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Post Date: 09/24/2021
Job #: 17000
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: Burbank/Costa Mesa CA
Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Broadcast Engineer to join our organization. If you are resourceful and knowledgeable of the flow of broadcast operations, equipment maintenance, and interested in collaborating with other departments, then submit your cover letter and resume online!

This position reports directly to the Director of Engineering. The Broadcast Engineer is responsible for regular installation, testing, maintenance, and repair of television equipment related to both over the air and studio production. This includes Broadcast Origination, Transmission, and Quality Control for all over the air services. Must work in close coordination with Broadcast Operations department to support their needs as required to configure, troubleshoot, or repair Master Control related equipment and interface with PMM or other third-party providers as needed.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

- Assist with installing and maintaining broadcast equipment.
- Ability to read and understand engineering drawings to effectively install coax, wiring, and cabling in addition to physical equipment and utilize such drawings to troubleshoot problems during and after installation.
- Ability to use hand and power tools to perform installation tasks.
- Understand the flow of video, audio, and RF signals through complex production and broadcast systems to assist operations and production staff with use and troubleshooting as needed.
- Perform regular checks and maintenance of production and broadcast systems as needed.
- Diagnose problems using standard practices and test equipment including, but not limited to audio monitors, waveform and vector scope, oscilloscope, and spectrum analyzer.
- Interface with PMM and other third-party providers.
- Interface with Broadcast Operations to address engineering related on air discrepancies.
- Travel to main transmitter site(s) at Mount Wilson for routine maintenance or emergencies where remote systems fail and physical interaction with equipment is required.
- Travel to all secondary transmission sites for routine maintenance and repairs as needed.
- Assist with productions as needed.
- Work as a member of a team.
- Communicate and collaborate with other departments as needed
- Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

- Knowledge of modern Broadcast Standards
- Knowledge of various production and broadcast file formats
- Some supervisory experience preferred
- Operating knowledge of Production Studio Equipment
- Must be able to react effectively to emergency situations
- Must be able to use good judgment and decision making
- Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, set priorities, and work under frequent and fast-paced deadlines with excellent initiative and follow through with the ability to multi task.
- Effectively prioritize duties with minimal supervision
- Must be competent with computer and networking skills to interface with, and configure modern production and broadcast equipment.
- Must be able to effectively communicate and work with IT Department staff to install, configure, and troubleshoot IP Networks related to production and broadcast systems
- Willingness to be trained in the operation and basic maintenance of both high and low power DTV Transmitter facilities.
- After training, must be competent enough to work in these DTV Transmitter facilities unsupervised to provide regular maintenance checks and basic operation of related equipment.
- Stay informed with the latest practices and innovation in the TV Broadcast industry.
- Learn or currently understand ATSC 3.0
- Safely lift equipment weighing up to 50lbs. and climb ladders when needed.
- Safely operate a motor vehicle in less than optimal conditions on both paved and unpaved roads to access remote sites and use good judgement to stay safe.
- Basic survival skills for working alone in remote locations.

Education and Work Experience:

- Graduation from college or technical school with coursework in film or television production or a discipline in a specialized technical, trade. (Equivalent experience in the broadcast television industry can be substituted.)
- 5 years or more experience at a television broadcast and production facility

Benefits:

Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement Plan, and Professional Development Opportunities


Equal Opportunity Employer:

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Post Date: 09/23/2021
Job #: 16996
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: DevOps System Administrator
Location: Bloomington IN
Job Description:

Significant growth and increased complexity of broadcast and computing functions require specialized software and programming services to support the continuous operation of our stations, along with the other Radio and TV Services operations. This position is not limited to computer support; development and programming are required, as well as engineering knowledge.

Job Summary:

Designs and implements specialized software and integrates with broadcasting and related administrative functions; and provides training for staff and LAN administration of a diverse network for Radio & TV Services. Manages and supports all computing and related equipment for Radio and Television Services, including the Radio station and the TV station. This includes user workstations, departmental servers, small network switches, broadcasting equipment, and digital media/streaming media.

Performs system analysis related to network and security infrastructure to maintain PCI DSS compliance. Designs and implements scripts for automating server maintenance, security, security server access, and end user control. Supports the radio & TV signals, handles transmission and streaming issues, and responds to radio and TV server and workstation emergencies.

Develops strategies for improving design, performance, and availability of systems; provide systems engineering with feedback from business units regarding upcoming technology initiatives. Documents systems to satisfy business continuity, security (PCI DSS compliance), inventory, and supportability requirements. Researches and stays up-to-date with systems administration best practices and automation approaches.

Qualifications:

Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

Required:

* Bachelor's degree in computer administration or electronics, two years of system administration and networking and two years of programming and design experience.
* Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
* Possess technical knowledge of broadcast system software and applications; strong organizational and communication skills; and ability to manage and prioritize multiple simultaneous demands.

This is a full-time, exempt, professional position.

Post Date: 09/23/2021
Job #: 16998
Organization Type: Sports Venue
Job Title: Manager of Engineering - Event Production
Location: Glendale AZ
Job Description:

The Manager of Engineering will supervise a team of technicians and engineers and assist in the maintenance, design, repair and overall management of all installed and portable production equipment, and transmission and distribution systems.

Primary Job Duties:

* Maintain and support installed scoreboard, audio and video production, network and signal distribution systems. Responsible for maintenance, cleaning, repair, monitoring, upgrade and documentation of all audio, video, computer, communication and control systems. Responsible for all IPTV and RF systems including all TV’s, monitors and projectors. Also includes satellite, cable, fiber and all input/output transmission equipment.
* Maintain and support Daktronics scoring, display and production systems including maintenance, cleaning, repair, monitoring, upgrade and documentation of all Daktronics systems. Systems include, Vlink, Venus, Allsport, ProStar, ProAd, Show Control, Stats Networks and related equipment. Regular cleaning and preventative maintenance routines are required.
* Provide event and production engineering and technical support and management as assigned for all event and game presentations.
* Conduct computer, database, server network and storage device maintenance, cleaning, repair, monitoring, configuration, updates and documentation of all systems is required. Includes, but not limited to COBRA network, SAN, edit/production computers, scoring and display systems, RF and IPTV systems and attached devices. All systems/software must be documented. Creating documentation is an important part of the job and must be done in a consistent and accurate manner. All problem resolution must be logged for future reference. Coordination and cooperation with the IT department and the Scoreboard Audio Department is required.
* Maintain ENG and broadcast wiring infrastructure and provide event support. Advance maintenance, cleaning, repair, upgrade and documentation of all broadcast systems, wiring and infrastructure. Facilitate connections to broadcast and news trucks. Maintains systems at the training facility, stadium, Craft Culinary facilities and other sites as assigned.
* Develop event space engineering support design and supervise the installation of A/V support equipment and structures both permanent and temporary. Provide project management including research, planning, budgeting, scheduling, documentation, installation and inspection.
* Oversees the cleaning, repair, inspection, and maintenance of portable production equipment including video transmission, network communications and production support equipment.
* Responsible for overall operation of the Engineering Department including the supervision of technicians, engineers and contractors along with design, planning, problem solving, resource allocation, testing, scheduling workflow, anticipating needs and problems and a general knowledge and ability to operate all equipment. Organization and maintenance of all drawing, manuals and documentation. Includes creation and display of single-line drawings and compete system documentation and labeling. Maintain repair parts, tools and supplies including cables and connectors. Conducts research, pricing, ordering, inventory, storage and documentation activities. Repairs and replaces tools and instruments as needed. Maintains control room and other related structures such as lighting, electrical, communication, paint, environmental and equipment support structures utilizing SMG freelance and other vendors as needed.
* Manages and leads a team of employees. Communicates company goals, safety practices, and deadlines to the team. Ensures that supervised employees understand and follow rules and policies as defined in the Employee Manual. Motivates team members and assesses performance. Provides help to management, including but not limited to hiring, training, development, performance evaluations, justification materials, budget and efficiency analysis. Communicates concerns and policies among management and team members. Maintains and develops the audio department’s staff and crew by setting clear objectives, organizing tasks, motivating, communicating, and developing the talent pool. Ensures company brand materials and physical working spaces meet or exceed established company presentation standards. Conducts team meetings to update members on best practices and continuing expectations.

Qualifications/Requirements:

* Experience in team leadership, engineering, business communication and productivity tools, IT networking, live event and video production systems design, maintenance and repair.
* High proficiency with Mac and PC operating systems.
* Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD, Maestro, Vista Link, Magnum and Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
* Leadership experience in a high stress environment.
* Flexible hours including early mornings, late nights, holidays and weekends.
* Ability to multi-task and problem solve in a high stress, fast-paced, live production work environment.
* Excellent communication and organizational skills.
* Must be detail-oriented and highly self-motivated with a shared commitment to excellence.
* Must be able to handle extremely high stress situations and timelines that sometimes require rigorous work schedules.
* Ability to quickly build consensus while managing competing needs and conflicts.
* High proficiency with Mac and PC operating systems and Microsoft Office Software.
* Possess a track record of delivering successful programs and projects on time and on budget.
* Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot in a high stress, fast-paced, live production work environment.
* Must be creative, innovative, passionate, high-energy, results oriented with big ideas and a commitment to excellence.
* Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience in related field.
* Ability to think quickly on your feet.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16995
Organization Type: Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Systems Support Engineer
Location: VA
Job Description:

We are seeking a Broadcast Systems Support Engineer for our Broadcast Operations Team at our Headquarters office in Springfield, VA.

The Broadcast Systems Support Engineer will support all broadcast systems end-to-end to include installation, integration, and configuration. The position will troubleshoot systems in a 24/7/365 live news and studio production environment.

The Broadcast Systems Support Engineer will support IP based audio and video equipment and document quality standards, system anomalies, operational procedures and reference materials as needed. The position will provide technical support to end users as required.

Candidate is required to have:

- Four year technical degree (preferably electronics), or equivalent education/experience/training.
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in radio and/or television, including troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of broadcast systems.
- Demonstrated proficiency with computer systems.
- Ability to kneel and lift up to 50 lbs.
- Ability to works on ladders and in confined spaces as required by tasks.
- Demonstrated expertise in analyzing and solving complex technical problems and an interest in developing new strategies.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills.
- Ability to manage multiple assignments effectively and solid organizational skills.
- Demonstrated overall understanding of the news and programming production process.
- A strong sense of urgency in solving customer requests to ensure timely resolution.
- A commitment to excellence and to ongoing education in broadcast engineering and IT and to the mastery of their craft.
- Demonstrated knowledge of digital and IP based television broadcast equipment preferred.
- Knowledge of VizRT Graphics system preferred.
- Previous experience or familiarity with the use of AutoCAD software is desirable.
- Arabic language skills and cultural knowledge are desirable.
- Knowledge of SMPTE based standards relating to IP Media Transport and Studio IP workflows are desirable.
- Knowledge of bonded cellular technology and systems is preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16993
Organization Type: Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Television Systems Engineer
Location: Madison WI
Job Description:

This position provides technical support, maintenance, operation, and training for computer-based, television-broadcast systems and devices at the Operations Center (OC), which serves as the master control center for the statewide TV network. This Television Systems Engineer will learn and further develop complex skill proficiency in a variety of systems-maintenance scenarios and will be integral in the planning and execution of new technologies and workflows within the broadcast environment.

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16994
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Rochester NY
Job Description:

We seek a Chief Engineer to 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 and transmitter sites. Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Manages all aspects of the Engineering Department.
• Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station and transmitter sites.
• Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws.
• Works with corporate leadership to implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station.
• Manages engineering and technology capital projects to the established budgets.
• Manages and coordinates fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems.
• Working knowledge of television and digital studio broadcast and production systems including: video server technology, digital HD and SD signal routing and switching, digital SD and HD encoding technologies and techniques, television and radio automation and traffic systems and the interface of these systems, audio encoding, routing and storage, television editing systems, large disk-based video and audio storage systems and integration of the broadcast and production environment into an IT system.
• Evaluates, selects, installs, services and maintains station equipment and information technology systems.
• Maintains station fleet of vehicles, including live satellite trucks; repairs station infrastructures.
• Communicates and coordinates equipment maintenance and training with vendors/contractors.
• Prepares and maintains Engineering Department budget and expenses.
• Works closely with General Manager and department managers to ensure station objectives are being met.
• Guides, directs and motivates subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
• Evaluates employee access and trains employees on station information systems or new equipment.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Communications, or equivalent combination of education and work related experience preferred.
• Minimum five years’ experience with Information Technology Systems in a television broadcasting environment.
• Experience with Avid systems, digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment.
• Fluency in English; strong communication, both verbal and written.
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Ability to identify the developmental needs of others, coach and mentor others to improve their knowledge or skills.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to work extended hours, as needed.

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16990
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Associate Director, Engineering
Location: New York NY
Job Description:

The Associate Director of Engineering works within a state-of-the-art Broadcast and Production facility and is responsible for supervising engineering functions supporting live studio production, live broadcast events, live streaming events, content distribution on all digital platforms, pre and post-production, as well as equipment maintenance and capital planning. Additionally, this person will provide complete professional engineering leadership coordination with the primary Master Control Operations hub.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Supervision of Production and Postproduction facilities and equipment including Cameras, Production Switchers, Audio Mixers, Non-Linear edit systems, Intercom System and others.
• Supervision of remote broadcasts and production.
• Design, documentation and installation of complex audio and video broadcast and production systems.
• Development of ATSC 3 Broadcasting and Applications.
• Collaborate and support Network technology group.
• Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Qualified candidates will be a team leader that is also able to work independently as required. In addition, strong supervisory skills, ability to work on concurrent tasks and perform successfully under pressure will be needed.

Additional qualifications include:

• A minimum of 8 years of experience in television engineering and operations;
• Proficiency with Windows Server/Client platforms, high performance storage systems and video encoding/delivery systems;
• Strong understanding of IT-based broadcasting ranging from computer networking to streaming video and audio over private and public networks;
• Foundational understanding of Information Technology and how it supports operations, including hardware, software and network components;
• Experience with Evertz server and broadcast automation and play out systems; VistaLINK Pro experience is highly preferred.
• Knowledge of automated file-based QC and media processing systems, broadcast and production equipment, including transmitters, microwave systems, production switchers, audio mixing and postproduction;
• Experience with digital file and tape-based video formats.

Please note that work schedule may include nights and weekends.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, adaptable to change in new technologies. Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills will be needed along with the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Candidates with a college degree are preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, creed, color, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, marital and partnership status, familial status, arrest or conviction record, union membership, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, unemployment status, caregiver status, credit history, salary history, military or protected veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, an employee's or an employee's dependent's sexual and reproductive health decisions, as well as all other classifications protected by applicable laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, promotions, benefits, leaves of absence.

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16991
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Assistant Director of Technology
Location: Phoenix AZ
Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced, hands-on Assistant Director of Technology. The Assistant Director of Technology participates in the installation, maintenance and repair of TV and Radio studio/transmitter equipment to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements. Responsibilities include maintaining telecommunications equipment, computers, networking systems and integrating platforms for online content.

Job Responsibilities:

• Maintains and develops preventive maintenance routines for TV/Radio Studio, Production, News Gathering, Compression, and Transmission Systems
• Supports DOT with supervision of engineering staff.
• Performs necessary measurements of Broadcast Equipment per established industry best practices to ensure FCC compliance and reliability.
• Provides maintenance and support of computer networks and related systems.
• Basic MEP troubleshooting and operational maintenance, including water cooling systems.
• Works with Radio programing, TV news and Operations departments to address critical equipment and operational needs.
• Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, OSHA, and federal, laws.
• Must have the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays and on short notice if needed.

Planning, Growth, and Administrative Duties:

• Help develop short and long-term plans to support the growth of the stations’ capabilities in accordance with business needs, corporate plans, and changing market requirements.
• Help develop strategies and scenarios for the digital broadcasting evolution within our facilities.
• In concert with the DOT, research emerging technologies and develops plans articulating new service opportunities for the stations.
• Provides input to the DOT working as a team regarding needs of the Engineering department, maintenance priorities, project planning, and the overall station capital and operating expenditure requirements of the TV and Radio Stations.

Required Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to troubleshoot and repair high-power FM and TV transmitting facilities.
• Good understanding of applicable FCC rules and regulations.
• Computer literacy in applicable software packages (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, radio, and television automation, etc.).
• Working knowledge of computer networking technology.
• Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level.
• Familiarity with RCS, Avid, and Ross Overdrive software/hardware products a plus.
• Must have excellent communication skills and excellent team leadership skills.
• Spanish a plus.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Knowledge of critical MEP systems and their maintenance requirements.
• Ability to read and interpret design documentation, including elevations, connection drawings and schematics.

Education and Licensing Requirements:

• BSEE, BS-Information Technology/Computer Science or ASEE or equivalent relevant Broadcast Industry experience.
• Technical training or experience with a substantial record of successful work in Broadcast or directly related allied industries.
• FCC General Class License, SBE Certifications, Computer Networking certifications (Comp TIA+ or CCNA), and VMWare certification desired.
• Seven (7) years Television and/or Radio Broadcast Engineering leadership role experience managing 24x7x365 Engineering Teams with a proven record of success in broadcast facility management.
• Excellent communication skills and excellent team leadership skills.
• Extensive knowledge of studio, computers, production systems, and all standard accepted engineering principles and practices are required.
• Valid government issued driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

• May require lifting or moving up to 50 lbs.
• May require climbing ladders and working on elevated surfaces (e.g., rooftops).
• Requires good manual dexterity for soldering, use of hand tools and working on small components.
• Able to sit for extended periods of time.
• Ability to be on-call to respond to transmission systems failures at remote transmitting locations.

Vaccine Requirements:

We require that all U.S. and Puerto Rico employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to submit proof of vaccination. The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will reasonably accommodate a qualified candidate, who may be unable to be vaccinated, consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Eligibility Requirements:

• Must be 18 years of age or older.
• Employment/education will be verified.
• Must be willing to work from locations in AZ, fully onsite, remote, and/or hybrid.
• Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to ensuring a diverse workforce by providing broad outreach to all qualified applicants regarding job vacancies at the station.

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16992
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Operations Engineer
Location: Milwaukee WI
Job Description:

We have a full-time opening for an experienced broadcast Operations Engineer. The Operations Engineer is responsible to operate a variety of our control room and master control equipment as well as maintain the technical integrity of the station’s on-air signals and its equipment from acquisition to distribution.

Job Responsibilities:

- Coordinates live and taped programming for broadcast
- Maintains on air operation to include running commercials, network, and local programming as a master control operator
- Monitors multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals.
- Operates ADC Automation equipment
- Follows FCC monitoring and EAS procedures
- Observes transmitters and takes readings
- Maintains program and transmitter logs
- Executes, edits, updates, and appends playlists
- Acquires content from various distributors
- Reports equipment issues and transmission discrepancies
- Basic multi-media computer skill and familiarity with current Internet technology including downloading of materials for promos and commercial client spots
- Work as needed in control room in technical positions (audio console, robotic camera, production switcher) for live and recorded television programs
- Non-linear editing as needed
- Other duties as assigned by TV Engineering Management
- In-person attendance is required

Experience Requirements:

- Should have 2+ years of experience working as an operations engineer at a commercial television station with extensive experience in operating a wide variety of broadcast equipment
- Related military experience will be considered

Qualification Requirements:

- Computer literacy is mandatory
- Attention to details is imperative
- Must have a solid background in operation of broadcast television systems and equipment

Education:

- College Degree preferred but not required
- Military training and experience will be considered

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, we require that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16983
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: Phoenix AZ
Job Description:

We are looking for an Entry-Level Broadcast Engineering Technician. In this role you will employ your electro-mechanical and information systems skills in a customer service based environment where we support our News broadcasting and Digital streaming efforts.

Snapshot of Your Responsibilities:

• Ensure that all technical equipment is operational and support the production department’s use of the equipment. Supported systems include, but are not limited to: HDSDI router and switchers, audio consoles and network, intercom system, digital asset management system, virtual set systems, cameras, multi-view monitor systems
• Identify signal parameters and troubleshoot issues using test equipment including waveform monitors, vector monitors, audio metering, network and transport stream analyzers, and a variety of cable testers
• Work daily with Engineers, Production, News, and Digital personnel to support live programming
• Ensure all production systems are up to date and functioning as needed
• Troubleshoot issues with broadcast systems, and work with vendors and open trouble tickets with customer support
• Repair or replace equipment as needed
• Work with Engineering Leadership Team to plan and implement projects on tasks including research and specification of vendor/hardware/software, installation and configuration of system or solution
• Occasional facility maintenance level work will be assigned as required
• This position’s work hours include early/late shifts, weekends and holidays

What You Will Need:

• Knowledge of broadcast video routing systems, signal distribution and processing, and installation and repair
• Knowledge of production systems including switchers, cameras, audio, multi-image displays, digital effects, graphics, and editing
• Sony and NewTek switchers, SSL and Wheatstone audio consoles and BitCentral Core, iTX, Adobe CC, Telestream and Signiant products, RTS and ClearCom intercom, Evertz EQX, VIP with Magnum control.
• Knowledge of satellite and compression systems (receivers, dish control systems, encoders, multiplexers, encryption and decryption equipment)
• Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
• Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to interact with all levels of people including management, peers, operators, and vendors
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, including Visio
• Attention to detail and organizational skills
• Ability to function in a dynamic environment and work independently
• Capacity to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
• Experience as an engineer in live television or post-production environment
• Experience supporting cloud-based content management or OTT streaming
• VHF and UHF transmitter experience

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.

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16986
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: Portsmouth VA
Job Description:

We are looking for a for a well-rounded individual to fill the Broadcast Engineer position. If you thrive in a fast-paced TV environment, that produces 11.5 hours of content during the week, then this position may be for you.

The Broadcast Engineer operates, maintains, updates and repairs hardware and systems used for broadcasting and business operations.

• Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station
• Installs and tests new systems and technical infrastructure for the station
• Minimizes 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
• Installs and maintains the IT network, switches, data backups, workstations and printers
• Interprets and implements instructions and requests from other station personnel
• Communicates with members of the engineering team and other teams to effectively resolve equipment and system issues
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Must be willing and able to work any and all shifts, including overnights, nights, and holidays

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 three years’ experience with digital electronics systems in a television broadcasting environment
• 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

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16987
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast IT Systems Engineer
Location: Portsmouth VA
Job Description:

We are looking for a for a well-rounded individual to fill the Broadcast IT Systems Engineer position. If you thrive in a fast-paced TV environment, that produces 11.5 hours of content daily, Monday-Friday, then this position may be for you.

The Broadcast IT Systems Engineer operates, maintains, updates and repairs hardware and systems used for broadcasting and business operations.

• Manage user accounts through Active Directory
• Manage and assist users with E-mail and desktop support
• Install, manage and maintain servers and workstations with various Windows and Linux OS
• Administer antivirus and similar support systems
• Serve Engineering, News, Production, Promotion, and Sales Departments by providing quality support services
• Work closely with Engineering to implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station
• Manage and maintain News production server system, News content storage and playout system, graphics and editing systems
• Must be willing and able to work any and all shifts, including overnights, nights, and holidays, and monthly On-Call rotation.

Requirements & Skills:

• Associates or Technical degree in Information Services, Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Strong Information Technology background and networking skills required
• Microsoft and Cisco certifications are a plus
• Experience with remote desktop applications and VPN required
• Knowledge and experience with Adobe editing systems required
• Experience in broadcast television or a related field preferred
• Experience with AV switching, video encoding/decoding and file transcoding a plus
• Fluency in English; strong communication skills, both verbal and written
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16988
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast IT (BIT) Engineer
Location: CHARLESTON SC
Job Description:

We are seeking a Broadcast IT/(BIT) Engineer. The BIT Engineer will support all programming and post-production at the station. The engineer will perform quality control measurements to ensure proper video and audio quality is maintained through all broadcast systems and assist local production teams as needed. Duties will include troubleshooting, maintaining, installing broadcast and IT equipment including transmitter equipment. The BIT Engineer interacts daily with Sales, News, and Production staff and will be required to follow all Company and FCC standards and guidelines.

Primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Support all engineering aspects of the technical facility including studio support, post editing systems, field production support and transmission of live/recorded events & programs
• Work with technology staff to implement and maintain “crossover” computer systems to Audio/Video Systems
• Maintain equipment and support users for On Air and Live Production automation systems
• Performs regular maintenance tasks including repairs, equipment replacement, supplies, etc.
• Ensures all transmission equipment is operating correctly before and during live event telecasts - corrects and documents technical problems
• Work with IT Director to design, implement and maintain computer systems, licensing, and network security
• Assist with implementing Engineering projects
• Assist with building maintenance needs

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16989
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Operations Technician
Location: Baltimore MD
Job Description:

A part-time Operations Technician operates various technical equipment for live and taped television shows. He/she prepares content for on-air use. Performs other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

Operate studio robotics equipment; acquires, prepares, and transfers content for on-air use; prepares, monitors, and executes automation events for transmission; sets up audio equipment and operates audio console for live and recorded production elements and shows; performs other operational-related duties as assigned or required; and maintains a clean and orderly workspace.

Qualification Requirements:

- Flexibility to work various days and shifts as assigned.
- Ability to work effectively with other team members.
- Ability to perform with accuracy while under pressure.
- Ability to multi-task accurately.
- Ability to follow instructions, verbal and written.
- Practical experience working at a college-level cable or television facility for a minimum of two semesters or a commercial television station for six months or longer,
- Experience with Master Control Operations, and/or
- Experience with Studio Robotics Systems, Video Servers, Content Acquisition and Preparation, Audio Console Operation, and Videotape Operations.

Education:

- 1+ years of college-level curriculum preferably in the broadcast communications or mass media program.

Additional Requirements:

As part of our continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, we require that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16982
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Lincoln/Columbus NE
Job Description:

We are looking for a full-time experienced Engineer for our Lincoln and Columbus-based properties in Nebraska. Reporting to the Market Manager(s), the Engineer will assist with the maintenance of equipment, maintaining broadcast systems and technologies, build-out projects, and ensure FCC compliance. The ideal 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 install, VHF and UHF radio technology, digital and analog audio, EAS equipment, and studio equipment maintenance. The candidate must be driven, able to multitask, balance priorities, take direction, possess excellent communication skills, and enjoy a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. The position is capable of being remote; however, regular travel to assigned market facilities for maintenance and routine inspection is required.

Responsibilities of this position may include the following:

* Work closely with our sales teams to help them create and develop results driven.
* Keep our facilities FCC compliant in the terms of engineering.
* Maintain terrestrial radio stations, tower sites, rack rooms, studios, production rooms, voice tracking studios, and streaming machines.
* Maintain business office computer network as needed. Including interfacing traffic with our on-air products for log delivery.
* Provide weekly updates on engineering issues to the Market Manager/Operations Manager.
* 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 networks, on-air automation systems, and office workstations.
* 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:

* Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations.
* Experience in computer-based broadcast automation.
* Experience with cluster-wide studio equipment and operations, audio routing and distribution of analog, digital and audio-over-IP protocols, EAS, satellite receivers, studio telephones and broadcast IT systems.
* Proficiency in basic electronics theory and principles including Ohm's law and the ability to read schematics.
* Ability to use test equipment, i.e. Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, and field strength meters in troubleshooting.
* Ability to work independently to troubleshoot and repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities including troubleshooting down to the component level when practical.
* Knowledge of telephone systems and protocols including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL, VoIP and PRI circuits.
* Knowledge of building systems, HVAC, electrical, UPS, and standby generators.
* Possess IT skills including PC/server troubleshooting and repair as well as knowledge of TCP/IP, UDP and local area networking.
* Proven ability to communicate technical information and interact easily with all levels of staff.
* Current SBE membership.
* Able to be on-call after hours for emergencies or routine maintenance as needed.
* Must possess a valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance.
* Must be 21 years of age or older.

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

* Experience with WideOrbit Automation for Radio.
* Experience with Axia AoIP
* Experience with Directional AM Systems.
* Knowledge of telephone systems and cellular.
* SBE, Microsoft, and CompTIA Certifications.
* Associates or Technical Degree in Broadcast Engineering Technology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
* Previous experience in broadcast media.

Physical requirements:

* Ability to lift and/or move loads up to 50 lbs.
* Ability to climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces.

Travel Required:

Regular travel from Lincoln to Columbus is required.

Benefits:

We invest in people who invest in themselves and offer employees a competitive package of health and welfare benefits:

* Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
* 401(k) Discretionary Employer Match
* Paid Vacation and Holidays
* Volunteer hours
* Pet Adoption Subsidy

We value Integrity, a Can Do Attitude, Passion, Competitiveness, Creativity and embraces that work can be FUN. If these qualities are important to you and you feel you check off the qualities we are looking for, submit your cover letter and resume ASAP.

We are an equal opportunity employer and participate in E-Verify.

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16975
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Spokane WA
Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced Chief Engineer to manage and the properties in two DMAs.

The primary responsibility of the Chief Engineer is to monitor and troubleshoot and keep all systems in top condition, make sure stations are compliant with FCC and other governing authorities, and support the staff as required. Particulars are including but not limited to:

Qualifications:

• Reliable, positive, and self-motivated individual with strong personal integrity.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Capable of handling multiple tasks and working effectively under stress
• Following signal flows and taking meter readings and making corrective measures
• Maintaining transmitters and other equipment in optimal condition
• Able to troubleshoot and creatively problem solve
• Meet the needs of staff members who need computer support.
• Proficient computer skills and able to operate MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Windows, non-linear editing video services, and more.
• Knowledge of FCC Broadcast rules
• Technical Degree in electronics or related field desirable.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
• Capable of lifting 50 lbs.
• Position requires being on call after hours including weekends and holidays
• Minimum of 3 years of Broadcast Engineering experience preferred.

Responsibilities:

• Responsible for the day-to-day management of the broadcast operations.
• Troubleshoot and solve equipment and air chain issues quickly and efficiently.
• Recognizing and working safely around high voltages and other dangers
• Management of compliance with all regulatory and governmental agencies.
• Management of station assets, information technology, transmitter facilities and building operations.
• Responsible for ensuring quality broadcast operations, on air, news gathering and production.
• Effectively work in an IT environment and use good troubleshooting practices and test equipment.
• Good leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Maintaining a fun, collaborative and effective work environment.
• Filing a weekly report with corporate engineering

We are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16977
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Akron/Cleveland OH
Job Description:

If working for an independent, locally owned broadcast company is something you’ve been looking for, this job might be for you. We seek a Chief Engineer for our three FM and one AM cluster in Akron/Cleveland, Ohio. Experience with both old and new AM and FM transmitters is a must. RF experience necessary. Must have experience with studio automation software. Wide Orbit experience is a plus. Candidate must have the desire to stay current with technology and be willing to get additional training, if necessary.

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16978
Organization Type: Manufacturer/Service Provider
Job Title: Design Engineer - Electro-Mechanical and/or RF
Location: Quincy IL
Job Description:

Location TBD. Ideally Quincy IL, but can be discussed.

Salary 60-90k depending on experience

Ideally to have experience in the mechanical design. In addition some knowledge of electronics and RF would be useful. Position available immediately. Full benefits, 401k and the stability of working for a company that has been in business nearly 64 years.

Great company to work with. Exciting opportunities for anyone looking for a really interesting position in design and development.

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16979
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Director of Engineering
Location: Southfield MI
Job Description:

The Director of Engineering reports directly to the VP of Engineering/Operations. They assist in the planning and design of station and remote broadcast systems; assure quality control of all installations; are responsible for FCC compliance on all signals, logging procedures, and transmitter maintenance logs; assist the VP in capital planning and department expense budget; and oversee station documentation for all electronic installations as well as building drawings. They must ensure daily maintenance issues are being resolved in a timely manner, staff development opportunities are being utilized, and projects are being completed on schedule and within budget. Under the direction of the VP of Engineering/Operations, the Director of Engineering supervises Engineering Department staff, ensures compliance with FCC, OSHA, EPA and local regulations, and performs other duties as assigned.

Duties:

• Directly supervise the Engineering Maintenance Department.
• Supervise the installation, maintenance, and repair of all technical equipment necessary to establish and foster a sound technical facility from which our creative and editorial personnel may work to produce major market News and Programming content.
• Track the progress of any problem from assignment to a Maintenance Technician, through the return and checkout by the problem’s originator.
• Develop a preventive maintenance schedule and perform preventive maintenance or safety inspections, on all electronic systems, thereby reducing the probability of equipment failure or accidents.
• Set engineering procedures and policies with the approval of the VP of Engineering/Operations.
• Oversee maintenance of ancillary equipment and operations, including station generators and building systems.
• Minimally once per year conduct a full-facility drill on emergency power systems.
• Purchase replacement parts and equipment for the Engineering Department as directed by the VP of Engineering/Operations.
• Work with IT department to ensure all broadcast systems are compliant with Company policies.
• Work with the VP of Engineering/Operations and Director of Broadcast Operations to manage operating budgets for the Engineering Department.
• Host weekly group meetings and daily individual meetings with the Engineering Maintenance staff to determine day-to-day objectives and gauge the progress of long-term goals as determined by daily meetings with the VP of Engineering/Operations.
• Facilitate ongoing continuing education on new technologies and train the Maintenance staff on new systems and operations.
• Work directly with the News Department to plan and implement special production and event coverage as necessary.
• Along with the Director of Broadcast Operations, determine the source of all on-air technical problems or mistakes and take any necessary action to prevent such mistakes from reoccurring.
• Working with the Director of Broadcast Operations, purchase and maintain a supply of all spare ENG equipment necessary to keep the technical staff fully operational at all times.
• Maintain an inventory of the equipment utilized in the entire ENG operation.
• With the VP of Engineering/Operations and Director of Broadcast Operations, address crew concerns and disciplinary issues promptly and consistently, following HR and FOX policies.
• Coordinate with the VP of Engineering/Operations and the Director of Broadcast Operations to develop technical procedures and implementation of new equipment.

Equipment Operated:

• Office computer equipment.
• On an emergency basis, various broadcast equipment including, but not limited to, television transmitters, ENG receive bay, A/V switchers, audio mixers, robotic-controlled cameras, video servers and graphics generation equipment.

Working Conditions:

Fast-paced, highly-charged broadcast engineering, news, and production environment. Position demands long hours with various start and end times and occasional after-hours and weekend on-call responsibilities. Position will involve interaction with labor unions and department managers.

Qualifications/Experience:

Candidate must have a minimum 5 years of experience in the television industry with solid design engineering and troubleshooting skills. A degree in Engineering, Broadcast, or IT related field is preferred. Prior management skills, similar position held and/or training experience is highly desired. Strong working knowledge of digital video systems, network and IT is required. Strong follow-through, record keeping, written communication, and interpersonal skills required.

• Background in digital audio/video technologies at all levels of production.
• Data network, data communications, computer systems and broadcast technologies experience.
• Working knowledge of computer operating systems (Windows, Linux, Oracle, etc.) and security patching.
• Knowledge of multi-channel station automation and servers.
• File-based newsroom workflows, editing experience and newscast automation.
• HD routing switchers, production switchers and audio matrix, cameras, robotics and multi-viewers experience
• Satellite commercial delivery systems knowledge –Pitch Blue, Pathfire, etc.
• Understanding of ATSC 1.0 & 3.0 signals, MPEG2, MPEG4, DOLBY AC3, CALM ACT, EAS, CAP.
• Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate a team

Post Date: 09/22/2021
Job #: 16981
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast engineer
Location: Phoenix AZ
Job Description:

We have an immediate opening for a Broadcast Engineer based in Phoenix, Arizona. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a thorough understanding of broadcast technologies and operational models within a 24/7 broadcast operation; specifically, in Local News/Production and field operations. This position will be responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting.

