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Post Date: 06/21/2019
Job #: 16114
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Technician
Location: NY: New York
Job Description:

- Trouble shooting, repair and preventative maintenance of television broadcast equipment, computers, and computer networks in a 24x7x365 environment.
- Provide on-demand, and preventative maintenance support for all operations areas at the Broadcast Center in New York.
- Interface with system users, technicians, engineers and other Broadcast Television Maintenance personnel to resolve on-air problems

Qualifications:

Required:

- Ability to trouble shoot electronic equipment down to the circuit level including knowledge in the use of electronic test equipment. Experience with repair, configuration, and operation of professional television broadcast equipment
- Associates degree in electronics, audio or video technology, or equivalent experience.

Preferred:

- In depth knowledge in one or more of the following: Video, Audio, Cameras, Control Data, RF, Fiber-Optics, and MPEG broadcast distribution systems
- Experience with Windows and Linux computer operating systems, and computer networking.
- Electrical Engineering, or other technical degree

Post Date: 06/21/2019
Job #: 16115
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: IA
Job Description:

We have an immediate opening for the position of Chief Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for all studio and transmission technical operations, maintenance, and information systems. As part of the station’s senior management team, this position plays a vital role in station strategic planning, budgeting and day-to-day operations.

This person must be time flexible 24/7, be self-motivated and have the ability to motivate and manage others to accomplish goals. A minimum of 5 years of experience as an engineering manager with a demonstrated background in a competitive television news environment is preferred. An in-depth knowledge of microwave systems, transmitter systems, both analog and digital, studio, building, and information systems planning and management with an understanding of FCC rules is essential.

This is a great opportunity for an Assistant Chief or Senior Maintenance Engineer to work into a challenging, but equally rewarding, position as Chief Engineer.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successfully passing a substance abuse test and a background screening. Successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

EOE/Minorities/Female/Vet/Disability

Post Date: 06/21/2019
Job #: 16116
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Director of Engineering: Senior Director of Technology
Location: DC
Job Description:

Lead the D.C. Market's broadcast engineering and information technology teams for secure on-air, on-line and on-site operations.

Job Responsibilities:

This Leader will directly manage and provide leadership for the IT/Engineering staff and provide work direction on a daily and weekly basis, working off of short, medium, and long term departmental goals.
Ensure effective design, installation, maintenance, security, and reliability of studio and transmitter equipment. Ensure that all studio and transmitter equipment is installed, maintained and operated in compliance with FCC, federal and state laws.

Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, related field or equivalent work experience.
- Requires 5+ years background in Broadcast Engineering and IT or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Ability to be a self-motivated and effective project manager with excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Willing to travel to other Company markets and when necessary work evenings and weekends.
- Must have a patient, service-oriented mentality and able to support mission critical needs of a 24/7 broadcast company.
- Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
- Ability to work in compliance with company policies and procedures.
- Ability to function in a team environment.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
- Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Post Date: 06/21/2019
Job #: 16117
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Technician
Location: NM
Job Description:

We are seeking a broadcast technician to join our engineering team. Under general supervision, this position provides technical assistance to RF transmission and studio broadcast technology technicians. Installs, operates, maintains, and repairs broadcast studio, satellite transmit/receive, and transmission systems and equipment. This position assists with performing functional and operational testing procedures to ensure quality reception and transmission of television broadcast products. This position will also assist the senior broadcast technology technicians with maintaining documentation in compliance with Federal Communication Commission rules and regulations. This position has an expectation of being available in the event of equipment malfunction requiring emergency repairs. As this position will be assisting the RF team, requires the ability to climb towers up to 180' ft using best safety practicies. Tower climbing safety training will be provided. Relocation assistance up to $1,500 is available.

Post Date: 06/21/2019
Job #: 16118
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Design Engineer
Location: NY: Washington, DC
Job Description:

Serves as the subject matter expert on video infrastructure design and operations on the Media Engineering team. Supports the implementation of video infrastructure and delivers solutions to support Programming department needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Designs, installs and delivers required documentation prior to system hand off to stakeholders.
- Translates technical video requirements into functional designs and engineering solutions for existing and developmental workflow.
- Studies product design, customer requirements performance standards, then determines project specifications.
- Conducts tests assuring safe and satisfactory product performance.
- Writes and maintains technical documentation in reference to equipment installation and operation. AutoCAD, Microsoft Project, wire lists and database experience.
- Reviews industry trends and new product lines to determine validity to current and future system design.
- Leads multiple projects in various phases of development and attends related vendor meetings to track development path.
- Actively pursues and learns about industry trends as related to workflow and system architecture.
- Develops effective strategies for meeting internal and external client needs through creative deployment of building technology.
- Manages third-party service providers by enforcing the agreed upon scope of services within the various signed service agreements.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Five (5) years of experience as a team lead or subject matter expert with complex video system, ideally in a broadcast field or similar 24/7 customer facing enterprise.
- Bachelor's degree or higher in related field of electronics, networking, broadcasting, project management or equivalent experience.

Requirements and General Skills:

- Good public speaking and presentation skills.
- Experience working with cross functional teams and stakeholders.
- Demonstrated leadership and ability to work independently on projects.
- Availability to travel to remote sites as required by business requirements.
- Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Ability to pay attention to details and be organized.
- Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Commitment to "internal client" and customer service principles.
- Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.
- Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

- Knowledge of audio over IP, video over IP.
- Proficient in HDSDI, IP, ASI, JPEG2000 video codes.
- Proficient in MAM workflow and orchestration of file workflow from ingest to archive storage.
- Familiar with editing systems such as Adobe Premiere.
- Knowledge of audio and video routers.
- Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
- PC and MAC based audio digital workstations.
- Project management techniques and disciplines.
- Staff training and documentation of training materials
- Familiarity with signal flow in a broadcast facility internally and over a WAN.
- Familiarity with HVAC, Electrical, Mechanical, and data center systems with regards to video system requirements and best practices during design, install, and maintenance.
- Experience with broadcast video systems -- routers, transcoders, monitoring systems.
- Comprehensive understanding of broadcast electronics.
- Familiarity with broadcast program automation for all signal components.
- Basic understanding of IT infrastructure, including routers, switches, networks concepts and database systems.

Post Date: 06/14/2019
Job #: 16110
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Master Control Operator
Location: FL: Fort Myers
Job Description:

The Master Control Operator is responsible for monitoring the quality and accuracy of our on-air signals as well as ensuring the transmission meets government regulations and the station’s high standards. Track programming schedules to ensure timely airing of the advertisements. Additional responsibilities include troubleshooting equipment malfunctions and preparing programming for out play.

Essential Job Functions:

• Perform on-air switching for live events
• Operate recording hardware, satellite receivers and computer based systems
• Prepare and check material for on-air playback via automation system
• Verify all material airing by referencing program logs
• Monitor on-air signals for quality control
• Monitor transmitter and tower lights accurately to meet FCC regulations
• Anticipate and troubleshoot issues when they occur
• Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Strong troubleshooting skills
• Broad-based knowledge of television engineering and operations
• Strong computer knowledge and experience
• Mechanical skills a plus
• Good communication skills and ability to work as a team player

Education and Experience:

• Associate’s Degree or 2 year technical certificate
• Minimum of one year related job experience
• Certification by Society of Broadcast Engineers is a plus

We offer a comprehensive benefits package. Employees enjoy a variety of benefits including health, dental, vision, life, disability, FSA, HSA, 401(k) with company matching, vacation and holiday pay.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Post Date: 06/14/2019
Job #: 16111
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Technician: Senior Broadcast Technician
Location: OH: Dayton
Job Description:

Responsibilities:

• Participates in designing, configuring, deploying and maintaining various types of electronic equipment for optimum transmission and/or broadcast performance with scalability, performance and reliability.
• Assists clients, fellow technicians, and service personnel in the installation, training and support of software, hardware, and related 3rd party peripheral components, including but are not limited to file servers, commercial grade workstations, networking switches, NICs, monitors, KVMs, and radio equipment.
• Tests faulty electronic components and circuits to locate defects and applies knowledge of electronic systems to diagnose causes of malfunction.
• Responds promptly to client needs; troubleshoots problems to ascertain issue and develops solutions in a timely manner.
• Implements planned maintenance support (e.g. installs tools, applies upgrades, etc.) as a preventative/precautionary measure.
• Aligns, adjusts, and calibrates equipment according to specifications.
• Creates pre-production backups, new code and configuration file updates.
• Interacts with technical team to understand issues with database querying, log file analysis, error correlation, scripting, and data analysis.
• Maintains internal tools used by the department and records repairs, calibrations and tests.
• May participate in after-hours production/deployment/releases.
• May serve as after-hours support on call rotation for service trouble incidents.

Qualifications:

• Can gather and analyze information skillfully
• Experience with the following components: Windows Operating Systems, Remote Access Applications (VNC, Remote Desktop, Team Viewer, etc.), network technologies, systems security, Cloud technologies and network monitoring tools
• Experience with .NET 3.5, 4.0, Web Application Configuration and Architecture, IIS 6.0, 7.0 strongly preferred
• Understanding of web and mobile standards
• Solid understanding of code deployment practices and SDLC
• Proven experience in group problem-solving situations; strong analytical skills
• Independence; ability to work under minimal supervision, independently and/or as a member of a project team
• Stress tolerance, especially when dealing with tight timeframes and difficult and/or emotional client situations
• Ability to multitask and prioritize workload under deadlines in a fast-paced environment; can escalate appropriately
• Compelling detail orientation with strong attention to accuracy and problem solving, following up until issues are resolved
• Ability to develop, read and Interpret technical documentation
• Excellent verbal and written skills; ability to communicate at detailed technical level as well as to distill advanced concepts into fundamental principles for teammates; can edit work for spelling and grammar

Work Experience:

• Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in general information technology
• Radio background a plus

Education:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Technology and/or equivalent experience

Certifications:

• None required

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Post Date: 06/14/2019
Job #: 16112
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: TX: Midland/Odessa
Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Broadcast Maintenance Engineer. This person will report to the Director of Technology & Operations and provide preventive maintenance and emergency repairs for all audio, video, and transmission systems. Experience with Ross Vision 3 production switchers, audio consoles and Utah Scientific/Digital Broadcast/Harmonic/Imagine Communications Master Control equipment preferred.

The Broadcast Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of all broadcast equipment. This equipment will include HD-SDI routing and distribution systems, production equipment, and video servers. Requirements :

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of broadcast maintenance experience.

An Associate’s Degree in Electronics or Computer Science is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of HD/SDI video, Embedded & AES audio, transmission systems and have the skills necessary to maintain all associated processing equipment.

Candidate must be able to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and must have a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

Post Date: 06/14/2019
Job #: 16113
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Technician: Broadcast Techlology Tech, Senior
Location: NM
Job Description:

We are seeking a Sr. Broadcast Technology Tech to join our RF engineering team.

Under minimal supervision, this position executes and/or coordinates the design, installation and maintenance of all remote television transmitters, as well as all unstaffed station translator sites and satellite sites distributed across the broadcasting area of the public television station. This position will develop, manage and coordinate construction projects and oversee ongoing technical operations for the station's transmission network, as well as maintaining documentation in accordance with FCC regulations and Company policies and procedures. This position has an expectation of being available in the event of equipment malfunction requiring emergency repairs. This position requires knowledge of broadcast system circuitry design/installation, as well as the ability to inspect, repair and maintain electrical equipment and facilities. Must be able to use hand and power tools and follow safety best practices. This position will be expected to climb towers up to 180' using best safety practices. Tower climbing safety training provided.

Relocation assistance up to $3,000 available.

Post Date: 06/12/2019
Job #: 16107
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Other: IT Specialist
Location: NY: Utica
Job Description:

Candidate will work independently providing support to a network of over 150 computers and other network equipment. Infrastructure includes: firewall; routers and switches; Windows Server domains and various workgroups; Windows OS; specialized servers that host 3rd party news production software; NAS servers; network printers. Candidate will also assist Broadcast Engineers with various engineering related tasks.

Post Date: 06/12/2019
Job #: 16108
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: AZ
Job Description:

Duties include:

Troubleshooting digital and IP broadcast electronic equipment to the component level in cameras, routers, switchers, microwave, transmitters, and associated terminal equipment. Maintenance and repair of technical equipment, installation of new equipment, and support of plant operations. Maintain studio and field cameras, media servers, digital audio consoles, Production and Master Control automation, and Chyron graphic systems. The successful candidate must be a problem solver who will be responsible for both corrective and scheduled preventive maintenance on television equipment, including P2 equipment, switchers, cameras, robotic pedestals, ENG equipment, servers, transmitters, as well as computers, network, and telecom equipment. Component level electronic troubleshooting skills as well as exceptional IT skills are required. Must have an understanding of computers and microprocessors as they apply to broadcasting equipment. Current, relevant experience with digital video compression/encoding techniques, ATSC /MPEG transmission, and Bitcentral Newsroom is a definite plus. Cisco Networking certifications are a plus. UHF IOT transmitter experience is also preferred.

Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited electronics school or college or possess equivalent experience in broadcast maintenance. Must be able to lift and carry forty-five (45) pounds and with equipment, traverse walking distances, up and down stairs, and rough terrain, to complete essential job functions. Must have a clean MVR and be willing to obtain a valid driver’s license. Ability to safely operate a four-wheel drive vehicle in inclement weather. All offers of employment are contingent on successfully passing the pre-employment drug screen and a full background check. Local travel, OT, weekends and holiday will be required.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans

Post Date: 06/12/2019
Job #: 16106
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: CO
Job Description:

Chief Engineer Ninja

We are searching for a Chief Engineer. Is that you? You don’t actually HAVE to be a ninja… But that would be kind of cool. Must be savvy with our terrestrial signals, our HD signals, and proficient with computer programming/networking. Come work and play in beautiful Western Colorado. Even the drive to the tower site is amazing! We’ll soon have new studios and new equipment, it’ll be a great gig for someone who has a great attitude.

Post Date: 06/07/2019
Job #: 16101
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer: Broadcast Systems Engineer
Location: FL: Fort Myers
Job Description:

Responsibilities:

The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of video, computer and network equipment located at our studios and transmitter site. The Broadcast System Engineer will need to interact well with staff in the news, production and marketing departments and provide technical support as needed.

This is a staff position in the Broadcast Operations and Engineering Department and reports directly to the Engineering Supervisor. The department provides 24x7 support for four television stations, while preparing for the FCC Repack and a transition to HDR, 4K and ATSC 3.0 in the near future.

Requirements:

- This position requires a detailed-oriented person with broad-based knowledge of digital video equipment as well as computer-based video systems, applications and their integration with broadcast systems.
- The successful candidate will have a high energy level and possess an excellent work ethic, good communication skills, and a desire to learn new equipment and systems.
- Microsoft and SBE certifications are a plus in addition to having familiarity with equipment manufacturers such as Burk, Cobalt, Evertz, Ross and SSL.
- Associate degree in a related field, minimum of 3 years previous Broadcasting Engineering experience and UHF Transmitter experience highly desirable.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package. Employees enjoy a variety of benefits including health, dental, vision, life, disability, FSA, HSA, 401(k) with company matching, vacation and holiday pay.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Post Date: 06/07/2019
Job #: 16102
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial, Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: I.T. Engineer: Technology Systems Officer
Location: Outside the US: US Virgin Islands
Job Description:

We are in search of a candidate to fill our Technology Systems Officer position. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing software and network support, technical assistance, training, and troubleshooting in a network computer environment and to assist in the management of a complex multi-site network infrastructure. The successful candidate must have a high level of communication skills and IT framework as well as knowledge and experience specific to broadcast operations and support of complex video/audio/data processing, transmission, networking, and IT based broadcast systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Sets up or assists with the setting up, installation, and deployment of broadcast servers - hardware & software - as directed;
• Formulates as well as assists in the formulation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) & notifications to staff;
• Troubleshoots, repairs, maintains, installs, and performs testing activities on various computer equipment, peripherals, data communication, and computer network systems;
• In depth knowledge of IT networking technologies including firewalls, routers, switches, MPLS/T1 circuits, VPN tunnels, VLANS, etc.;
• Performs hardware/software upgrades on existing computer equipment as needed and assists in the planning for future needs;
• Investigates error messages and determines resolution. Reinstalls programs or replaces files that are causing errors;
• Contacts software vendors to obtain specifications, pricing, and other purchase related information needed to guide departments in their selection of IT related purchases;
• Trains users in startup, basic, and advanced use of software programs including Microsoft Office Suite;
• Uses electronic test equipment to troubleshoot equipment malfunctions;
• Develops and maintains software and hardware inventory and tracking systems;
• Configures and sets up servers to work with various programs;
• Performs preventive maintenance for computers, data communication, and/or peripheral equipment; tests and adjusts to appropriate standards;
• Maintains computer network documentation and updates computer maintenance manuals;
• Assists in the generation and organization of required engineering technical documentation to support and operate broadcast and non-broadcast content;
• Assists in the development and implementation of preventive maintenance and diagnostic solutions, techniques and procedures;
• Meets with and advises management of changes and trends in computer technology as it relates to software, hardware, viruses, and networking;
• Ensures server backups and network user backups are performed on a regular basis;
• Ensures IT Systems are in compliance with Disaster Plan;
• Updates and uploads information, forms, and documents to the System’s website;
• Maintains sensitive information in a strict confidential manner;
• Provides software support and technical assistance to users, responds to user requests for service in a timely manner, and determines nature and extent of support needed;
• Installs, configures, maintains, and troubleshoots a wide range of software used;
• All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Skills:

Must have a fundamental level of knowledge related to broadcast content reception, creation and transmission systems, hardware, software and related industry standards. Requires technical knowledge of the techniques and procedures of software, hardware, and network support for multiple users. Must understand installation, configuration and troubleshooting processes for software, hardware, networking, and accessory equipment. Requires analytical skills to assess problems or unusual situations and to develop solutions. Knowledge of how to assemble and disassemble computer components, including cabling.

Abilities:

Requires the ability to independently perform all the duties of the position efficiently and effectively. Must be able to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain all the software applications and peripheral equipment. Must have strong communication and training skills and be able to communicate technical information to non-technical users. Must maintain pace and knowledge of the industry.

Education and Experience:

• Position requires a BA/BS degree in computer science, Information Technology, a related discipline or a degree from a technical school;
• 5-7 years of field experience utilizing the skill set in the day-to-day support of a live production facility creating content for broadcast, digital, and emerging distributors. In addition, working with local and wide area networks (working with servers, switches, routers, and operating systems), IT Media/Broadcasting experience is preferred;
• In lieu of a degree, 10 years of field experience working with local and wide area networks (working with servers, switches, routers, and operating systems); or the combination of education and experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.

Other Requirements:

• Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings;
• Ability to be on-call (as needed) to address emergencies for the System;
• Ability to lift 30 pounds; and
• Ability to drive and must have a valid USVI Driver’s License.
• Ability to pass security background check

Post Date: 06/07/2019
Job #: 16105
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial, Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Other: Production Engineer
Location: Outside the US: US Virgin Islands
Job Description:

We have an opening for a Production Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating and preparing equipment during and in preparation for television programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Set up and operate remote studio production equipment for in-studio and remote productions, and serve as field engineer;
• Perform routine adjustments and emergency repairs to equipment assigned to the production division;
• Assist in installation and modification of production equipment;
• Perform daily microwave test in accordance to MOT guidelines;
• Coordinate activities of television studio and control room personnel to ensure technical quality of pictures and sound for programs originating in studio and remote pick up points are of good quality;
• Edit programs, promos, and other video productions on the AVID/Final Cut Editing System; and
• Edit long and short form programs independently with minimal instructions from producers and/or production supervisors.

Qualifications:

• Associate degree in electronics or related field with three (3) years of engineering experience. In lieu of a degree, five (5) years of engineering experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job;
• 4 years of non-linear based television editing experience, particularly in AVID or Final Cut;
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
• Excellent organizational skills;
• Ability to operate cameras efficiently;
• Ability to do mathematical calculations;
• Ability to assess equipment and learn new equipment as needed;
• Basic understanding of computer applications;
• Ability to work well in a team environment and adapt to changing situations;
• Ability to load and off load production equipment and lift set furniture with other crew members;
• Ability to lift 30 pounds;
• Ability to shoot handheld cameras during productions for 30 minutes;
• Ability to climb and descend from ladders and scaffolds;
• Ability to stand for 2-3 hours during productions;
• Ability to drive trucks, vans and cars and must have a valid USVI Driver’s License;
• Ability to work overtime, nights and weekends as needed;
• Ability to work flexible hours and outdoors as needed;
• Ability to sit at a computer and stand for long periods of time;
• Ability to follow and accept directives;
• Ability to add creative input to programs;
• Ability to troubleshoot minor technical problems with equipment;
• Knowledge of the technical aspect and function of all equipment, including server, VTRs, monitors, audio board and cameras; and
• Ability to install and calibrate equipment.

Post Date: 06/07/2019
Job #: 16094
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: CA
Job Description:

We seek a talented and energetic individual to serve as a Staff Engineer for our 7 radio stations.

If you possess the following skills and experiences, then please contact us to discuss this opportunity:

• Minimum 5 years broadcast engineering experience
• Hands-on FM, HD and AM transmitter experience
• AM Directional Antenna experience
• Ability to inspect, repair, and maintain all broadcast radio station equipment, including transmitters, antenna’s, satellite downlinks, automation system, studio equipment, remote equipment, generators, telephone system and related other equipment
• Knowledge of FCC Rules and Regulations
• Strong verbal and writing communications skills
• Strong proven time management skills including ability to multi-task in a multiple project environment
• IT & Network knowledge and experience
• Strong PC skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
• Experience with Computer based audio storage system (WideOrbit/VoxPro preferred)
• Experience with digital audio and audio streaming

Qualifications:

• Must have at least four years of college or technical school and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Availability to work various hours/days, including weekends and holidays
• On-call availability 24/7 in case of equipment failure
• Must have a valid driver’s license
• FCC General Class License or SBE Certifications are a plus

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion or religious creed, sex/ gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (over 40), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who need assistance in applying electronically for a position with the Company, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship.

Post Date: 06/07/2019
Job #: 16095
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Director of Engineering
Location: TX: Houston
Job Description:

We are searching for a Director of Engineering responsible for planning, managing and executing all engineering functions for our four (4) radio stations, and oversight of the IT department in Houston, Texas. Duties include, but are not limited to, managing all RF operations, all broadcast and digital distribution systems, studio equipment, tower site operations, IT, maintenance, security systems, engineering personnel management, capital planning and execution, and operations and maintenance budgets. This position requires a strong leader with an ability to direct and motivate technical staff and train operations staff. Varied and extended hours may include some weekends, holidays, on-call, and required travel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning, executing, and timely completion of all projects and maintenance, while ensuring compliance with all FCC, FAA, FEMA, and Company rules, regulations, and guidelines. Maintain, maximize, and service station’s transmitter, studio, and station facilities. Recommend and oversee the purchase of equipment necessary to produce a quality product and maximize effectiveness and efficiency. Assist management in the long-range planning for replacing station equipment and systems. Supervise and train the maintenance engineers, IT manager, and broadcast and production specialists, as necessary, on the repair of the electronic and mechanical equipment of the station. Responsible for the planning, implementation, installation, and maintenance of market-wide capital projects. The Director of Engineering is responsible for improving operational capabilities and supporting all revenue and audience producing efforts. Must work closely with the other departments in the maintenance and operation of their equipment. Additional duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

• Requires a minimum 5 years of related experience in radio station studio and transmission systems engineering and/or college degree in Electronics or equivalent combination of education and experience. An SBE Certification is desired.
• Extensive knowledge of all broadcast systems throughout the audio chain. Knowledge of Wheatstone consoles and WheatNet IP Blade audio distribution systems is highly desired. Knowledge of Wide Orbit automation systems is highly desired.
• The Director of Engineering is responsible for maintaining station compliance with FCC, OSHA, FEMA, and FAA regulations as well as all company policies and procedures.
• Extensive audio engineering knowledge and experience with state-of-the-art broadcast audio processor equipment, automation systems, and studio design.
• Strong working knowledge of high-powered multi-station FM transmission systems. Extensive HD radio knowledge and experience.
• This is a service-oriented position requiring excellent written and oral communications, personable and timely interaction and response with fellow employees, and organizational skills.
• Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.
• Must possess or obtain a valid State of Texas driver’s license with a good driving record.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Must be able to deal confidentially with sensitive information.
• Exudes superior customer service, fosters teamwork, and leads by example.
• Significant technical expertise in the planning, implementation and maintenance of radio station facilities, including RF and IP systems.
• Manage and assist in negotiation of station equipment purchases. Requires the ability to work with and negotiate with vendors and suppliers to the station.
• Understand the operation of all station equipment, including use of all related test equipment.
• Requires on-call status when emergencies or failure of critical equipment occurs to the operation of the station. Occasional night and weekend work can be expected.
• Installs, maintains and supports transmitters and transmission systems, transceivers, satellite receivers, and broadcast automation equipment for optimum performance.
• Documents equipment installation, wiring, maintenance, repair, and replacement.
• Maintain an up-to-date spare parts inventory.
• Ensure that all projects are properly implemented and executed per agreed-upon schedule.
• Must be able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills.
• Responds to equipment outages, malfunctions, and related technical problems at studio, transmitter, and translator locations.
• Ensure operation and maintenance of company vehicles. This must be done with the safety of the operator, other personnel and the public in mind, according to the guidelines of the station and Company.
• Heavy computer usage, including repetitive hand use and movement, is required. Some lifting is required. Some climbing and crawling may be required. Must be able to climb ladders, work in small places, and lift 50 pounds.
• Work performed primarily in Engineering Shop, in studios and transmitter facilities, both inside and outside, and in an office environment.

Post Date: 06/07/2019
Job #: 16097
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Other: Broadcast IS Technician
Location: IN: Indianapolis
Job Description:

We are seeking to fill the position of Broadcast IS Technician. The Broadcast IS Technician will participate in managing and maintaining the technology and broadcast related equipment within the facility. The position is responsible for integrating, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing the station’s IP based systems, servers, encoders, network switching, automation and multiplexers with a strong focus on IT.

Qualifications:

• Two years of formal Computer Science/IT or electronics training and 3-5 years broadcast experience preferred
• IT certifications are a plus
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Experience managing and leading projects
• The candidate will need flexibility to work on-call rotations, unusual hours (IE: nights, weekends & holidays) and other duties as assigned is required

Skills:

• Experience with Broadcast automation systems, routers, video storage devices and data storage
• Work independently in a deadline driven 24/7/365 environment.
•Solid troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
•Ability to terminate IT and broadcast related cables
•Customer/user support and desktop support
•Vendor relations
•Microsoft Office suite, Visio documentation
•Meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Post Date: 06/07/2019
Job #: 16099
Organization Type:
– Other: Software Technology
Job Title: Other: Patent/Multimedia Analyst
Location: WA
Job Description:

We are looking for a unique individual who combines a deep knowledge of multimedia technologies, a curiosity to understand technology markets, compete ecosystems, product implementations and the underlying trends driving them, and a passion for creative, strategic thinking about the future of the Company with an interest in learning about patents and intellectual property.

*Please note that the technology expertise weighs more heavily than the patent experience so if you do not have the patent experience, please still apply.

In this role you will work closely with licensing executives, engineers in our various businesses, and patent prosecution and litigation attorneys in support of our patent development, licensing programs, litigation efforts and acquisition efforts. Exemplary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

• Contributing to our strategy development process by applying your technical proficiency and creative problem solving skills to recognize market trends, opportunities and threats
• Researching emerging technology areas, including working with engineering teams, to identify critical areas of technology that will be important to the Company in the near future
• Identifying and analyzing patents in the Company’s portfolio that may be relevant to technologies that are being deployed and/or used widely in industry
• Maintaining your technical skill set and hands-on subject matter expertise in the technologies that are being deployed and/or used widely in industry
• Performing analysis, reverse engineering, testing and investigations on technologies that are being deployed and or used widely in industry
• Analyzing 3rd party patent portfolios for acquisition, and in support of licensing negotiations or litigation
• Reviewing 3rd party patents, when necessary,
• Reviewing patent applications during key points during the patent lifecycle and providing detailed guidance on prosecution, international filing decisions, continuations, abandonments, etc.
• Reviewing potential ideas coming from inventors all over the Company and providing input on which ones should be patented
• Assisting with managing and reviewing work product of external vendors that provide portfolio analysis and patent mapping services

Desired qualifications:

• Ideal candidates will have prior experience with signal processing algorithms, developing multimedia standards, competitor investigations and/or analysis, black box testing, reverse engineering, hardware and software debugging.
• Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex situations to diverse audiences
• Demonstrated outstanding written and verbal communication
• Demonstrated advanced knowledge of Excel, proficiency in PowerPoint and ability to ramp quickly on a variety of analytical patent tools
• Demonstrated ability to partner on projects with others, working across the IP organization
• Experience in patent analysis and/or supporting patent licensing activities is desirable but not required

Required:

- A B.S. degree (M.S. or Ph.D preferred) in electrical engineering, computer science or similar area, or significant work experience in software development and/or technical program management.
- 5+ years’ work and/or research experience in one or more of the following multimedia related technologies and applications:
- Computer Graphics Technologies including applications such Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Gaming
- Camera Technologies and applications including depth camera processing

Post Date: 06/07/2019
Job #: 16100
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Other: Broadcast Technology Engineer
Location: NY: Buffalo
Job Description:

The Broadcast Technology Engineer position is responsible for the installation, testing, repair and maintenance of all broadcast and content creation systems. Emphasis is on IP integration and networking of systems for production, distribution, delivery and control of television and radio content. Additional duties include transmission systems repair & maintenance, TV and event production engineering.

We are looking for individuals who:

• Possess an understanding of installation, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of TV and radio broadcast equipment.
• Demonstrate knowledge of broadcast technologies including, but not limited to: IT, Transmitters, Antennas, Broadcast Switchers, Router Systems, ENG and DSNG Transmissions, Field Cameras, Signal Path Workflows, and network/IP-based media systems.
• Are competent and comfortable in live television and event environments.

What you need to succeed:

• Associates degree in Electronics, Broadcast Technology, Information Technology or related military training / experience preferred.
• 2+ years’ maintaining and installing broadcast equipment.
• Must be a collaborator that is detail oriented and can multi-task.

Post Date: 05/31/2019
Job #: 16088
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial, College/University
Job Title: Asst. Chief Engineer
Location: OH: Columbus
Job Description:

The Assistant Chief Engineer is primarily responsible for assisting with the installation, repair and maintenance of all technical aspects of Television, Radio, IT and Digital Media and computer equipment located within all Company facilities. The Assistant Chief Engineer will also assist with the installation, repair and maintenance of various RF transmission sites within the coverage area to help ensure proper operation with minimum broadcast interruptions or downtime. The position must have a thorough understanding of analog, digital and IP-based systems and be able to integrate new technology and upgrades into the existing infrastructure as technology advances. The Assistant Chief Engineer will be required to work in accordance with the appropriate Federal, State, Local and University rules and regulations. The position supports all the technical and engineering needs of the Company as needed and will report to the Director of Technology.

Required Qualifications:

- Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Broadcast Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience maintaining digital and analog broadcast communication equipment and related IP-based equipment.
- Ability to diagnose, repair and troubleshoot broadcast communication systems.
- Ability to repair and maintain IP networks.
- Ability to work constructively with colleagues and engineering staff in a creative, collaborative, innovative, respectful, multi-unit, multiple-project environment.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to work well with diverse personalities and varying levels of engineering and technological knowledge/experience.
- Interested and willingness to keep abreast of industry trends and engage in practical learning in related areas.
- Must be able to lift, set-up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools and controls.
- Must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, kneel, crawl, climb reasonable heights, work in close proximity to others, and work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
- Ability to be on call 24/7/365 and have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than five days per week as required.
- Must have valid driver’s license in good standing and good driving record for regular travel to remote broadcast transmission sites within Ohio in all types of weather conditions.

Desired Qualifications:

- Experience working at a broadcast communication organization.
- SBE Certification
- Two years of relevant experience

Post Date: 05/31/2019
Job #: 16089
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: WI: Milwaukee
Job Description:

We have an opening in our broadcast cluster for an experienced Chief Engineer.

Experience in AM & FM RF transmission systems, including digital HD radio, studio audio (analog & digital) and sufficient IT knowledge to work with and install broadcast automation, DAW’s and general workstations required. FCC and SBE certifications a plus. Must have ability to manage projects,
organize workday, be a self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Will be
responsible for developing annual local engineering capital expenditure budgets and planning for future growth and upgrades of facility. Will have autonomy to hire outside contractors and vendors
with the skills necessary to help with projects.

We treasure the expertise and special productive skills of our engineers which is reflected in the environment, support, respect, and investment made in the people and the facilities in all markets.
We openly invite candidates to inquire with chief engineers to learn more about the company and its individual radio clusters. We are confident candidates will find that we are a stable, respected and enviable company with an incomparable reputation in the industry.

We have a rare opportunity and advantageous situation for the candidate we hire to work with current chief engineer for extended training prior to his departure.

Offer includes a competitive salary, use of company vehicles, cell phone, excellent health plan and 401k plan.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who is dedicated to providing diversity in the workplace.

Post Date: 05/31/2019
Job #: 16091
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: GA: Augusta
Job Description:

The Chief Engineer oversees the day to day operations of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the maintenance of all broadcast technology and equipment at the station. Candidate must have a strong understanding of live news broadcast processes and procedures and significant experience working in a news producing live television environment. Candidate must have strong IT, and network administration skills and be able to implement best practices to the technical operations. The Chief Engineer is responsible for the support of all broadcast technical facilities, equipment and software applications for local and remote operations including but not limited to workstations, servers, phones, networks, databases, automation systems, and video and editing equipment used for production and program origination. Must be able to diagnose and implement fix agents to overcome unexpected technical problems to maintain continuity in on-air broadcast. Successful candidate should have expertise in RF installation, repair and operation including terrestrial or electronic news gathering microwave, high power television transmitters as well a C-Band and Ku-Band satellite reception and operation. Harris/Gates Air transmitters familiarity is a plus.

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience in a Broadcast environment preferred. Must be available for on call emergencies.

EOE. Pre-employment drug test and background screen is required. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Post Date: 05/31/2019
Job #: 16092
Organization Type:
– Satellite Facility
– Other: Local Receive Facility
Job Title: Field Engineer
Location: GA
Job Description:

We are seeking a Field Engineer who provides highly visible customer support through the performance of approximately 20 Local Receive Facilities consisting of on-site installation, as well as overseeing any necessary troubleshooting, service, and repair of complex equipment and systems. This department provides support for 210 local receive facilities located throughout the United States. Department personnel travel extensively to a variety of sites including co-location facilities, TV stations, tower locations to install and maintain receive equipment and fiber connections. This position will primarily support local receive facilities in the Atlanta, GA Region (Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee ) but may be asked to occasionally support other local receive facilities. The employee will be working from a home or remote office.

Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

• Installs, maintains and repairs RF, audio, video and digital equipment
• May instruct customers in the operation and maintenance of the system.
• Serves as company liaison with customer on administrative and technical matters for assigned projects.
• Analyze technical issues and resolve open dispatch tickets affecting the local receiving facilities
• Work closely with various site/teleport engineers in the field, either remotely or on site, to resolve issues affecting local channel uplink quality
• Read circuit diagrams/flow charts and fault-finding equipment down to component level

Post Date: 05/31/2019
Job #: 16093
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: MD: Hagerstown
Job Description:


The Chief Engineer oversee the day to day operations of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the maintenance of all broadcast technology and equipment at the station.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Five or more years of previous leadership and television management experience are preferred. Candidate must have a strong understanding of live news broadcast processes and procedures and significant experience working in a news producing live television environment. Candidate must be well organized, detail oriented and possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal). In addition to working well independently, must also work well as part of a team. Being a 24/7 broadcast facility, this position may require working some evenings, overnights or weekends. A valid drivers’ license and an excellent driving record is required.

The successful candidate should have IT Certification. A thorough knowledge of Windows 7/8/10/2012 and 2016 server & workstation a must. A working knowledge of fiber optic distribution systems as well as LAN/WAN/VPN, Video over IP and VOIP technologies is important. Candidate must be able to read technical drawings/documentation. Candidate must have a strong understanding and ability in creating live news broadcasts.

- Manages all aspects of the Engineering Department
- Plans and manages staffing, training, and performance evaluations for the Engineering Department
- Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees
- Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station
- Ensures station compliance with FCC rules and regulations, as well as all local, state and federal regulations applicable to the station
- Works with corporate leadership to develop and implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station
- Manages the information technology staff and system
- Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met
- Works with corporate leadership to manage engineering and technology capital projects to the established budgets
- Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

- Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
- Fluency in English
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
- Minimum five years’ experience with digital electronics systems in a television broadcasting environment, with at least three year’s experience in a leadership role
- Experience guiding, directing and motivating subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance
- Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
- Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
- Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
- Strong PC/MS Office experience
- Experience with fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
- Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment
- Significant experience evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing and maintaining broadcasting industry equipment and information technology systems.
- Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Chief Engineer must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Chief Engineer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Post Date: 05/24/2019
Job #: 16083
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Vice President of Engineering
Location: MN
Job Description:

Duties:

Ensure the operational continuity and budgetary compliance of engineering, production, news technical and facilities including mechanical systems and tower/transmitter facilities. Develop and implement current and long-range technical operation plans, prepare departmental expense and capital budgets. Maintain three-year capital plan. Ensure that all projects are properly implemented and executed. Develop and update three-year building/future technology plan. Responsible for station compliance with FCC, OSHA and FAA regulations and internal company policies. Establish procedures and standards for operation and maintenance of equipment and proper studio operations. Oversee the management of personnel. Develop and implement systems to ensure fault tolerant and error free operation of Stations’ broadcast equipment; daily oversight of local Hub/Spoke technology assuring efficient error free operations.

