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Careers at BEK

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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The Data Systems Specialist will be responsible for producing accurate visual and data representation of BEK Plant by building and customizing AutoCAD applications, reporting from and updating digital based database platforms all to accurately maintain BEK data recordation standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide reporting functionally software based database platforms to other key department staff for regulatory reporting as well as internal measure of BEK Plant statistics.
  • Design and prepare graphic representations of BEK infrastructure using AutoCAD based software.
  • Interpret aerial photography and imagery
  • Analyze field operations data to identify spatial relationships and display the results of analysis, using maps, graphs or tabular data.
  • Enter data into databases using techniques such as coordinate geometry, map digitization, or conversion of other sources of digital data to produce accurate representation of BEK Plant.
  • Review existing or incoming data for accuracy, usefulness, quality and completeness of documentation.
  • Assure data consistency with Company standards and practices for conversion, maintenance, or upgrades.
  • Align BEK recordation information to promote accuracy across all BEK database applications.
  • Provide technical support to users within the Company regarding maintenance, development, and operation of the GIS databases and their applications.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with new and existing vendors, field data collection teams, and support personnel used by the Company.
  • Gives meticulous attention to detail.



Qualifications:

  • 1 year course completion in Geography, Cartography, or GIS closely related field.
  • 1 year experience in AutoCAD manipulation, application, drawing and design management
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and summarize data
  • Ability to geo-reference/geocode data
  • Knowledge of cartographic design
  • Preferred Knowledge of database systems including Mosaic, Microsoft Access and Crystal Reports.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software
  • Exposure to technical recordation in the Telecommunications Industry
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organizational and time management skills are key
  • Ability to effectively communicate with BEK recordation staff to promote the highest quality representation of BEK Plant.

BEK News is a new division of 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.

It’s exciting, emotional and intimate North Dakota content attracts attention and engages viewers of all ages and interests. BEK TV includes events, competitions, performances and activities from around the state. BEK TV also boasts the BEK Sports Network, which recently celebrated its 13th anniversary, having broadcast over 3,500 events, from 80 cities and 110 venues.

BEK TV is launching BEK News, a new exciting television mix of both national and local news/commentary. BEK News will feature a number of the national personalities who will share their commentary on national and regional topics each day. This position will work in tandem with a team of professional individuals to create high quality news/commentary programming.

  • Gather information, stories and pieces from team members throughout the day
  • Collaborate with news director to select and prioritize content
  • Add stories and elements that will make the broadcast more attractive
  • Select footage and sound bites to include in broadcast to ensure consistency
  • Communicate with the studio crew and anchors while on-air
  • Ensure broadcast is within time limits
  • Produce breaking news reports
  • Perform research on local, national and international affairs to stay updated with current events
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience with broadcast equipment and production environments, including cameras, control boards, audio equipment and editing systems
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Helps to ensure station compliance with FCC broadcast rules and regulations
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Assist in posting daily video content to the station’s website.
  • Perform other duties as needed and directed by your manager.

BEK News is a new division of 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.

It’s exciting, emotional and intimate North Dakota content attracts attention and engages viewers of all ages and interests. BEK TV includes events, competitions, performances and activities from around the state. BEK TV also boasts the BEK Sports Network, which recently celebrated its 13th anniversary, having broadcast over 3,500 events, from 80 cities and 110 venues.

BEK TV is launching BEK News, a new exciting television mix of both national and local news/commentary. BEK News will feature a number of the national personalities who will share their commentary on national and regional topics each day. This position will work in tandem with a team of professional individuals to create high quality news/commentary programming.

  • Direct broadcasts to ensure that programs conform to station quality standards, policies and regulations.
  • Gather information, stories and pieces from team members throughout the day
  • Add stories and elements that will make the broadcast more attractive
  • Communicate with the studio crew and anchors while on-air
  • Direct/Tech. Direct breaking news reports
  • Perform research on local, national and international affairs to stay updated with current events
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience with broadcast equipment and production environments, including cameras, control boards, audio equipment and editing systems
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Helps to ensure station compliance with FCC broadcast rules and regulations
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Perform other duties as needed and directed by your manager.

BEK News is a new division of 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.

It’s exciting, emotional and intimate North Dakota content attracts attention and engages viewers of all ages and interests. BEK TV includes events, competitions, performances and activities from around the state. BEK TV also boasts the BEK Sports Network, which recently celebrated its 14th anniversary, having broadcast over 3,500 events, from 80 cities and 110 venues.

BEK TV is launching BEK News, a new exciting television mix of both national and local news/commentary. BEK News will feature a number of the national personalities who will share their commentary on national and regional topics each day.

Operations Manager is responsible for providing scheduling, interstitial preparation, production leadership, talent preparation, interstitial preparation and oversight for daily news/commentary broadcasts.

The Operations Manager will be required to provide hands on support of the overall product produced by BEK News. This position will work in tandem with a team of professional individuals to create high quality news/commentary programming.

  • Provides scheduling for all news employees including On Air Talent, Producers, Directors, News and Weather staff members.
  • Direct broadcasts to ensure that programs conform to station quality standards, policies and regulations
  • Collaborate with news director to select and prioritize content
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience with broadcast equipment and production environments, including cameras, control boards, audio equipment and editing systems
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Helps to ensure station compliance with FCC broadcast rules and regulations
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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
  • 10 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.