering Maintenance and Operations Staff with technical, but not necessarily IT issues. (S)he will do so to the best of her/his abilities and knowledge.
* Security Always work to maintain WPXI and CMG IT security standards and always be aware of vulnerabilities and take steps to minimize or eliminate those vulnerabilities.
* Prioritize Tasks When multiple tasks require attention, the System Administrator must prioritize the jobs to ensure that on-air operations and on-air support receive priority.
* Discretion The System Administrator will necessarily have access to system, files, data, and information that is considered sensitive and confidential. (S)he will be required to maintain and protect the confidentiality of this information at all times.
* Teamwork / Professionalism The System Administrator will be working with every department and group at WPXI-TV. (S)he shall do so in a professional manner and work within a spirit of teamwork.



What we look for

Education: Associates degree in related field. Bachelor degree preferred or equal practical experience.
Other Formal Training: Microsoft, Cisco, or other mainstream certifications are not required but beneficial.
Experience: Three years or more performing System Administrator functions.
Specific Knowledge: Proficiency with:
• Microsoft Windows 10
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2016/2019
• Networking – LAN (Cisco), WAN, Wireless
• Active Directory
• Microsoft Office
• Desktop / Network Security
• Software / Hardware Installation
• Help Desk and Remote Support
• VoIP Phone Configuration / Support
• Troubleshooting all facets of desktop / network IT issues
• Mobile Devices
Skills and Abilities: Dynamic, self-motivated individual who can respond to the fast-paced day-to-day IT issues in an efficient and effective manner while interfacing with our employees in a friendly, professional style.
Job Dimensions
Complexity of Duties- The ability to handle more than one task at a time and establish effective priorities.
Difficult Problems- Possess ability to solve technical or procedural problems as needed. Know when to ask for help.
Written and Oral Communications- Possess ability to accurately document procedures and IT systems. Must be able to present and share information with other station employees.
Interpersonal Skills- Required to be of high standards. Adhere to WPXI’s Employee Code of Conduct. Require ability to interact with end users at their technical level.
Additional Comments: Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor, department head or station management. Attend scheduled staff meetings and maintain an awareness of station goals. Be on constant lookout for opportunities to improve operations and procedures and be willing to present to station management.

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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