Position Requirements:

Extensive knowledge of all broadcast and applicable IT systems and knowledge of government regulations and industry standards required ensuring the station's technical compliance. Bachelor's Degree in electronics/electrical engineering or equivalent industry experience plus a minimum of 10 years broadcast engineering management experience. SBE certification is preferred. Significant technical expertise in the planning, implementation and maintenance of television station facilities, including RF facilities. A proven history of embracing new technologies including nontraditional IT based broadcast systems to improve operational efficiencies. Understanding of digital and automation technology is essential. Requires a strong leader with an ability to direct and motivate technical staff. Demonstrated knowledge of IT based broadcast systems including but not limited to Production Control Automation systems, Hub/Spoke Master Control automation environments. Varied and extended hours, weekends, holidays are required. Local and national travel may be required. Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must be able to manage in a fast-paced environment with superior attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills.

EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran

Post Date: 05/24/2019
Job #: 16084
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Master Control Operator
Location: TX: Carrollton
Job Description:

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include, operating the broadcast automation system, monitoring station feeds, recording program and commercial feeds, timing programs, digital server operations, maintaining program logs and other responsibilities as required.

Applicants must be punctual and professional and able to work within tight deadlines. The Master Control Operator is responsible for delivering the final on-air product to our viewers, as well as managing advertiser assets and ensuring that all commercial spots run on time and in their entirety.

• Operation of on-air automation system and playout servers.
• Ensuring proper playout of all spots and programs according to schedule.
• Ingesting commercial spots and programs as needed.
• Monitoring of remote stations, and reporting of discrepancies and outages
• Switching commercial breaks in live sports

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Detail oriented with good written and verbal communication skills, basic computer skills (including Excel and Word), the ability to perform multiple tasks and work independently as well as with others.
• One year of broadcasting operations experience.
• Willing to work all shifts and days as required by scheduling. Overtime may be required.
• High School Diploma

Education and Experience:

• College or Tech school degree/courses in electronics, IT or broadcast operations preferred
• Experience with broadcast automation and playout systems preferred
• Experience with video editing and AV systems preferred
• Must have transportation to and from work

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory completion of the application process which includes a pre-employment drug test, acceptable DMV record and an acceptable background check.

Post Date: 05/24/2019
Job #: 16085
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: NM
Job Description:

This position is responsible for the organization, installation and maintenance of all studio, production, news gathering equipment of the station.

Job Responsibilities:

• Installation, diagnosis and maintenance of critical on-air video, audio, signal processing, transport and transmission equipment.
• Troubleshoot a variety of television broadcast transmission equipment.
• Develop a base knowledge of site facility systems and assist with emergence building system repairs as needed.Keeping FCC Station and program logs.
• Transmitter remote control operation.
• Audio operation for production and/or live news.
• Operation of ENG vehicles.

Qualifications:

• Must have 2 years technical school and or Associates Degree in Electronics or a minimum of 2 years experience in the broadcast industry.
• Strong computer skills and experience with IT systems such as LAN, WAN and associated hardware with the ability to troubleshoot to the component level with some RF experience required.
• Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record and the ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle. Driving record will be checked.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Post Date: 05/24/2019
Job #: 16079
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: GA
Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Broadcast Engineer. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Chief Engineer to provide preventative maintenance and emergency repairs of the television broadcast equipment, including but not limited to switchers, cameras, pedestals, ENG equipment, servers, satellite equipment, as well as assist with IT and telecom equipment. Candidate will need to have at least 2 years experience in a TV or Radio station with knowledge of mechanical and electronic repairs. Must be able to successfully troubleshoot under pressure.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station
• Installs and tests new systems and technical infrastructure for the station
• Minimized service interruptions at times of equipment and/or system failure by rapidly identifying and implementing solutions
• Sets up and operates equipment and transmission links during outside broadcasts
• Communicates with fellow members of the engineering team and other departments to effectively resolve equipment and system issues
• Purchase and maintain inventory of spare parts and supplies
• Must be able to work outside of normal business hours, including mornings, nights, weekend and holidays.
• Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills

• Technical degree in electronics or broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and at least 2 years work/military related experience
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and ability to obtain a DOT medical certificate
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Strong troubleshooting skills
• Able to lift 50+ lbs
• Experience with fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
• Strong PC/MS Office experience preferred
• Ability to use a variety of tools
• Transmitter maintenance experience, component level repairs, formal or military electronics training and SBE certifications a plus, but not required.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The Broadcast Engineer must be able to sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use e-mail, write letters/memos/instructions, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work indoors and outdoors, pull cables through the ceiling and/or floor and communicate with viewers. In addition, the Broadcast Engineer must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required.

Post Date: 05/24/2019
Job #: 16080
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: TX: Fort Worth
Job Description:

We seek a highly qualified team player to provide maintenance services at our facilities based in Fort Worth, TX. We are a dynamic, fast paced group dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the business of covering News and providing great Television in the nation’s 5th market.

This position requires an individual with strong engineering & troubleshooting skills and ambition to take on new projects, define & own what needs to be done, and see it through to conclusion. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills, a thorough understanding of all broadcast related systems and processes and understands the role of the Engineering Group to all departments in the station.

Qualifications:

Applicant should have 5-10 years of Broadcast Engineering experience and possess the following:

• A strong Broadcast Engineering background and advanced “hands on” knowledge of audio, video, PC, server and IT networks.
• Excellent project management skills, documentation and system integration.
• Traceable expertise in broadcast related IT systems.
• Experience in troubleshooting electronic circuits to the component level.
• An AA/AS degree or certificate in electronics advanced Engineering Technology degree or applicable electronics study and/or experience.
• FCC General Class License or SBE certification is preferred.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include maintaining and installing equipment, and providing engineering support to all news, production, and transmission facilities. Develop working knowledge of overall station equipment & systems operations to provide maintenance and repair of same. Solid understanding of the requirements of a 24/7 live news operation.

• Participate in managing and maintaining all broadcast and technology related equipment within the facilities.
• Help implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the facilities.
• Participate in engineering and other technical projects.
• Evaluate, install, service, and maintain broadcast equipment and information technology systems.
• Demonstrated ability to adjust to competing demands from multiple directions, and balance shifting priorities across a range of stakeholder groups.
• Demonstrated ability to manage through difficult and stressful situations, work under deadline pressure.
• Must possess a valid Driver’s License and maintain good DMV record in order to operate a vehicle.
• Strong analytical skills to troubleshoot and solve medium to complex technical issues in real-time.
• Ability to interact and communicate at a high level with technical staff, production personnel, managers and co-workers.
• This position requires being on call and flexibility to work odd hours during maintenance windows or as emergencies dictate.
•Ability to lift 70lbs or more; ability to climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces and in, above, and below equipment racks.

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this job.

Post Date: 05/24/2019
Job #: 16082
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: NC: Raleigh
Job Description:

We are looking for passionate, talented and driven individuals with an eagerness to join the best and most dedicated in gathering, producing and delivering live sporting events and ancillary programming. Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant and timely information about the teams they love.

The Broadcast Engineer will work with the Engineering team to execute and distribute live and pre-produced Sports and News content to cable and satellite subscribers. This position is responsible for the set-up, configuration, maintenance, diagnosis and operation of a broad spectrum of broadcast systems and equipment. This position will apply communication, analytical and problem solving skills to help identify, report and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of the systems investment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

* Provide Tier 1 level technical support of broadcast related operating systems.
* Provide hands on engineering support at the client level, including evaluation and resolution of technical issues affecting the network in the following areas:
- Studio Production
- Master Control Operations
- Transmission (including Satellite & IP topologies)
- Newsroom
- Remote production
* Work with vendors to help troubleshoot equipment issues, install system updates/upgrades.
* Assist Broadcast Engineers with the maintenance of hardware and software systems.
* Participate in a formal incident rapid response process for high priority incidents.
* Assist in the training of operations personnel.
* Assist in the installation or fabrication of materials for new or modification projects.
* Utilize facility and system documentation to facilitate support activities.
* Monitoring, testing and measurement of critical systems.
* Support remote productions as a technician.
* Communicate major outages to department managers.

Required Qualifications:

* Must be able to solve basic problems and troubleshoot issues.
* Ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.
* Ability to install and configure PC and Mac Workstations.
* Knowledge of networking, Mac, Windows and PC operating systems.
* Basic understanding of IT Networking, Firewalls and Fiber-Optics.
* Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Versio.
* Knowledge/ability to apply terminations/connectors to various types of network cables such as coaxial, twisted pair, and optical fiber cables that carry SDI video, AES audio, RF and IP signals Connector Types include BNC, N, F, RJ-4S, and D-sub-miniature.
* Good written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to work in an operator capacity as required.
* Basic broadcast equipment knowledge/experience should include:
- Cameras- Field, Studio
- Digital record devices - Tape Machines, Disc recorders
- Video Switchers - Routing, production
- Basic knowledge of electrical systems, generators, UPS, plumbing, HVAC and basic construction techniques.
- Routing Switchers - Evertz EQX, Xenon; Production Switchers - Sony MVS 8000 series, Ross, Tricaster; Studio Cameras - Sony HDC-1500 & HDC-2400; Newsroom Systems - Dalet Galaxy Client, OneCut editor, Brio playout server, Rundown; Production Automation - Ross Overdrive, CamBot robotics; Master Control Systems - Evertz Quartz MC Switcher, Imagine ADC automation, Versio, Evertz Closed Caption Encoders; Digital Asset Management Systems - Dalet Galaxy, Spectralogic T950 Library & Black Pearl Data mover, Quantum Tier 1 & Tier 2 SAN's with StorNext, XenData data mover, TelestreaM Vantage transcoders, Aspera & Signiant Internet file transfer; Terminal Equipment- Evertz DA's, Frame Sync, Up/Down/Cross Converters, Delays, Audio Embed/De-embedders, Multiviewers; Encoders - ATEME Titan & CM5000, Evertz 7882ENC, 3480, Adtec EN 91, 100; Decoders - ATEME DM5000, Evertz 7882DEC, Adtec 60, 71, Cisco 9854, Erricson 8200; Video Test & Measurement - Tektronix WFM 8300, WVR 8300 , Imagine VTM Series , AVCOM SNG2500C; VTR's & Media Recorders - Sony HDW-D1800 HDCam, PMW-1000 XDCam, BVW Series BetaCam, Panasonic AJ-HD1400 DVCPro, AJA KiPro; Video Servers - Imagine Nexio Farad/Volt, Dalet Brio, Evertz Dream Catcher, EVS, Volicon, Mira; Post Production - Adobe Premiere, CC, Avid ProTools, Dalet OneCut
* Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Familiarity with the following broadcast standards:
* SMPTE 259, 292M, MXF, TU-R Rec.709, 601, MPEG 2, MPEG 4, EIA RS-422, RS-232
* Certifications (Desired):
- SBE (Society of Broadcast Engineers) - CTO
- Network – CCENT

Education & Experience:

* Associates Degree in Technical discipline or two (2) years equivalent work experience

We expect respectful communication, openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn and grow, and an overall positive attitude. Roles may require the following:

- Office environment
- Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
- Varying schedule as a result of changing production, games and news coverage requirements
- Dexterity of hands, fingers to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other compute components
- Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call sport. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and loss of staff members
- Participate in an established on call rotation
- Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds varying distances

Post Date: 05/16/2019
Job #: 16074
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Master Control Operator
Location: VT: Burlington
Job Description:

We seek a self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking individual for our Master Control team. This overnight position is responsible for the equipment that provides the content for our broadcast on-air program streams. You will be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, acquiring, ingesting and preparing content, executing playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on-air product and documenting transmission events.

Job Responsibilities:

• Coordinate live and taped programming for broadcast on three channels.
• Maintaining on-air operation to include running commercials, network and quality signals.
• Monitor multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals.
• Operate Harris Automation equipment.
• Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures.
• Observe transmitters and take remote readings.
• Maintain program and transmitter logs.
• Execute, edit, update and append daily playlists.
• Acquire content from various distributors.
• Troubleshoot and communicate issues and discrepancies with other MC and Engineering staff as needed.

Experience Requirements:

• General computer and software experience required.
• Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to learn specialized software applications.
• Good vision, with or without correction, is mandatory.
• Knowledge of VizRT graphics is a plus.
• Prior experience with television operations and newscast production is a plus.