The ideal candidate should have experience in the following:

- “Hands on” engineer capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
- Support day to day operations of our television stations including all daily news operations, equipment and computer-based IT systems.
- Maintain and/or repair satellite receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, routers, automation, editing systems, intercoms, monitors, display systems, as well as traditional desktop and file/print services.
- Provide technical support to operational users.
- Troubleshoot and repair computer hardware, software and peripherals, including network servers, storage, network operating systems, PCs and software applications, LAN cabling, system security and virus protection.
- Consult and communicate with engineering management and other engineers on technical issues as required.
- Create and maintain wiring documentation, and system configuration documentation.
- Perform all technical work to engineering standards and practices.
- Maintain knowledge staying current on technological advances including computer software and hardware, media and entertainment technologies, television broadcasting, and studio production.
- Knowledge of IT and Broadcast systems operation, maintenance and services as needed to assist in supporting these systems.
- Provide light building maintenance and perform other duties as assigned.
- Maintain, support and upgrade broadcast and IT environments throughout the station including the news department, sales and traffic departments, and/or television broadcast studios.
- Forge and foster positive relationships with Infrastructure & support teams external to the station e.g. Facilities, Broadcast Operations/Engineering, IT
- Lead and manage multiple projects from conceptual stage through to launch.
- Provide technical support to other teams within Technology & Ops.
- Some knowledge in field operations including Trucks, Satellite, Microwave and IP newsgathering technologies
- Strong Interpersonal skills with ability to interface with all levels of management & user community.
- Must possess strong multitasking skills
- Responsible for the maintenance of Broadcast Systems e.g. Routers, Crispin & Harmonic Master Control Room systems, studios, traffic and weather systems.
- Make new technology recommendations, identify best practices and establish high operating standards
- Maintains all mechanical and electronic equipment within the broadcast facility, as well as remote microwave sites and SNG and ENG vehicles.
- Maintaining and/or repairing satellite receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, monitors and display systems
- Repairs or oversees maintenance of all mechanical and electronic equipment within the broadcast facility, as well as remote microwave sites and SNG and ENG vehicles.
- Additionally, this position will be responsible for the maintenance and support of four TV transmitters, video and RF amplifiers, microwave transmitters and receivers, and other electronic equipment generally associated with broadcast television transmissions.
- Other duties may be assigned

- Proven ability to troubleshoot and maintain television broadcast equipment.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills (ability to clearly communicate the status of problems, provide updates to progress on projects, and offer solutions to technical issues).
- Minimum 5 years related TV broadcasting and/or network IT experience.
- Associate degree (AA) in electronics, related field or work experience in lieu of degree.
- Ability to install and maintain computer systems and network equipment.
- Self-starter, able to work efficiently without direct supervision.
- Must possess strong personal interaction skills, good communication skills, ability to work under pressure and deadlines, and ability to prioritize multiple projects.
- Available to work various hours and days including weekends, overnights, and holidays, as needed.
- Ability to lift 50 lbs., climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces, pull and install wiring, use hand and power tools, work on small components, and perform other physical tasks.

We are a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Post Date: 09/20/2021
Job #: 16974
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Little Rock AR
Job Description:

• Oversees staff that maintains station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance
• Establishes routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment
• Oversees and assist with the installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc.
• Works with local management to coordinate remote broadcasts as needed
• Responsibilities include compliance with FCC rules and regulations, budgeting
• Travel to other markets or towers and stations may be required
• Manages a staff of one or more people
• 24/7 on call

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Interact with management and staff at all levels and ability to multi-task, delegate and handle pressures and deadlines
• Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations
• Advanced experience with cluster-wide audio routing, digital audio delivery, EAS, Studio Telephone and engineering IT systems
• Computer literacy in applicable software packages which may include (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, Automation Systems, Novel, Linux, etc.)
• Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level
• Ability to work independently to troubleshoot/repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities
• IT skills including local area and wide area networking
• Knowledge of electrical systems, UPS, and standby generators and record keeping
• Knowledge of telephone systems and protocols including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL and PRI circuits
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds
• Ability to climb stairs and ladders is required
• Minimum 7+ years as Chief Engineer

Post Date: 09/10/2021
Job #: 16973
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: TV Maintenance Technician
Location: Boston MA
Job Description:

Maintenance, repair, installation, and operation of broadcast technical equipment and systems within the broadcast plant and related facilities at a top-10 market television station duopoly. Also provide support of station operations in major station efforts or special projects as needed.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of IT, analog and serial digital television systems (SD and HD) and equipment found in a large television plant as well as experience in non-linear editing systems and video compression systems. They should also be competent in using Microsoft Office products and have at least a basic understanding of CAD software. Experience with microwave, satellite and two-way radio systems would be considered a plus. Operating experience (video, audio and camera robotics) is desirable. Candidates should have a minimum of five years’ experience as a radio, television or cable systems maintenance engineer in a professional broadcast facility or closely related industry. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. SBE certification is preferred.

Post Date: 09/08/2021
Job #: 16971
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Television Broadcast Engineer
Location: Green Bay WI
Job Description:

Broadcast Video Engineer, responsible for installation and maintenance of video systems and infrastructure in a news station. This includes newsroom and digital streaming systems. Basic knowledge of IT integration is needed.

Qualified candidates will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of the facilities’ video systems. This will include some transmitter work, IT integrations, cameras and automations systems.

As a condition of employment, we will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

Post Date: 09/08/2021
Job #: 16970
Organization Type: Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Maintenance Technician
Location: Philadelphia PA
Job Description:

Responsibilities :

You will be part of a dedicated team of broadcast maintenance technicians covering our 24/7/365 operations. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work alone and as part of a team. The candidate will have extensive experience in the on-going maintenance, support and troubleshooting of critical broadcast & production systems. The role includes working on projects and with new technologies. On-site shift work is required.

* Must be Customer driven and comfortable in 24/7/365 environment.
* Responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting broadcast equipment.
* Maintain, support, troubleshooting and upgrades of Studio, Control Room and Distribution technologies including IP/SDI router (GVG); Intercom system (ClearCom); Switchers (Ross); Audio System (LAWO); Robotic camera system (Ross); Video Encoding (Harmonic) and associated equipment and technologies.
* Maintain, support & troubleshooting of on-air systems, QOS, continuity, confirm all systems meet ATSC specifications for Over-the-Air and Cable providers.
* Documentation (AutoCAD), SOP’s and upkeep of maintenance logs and databases.
* Solid working knowledge of an IP video and audio facility and workflow.
* Works well under pressure in order to rectify technical issues in a timely manner.
* Works well within a team but also works efficiently independently
* Undertake Projects as assigned and ensure on-time delivery.
* Working with Division and Vendors on projects and troubleshooting.
* Well-organized, self-motivated and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
* Must be solution-oriented, proactive, and willing to dig to find a sound resolution.
* Must be able to act with urgency, immediacy, and make appropriate decisions

Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

* Degree in Engineering or 5 years of relevant experience
* Experience in a similar role within a TV Station, ISP, media company, systems integrator or other relevant industry.
* Experience working in News very desirable.
* Excellent knowledge of computer-based technologies within a Broadcast environment.
* Strong communication & interpersonal skills with ability to interface with all levels of management & user community.
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Must be able to lift equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Additional Job Requirements:

* Must be willing to work in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Desired Qualifications:

* Bilingual (Spanish and English)

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: 09/07/2021
Job #: 16967
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial, College/University
Job Title: Engineer
Location: Santa Barbara CA
Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Independent Media, the Engineer bears the legal responsibility of Chief Operator to ensure that broadcasts are within the technical limits imposed by the FCC. The CE maintains, repairs, installs, documents and inventories the entire system of complex hardware/software and electronic equipment necessary for the proper operation of a radio station including the tower at the Broadcast Peak transmitter site. Responsible for developing, maintaining, repairing, installing and documenting radio station office computer networks.

