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Network Administrator
Location Chicago, Navy Pier
Job Code 361
# of Openings 1
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About Chicago Public Media 
Chicago Public Media is one of the largest, most decorated, aggressively creative, and journalistically ambitious public radio organizations in the nation. We are home to WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR news station, celebrating our 75th year anniversary broadcasting at 91.5 FM, and Vocalo Radio, Chicago’s Urban Alternative music station at 91.1 FM. We are the birthplace of such celebrated programs as This American Life, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Sound Opinions, Curious City and most recently, a growing portfolio of podcasts that include Serial, the “Making” series, including Making Obama and Making Oprah, and The Trouble with Shannon Cason. WBEZ’s award-winning newsroom is growing in order to tackle the stories that matter most to our community.  As an essential source of news and context, we are a powerful connector among lines of difference.
 
An Opportunity to Make an Impact
At Chicago Public Media, we believe independent journalism is essential to a well-functioning democracy and access to fact-based, objective news and information a right of every citizen.  We serve the public interest by creating diverse, compelling content that informs, inspires and enriches.  We connect diverse audiences and help them make a difference in our communities, our region and our world.  If you are inspired by our mission and want to belong to an organization that inspires you, supports you, and challenges you, we encourage you to apply.
 
About the Role
The Network Administrator will report to The Director of IT and collaborates closely with colleagues, and other stakeholders to support user needs and build systems that will improve business processes, drive security and optimize critical business strategies. 
 
Responsibilities:
  • As The Network Administrator you will be accountable for supporting of all aspects of IT, including system architecture, security, network support and information management.
  • Provide technical assistance and customer support for incoming queries and issues related to computer systems, software, and hardware.
  • Maintain existing and new technologies in conjunction with the needs of the organization and execute the necessary changes to current IT operations and/or technical systems.  
  • Maintain and enforce written policies and procedures regarding IT operations.
  • Maintain a secure architecture (e.g., firewalls, anti-virus software, anti-malware software, intrusion prevention systems, etc.).
  • Remain current on IT trends and security threats.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associates degree in computer science, information technology, or equivalent training and experience
  • 4+ years in a Microsoft environment – Active Directory, Exchange and Microsoft 365 Platform.
  • Experience with Cisco Meraki security appliances and switches preferred.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of networking technologies, design principles, and the practical application of routers, switches, virtualization, storage, storage networking virtualization/zoning, load-balancers and network security
  • Ability to manage MacOS and Windows desktops.
  • Experience with identity and authentication systems, such as Azure AD, ADFS, or SAML.
  • Knowledge of network security solutions such as firewalls, VPNs, Intrusion detection/prevention, and web application firewalls and endpoint security tools.
  • Strong documentation skills and experience generating technical documents, diagrams, solutions specifications, guidelines, processes, and procedures.
  • Experience with cloud and virtualized technologies, such as AWS, Azure, and VMware
  • and with cloud SSO Identity provider (Okta, Onelogin).
 
Working at Chicago Public Media
Chicago Public Media cares deeply about our employees as we know attracting, nurturing and developing talent is key to our success and enhancing our impact.  Our culture is one where collaboration, ideas, and innovation are encouraged.  We value colleagues who will enhance our culture by bringing new ideas, diverse experiences and talents to our dynamic workplace.
 
Chicago Public Media’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is reflective across our brands, WBEZ 91.5 FM and Vocalo 91.1 FM, in our staff and in our work.  We are fully focused on equality of opportunity and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all other fascinating characteristics that make us different.
 
At Chicago Public Media we believe dedication to a great workplace includes supporting our employees and their families. As a result, we provide a broad and generous benefits package for you at hire and in the years to come.  Our benefits include:
 
  • 6 weeks fully paid family leave
  • 12 weeks paid maternity leave
  • High quality Medical, Dental, and Vision plans at an affordable cost
  • A 403(b)retirement plan with a company match
  • Generous paid time off, including starting with 3 weeks’ vacation and 4 personal days

 

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