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IT Specialist at WBNS-TV, A TEGNA Company

IT Specialist

WBNS-TV, A TEGNA Company Columbus, OH Full Time
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WBNS-TV / 10TV (Columbus, OH) has an opening for an IT Specialist. This position builds, strategizes, innovates, and provides IT technical support. He/she will manage and maintain all technical systems and equipment ensuring error free operation. Other duties include training and project management.


  • Responsible for technical areas of the facility (including broadcast technologies & IT systems).
  • Develop, document, and implement best practices, maintenance procedures, and proactive changes to existing systems to promote continual service improvements.
  • Manage helpdesk system, tracking incidents and requests, ensuring tickets are updated and progressing toward resolution.
  • Participate in engineering planning, ensure projects are implemented and completed on schedule using industry standards, best practices, and are fully documented.


  • 5+ years current television experience in an engineering role supporting on-air/critical systems.
  • Minimum 2 years of television experience in information technology.
  • In-depth knowledge of broadcast television technologies including: IT and network infrastructure, Critical Air-Chain, Playout and Control Room Automation, Newsroom Computer Systems, Live Streaming, and traditional broadcast technology.
  • Strong analytical skills to troubleshoot and solve medium to complex technical issues, IT or Broadcast in real-time. • Proactively maintain/manage on-air and IT related operational systems and components.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office365 suite, Visio
  • Proficiency in operating systems (i.e. Microsoft, Linux, etc.) and IP networks.
  • Organized and detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills including authoring and maintaining polished technical support documents such as FAQs, step-by-step instructions, and checklists.
  • Comfortable supporting a dynamic, evolving, and fast-paced news environment.
  • Ability to interact and communicate at a high level with technical staff, production personnel, managers, and co-workers.
  • This position requires being on call and flexibility to work odd hours during maintenance windows or as emergencies dictate. ​


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years technical experience in an engineering role supporting a news-centric commercial television station in a top-50 market.
  • Understanding of emerging digital production and media platforms
  • Certifications in IT or Broadcast.
  • Project Management skills and experience.



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply.


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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