Minimum Requirements:

Advanced knowledge of Radio communications and network systems in operation, maintenance and repair of radio equipment. The ability to install, operate, and repair various standard test equipment and a wide range of audio control equipment is required. Must be familiar with FCC rules and broadcast standards and monitoring and measuring station audio signals for both FCC technical requirements and highest possible audio quality.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Satisfactory criminal history background check.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Post Date: 09/07/2021
Job #: 16968
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Louisville KY
Job Description:


We are seeking an experienced Engineer for our radio facilities. Reporting to the Corporate Chief Engineer and Market Manager, the Engineer will assist with the maintenance of equipment, maintaining broadcast systems and technologies, build out projects, and ensure FCC compliance. 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, VHF and UHF radio technology, digital and analog audio, EAS equipment and studio equipment maintenance.

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 workstations.
* 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 Chief Engineer.

Requirements of this position include the following:

* Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations.
* Experience in computer based broadcast automation.
* Experience with cluster-wide studio equipment and operations, audio routing and distribution of analog, digital and audio-over-IP protocols, EAS, satellite receivers, studio telephones and broadcast IT systems.
* Proficiency in basic electronics theory and principles including Ohms law and the ability to read schematics.
* Ability to use test equipment, i.e. Multi-meters, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, and field strength meters in troubleshooting.
* Ability to work independently to troubleshoot and repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities including troubleshooting down to the component level when practical.
* Knowledge of telephone systems and protocols including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL, VoIP and PRI circuits.
* Knowledge of building systems, HVAC, electrical, UPS, and standby generators.
* Possess IT skills including PC/server troubleshooting and repair as well as knowledge of TCP/IP, UDP and local area networking.
* Proven ability to communicate technical information and interact easily with all levels of staff.
* Current SBE membership.
* Able to be on-call after hours for emergencies or routine maintenance as needed.
* Must possess a valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance.
* Must be 21 years of age or older.

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.
* SBE, Microsoft, and CompTIA Certifications.
* Associates or Technical Degree in Broadcast Engineering Technology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Physical requirements:

* Ability to lift and/or move loads up to 50 lbs.
* Ability to climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces.

We are a diverse multimedia company sharing your favorite music, sports and news across a variety of platforms. Whether it’s on your phone, desktop, tablet, Alexa, Google Home or in your car, our stations will enhance your journey. We hire and retain top talent who are unique, innovative and vibrant. We believe in creating progressive products, world-class events, and building strong relationships in our communities.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, we operate multiple radio stations across the United States covering all formats.

Post Date: 09/02/2021
Job #: 16964
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: IT Desktop Support
Location: Charlotte NC
Job Description:

A rare opportunity is available to join a major market radio engineering team to work with some of the newest state of the art technology in Charlotte. We are looking for a high energy, self-motivated person who is qualified for this rare opportunity to work in a large modern radio facility. Our Charlotte market includes (5) FM’s.

The ideal candidate will support our staff with all computer-related hardware and software needs; maintain documentation of all network, computer and user information; maintain general office computers; manage local computer networks; manage local phone systems and must provide mobile phone and email support.

Qualifications:

• Strong Computer knowledge of Windows operating systems.
• Ability to provide helpdesk support to end users for Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems.
• In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
• Knowledge of basic Networking protocols and commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures.
• At least two years of formal IT training or associated experience.
• Knowledge of SharePoint & Apple OS is a plus.
• Previous radio broadcast experience is a plus.
• Experience with WideOrbit Radio Automation software is a plus.
• Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
• Must be willing to work off hours and be on call.
• Must have own transportation.
• Strong communication and organization skills.
• Valid drivers’ license and vehicle insurance are required.

Post Date: 09/02/2021
Job #: 16965
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Master Control Operator
Location: Mason City IA
Job Description:

We are seeking a Master Control Operator. This position will be responsible for operating all equipment in Master Control, including video servers, content servers and automation equipment. The successful candidate must be able to operate computer equipment, be a quick thinker, work well on their own, and possess the ability to pay great attention to detail. Training will be provided.

We offer an extensive benefit package and a generous time-off plan.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug test and a background screening.

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

EOE/Minorities/Female/Vet/Disabilities

Post Date: 08/31/2021
Job #: 16962
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance/Operations Engineer
Location: Louisville KY
Job Description:

We have an opening for a broadcast Maintenance Technician. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking for the next step in their career. We are looking for someone who has worked in a Television station and would like to work and learn about our technical facilities. If you consider yourself a Tech and would like to learn some new skills, this might be the position for you. The Maintenance Technician maintains the technical integrity of the station’s on-air signals.

Job Responsibilities:

* This position is responsible for daily News Engineering operations including ENG reception and monitoring the technical aspects of our news production.
* Experience in operating DSNG trucks supporting special news events.
* Maintains ENG microwave trucks, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution, and routing systems, processing systems, monitoring devices, and automation systems.
* Maintains news-gathering equipment including ENG cameras, field gear, ENG, DSNG, and SNG trucks, editing systems, and support devices.
* Conducts troubleshooting, installation, research, documentation, and cabling tasks.
* In-person attendance is required.

Experience Requirements:

The candidate should have experience working as a maintenance technician at a commercial television station with extensive experience in maintaining and troubleshooting a wide variety of broadcast equipment or 2+ years of experience in a related military occupation specialty

Qualification Requirements:

* Must have a solid background in broadcast television systems
* Must have excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
* Must have knowledge of computers, computer systems,
* Must have advanced skills with video production, microwave systems,
* Must be able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces
* Must be flexible to work various days and non-standard shifts as assigned
* Must have the ability to work effectively with other team members and independently
* Must be capable of following instructions, verbal and written
* Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision
* Must have the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
* Must have excellent vision (with or without corrective lenses) with the ability to read and distinguish colors.

Education:

* Associates degree in electronic engineering or a minimum of two years of an accredited technical electronics school equivalent.
* SBE CPBE (or better) certification is a plus.
* Military Broadcast Television Equipment Maintenance (BTVEM) course from Defense Information School (DINFOS) a plus.
* Military training and experience in electronics, avionics, or related fields will be considered.

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, we require that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Post Date: 08/31/2021
Job #: 16963
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Tempe AZ
Job Description:

Plans, supervises, and provides operational oversight of broadcast engineering services for radio and/or television stations, studios, and remote production operations. Provides all broadcast engineering services for the stations, studios, remote production operations, planning, maintenance, and emergency services. Takes responsibility for the identification and completion of work, understands the scope, nature and importance of work assigned, makes work progress without excessive supervision, demonstrates a willingness to think through problems and work barriers to achieve goals and follow-up work in order to achieve priority objectives.

Essential Functions:

70% - Assures the quality of the digital audio signals originating from the studios/control rooms and the routing/transmission of these signals; maintains services and repairs or oversees the repair and maintenance of all equipment in radio studios, control rooms and/or editing suites; Designs and carries out improvements and upgrades when necessary; is responsible for the testing and maintenance of both field production and studio production gear, including both electronic and non-electronic.
15% - Monitors the stations to insure that technical performance meets the standards of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Company; FCC applications; assists in the preparation of operating and capital equipment budgets; maintains and certifies engineering logs and other records required by the FCC; maintains property control files and records.
15% - Supervises and administers technical aspects of transmitter/ translator operations and SCA operations; works with infrastructure service providers to provide required stations services; maintains liaison with NPR with regards to satellite and other network considerations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in radio/television, digital communication, broadcast engineering, or related field, five years of broadcast engineering or directly related experience which includes two years of supervisory experience.

