IT Specialist

Hearst Television, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $70,000

Salary max: $70,000

Duration: Full-Time

Come be the difference at WTAE-TV…the original home of Hearst Broadcasting!  The Hearst owned ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA (repeatedly named one of the best places to live and visit) is looking for an IT Specialist. Put your IT knowledge to good work by supporting an extraordinary team at WTAE-TV. The IT role in television is challenging, creative and never boring. Know that your work had impact at the end of the day. If you are an energetic self-starter, that maintains a great attitude then this job could be ideal for you!   


Why Hearst Television

Hearst Television is a national multimedia company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S. cities, reaching one out of every five U.S. householdsHearst Television delivers local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform. Hearst is a company that intentionally invests in their employees, offering opportunities for technical, professional and personal growth.


Job Responsibilities

This employee will maintain the following:

  • IT systems and associated hardware and software. This includes infrastructure and end user support.
  • Production equipment including robotic camera systems, play out servers, graphics devices, weather systems, traffic systems, and other gear used in production.
  • PC/IP/LAN/WAN management.
  • Vmware and Hyper-V virtual environments.
  • Manage and support implementation of new technology.
  • Manage hardware inventory, replacement cycle and deployment.
  • Mobile devices.
  • Active Directory.
  • Service Now.
  • Printer support.
  • Remote site support.

Qualifications Requirements:                                              

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, able to plan and execute equipment installation, research/design, and detailed documentation of work.
  • Must have a willingness to learn and manage new systems.  
  • Knowledge of desktop and server operating systems.
  • Networking support of various LAN/WAN devices and systems.
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as collaboratively with other team members.
  • Must possess a positive attitude and driven by successful problem solving.
  • Flexible to various work shifts and days off as assigned.
  • Capable of following instructions, verbal and written.
  • Able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces.
  • Valid driver’s license; position requires travel to remote transmitter and microwave sites.


  • Associates Degree in Electronic/IT Technology or a minimum of two-years of an accredited technical electronics/IT school equivalent (including military).
  • Equivalent related work experience in a Television/Video/IT environment will be considered.
  • SBE/SMPTE/IT Certification is a plus. 
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) will be considered.    

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. 

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.

Want to learn more about Hearst Television? Visit Hearst Television's website.