Education:

• Will train the right candidate.
• Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.

Post Date: 05/16/2019
Job #: 16075
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: NY: New York
Job Description:

Responsibilities :

* Provide Maintenance Support to our newsroom systems, as well as hands-on design and implementation of new technologies in a 24/7 environment.
* Evaluate and perform root-cause analysis on escalated issues.
* Track issues through resolution utilizing issue tracking system.
* Perform hardware and software installations.
* Maintain and support station transmission facilities and RF gear, ensuring operation in accordance with FCC standards.
* Assist Operations with control room and studio technical setup.
* Monitor and maintenance compliance with all FCC standards such as EAS.
* Interface with vendors and manufactures to address support issues as well as research and plan future initiatives.
* Effectively lead projects using project management best practices to ensure initiatives are delivered on time and on budget, while balancing varying priorities of simultaneous projects.
* Provide excellent and timely customer service and support.
* Provide training and develop standard operating best practice documentation to both technical and non-technical audiences.
* Be a professional and articulate, proactive communicator with a coaching and mentoring attitude.
* Maintain standards and compliance, manage change controls, solve complex problems and take action on decisions.
* Other duties as deemed necessary.

Qualifications/Requirements :

• Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or similar, with 5+ years of related experience preferred. Equivalent experience in Broadcast, Digital Media, Post Production or vendor experience considered.
• Proficient with broadcast production systems and software including Ross Overdrive, Miranda Envision, Chyron, SSL Audio Consoles, Adam Intercom Systems, and others.
• Experience with digital broadcast transmitters.
• Solid Understanding of TCP/IP networks, as well as server and storage technologies.
• Emergency On-site 365/24/7 Support.
• Basic understanding of AutoCAD.
• Proven ability to read technical documentation and signal flows.
• Ability to troubleshoot to root cause both independently and as a team.
• Proven ability to write technical documents such as SOP.
• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice.
• Candidate must have a valid driver's license
• This is a union position -- candidate will be required to join IBEW

Desired Characteristics :

• Bilingual (English / Spanish)
• Hands on experience with newsroom computer systems such as Dalet.
• Hands on experience with post production software support such as Adobe Premiere, Avid, and Final Cut pro or similar.
• Proven understanding of asset management and digital distribution concepts, servers and streaming platforms.
• Solid knowledge of file-based delivery, compression, transcoding and streaming technologies.
• Experience with video over IP technologies such as SMPTE 2110 and 2022
• Highly customer focused and very responsive.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Strong desire to learn and cross-train in new technologies.

Notices :

Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

Post Date: 05/16/2019
Job #: 16076
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: TX
Job Description:

We have a Broadcast Engineer position open for our Television and Radio Stations. The job duties for the position include the following: Assist with installation, maintenance and repair of complex broadcast equipment and systems for our TV and Radio stations. Assist with transmitter maintenance and repair. Preform other duties as assigned by the Director of Engineering.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Perform corrective and routine maintenance on TV and Radio equipment and systems.
• Perform repairs and upgrades on TV and Radio equipment.
• Maintain equipment maintenance logs and schematics.
• Keep up to date on FCC Rules and Regulations.
• Must maintain a good Driving record.
• Must understand and follow safety rules in dangerous conditions.
• Respond to after hour emergency calls as needed. Some overnight and weekend travel.
• Assist Director of Engineering as needed.

Preferred Experience:

• 5+ years of experience maintaining TV/FM automation, audio, and video systems.
• 5+ years of experience maintaining TV/FM transmitters.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of basic networking.
• Knowledge of FCC and CPB regulations, including EAS, transmitter logs and public files.
• Computer proficiency in hardware, software, and networking.
• Component-level testing and repair.

Physical Requirements:

• Vision and Hearing acuity required.
• Manual dexterity and skill in handling hand tools and power tools.
• Must be able to reach above head.
• Must be able to kneel.
• Must be able to left and carry items up to 50 lbs.
• Must be able to climb and work from ladders.
• Must be willing to get dirty.

Post Date: 05/16/2019
Job #: 16078
Organization Type:
– Other: Aerospace
Job Title: Other: Manager, Launch Communications
Location: FL
Job Description:

The launch communications group supports busy launch site operations with operational voice, mission critical video, vehicle and payload interface RF systems, site communications infrastructure, and real time operations. This position would manage multiple teams of engineers and technicians at our launch sites.

Post Date: 05/10/2019
Job #: 16073
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer: Associate
Location: FL: Orlando
Job Description:

The Associate Broadcast Engineer will work with the Engineering team to execute and distribute live and pre-produced News and/or Sports content to cable subscribers. This position will assist with the set-up, configuration, maintenance, diagnosis and operation of a broad spectrum of broadcast systems and equipment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

- Provide basic level technical support of broadcast related operating systems
- Provide hands on engineering support at the client hardware and software level, including evaluation and resolution of technical issues affecting the network in the following areas where applicable: Studio Production, Master Control Operations, Transmission (including Satellite & IP topologies), Newsroom, Remote Production and/or Remote Sites, Graphics/Creative Services, Post Production and/or Long Form Edit
- Utilize facility and system documentation to facilitate support activities
- Work with vendors to help troubleshoot equipment issues, install system updates and version upgrades
- Assist Broadcast Engineers with the maintenance of Broadcast related hardware and software systems
- Participate in a formal incident rapid response process for high priority incidents
- Articulate concepts and solutions to mixed skillset users including training as needed
- Assist in the installation or fabrication of materials for new or modification projects
- Read system documentation utilizing Microsoft Office and any of the following: Visio, AutoCad and other documentation methods
- Support on-site and remote productions as a technician
- Communicate major outages to other team members and department managers
- Assist internal customers with engineering related issues
- Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge:

- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
- Learn to apply proven communication, analytical and problem solving skills to help identify, report and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of the systems investment
- General Knowledge of IP networking and cross-platform operating systems and applications
- Ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and solve basic problems while demonstrating a positive attitude and positive approach
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to clearly communicate solutions; ability to relate well with others
- Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
- Maintain and grow technical and job knowledge
- Basic broadcast equipment knowledge/experience should include: Cameras in the field and studio, digital recording devices, video switchers (routing and/or production), audio systems and related equipment
- Familiarity with broadcast standards preferred
- Knowledge of Audio/Video over IP a plus
- Assist and advise facilities department regarding issues that affect broadcast operations where and/or as applicable
- Responsible for maintenance and documentation of station fleet where and/or as applicable
- Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
- Must be willing and able to drive a company vehicle to and from assigned location while obeying all traffic laws
- Travel: 15% where applicable

Education & Experience:

- Associates Degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- At least one (1) year of experience in Broadcast or Technical environment

Certifications:

- SBE (Society of Broadcast Engineers) – CTO
- Network – CCENT

* Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following:
* Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
* Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
* Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflicts
* Participation in an established on-call rotation

Post Date: 05/08/2019
Job #: 16071
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: OK
Job Description:

Principal Responsibilities:

The Maintenance Engineer is responsible for the continuing maintenance and trouble shooting down to the component level of all analog and digital electronic equipment including but not limited to: studio and field cameras, portable and studio videotape recording machines, video switchers, audio distribution equipment. Also assists in the maintenance of the analog and digital transmitters. This position will assist in ordering necessary replacement parts and equipment and will assist in maintaining a complete inventory of all parts and equipment. Will assist in the installation of new equipment and setting up equipment for remote productions. Also assist in the maintenance of a variety of broadcast equipment and computer equipment.

Preferred Qualifications/Background:

Minimum of two years experience in the maintenance and repair of broadcast equipment. SBE Certification or equivalent education and experience preferred. Must be able to kneel, lift and carry equipment weighing a minimum of 50 lbs. Must be able to climb ladders as required in performing required job task.

Post Date: 05/08/2019
Job #: 16069
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: CO: Denver
Job Description:

We have an immediate need for a full time Radio Broadcast Engineer to maintain AM & FM broadcast transmitter and studio equipment.

Responsibilities:

• Responsible for installation, maintenance, repairs and legal operation of AM (1) & FM (3) transmitters, broadcast studio consoles and automation equipment necessary for the station(s) to function.
• Emergency response to off air conditions at above facilities.
• Implements and maintains FCC operational requirements, keeping abreast of FCC and other applicable state, county and local laws that relate to operational compliance.
• Manages equipment and repairs including troubleshooting, diagnostics and knowledge and use of the tools necessary to repair AM & FM broadcast transmitters and studio equipment.
• Preparation and timely delivery of required status information and reports to General Manager & Station Manager.

Requirements:

• Qualified candidates should have experience with Harris transmitters, Wheatstone TDM studio console systems, and ENCO automation system and high powered AM directional station operations is a big plus.
• Must possess a degree in Radio Engineering with equivalent work experience based on the responsibilities outlined above and/or FCC license and SBE certification with a minimum of 3 years experience in the maintenance and repair of AM & FM broadcast transmitter and studio equipment.
• Elementary IT skills.
• Must be a “self-starter” able to work independently and fulfill responsibilities without constant supervision.
• Practical knowledge of electrical, plumbing, HVAC and basic construction techniques helpful.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain solid driving record
• Must be able to travel, bend, lift and carry up to a maximum of 70 pounds, climb on step-stools, ladders and other necessary equipment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16064
Organization Type:
– Satellite Facility: Engineering & Operations
Job Title: Other: NMC Supervisor
Location: TX: The Woodlands
Job Description:

Keeping up with soaring customer expectations can be challenging for most leaders. But it will be fun if you have the proven leadership necessary to support the Manager of our Network Management Control Center. The position is located in The Woodlands, Texas and you can play a vital role as a Supervisor in this dynamic department if you have a high-energy mind-set, the skills, and experiences to implement best practices in managing people. We are continually striving to enhance our clients as well as our employees’ experiences. Your responsibility will be to develop and oversee a high-performing team of engineering technicians who can enjoy their time working for a great company.

Having the passion to make a difference while in a management role is absolutely key. This includes:

• PRIORITY #1: Leading, motivating, and developing a team of experienced and smart employees who are responsible for satellite distribution and black-out switching of regional sports events’ programming. This supervisory position must drive change with a sense of urgency as the department evolves. We not only want an out-of-the-box thinker, but we need a no box thinker who can make a positive impact.
• Demonstrating credibility by providing technical assistance and training staff. Communicating information to others in technical support and management teams internal and external are paramount. The right candidate will take the lead in developing and administering a formal training program for new hires and others as technology or processes change. Having experience in developing testing competency programs is important to ensure employees understand and can perform their roles with ease.
• Implementing fun and enjoyment into the department. What does this entail? Supporting innovative ideas and soliciting input from employees which will make everyone’s life better and more balanced; being fair; encouraging and providing opportunities for professional growth, and promoting diversity and inclusion. Did we mention: Recognizing and rewarding outstanding work from your team….that too!
• Creating reliability and accountability among all staff.

Does this sound like you?

You succeed in surroundings where your leadership skills, business insight and technical proficiency are paramount to drive the success of a 24/7 team. You are prepared to make a difference, are detail oriented, and you listen to your staff. You have a history of being an outstanding role model. You have experience working in a fast-paced environment. You juggle competing priorities with ease. People count on you for your ability to build relationships at all levels and communicate clearly to business and technical audiences alike. You approach every situation with a can-do, team-player attitude. You have the confidence as a leader to address problems and overcome hurdles. You demonstrate critical, independent thinking and encourage your staff to develop these skills as well.

Must Haves:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Three or more years as a supervisor

Even better if you also have:

• Two or more years of experience in an engineering or a technical environment.
• Understanding of broadcast technologies including transmitters, switchers and routing systems.
• Experience in interviewing candidates.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Jira tracking software.
• Proven planning and organization skills in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
• Demonstrated leadership (which includes training and development as well as performance management and scheduling skills in prior roles).
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. Knows how to write business letters, performance evaluations, and able to conduct/present analysis of varying data.
• Excellent problem-solving skills and strategic thinking ability. Can make good decisions under pressure.
• Known to balance multiple projects with varying priorities.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule in support of 24/7/365 day operations.

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16065
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial, Cable TV Facility
Job Title: Other: Network Operations, Vice President
Location: FL
Job Description:

The Network Operations VP will oversee and mentor our technical operations and support teams involved in the post-production of TV programming and commercial operations as well as Network Operations. Responsible for the origination and distribution of satellite network feeds to our O&O stations, OTA station affiliates, and MVPD partners.

