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CBS Corporation Information Technology Specialist in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Information Technology Specialist

REF#: 33861

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN


CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


This role spans both traditional IT and broadcast engineering disciplines including:

  • Work effectively with both the Manager of Technology Infrastructure and Director of Engineering to ensure the availability and proper operation of the computer network, servers, workstations and associated equipment.

  • Project manage and implement the installation, configuration and integration of complex systems including broadcast equipment.

  • Candidates must have a strong understanding of local and wide area computer networks, their components and be able to resolve issues quickly. Availability for supporting our 24x7operation.

  • The Specialist will assist and train end users in the best use of technology and file based video workflows. Also, provide best practices support for remote desktop and VPN access.

  • Create and maintain accounts in Active Directory, Open Directory. Manage user permissions, access rights and help desk systems.

  • Confirm that software updates and patches are properly installed. Maintain security solutions including anti-virus, firewall, malware and intrusion detection systems.

  • Provide and maintain system backups and recovery. Provide strong leadership for implementing disaster recovery protocols.

  • Assists with tracking and compliance for device data and equipment disposal, fixed assets inventory, access control and environmental health and safety.



  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer sciences and/or 4 years equivalent work experience.

  • Microsoft Certified Administrator (MSCA) or equivalent experience.

  • Highly self-motivated and directed with an attention to detail.

  • Thorough knowledge of media encoding, transcoding and management.

  • Strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven customer service orientation.


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