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Broadcast Maintenance Technician

Hearst Television, Needham, MA, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full Time

WCVB-TV, Boston’s News Leader, and the Hearst Television owned ABC affiliate serving greater Boston from Needham, Massachusetts, is seeking a full-time Maintenance Technician. You will work with a seasoned engineering team to maintain, repair and upgrade equipment covering all aspects of our operation, from IT systems to cameras and transmitters. You will report to the Assistant Director of Engineering.


  • With orientation and training, provide timely and effective first-line support and response to users of WCVB’s broadcast and information technology.
  • Support station production, broadcast and IT operations under the direction of the IT Manager, Assistant Director of Engineering and Director of Engineering.
  • Provide shift coverage for regular full-time staff as needed and participate in technology installation and maintenance projects as needed.
  • Work with engineering and IT management and staff to maintain LAN/IT Infrastructure, installation and support of network hardware and software.
  • Provide end user support in Windows workstation environment for custom and standard software applications.
  • Assist users with installation and use of new software features, apply updated services and implement OS upgrades and needed.
  • Conduct troubleshooting, component repair, installation, research, documentation and cabling tasks.


  • Basic knowledge of audio, HDSDI video, tally and control protocols.
  • Basic knowledge of electronics and component repair.
  • Knowledge of computer, computer systems and basic IP networking.
  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting broadcast equipment.
  • Skills with video production, microwave systems, and IT infrastructure.
  • Lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., and work in all weather conditions.
  • Climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces.
  • Work flexible hours and shifts, including holidays and weekends.
  • Autocad/Visio proficiency for system design and layout preferred.
  • Background in microwave transmission and satellite communications preferred.
  • Higher education in technology, SBE certification or related military experience will be considered.
  • This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement under Local 1228 IBEW.
  • In-person attendance is required.

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

  • Medical | Dental | Vision
  • 401(k) matching
  • Emotional Wellness Support
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • LGBTQ+ Health Services
  • Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs


About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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