Broadcast IT Specialist - WLS TV (ABC 7 Chicago)

  • Disney
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Nov 10, 2021
Full time Journalist Media-Journalism Television

Job Description

Job Summary:

WLS-TV’s (ABC 7 Chicago) Broadcast IT Specialist, located in Chicago, Illinois, will perform an integral role implementing, maintaining, and supporting all departments and day-to-day operations in the facility required to deliver our product to the viewers on multiple platforms.


  • Collaborate with the technology team on maintenance and integration of new technologies with existing infrastructure, and ensuring they are conforming to company standards, security policies and regulations.
  • Troubleshoot and remediate complex systems in a fast-paced time sensitive live production and broadcast operation. Analyze root cause to determine operational or technical issues and take necessary corrective action to prevent the issue from reoccurring.
  • Participate with writing and collaborating on technical documentation and standard operating procedures written for both technical and non-technical audience.
  • Interact with end users in News, Programming, Production and Creative Services on systems. Provide direction and training to them when issues arise during the day-to-day operations.
  • Planning and executing technical requirements for local and remote special events.
  • Other duties as directed by Technology Department.
  • WLS-TV is a 24x7x365 broadcast facility as such non-regular hours including evenings, weekends and holidays will be required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Effective communication with members of the Technology team and an ability to communicate across the organization at all levels.
  • Applicants must have strong knowledge and experience working with Active Directory, Apple, Linux and Microsoft desktop/server environments, TCP/IP and Cisco Networking, Firewalls, Server Virtualization (VMWare) and SAN infrastructure.
  • In depth experience supporting a broad range of technology such as mobile devices, laptops, desktops, and enterprise class servers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly organized and capable of monitoring and responding to high volumes of various forms of electronic communication
  • Proficient with one or more scripting languages like VB/.BAT/PowerShell and also have experience with MS SQL database management.
  • Familiarity with application packaging and deployment with Microsoft SCCM or similar tools.

Required Education

  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent work experience in lieu of education.