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IT Technician


Southfield, MI, US, 48033


CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.  


CBS 62 (WWJ-TV) and CW50 (WKBD-TV), the CBS News and Stations owned & operated in the #15 television market Detroit, is searching for a highly qualified team player for the position of IT Technician. This position maintains, updates, and repairs systems and equipment used for broadcasting and business operations. This position is a member of our support team that maintains critical broadcast operations. 

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills, knowledgeable of broadcast related systems and processes and understands the role of the Engineering Group as a support organization to the News efforts of the facility. Will be responsible for the full lifecycle management of all users physical and virtual endpoints and network access; processing documentation and asset tracking; managing backups, archiving, and anti-virus protection and remediation. 



• Advanced level of experience with macOS, Microsoft Windows 10 

• Proficient use of Server 2012 and 2019; Linux/Unix a plus 

• Proficient use of Operating system deployment tools and concepts like MDT, WinInstall, PXE boot, gold images, Ghost, Acronis, and DD 

• Proficient in patch application MECM, BigFix, WSUS, JAMF Pro 

• Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 including OneDrive, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint and Visio 

• Proficient with various Antivirus tools and drive encryption software 

• Proficient with in band remote access tools like IDRAC, BMC, HPRGS, Remote Desktop 

• Proficient with iPhone, iPad and other various 5G / 5Guw devices 

• Proficient with common MDM application in Tune, JAMF, Boxer 

• Proficient with wired and wireless network connectivity. 

• Proficient with VLAN’s and variable SSID’s 

• Broadcast newsroom, web technologies, INEWS knowledge a plus 

• Avaya IP phone system support a plus 

• Ability to learn and implement new hardware and software technology 

• Efficiently and effectively demonstrate troubleshooting skills in a high stress environment 

• Must be able prioritize and resolve issues 

• Self-motivated and willing to work various hours, including occasional overnights and weekends 

• Applicant must meet physical requirements, as the position may involve hefty lifting and climbing 


Preferred Experience: 

Bachelor’s Degree or two year technical school preferred.  


Minimum of five years’ experience working with broadcast computer systems, media storage systems, networks, LAN’s, WAN’s, etc. or five years’ experience in a computer related job as a maintenance engineer or technician required. 




ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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ViacomCBS believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit