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IT Support - Non Union/Per Diem

4626

Studio City, CA, US, 91604

Technology
Studio City
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

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.  

 

IT Professional – Non Union Per Diem

 

KCBS2/KCAL9 is seeking a qualified IT professional whose vision, training and experience will provide strong leadership as we manage and operate a new, cutting-edge High Definition media facility in Studio City, CA.  This new facility and your contributions will support our continuing transition into the converged world of Broadcasting and Information Systems Technology.  Successful candidates will be part of a dynamic professional leadership team who will innovate and manage the IT operation to the next level.

 Duties and Responsibilities

 

The IT Professional will provide direct hands on work, as well as IT project management needed in the daily operation of two major television stations.  Independently identify and self-assign tasks, managing time and delivery dates of goals and project deadlines.  Support, design and implement corporate LAN architecture and IT applications as they relate to the broadcast and media business. Develop strategies for improvement of existing systems and the implementation of future technologies, while coordinating vendors and project parameters. Perform the daily work needed to diagnose and improve: IT media, and content management systems, including transcoders, servers, routers, workstations, gateways, and network. Must be available via phone to answer questions during off hours, and be available for weekend or night work in cases of emergencies or project deadlines. Work with vendors, as well as our corporate staff, to develop and implement media technology and broadcast systems in accordance with corporate policies and goals.  Create documentation and provide training to operators and management based on software standards and work flow functionality. Organize and select software products, keeping track of upgrades and vendor suggestions and support mechanisms. Interface with broadcast engineering maintenance staff to facilitate proper IP communication between controller systems and on-air broadcast systems. Maintain awareness of the IT technology edge as it relates to our business. Regularly propose, select, and implement IT/broadcast solutions to provide cost benefit, or improvements in content production and distribution.         

Minimum Job Requirements:

 

  • University level degree from an accredited institution in an engineering or computer science/IT discipline is preferred.
  • A proven track record of successful IT-related employment/experience is required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  Ability to self manage time, deliverables, and vendors  Ability to identify and schedule personal work directives based on observed daily operation, items in need of repair, and assigned projects. Strong communication skills between peers, managers and departments.  Knowledge of large-scale networking, IP routers, metadata, subnet masking, V-LANs, SQL database structures/management, VM-Ware Sphere, client-server concepts, media file transcoding, port management, firewall, MPEG, media archiving, metadata, AD implementation, MOS protocol, SNMP, and browser applications.  Able to troubleshoot PC and MAC platforms and applications including web based browser systems, email, and firewall coordination with vendors.  Experience in media and content management systems and minimum of 10 years of direct work in IT, networking, servers, and databases.  Knowledge of Linux. Clear understanding of current wireless (WiFi/Bluetooth/4G) system protocols and future system architectures. Familiarity with security software, DMZ, applications and commonly used encryption algorithms, raid structure, NAS, SAN. Excellent written and oral communications skills.  Ability to work well with people and explain complicated concepts. Detail oriented, self directed, and adaptable to execute and manage changes.  Responsibility oriented.   

 

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

 

At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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. 

 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Paramount 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, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles