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IT Specialist

New York, New York, United States

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Job ID 794830BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jun. 03, 2021

Job Summary:

WABC-TV’s Information Technology Specialist will perform an integral role implementing, maintaining, and supporting all departments and day-to-day operations in the facility required to deliver our product to the viewers on multiple platforms.


  • Collaborate with the technology team on maintenance and integration of new technologies with existing infrastructure, and ensuring they are conforming to company standards, security policies and regulations.
  • Troubleshoot and remediate complex systems in a fast-paced time sensitive live production and broadcast operation. Analyze root cause to determine operational or technical issues and take necessary corrective action to prevent the issue from reoccurring.
  • Participate with writing and collaborating on technical documentation and standard operating procedures written for both technical and non-technical audience.
  • Interact with end users in News, Programming, Production and Creative Services on systems. Provide direction and training to them when issues arise during the day-to-day operations.
  • Planning and executing technical requirements for local and remote special events.
  • Other duties as directed by Technology Department.
  • WABC-TV is a 24x7x365 broadcast facility as such non-regular hours including weekends and holidays will be required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Effective communication with members of the Technology team and an ability to communicate across the organization at all levels.
  • Applicants must have strong knowledge and experience working with Active Directory, Apple and Microsoft desktop/server environments, TCP/IP and Cisco Networking, and Server Virtualization (VMWare) and SAN infrastructure.
  • In depth experience supporting a broad range of technology such as mobile devices, laptops, desktops, and enterprise class servers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly organized and capable of monitoring and responding to high volumes of various forms of electronic communication
  • Proficient with one or more scripting languages like VB/.BAT/PowerShell and also have experience with MS SQL database management

Preferred Education

  • Formal education in Computer Science/Network Engineering/Data Communications, or equivalent experience in a technical position

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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