Responsibilities:

- Provide strategic technical leadership in post-production operations, network satellite distribution, quality control, engineering, content management, TV traffic, and scheduling systems.
- Implement a strategic ROI-based approach to planning, budgeting, project management, and staffing; forecast technical system replacement cycles and costs.
- Execute strategic plans to improve network system reliability, maximize operational efficiency and achieve cost-effectiveness.
- Oversee department heads involved in the ingestion, editing, QC, and distribution of programming and commercials used in the creation of linear and non-linear television on-air networks.
- Foster interdepartmental relationships with key stakeholders and use dashboards to report progress to senior leadership.
- Author and publish detailed reports documenting the ongoing work, repairs, longer-term issues and new initiatives.
- Negotiate vendor agreements to achieve strategic and financial goals.
- Develop Business Continuity contingencies for network operations and support.
- Develop and mentor departmental managers to facilitate an open and high performance environment.

Qualifications:

- 15+ years’ experience in media operations.
- 10+ years’ experience in TV network operations management.
- Business focused mindset with proven track record in using financial analyses and budgeting to support technical strategies and operational projects.
- Change oriented catalyst that actively questions existing processes, generates process improvements; supports and drives change using staffing resources and technology.
- Outstanding communicator with an ability to explain complex technical issues to non-technical senior management both verbally and through documentation (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint).
- Executive leadership demeanor with the ability to manage and motivate large engineering teams in a matrix reporting structure to solve problems.
- Experience with production/post-production video platforms.
- Experience with SAN, LTO, and object-based storage systems.
- Demonstrated expert ability in troubleshooting and analysis.

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16066
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial, Cable TV Facility
Job Title: Other: Network Operations, Director
Location: FL
Job Description:

The Network Operations Director will manage a team of broadcast network engineers and must have an expert level of understanding of the convergence of IT and Broadcast technology that is necessary to maintain and support a broadcast television facility.

Responsibilities:

- Oversee network broadcast and studio technical support teams and systems (hardware, software, storage, and networking).
- Oversee 24/7 Master Control Operations.
- Foster client service relationships with key stakeholders and use dashboards to report progress to leadership team.
- Provide design, installation, integration and support for broadcast system upgrades and new project deployments.
- Maintain and troubleshoot the integrity and security of the broadcast systems IT networks.
- Author and publish technical documentation; provide detailed reports documenting the ongoing work, repairs, longer-term issues and new initiatives.
- Work with outside vendors to achieve strategic and financial goals.

Qualifications:

- 10+ years’ experience in media operations.
- 5+ years’ experience in network operations management.
- Strong leader that collaborates well with team and others to solve problems.
- Experience with production/post-production software (Avid, Adobe Premier, After Effects, Chyron based Graphic Systems, etc.).
- Experience with SAN, LTO, and object-based storage systems.
- Experience with managing IP addressing, file and directory permissions and networking concepts and terminologies.
- Working knowledge of Network infrastructure and operations including Cisco switches.
- Working Knowledge of VM and Database environments and configurations.
- Proficiency in Microsoft, Linux, and Apple operating systems.
- Demonstrated expert ability in troubleshooting and analysis.
- Effectively communicate the status of systems and actions within production environment, including risk assessment, both verbally and through documentation to internal and external stakeholders.
- Change oriented individual that actively generates process improvements; supports and drives change.
- Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays on case by case basis.

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16067
Organization Type:
– Satellite Facility: Engineering & Operations
Job Title: Other: NOC Engineer
Location: TX: The Woodlands
Job Description:

We are searching for NOC/OTT Engineer to join the team and be the foundation of our vision/service. The Engineer will be responsible for providing coverage within the department centralized in The Woodlands and will provide diagnostic troubleshooting related to technical or operational issues relevant to live feed monitoring and monitoring for non-linear video distribution platforms. Candidates will be highly skilled and have a proven ability to take ownership as first responders to assess incidents, diagnose, troubleshoot and correct issues according to documented procedures.

Responsibilities:

• Receives inbound requests through channels such as phone, web forms, email, chat, or other means based on the documented agreement with the client
• Supports logs, categorizes, prioritizes, tracks, and routes incidents reported by users or alarms raised by monitoring tools
• Assesses and diagnoses incidents
• Resolves incidents utilizing troubleshooting guides, knowledge and existing technical experience
• Correctly diagnose issues and/or escalates to Management if necessary
• Tracks tickets until successfully resolved
• Performs some system administration functions such as updates, audits, and system requirements

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Sciences
• 3+ years’ performing troubleshooting and resolving issues within an IT, NOC, help desk, or call center environment
• 3+ years’ experience working with enterprise network equipment and platforms
• Experience with JIRA or similar applications used for issue tracking - familiarity with system monitoring applications such as Zenoss or DataMiner
• Demonstrated ability to perform complex troubleshooting and resolving issues within an IT, NOC, help desk, or call center environment
• Proven success with technical troubleshooting

Experience with systems and processes, including:

• Network configurations
• Security
• Software applications
• File Movement
• Operating systems
• Performance & System Health Analytics
• Database Query
• Storage management

Monitoring:

• Synthetic
• APM (Application Performance Monitoring)
• Standard Infrastructure
• Video Delivery Performance
• Mobile Platforms

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16060
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Other: Operations Manager
Location: NE: Omaha
Job Description:

The operations manager oversees daily activities of directors and operating engineers. This position executes the technical and production requirements for on-air programming, live and pre-recorded, supports all station efforts in-house and on remote locations, and performs other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

- Works closely with news, IT, engineering, management, and vendor partners’ technical support services to support critical on-air systems including directing, production and broadcast systems.
- Delegates assignments to directors, stagehands and operations technicians and coordinates their work.
- Works with management to develop standard operating procedures and train personnel.
- Operates studio equipment such as camera system, audio equipment including audio board, production switchers, graphics systems, and video servers.
- Manages master control equipment including switchers, automation systems, video servers, EAS devices, graphics systems, and monitoring devices.
- Provides support for producing content and station projects.
- Familiarity with Adobe products preferred.
- Responsible for direct supervision, discipline, annual reviews and scheduling for assigned personnel.
- Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications Requirements:

- Must be proficient with computers and PC-based systems.
- Ability to perform with accuracy while under pressure.
- Ability to multi-task accurately.
- Ability to follow instructions, verbal and written.
- Flexibility to work various days and shifts as assigned.
- Ability to work effectively with other team members.
- Ability to train new hires as directors, stagehands and operations technicians.

Education:

- College Degree preferred but not required or equivalent work experience
- Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) with associated producing experience will be considered

Experience:

- One or two years of experience with broadcast television operations at a commercial television station preferred.
- Two years working in an assistant supervisory role in broadcast television operations preferred.

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16061
Organization Type:
– Satellite Facility
Job Title: Systems Engineer
Location: TX: The Woodlands
Job Description:

This position is responsible for the implementation, repair and front-line support of all existing and new on-air, media and data networking systems used by the Network Center. The position will also support the Broadcast Data Network (BDN) for all Regional Sports Networks including the video and data requirements for disaster recovery and provide end user support for these systems. The position will function as an interface/liaison between IT, the BDN team, Operations, internal application developers, Engineering and vendors.

Responsibilities:

• Front line support for all broadcast, media networking systems and security interfaces within the facility
• Works directly with the Broadcast Data Network team as needed for support and project implementation within the facility
• Implements project installations for new networking systems associated with broadcast, media, internet, and the Broadcast Data Network
• Maintains all servers within the facility while enforcing compliance with 21CF security policies
• Builds and configures new servers and networking infrastructure as necessary
• Maintains change control system for all systems on the network to track software revisions and configuration changes
• Collaborates with the Broadcast Data Network team to support the networking efforts required for joint efforts between facilities
• Supports and maintains virtual servers and workstations in VMware vSphere 6.0 and 6.5 environment using vSAN and NSX.
• Supports and maintains broadcast and media systems that process and transport video, audio and metadata via SMPTE 2022 and SMPTE 2110
• Supports and maintains Broadcast Automation Systems and Media Asset Management (MAM) systems

Qualifications:

• Minimum of AA/AS or Vocational Certification in Information Technology systems, or have 3+ years of equivalent work experience required - Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
• Experience with high performance storage and file systems such as StorNext, NetApp, Isilon, and other media archive tiered NAS storage solutions are desirable
• Proficiency preferred and/or desire and ability to learn media systems and the broadcast systems used for live sports – Examples: Media Asset Management systems, transcoders, media metadata, broadcast automation systems, broadcast video ingest and playout servers, digital video infrastructure
• Understanding and ability to support Blade and Server hardware from IBM, HP and Cisco (UCS) is desirable
• Experience with Microsoft SQL, VMware, and firewall/network security experience is desired
• Proven ability to effectively diagnose and troubleshoot elaborate and complex IT systems and provide solutions to complex problems is essential
• Capability of working with an automated trouble ticket system is desirable
• Familiarity with or ability to learn Microsoft Visio and Lucidchart required - ability to use AutoCad desired
• Organizational and time management skills coupled with the demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks are necessary
• Must have a strong client focused approach with excellent communication (verbal & written) skills, be attentive to details with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Management, internal and external coworkers, clients, and customers

Certifications:

• CCNA, CCNP and/or or other network certification, or working toward certification(s) to be completed within first 6 months of service
• MCSA, MCSE, Linux+, RHCE, VMWare and/or Amazon certifications highly desirable

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16062
Organization Type:
– Satellite Facility: Engineering & Operations
Job Title: Other: Transmission Systems Engineer
Location: TX: The Woodlands
Job Description:

The position is responsible for the implementation, operation and maintenance of transmission, reception, and compression systems associated with the broadcast facility.

This position also includes broadcast maintenance responsibilities with the additional job functions such as: mastery of compression systems and writing systems documentation. The position will play a key role with ensuring online operational systems documentation is accurate and up to date.

Responsibilities:

• Provide training and support on specialized equipment and systems
• Execute maintenance/upgrades on transmit, receive, compression, and other sub-systems associated with the facility
• Perform transmit maintenance including performance checks and preventive maintenance on compression systems, RF transmitters, uplink antennas and associated components
• Accomplish receiver maintenance including performance checks and preventive maintenance on RF receivers, downlink antennas and associated components
• Support TOC operations checking in broadcast feeds
• Attends specialized technical training classes and imparts knowledge to other engineers and staff

Qualifications:

• Bachelors’ degree in Electronics or Computer Science, or equivalent training and/or experience preferred
• 5 or more years of experience as a technician in broadcast or network broadcasting operations or equivalent military experience
• Experience maintaining and operating satellite transmissions, reception and compression systems in a broadcast environment is preferred
• Ability to utilize RF Spectrum Analyzer, RF meters, video/audio waveform monitors and associated alignment tools is required
• Experience in satellite and fiber transmission/receiving systems
• Skilled at using digital and analog test equipment
• Capability to effectively troubleshoot and diagnose problems and repair or report to management
• Ability to work with employees, customers, vendors, and service providers will be required
• IP and networking experience, CCNA, CCDP, or CCIE certifications desirable

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16063
Organization Type:
– Satellite Facility: Engineering & Operations
Job Title: Other: Transmission Systems Supervisor
Location: TX: The Woodlands
Job Description:

The position is responsible for supervising daily operations in a Technical Operations Center while maintaining network quality standards for multiple services. The position will be responsible for daily staff work assignments for the Transmissions Operations Center (TOC) functions and ensuring staff have resources they need to execute TOC mission as well as managing project execution and documentation, ensuring engineers have opportunities to develop these skills. Often this is performed during periods of heavy workloads.

Responsibilities:

• Manages Transmissions Engineers – includes daily assignments, project execution, attendance, and planning/scheduling for network coverage
• Conduct need assessments, develops training plans, coaches and develops staff in areas such as troubleshooting techniques, restoration procedures and newest technologies
• Writes and conducts performance evaluations and provides feedback to staff
• Acts as Engineering liaison with interdepartmental personnel to ascertain technical support requirements
• Serves as subject matter expert in all duties assigned to personnel

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Electronics or Computer Science
• 3+ years in a supervisory or leadership role and 7+ years’ experience working in a technical capacity in broadcast, computer networking or the military
• CCNA and/or ACE Certification or higher, preferred
• Understanding of signal flow and demonstrates the ability to resolve complex challenges prior to and during live broadcasts.
• Thorough understanding of RF analyzers, RF emission equipment, cable assembly instruments, various electronic hand tools, and computers
• Ability to communicate in a professional manner, both written and verbally, between internal departments and external clients and provide accurate written reports and documentation
• Proven ability to multitask and perform well under strict deadlines and high stress - strong organizational and project management skills are required
• Ability to work within and lead in a team atmosphere operating in a close-knit environment with shared duties among staff and co-workers to successfully achieve departmental goals

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16057
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Director of Engineering
Location: NE: Omaha
Job Description:

Assist with the design, specifications, documentation, oversight and installation of all systems and equipment for multiple stations. Develop and maintain thorough understanding of existing facilities and work toward making units safer, cohesive and responsive to departments within station environment.

