IT Systems Administrator - WHEC-TV

Requisition #:  20-1106

Job Responsibilities:

Assesses daily performance of information technology hardware and software systems. Routinely updates software configurations.

  • Schedules regular preventative maintenance and upgrades. Evaluates problematic systems and performs corrective maintenance (repair and re-installation) as necessary, including quick and efficient response to emergencies.
  • Researches, identifies, and recommends software and equipment for major system improvements in consultation with station management, HBI Information Services, and vendors.
  • Installs and configures new equipment and software. Adheres to project schedules and specifications.
  • Maintains up-to-date equipment inventories, technical drawings, configuration records, and wiring diagrams. Documents standard operating and emergency procedures.
  • Provides technical support in a cooperative manner to station personnel at all levels in all departments, to clients, and to viewers. Trains station personnel on new systems and produces training documents as required.
  • Work hours may vary including overnight and weekend assignments. IT Systems Administrator must be available for emergencies and other assignments when needed.
  • Maintains confidentiality of data at all times. Ensures high-performance.
  • Collaborates with network services, systems engineering and/or application development in order to restore service and/or identify problems. Complete other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary technical or IT degree, or equivalent experience, license, or certification. Two or more years of related work experience in essential job functions.
  • Knowledge of information technology relevant to essential job functions including:
  • 1.  Windows-based server administration and associated user workstations (including Microsoft Exchange),
  • 2.  IP Networks,
  • 3.  Network and File System Security
  • Previous technical experience in broadcasting or media is preferred.
  • May require familiarity with streaming media concepts and techniques, including digital video and audio compression standards such as MP3, WAV and MPEG. Experience working as a team member with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Must be able to take initiative but also to follow direction when required and have a strong ability to meet tight deadlines and work well in pressure situations. Solid organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information in a professional manner.

  Other requirements:

  • This position is subject to a pre-employment background. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a safe drviing history as determined by the company.  Driving record will be checked.
  • Ability to attend meetings as required. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with others. Builds working relationships with co-workers, customers, vendors and the general public.
  • Acts in a professional manner when representing the Company. Report to work on time and work established schedule/hours. Ability to work other hours or alternate schedules including weekends, early mornings and evenings as needed, as assigned by the management or required to complete a project or task. Communicate in English both verbally and in writing
  • Think critically, strategically and tactically and articulate information in clear, concise manner to others. Think quickly and logically. Work under pressure, meeting tight deadlines.
  • Drive own and rental vehicles and travel via airplanes for overnight business trips.

 Physical Requirements

  •  Ability to sit and work at a computer screen for periods of time. Ability to crawl, stoop, bend, lift overhead, and walk to reach equipment for evaluation, repair, and adjustment. Must be able to work for extended periods of time in a confined area. Good vision to see computer screen. Read, hear and speak clearly. Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing. Must be able to read and interpret instructions, schematics, and service manuals. Prepare reports, business correspondence, and business proposals. Manipulate computer keys and general office equipment, including telephone. Ability to lift 50 lbs. Ability to drive/operate a vehicle in a safe manner.