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We’re a fun group of people working in a great environment, and we’re serious about exceptional technical and customer service. We strive to surprise people with the kind of caring and respect they don’t rely on from companies anymore, but come to once they’ve worked with us. We treat each other the same way, always treating coworkers with dignity and working as a team.

If this sounds like you, and if you’re interested in working in a supportive, professional and enjoyable environment, please apply for one of the positions below.
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Based in Steele, North Dakota, we are an innovative telecommunications company offering truly revolutionary products and services in the market. Because of this incredible momentum, we are seeking to add an amazing Network Engineer, Network Security Engineer, or Sr. Network Engineering candidate to our successful team. Ideally, this individual would be able to start immediately upon hire, so please let us know the earliest you can possibly start!

If you are a Network Engineer, Network Security Engineer or Sr. Network Engineer with at least 3 years’ experience, please read on!

What You Will Be Doing

  • Network architecture, design, and continuing improvement, installation, and software version control/revision on all network equipment.
  • Deploy and configure, Cisco switches, routers, core switches, and other network gear.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain carrier grade networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN)
  • Installs and tests necessary software and hardware in accordance with Change Management processes.
  • Utilizes monitoring tools to capture and analyze network traffic, maintain uptime, generate usage reports, spot trends, and report any anomalies to the supervisor.
  • Creates and maintains network documentation and diagrams as needed when assets are added or removed.
  • Perform IP forensics as needed.
  • Administer and maintain IT and Central Office monitoring systems.
  • Administer company IT security, Disaster Recovery, and industry compliance policies.
  • Demonstrates great follow up and customer service skills.
  • Must have a good understanding of Network Industry Standards and Network Security Practices.
  • Other Networking and Server Admin related duties as assigned.



What You Need for this Position

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with all aspects of edge networks and WAN architectures, including protocols such as BGP, EVPN, EIGRP, OSPF, MPLS, SIP and strategies such as capacity planning, routing policies.
  • Experience configuring CISCO carrier grade networking, monitoring routers and firewalls.
  • 5+ years’ experience preferably in a mixed Microsoft/Linux environment
  • Ability to work well within a team, provide technical guidance/mentor other team members, and network documentation proficiency.
  • Maintain outstanding network design & installation docs.
  • Ability to troubleshoot network systems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Skills in planning, organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and maintain industry knowledge.
  • Cisco certification desired.
  • SANS, or ISC Security Certification are a plus.



What’s In It for You


For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a generous time off policy.

We are currently seeking qualified internal candidates for the position of Network Service Technician (NST) Roamer reporting from our Valley City Post. The candidate who fills this position must reside within one hour of Valley City and will be granted six months from the date of acceptance to relocate if required.

Network Service Technician provides telecommunications, data, and IPTV services to customers by maintaining, operating and servicing, telephone lines, instruments and related equipment. Conducts tests and inspections of products, service, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Computer skills are required along with experience in personal computer hardware and software maintenance and emphasis on internet applications. Ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventative maintenance and networking of telecommunications services in both business and residential environments.

Minimum education/experience required for the position is: knowledge and skills usually acquired through two years technical training or four years experience. Experience and knowledge in residential networks and entertainment technologies are desired. A+ certification is a plus.

Qualified applicants must be able to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues in a prompt, helpful and friendly manner. They must possess outstanding problem solving, communications and technical skills, along with a strong work ethic. Excellent customer service and communication skills, attention to detail and willingness to be trained on other systems within the company, as well as within the industry, are vital qualities. Ability to work on call and evenings and weekends as needed. Proficiency with computers and basic networking experience is required. Technician must be a self starter and motivated to learn quickly. Ability to operate hand tools and perform professional cabling installations is key.

Responsibilities are varied, including installation, repair and maintenance of FTTH facilities; programming, and trouble shooting of our IPTV system, high speed data networks, and data products. Install, maintain, repair of customer equipment and IP services. The employee will also promote the sale of products and features and educate customers on the use of equipment. Applicant may be asked to fill extended stay duties away from reporting post when required. Performs all other duties assigned by Supervisor.