Key Activities:

- Effectively manage the planning, design, installation and repair of all television, mobile and internet systems and equipment.
- Evaluate and maintain the spectrum and broadband usage of the facility.
- Motivate and manage a staff of professional maintenance engineers, operators and IT technicians.
- Coordinate projects; manage the scheduling of personnel; and plan, design and document on-going and future television and online systems.
- Work with related departments; in the determination of current and future studio and transmission needs; in the preparation and tracking of capital, expense, repair and maintenance budgets; in the evaluation of equipment prior to purchase.
- Communicate professionally with individuals and groups within and outside of the station.
- Communicate on a frequent basis with all other departments.
- Maintain good personnel labor relations. Identify training needs, motivate and develop staff to meet the on-going and future technological needs of the station.
- Keep the station compliant with the FCC Rules and Regulations, as well as related local, state and federal regulations. Work with Corporate personnel in particular areas of common interest.
- Perform other duties as needed and as directed by the General Manager and Sr. Dir, Engineering.

Education & Experience/Certifications:

- An associate degree in electrical or electronic engineering from an accredited institution is preferred.
- A BSEE degree is advantageous

Skills & Abilities:

- Must have an understanding of electronic, electrical, mechanical and information systems.

Work Environment:

- Standard office environment
- Must be able to lift up to 75lbs.

Additional Requirements:

- Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
- Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16058
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Asst. Chief Engineer
Location: NE: Omaha
Job Description:

The Assistant Chief Engineer is responsible for on-air performance of broadcast operations including all video, audio and associated equipment adhering to policies and procedures established by the Dir, Engineering and other management.

Key Activities:

- Back up the Dir, Engineering in managing the installation and repair of all television, mobile and internet systems and equipment.
- Monitor and enforce procedures, regulation and policies as set by management. Assist in establishing and implementing policies and procedures.
- Assist in managing the scheduling of personnel; and plan, design and document on-going and future television and online systems.
- Work with Dir, Engineering in the determination of current and future studio needs; in the tracking of repair and maintenance budgets; in the evaluation of equipment prior to purchase.
- Communicate professionally with individuals and groups within and outside of the station.
- Communicate on a frequent basis with all other departments.
- Maintain good employee and labor relations. Coordinate staff training to meet the on-going and future technological needs of the station.
- Perform other duties as needed and as directed by the Dir, Engineering.

Education & Experience/Certifications:

- An Associates degree in electrical or electronic engineering from an accredited institution is preferred.
- 3 years of experience in television engineering and operations

Skills & Abilities:

- Must have an understanding of electronic, electrical, mechanical and information systems.
- Good verbal and written communications skills
- Must be able to function during demanding and stressful periods and be time flexible
- Must have a keen interest in emerging broadcast related technologies and how they might be utilized in our business environment

Work Environment

- Must be able to lift up to 75lbs.

Additional Requirements

- Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
- Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16050
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Director of Engineering
Location: OR: Portland
Job Description:

The Director of Engineering & Technology is responsible for oversight of all broadcast distribution operations for the station and works with the Director of Radio Operations, Engineering Assistant, Webmaster/Full Stack Web Developer, and contractors to ensure the efficient operation of the organization’s broadcast and office technology.

Essential Functions:

This position is responsible for ensuring smooth day-to-day technical operations of the station and is the first responder to keep our stations on-air.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires occasional lifting up to 75 lbs., ability to stoop, kneel, climb, bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis, sitting at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time, ability to perform general office tasks such as copying, printing, filing, and using the telephone. Occasional travel to offsite work locations required.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Engineering

a) Responsible for maintaining efficiency & excellence of all broadcast equipment, satellite downlink equipment and off-site transmitters/towers managed by contractors.
b) Acts as "Chief Operator" as required by the Federal Communications Commission.
c) Researches and recommends acquisition of new and emerging broadcast technology and delivery systems as needed.
d) Assists in the technical design and upgrade planning for broadcast facilities, systems and equipment in coordination with outside vendors.
e) Implements preventive and corrective maintenance programs for technical equipment systems in collaboration with Program Director & on-air staff.
f) Oversees contractors managing the setup of transmitter parameters to operate at proper values; ensures transmitter power calibrations are performed at prescribed intervals.
g) Coordinates work assignments and on-call responsibility for all locations.
h) Is on-call after office hours on weekends/holidays if emergency repairs are needed.
i) Proactively and appropriately communicates the status of engineering & technology issues to senior management.
j) Oversees sound engineering and studio/office technology.

2. Administrative/Supervisory:

a) Recruits, trains, supervises, evaluates & motivates staff of two in compliance with the organization’s personnel policies and procedures. Hires broadcast contract workers as necessary.
b) Maintains work areas, tools and equipment inventory.
c) Maintains logs and records as appropriate to meet Federal Communications Commission requirements.
d) Assists the CEO with planning, designing and implementing technical facilities improvement and equipment replacement including capital budget recommendations, quote and bid preparation and analysis, and representing projects with vendors.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Strong background in electronics and RF Engineering, particularly in the areas of communications and transmission systems
• A minimum of at least four years of experience in Broadcast Engineering
• Comprehensive knowledge of FCC regulations & guidelines
• Proficiency in the technical support of broadcast software and systems
• Experience safely operating machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in area of work
• Experience with Broadcast Automation systems and maintenance
• Experience utilizing the standards, principles, trends, and practices of radio production
• Experience reading and interpreting technical manuals, equipment, diagrams and specifications
• Experience with inventory management and control
• Ability to interpret and apply related Station policies, procedures, principles, and practices
• Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations relevant to Non-Commercial Broadcasting

Preferred Qualifications:

• A Bachelor's degree
• Extensive knowledge of digital broadcasting systems
• Experience with the principles and practices of project planning, development and evaluation
• Engineering experience in Public Broadcasting
• Experience with current media, technology and trends
• Experience training and supervising employees
• Experience with microphone placement, sound design and studio equipment

Professional Skills & Attributes:

• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail, and organizational skills
• Creative problem solver who figures out how to take an idea and make it work
• Interface closely with internal technical and non-technical staff to support our mission and maintain effective working relationships
• Self-motivated, innovative, and able to meet conflicting deadlines and priorities
• Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple simultaneous projects & tasks
• Comfortable learning new tools, platforms, and technologies
• Interest in and commitment to the core values of public service media; interest in classical music
• Must have a valid Oregon or Washington driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to hire

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16051
Organization Type:
– Satellite Facility
Job Title: Field Engineer
Location: MN: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois
Job Description:

We are seeking a Field Engineer who provides highly visible customer support through the performance of approximately 20 Local Receive Facilities consisting of on-site installation, as well as overseeing any necessary troubleshooting, service, and repair of complex equipment and systems. This department provides support for 210 local receive facilities located through out the United States. Department personnel travel extensively to a variety of sites including co-location facilities, TV stations, tower locations to install and maintain receive equipment and fiber connections. This position will primarily support local receive facilities in the Western Great Lakes region (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin) but may be asked to occasionally support other local receive facilities. The employee will be working from a home or remote office.

Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

• Installs, maintains and repairs RF, audio, video and digital equipment
• May instruct customers in the operation and maintenance of the system.
• Serves as company liaison with customer on administrative and technical matters for assigned projects.
• Analyze technical issues and resolve open dispatch tickets affecting the local receiving facilities
• Work closely with various site/teleport engineers in the field, either remotely or on site, to resolve issues affecting local channel uplink quality
• Read circuit diagrams/flow charts and fault-finding equipment down to component level

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16052
Organization Type:
– Satellite Facility
Job Title: Field Engineer
Location: LA: Louisiana, Mississippi, Northern Florida
Job Description:

We are seeking a Field Engineer who provides highly visible customer support through the performance of approximately 20 Local Receive Facilities consisting of on-site installation, as well as overseeing any necessary troubleshooting, service, and repair of complex equipment and systems. This department provides support for 210 local receive facilities located through out the United States. Department personnel travel extensively to a variety of sites including co-location facilities, TV stations, tower locations to install and maintain receive equipment and fiber connections. This position will primarily support local receive facilities in the Louisiana, Mississippi, Northern Florida region, but may be asked to occasionally support other local receive facilities. The employee will be working from a home or remote office.

Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

• Installs, maintains and repairs RF, audio, video and digital equipment
• May instruct customers in the operation and maintenance of the system.
• Serves as company liaison with customer on administrative and technical matters for assigned projects.
• Analyze technical issues and resolve open dispatch tickets affecting the local receiving facilities
• Work closely with various site/teleport engineers in the field, either remotely or on site, to resolve issues affecting local channel uplink quality
• Read circuit diagrams/flow charts and fault-finding equipment down to component level

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16053
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: WA
Job Description:

We are currently seeking a full-time Chief Engineer. A qualified candidate will coordinate or perform maintenance of computer and broadcast equipment of the television broadcasting station by performing the following duties:

* Plan, manage, train, and coordinate technician's activities
* Assist and advise in planning of future equipment installations, requirements, and budgetary recommendations
* Supervise maintenance of computer software, hardware, and local area network applications on systems throughout the station
* Establish the procedures to insure that all IT equipment is operational and secure
* Keep software versions up to date. Insures software license compliance. Follows all corporate directives for IT security
* Supervise preventive maintenance and/or troubleshooting on almost any electronic device or support electronics whether in-house or installed at transmitter; including but not limited to: cameras, video equipment and/or audio switching equipment, processing and monitoring equipment, microwave transmitters and receivers, satellite receivers, and computing equipment
* Supervise and/or perform transmitter maintenance of all transmitters
* Respond to trouble calls with broadcast or computer equipment (sometimes after regular hours and weekends)
* Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

* A minimum of 5 years experience in broadcast television
* 21st century skill set, a great team-oriented attitude and a dedication to quality
* Strong leadership skills and exceptional communication are absolutely essential for the successful candidate to possess
* A strong IT background
* A college degree, SBE certification, and A+ certification are highly desired

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Post Date: 05/03/2019
Job #: 16055
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: IL: Staff Engineer
Job Description:

We are seeking a results-oriented Staff Engineer with a proven track record in Broadcast Media. The Staff Engineer will be responsible for maintenance of equipment, maintaining broadcast systems and all station technical operations within FCC regulations while adhering to company policies to ensure world class delivery of content to our local communities. The successful candidate will be familiar with radio related technologies including, but not limited to, networking and IT, PC/software maintenance and repair, AM and FM transmitter repair and installation, digital and analog audio, EAS equipment and studio equipment maintenance. The candidate will possess the ability to prioritize work, manage the stress of a high-pressure work environment, and comply with all company procedures and internal controls associated with the assigned duties.

Responsibilities for this position may include:

- Maintain and repair all technical and electronic equipment at the studios and transmitter sites with a proactive approach to problem solving.
- Install, monitor and perform maintenance on control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antenna systems, meters, control systems, and remote equipment, including accurate record keeping.
- Maintain, troubleshoot and repair local computer infrastructure to include local area network, on-air automation system and office workstation.
- Assist with, as necessary, the technical needs at remote broadcasts and live performances.
- Interact with management and staff at all levels in a personable, professional manner.
- Other duties as assigned by the Market Manager.

Requirements of this position include the following:

- Associates or technical degree in Broadcasting Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience.
- This position requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience in electronic troubleshooting, including repairs for audio, video, and radio frequency, microwave, equipment and experience working in satellite communications; with a minimum 5 years’ experience as Station Assistant Chief Engineer or Staff Engineer.
- Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations.
- Excellent knowledge of basic electronics theory and principles including Ohm’s law and ability to read schematics.
- Experience with cluster-wide studio equipment and operations, audio routing, AES and AoIP protocols, digital audio delivery and automation, EAS, studio telephone and engineering IT systems, and automated content-delivery systems.
- Ability to work independently to troubleshoot and repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities.
- IT skills including PC/server trouble shooting and repair and knowledge of TCP/IP, UDP, local area networking, and internet.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven experience interacting with management and staff at all levels with ability to multi-task and handles pressures and deadlines.
- Excellent problem-solving ability and skill in prioritizing.
- Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required driving record and proof of insurability.
- Ability to lift and/or move loads up to 75 pounds, with the ability to climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces.
- Ability to be on call at all times for after hours emergencies or routine maintenance as the need arises.

Preference may be given to candidates who have the above experience plus the following:

- Experience with WideOrbit Automation for Radio.
- Experience with Axia AoIP
- Experience with Directional AM Systems.
- Knowledge of telephone systems and cellular.
- Experience as a Team Leader/Supervisor.
- SBE, Microsoft, and CompTIA Certifications.

