Information Technology Specialist

Ref#: 33861
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

This role spans both traditional IT and broadcast engineering disciplines including:

  • Work effectively with both the Manager of Technology Infrastructure and Director of Engineering to ensure the availability and proper operation of the computer network, servers, workstations and associated equipment.
  • Project manage and implement the installation, configuration and integration of complex systems including broadcast equipment.
  • Candidates must have a strong understanding of local and wide area computer networks, their components and be able to resolve issues quickly. Availability for supporting our 24x7operation.
  • The Specialist will assist and train end users in the best use of technology and file based video workflows. Also, provide best practices support for remote desktop and VPN access.
  • Create and maintain accounts in Active Directory, Open Directory.  Manage user permissions, access rights and help desk systems.
  • Confirm that software updates and patches are properly installed. Maintain security solutions including anti-virus, firewall, malware and intrusion detection systems.
  • Provide and maintain system backups and recovery. Provide strong leadership for implementing disaster recovery protocols.
  • Assists with tracking and compliance for device data and equipment disposal, fixed assets inventory, access control and environmental health and safety.


·         College diploma or university degree in the field of computer sciences and/or 4 years equivalent work experience.

·         Microsoft Certified Administrator (MSCA) or equivalent experience. 

·         Highly self-motivated and directed with an attention to detail.

·         Thorough knowledge of media encoding, transcoding and management.

·         Strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Proven customer service orientation.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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