BEK TV (KNDB/KNDM), a North Dakota-owned company broadcasting LIVE...LOCAL sports and news/commentary, with a statewide broadcast footprint and a nationwide Internet (OTT) offering is looking for a dangerously talented individual with a fresh new perspective to add to our dynamic team

We are seeking a Promotions/Commercial Producer experienced in producing on-air station image promotion spots and client commercials on tight deadlines. This position will require you to write, produce, shoot, and edit using the Adobe Creative Cloud. Expertise in writing, producing, shooting, and editing snappy, focused and original ads that successfully promote client’s business.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the BEK TV team to conceive, write, shoot, produce and edit compelling station spots that supports BEK TV sales and digital departments.
  • Collaborate with sales team and their clients to conceive, write, shoot, produce and edit compelling on-air commercials.
  • Creating and managing original production shoots
  • Responsible for coordinating and scheduling timely delivery of creative product.
  • Distribute all finished products to multiple outlets as directed.
  • Maintains accurate files on all projects including scripts, audio/video notes, v/o talent information and music sources.
  • Proficient editing with Adobe Creative Cloud with focus on Adobe Premiere, After Effects.
  • Ability to edit both short (:05 - :60) format projects.
  • Projects may include proof of performance, image campaigns, web and social drivers as well as program tune-in messaging for entertainment and sports.
  • Work closely with Chief Operations Officer to produce promos that provide viewers with a compelling reason to turn to BEK TV over the competition.


Qualifications:

  • Must have a demo reel.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience at a television station, network or agency as an on-air writer/producer/shooter/editor.
  • Must be highly creative, innovative and have strong writing, video, original production and editing skills.
  • Must have attention to detail and accuracy with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Proficiency with non-linear editing equipment, specifically Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Proficiency with Photoshop, After Effects and other Creative Cloud apps.
  • Experience running shoots and original production.
  • Great Attitude.
  • College degree/ Film/Production/Journalism or Equivalent.
  • Social Media Fluency.
  • Love and passion for sports and/or news.
  • Must maintain a valid driver's license and good driving record as travel will be required for commercial shoots and production meetings with advertisers of the station.
  • In addition, the producer must be able to lift, set-up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Contact Information:

BEK TV/KNDB-TV/KNDM-TV

Jordan Hassler

Chief Operations Officer

923 East Interstate Ave

Bismarck, ND 58503

jhassler@beksports.com

Office: 701-475-1229

BEK TV is new and fresh television programming in North Dakota. This programming is unlike anything that is provided by a local broadcaster anywhere in the Country. BEK News together with BEK Sports is broadcast as BEK TV (KNDB/KNDM) & (KRDK), with a statewide broadcast footprint and a nationwide Internet (OTT) offering. It’s exciting and emotional sports are joined with real news by real people, and is attracting attention of North Dakota viewers of all ages and advertisers

BEK News, a new exciting television mix of both national and local news/commentary. BEK News features a number of national and local personalities who share their commentary on national, regional and local topics each day.

BEK News is looking to add advertising sales professionals to our Senior Sales Executive positions in both western and eastern North Dakota.

The primary responsibility of the Senior Sales Executive is to develop and sell creative marketing solutions on all BEK TV digital channels. We are looking for an individual who is a proven sales performer and can thrive in a fast-paced multiplatform environment. Must be creative with strategic mindset along with the ability to turn concepts into action. Must have a strong relationship building and influencing skills and ability to navigate a media/sports/news broadcasting organization.

Responsible for the solicitation and sale of advertisements on our television networks to meet established sales goals. Accountable for cultivating and maintaining effective communications and relations with customers and for servicing the account after the initial sale is made.

  • Prospect, contact and present solutions to new prospective clients, generating advertising revenue to achieve and exceed individual goals.
  • Manage the entire sales and service cycle from finding a client to securing a deal, servicing and retaining the business.
  • Develop innovative new business ideas, product packaging ideas and customer success ideas.
  • Provide professional after-sales support and service to maximize customer loyalty
  • Actively monitor and adjust to market, trends and competition
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with all BEK departments and support staff.
  • Present sales results and strategies organizationally.

If you have 5+ years of outside business to business ad sales experience, proven results of successfully selling media solutions and demonstrated leadership skills. If you are fearless, competitive, energetic, outgoing and self-motivated? If you learn quickly and enjoy new technology? Then we want to talk to you!

For your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a generous time off policy.

How to Apply

BEK offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package.

Application for Employment.


Please send application and resume to:

BEK Communications

Attn: Human Resource Manager

PO Box 230, Steele, ND 58482


or email to:

careers@bektel.coop

Benefits

BEK offers the traditional medical, dental, life, PTO, 401K and Flexible Spending benefits. But we think you'll like our perks even more. Here are just a few:
  • Live in our service area? No cost telephone, internet, TV offerings and Cloud product offerings
  • 8 company-paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Tickets to area high school, college and professional sporting events and more!

EEOC

BEK Communications is a drug free workplace, conducting pre-employment and random drug testing.