Physical requirements:

- Ability to lift and/or move loads up to 75 lbs.
- Ability to climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces.

Post Date: 04/26/2019
Job #: 16046
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: SC
Job Description:

Broadcast/Information Technologies Engineer will be an integral part of the Technology Department. The position combines the broadcast engineering and IT skills needed in a modern television studio. We maintain the broadcast plant along with supporting each department in their day-to-day operations. A typical day can be the repair of studio equipment, helping an end-user with an email issue, transmitter checks at a remote site, building repair, or helping the IT manager configure a LAN. Qualified candidate must be a self-starter, team player with excellent communication and people skills who can hit the ground running in this high definition television station. This is an afternoon and evening shift

General Responsibilities:

- Installation, maintenance and repair of all broadcast and computer systems within the television station
- End-user desktop support and proficiency with Windows OS, various television systems software and networking
- Broadcast UHF and microwave transmitter maintenance, operation and repair
- Assisting Chief Engineer in keeping the station compliance with the FCC rules
- Building maintenance

Requirements:

Due to the wide range of projects encountered, mechanical aptitude and a technical mind are a must along with electronics education or military electronics training. RF experience with broadcast transmitters is a plus along with the ability to assume occasional operation of SNG/ENG trucks for remote TV broadcasting of news or community events (Live truck training will be provided). Candidate must have a valid driver’s license; ability to lift 50 lbs; ability to climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours including afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Post Date: 04/26/2019
Job #: 16048
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: NY
Job Description:

Studio Maintenance Engineering supports and maintains the studio technical facility. This position is a NABET permalance position in a 24/7 facility.

The Studio Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for the following:

• Ensure that the studio control room facility and studio floor are operating at peak efficiency at all times, and that all redundant systems are operational
• Must have the ability to monitor and repair, switchers, routers, monitors, waveform monitors, cameras, disk-based broadcast equipment, computer operated broadcast equipment and other electronic equipment.
• Perform routine diagnostics and backup operating systems and software in broadcast equipment.
• Report equipment problems, ensure that repairs are made, and make emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible.
• Must have the ability to setup a broadcast studio facility
• Setup and repair studio cameras. Understand the Operation of all studio equipment and be ready to step in and assist studio operations staff as required.
• Notify, Engineering maintenance staff, of any maintenance problems that may affect the operation of the technical plant
• Install new equipment, run and terminate cables, and document the installation of equipment
• Must be able to answer questions by staff about the correct operation of all broadcast equipment located within the technical plant
• Must have the ability to learn and adapt to new technology
• Ability to think forward, working outside of the standardized broadcast model finding and creating cost effective solutions to challenges as they arise
• Must be a team player and have the ability to work independently
• The ability to work under pressure with deadlines
• Familiarity with IP Networking
• Familiarity with Ross automation
• Working familiarity with equipment from the following vendors, Ikegami, Sony, Ross, Evertz, Harris, Tektronics, Abekas, Protools, RTS, Calrec, Studer, SMS; Barco, EVS
• Technical school or Bachelors degree in Electronics or Technology field or equivalent experience
• FCC license or SBE Certification desired
• 5+ years of studio broadcast television electronic repair experience
• Ability to troubleshoot electronic problems to component level
• Knowledge of computer information systems
• Ability to work flexible hours 24/7

Post Date: 04/26/2019
Job #: 16049
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Asst. Chief Engineer
Location: TX: Near Austin and San Antonio
Job Description:

We have a need for a hands on broadcast engineer that can maintain a VHF transmitter and associated equipment, as well as a 7.5 miles single hop microwave relay that connects the transmitter site to Master Control. Additional responsibility would be to maintain contact with the various fiber line carriers that connect the station to cable and satellite companies, as well as technical support of operations and staff in Master Control

Post Date: 04/26/2019
Job #: 16045
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: FL: Tallahassee
Job Description:

The Chief Broadcast Engineer position is a full-time professional/managerial position. This employee needs to understand and work with a modern computerized infrastructure; responsible for planning of systems, equipment selection, installation, operation, and maintenance of all sophisticated electronic equipment associated with a broadcast television station; and ensures rapidly changing technology supports the mission of the Company. The job requires varied shifts including nights, weekends, and being on-call.

The employee needs to maintain and operate broadcasting equipment, microwave relay sites, towers, generators, satellite uplink and receive systems, signal distribution, routing systems, processing systems, archive, TCP/IP networks, monitoring devices, automation systems, camera systems, production switchers, playout servers, graphics devices, lighting systems, audio consoles, microphones, and IFB etc. Works closely with Traffic, Master Control and Production personnel in addition to providing technical support for productions and special events.

Preferred Minimum Qualifications:

* A Bachelor’s degree and minimum ten (10) years of experience in broadcast engineering at a broadcast, video production or cable television facility, performing hands on work on productions and live events, maintaining and updating infrastructure.
* Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing projects including part-time and contract staff with demonstrated ability to improve performance, output and quality.
* Candidate must be capable of performing maintenance and expediting repairs on all electronic and mechanical equipment in the broadcast facilities.
* Proficient IT skills related to modern automation, encoding, and video play out systems.
* Proficient in IT switching, routing, server virtualization, and network management.
* Solid understanding of ATSC Transport Streams and related technology.
* Knowledgeable of FCC Broadcast rules and regulations.
* Proven ability to successfully plan, coordinate, and execute tactically and strategically on projects.
* Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills including outstanding communication skills both verbal and written.

Our Chief Engineer will demonstrate ability to adjust to competing demands from multiple directions, and balance shifting priorities across a range of stakeholder groups.

The candidate must have demonstrated ability to manage through difficult and stressful situations, work under deadline pressure and have proven superior problem-solving skills for simple as well as complex issues that may arise.

License Requirements & Preferred Certifications:

* Applicants must possess a valid Florida Driver License and maintain good DMV record in order to operate a vehicle.
* Society of Broadcast Engineers certification, CISCO CCNA or equivalent network training.
* FCC First or General Class license.
* Excellent computer skills and good understanding of IP based LAN, WAN and Internet based systems.
* Familiarity with MS Office, Visio and/or other drafting software.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to climb ladders when necessary, to safely operate vehicles. The right candidate will operate light office equipment and computer workstation. Requires ability to perform repetitive movement of hands, wrists and fingers for use of keyboard and the opening/closing of drawers. May involve the ability to be seated for extended lengths of time, including lengthy exposure to computer screens. Incidental bending, stooping, reaching, and infrequently lifting to a maximum of 75lbs. May require ability to travel to other locations.

Post Date: 04/26/2019
Job #: 16043
Organization Type:
– Other: Direct Broadcast Satellite
Job Title: Field Engineer
Location: TX
Job Description:

We are seeking a Field Engineer who provides highly visible customer support through the performance of approximately 20 Local Receive Facilities consisting of on-site installation, as well as overseeing any necessary troubleshooting, service, and repair of complex equipment and systems. This department provides support for 210 local receive facilities located through out the United States. Department personnel travel extensively to a variety of sites including co-location facilities, TV stations, tower locations to install and maintain receive equipment and fiber connections. This position will primarily support local receive facilities in the northern Texas region but may be asked to occasionally support other local receive facilities. The employee will be working from a home or remote office.

Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

• Installs, maintains and repairs RF, audio, video and digital equipment
• May instruct customers in the operation and maintenance of the system.
• Serves as company liaison with customer on administrative and technical matters for assigned projects.
• Analyze technical issues and resolve open dispatch tickets affecting the local receiving facilities
• Work closely with various site/teleport engineers in the field, either remotely or on site, to resolve issues affecting local channel uplink quality
• Read circuit diagrams/flow charts and fault-finding equipment down to component level

Post Date: 04/26/2019
Job #: 16042
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: OK
Job Description:

We are searching for a Chief Engineer responsible for planning, managing and executing all engineering functions for our 50 KW AM Directional radio station, 4 full-power FM radio stations, and 1 translator. Duties include, but are not limited to, managing all RF operations, all broadcast and digital distribution systems, studio equipment, tower site operations and maintenance, security systems, engineering personnel management, capital planning and execution, and operations and maintenance budgets. This position requires a strong leader with an ability to direct and motivate technical staff and train operations staff. Varied and extended hours may include some weekends, holidays, on-call, and required travel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Planning, executing, and timely completion of all projects and maintenance, while ensuring compliance with all FCC, FAA, FEMA, and Company rules, regulations, and guidelines
• Assist and advise the Director of Engineering & Operations. Maintain, maximize, and service station’s transmitter, studio, and station facilities.
• Recommend and oversee the purchase of equipment necessary to produce a quality product and maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
• Assist management in the long-range planning for replacing station equipment and systems.
• Supervise and train the maintenance engineers and broadcast specialists, as necessary, on the repair of the electronic and mechanical equipment of the station.
• Responsible for the planning, implementation, installation, and maintenance of market-wide capital projects.
• The Chief Engineer is responsible for improving operational capabilities and supporting all revenue and audience producing efforts.
• Must work closely with the other departments in the maintenance and operation of their equipment. Additional duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

• Requires a minimum 5 years of related experience in radio station studio and transmission systems engineering and/or college degree in Electronics or equivalent combination of education and experience. An SBE Certification is desired.
• Extensive knowledge of all broadcast systems throughout the audio chain. Knowledge of Wheatstone consoles and WheatNet IP Blade audio distribution systems is highly desired. Knowledge of Wide Orbit automation systems is highly desired.
• The Chief Engineer is responsible for maintaining station compliance with FCC, OSHA, FEMA, and FAA regulations as well as all company policies and procedures.
• Extensive audio engineering knowledge and experience with state-of-the-art broadcast audio processor equipment, automation systems, and studio design.
• Strong working knowledge of full-power AM multi-tower directional transmission systems and high-powered multi-station FM transmission systems. Extensive HD radio knowledge and experience.
• This is a service-oriented position requiring excellent written and oral communications, personable and timely interaction and response with fellow employees, and organizational skills.
• Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.
• Must possess or obtain a valid State of Oklahoma driver’s license with a good driving record.

Post Date: 04/26/2019
Job #: 16041
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial, Cable TV Facility, Satellite Facility, Post Production Facility
Job Title: Field Engineer: BIT Engineer
Location: GA
Job Description:

The BIT Field Engineer is tasked with providing timely and professional support in fast paced 24x7x365 field news gathering and live production environments. Individuals in this job have demonstrated the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary to meet the full range of field production engineering responsibilities.

The Daily:

• BIT Field Engineers are responsible for planning and executing projects, live productions, and remotes assigned to Domestic Field Engineering.
• He or she will primarily fill a general engineering support role or a role as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) for specific technology or systems.
• He or she may occasionally assume an EIC (Engineer in Charge) role, developing technology plans, organizing resources, providing technical oversight and guidance to staff, and ensuring suitable technical approaches are implemented on remotes/live productions.
• This position requires proficient electronics and IT support skills.
• Travel (typically Domestic, but occasionally International) is required, often with short notice.
• The ability to physically lift and move equipment weighing 50 pounds or more may be necessary.
• Must have a willingness to perform varied tasks as required on assignment to support the production.
• Must have the ability to adapt to rapidly changing situations frequently encountered in field remote environments and possess superb customer service and communication skills (verbal, written).
• BIT field engineers demonstrate competency in a wide variety of technology and business contexts and can support remote productions in planned situations and breaking news environments.
• Demonstrates expertise in analyzing and solving complex technical problems and can work independently and autonomously in a team-based environment.
• The ability to prioritize tasks, manage workload and adjust work flows to suit the environment and production needs is essential.
• This position will primarily provide field support but will also spend time in-house or assisting Broadcast and IT teams with project and maintenance work when not otherwise deployed in the field.

The Essentials:

• Typically, 4 or more years of experience providing engineering support for TV production remotes including multi-cameras field-based production, transmission systems, logistics, site set-up and troubleshooting.
• Project team and project implementation experience.
• Strong operational skills on a broad range of television remote broadcast and production equipment such as: SNG satellite uplink/downlink equipment, microwave, video encoding, ENG/Studio cameras and support equipment, A/V routers and infrastructure, video switchers, audio mixers, media decks, NLE edit systems and storage devices, fiber optic links, signal processing and transcoding devices, production communications (intercom) and computer systems/ IT networks architecture.
• Working knowledge of emerging technologies including IP video transport.
• Experienced problem solver who is able to perform well in a fast-paced environment.
• Working knowledge with AutoCAD, Visio, Excel and other MS Office applications 4-year technical degree, preferably IT/electronics (or equivalent education/experience/training)

The Perks:

• Paid time off every year to volunteer
• Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
• 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
• 2018 Best Company for Dads
• An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career

We are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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