OR

An equivalent combination of the conferred degree and directly related full-time work experience as described above sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation, may be considered.

Desired Qualifications:

A. Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, telecommunication laws related to broadcast station operation and compliance.
B. Field maintenance and troubleshooting experience with FM translators, both over the air and alternative delivery methods, such as microwave and satellite systems.
C. Society of Broadcast Engineers certification at a Senior level or above for television or radio broadcast engineer.
D. Recent experience workiing with high power combined FM transmitters, "HO Radio transmitters", 950MHz. STL/ICR, on air analog and digital studio consoles, audio over IP digital routing systems, voice over IP digital telephone systems for broadcast use, audio processing equipment in an on air studio system, 5.8 GHz STL, studio and remote control systems. Experience with ISDN, Comrex and T-1 Telco interfaces is a plus.
E. Experience with Microsoft Windows Domain operating systems in a broadcast environment related to Information Technology infrastructures, computer networking, audio playback over IP network, audio server and off site storage.

Special Working Conditions:

Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D Driver's License is required; employee must meet district minimum standards regarding driving. Work is performed in both the field and in an indoor office environment with frequent exposure to hazardous physical conditions (such as mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.) and moderate exposure to extreme temperatures, movement restrictions or travel.

Post Date: 08/31/2021
Job #: 16961
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Head of Technology and Operations
Location: San Angelo/Abilene TX
Job Description:

We have an immediate opening for an experienced, versatile Head of Technology and Operations. This position will report directly to the Regional Head of Technology and Operations.

Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for (including but not limited to):
• Managing short-and-long term technology strategy
• Day-to-day operations including equipment integration, maintenance for the core infrastructure, studios, control rooms, facility, post-production, and transmission for all live programming
• Oversee compliance of FCC rules and regulations
• Manage compliance of critical security policies, including Account, Password Security, Vulnerability Protection, Virus Protection, Untrusted Network, and IT Incident Reporting policies
• Manage Business Continuity and Disaster Contingency plans
• Maintain financial responsibility for the Engineering and Production Departments including – expense budgeting, approvals, and reviews
• Leads workflow improvements for both on-air and online products
• Manages vendor contracts including technology, building maintenance, security, coffee/snack vending, and janitorial services
• Leads capital planning and submission process for station
• Leads project planning and project management for station wide initiatives

Requirements:

• Strong customer service skills and unfailing professionalism
• Demonstrate good written and verbal communication and presentation skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Demonstrated strong leadership with a focus on team management
• In-depth knowledge of broadcast technologies such as; ENPS newsroom systems, BitCentral media management systems, RF transmission, broadcast video switchers and routers is preferred.
• Demonstrated strong project management experience
• Ability to work well and make quick decisions under pressure
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs, climb ladders and work in confined spaces
• Associates Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education and a minimum of five years' experience in a broadcast operations/technology or equivalent management role
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule in support of a 24x7x365 operation

Post Date: 08/30/2021
Job #: 16959
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Cody/Worland WY
Job Description:

Working in radio, Broadcast Engineers are responsible for the installation, maintenance, and operation of all broadcast-related equipment. They also provide technical support in the arenas of live events, remotes, concerts, and voice recording, ensuring the quality production and transmission of audio. Knowing video helpful. Broadcast Engineers typically work within broadcast or recording studios, although they also may work in event spaces, such as hotels, entertainment venues and arenas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Install Broadcast Equipment - The Broadcast Engineer is responsible for receiving and installing all new audio and visual equipment. They must be capable of reading and understanding schematics and technical manuals in order to effectively follow installation instructions.
* Maintain Broadcast Equipment - The Broadcast Engineer is responsible for performing regular maintenance on all broadcast equipment as well as preventative maintenance. This includes performing regular software and hardware updates. Broadcast Engineers must be extremely knowledgeable regarding all broadcast technology to effectively care for equipment and ensure that it does not fail.
* Troubleshoot Problems - Often working within time-sensitive environments or for live broadcasts, the Broadcast Engineer must be able to quickly troubleshoot and diagnose video and audio issues. This includes performing extensive testing before a recording or transmission, as well as solving any problems that arise once a broadcast has begun. They may also have to communicate with third parties, such as the equipment vendors, to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
* Repair Broadcast Equipment - Once a problem is diagnosed, the Broadcast Engineer, sometimes in conjunction with other team members, is responsible for finding a solution and completing repairs to the equipment until it is functioning well again. Often these repairs must be completed in a timely manner. The Broadcast Engineer is also responsible for identifying when repairs are not possible and new equipment must be ordered.
* Recommend Enhancements - To stay updated with changing technologies and maintain excellent broadcast quality, the Broadcast Engineer must come up with solutions for continual broadcast improvement. This includes providing the company or studio with recommendations for equipment updates, enhancements, and modifications, and then performing them. Broadcast Engineers also make suggestions for new technology and equipment when necessary.

Broadcast Engineer Skills:

Broadcast Engineers must be able to solve complex problems in a timely manner. Often working on strict deadlines or within live production environments, Broadcast Engineers must be calm under pressure, have excellent time management skills and the ability to recall extensive technical knowledge quickly. They must be detail-oriented to identify and prevent potential technical issues. They must be able to prioritize and shift work priorities quickly, maintaining flexibility and quick response time.

Core skills:

• Having broadcast or IT experience
• Obtaining some technical education
• Becoming proficient in Windows, Apple, and Linux operating systems
• Possessing computer network or network security knowledge and training
• Exhibiting experience in maintaining and operating transmission equipment
• Having knowledge of audio and video software and applications
• Demonstrating an ability to interface with clients and other departments

Advanced skills:

• Flexible schedule and ability to support a 24/7 operation
• Project management experience
• Experience in live production environments

On any given day:

• Program an automation computer
• Change the battery on a backup generator
• Change the battery bank in an 18 KVA UPS
• Clean a transmitter
• Aim a satellite dish
• Trouble shoot a DS-1 Circuit
• Trouble shoot a T-1 MUX
• Repair a microwave transmitter or receiver
• Take a set of monitor points
• Repair a tower light flasher circuit
• Install a console (analog, digital, IP routing, TDM routing)
• Repair a CD player
• Trouble shoot a transmitter RF module
• PM a generator
• Work with a tower crew to place an antenna on a tower
• Install an RF connector on 3-inch transmission line
• Wire an air conditioning unit at a transmitter site
• Repair lightning damaged ATU
• Trouble shoot an AC unit
• Aim an STL antenna
• Repair an RPU transmitter
• Design a computer network
• Trouble shoot and repair a FM transmitter
• Wire a new rack room
• Coordinate a complex format change
• Install a translator
• Program and wire a new satellite receiver
• Wire a transmitter remote control
• Hike to a transmitter site to after a natural disaster
• Trouble shoot an audio hum
• Pass an FCC inspection
• Install and program an EAS unit
• Wire a new studio
• Design a tower light monitor circuit
• Fix a studio phone system
• Install an audio router
• Match an AM transmitter to a new tower
• Wire an ethernet patch panel
• Program a wireless access point
• Install an IP router
• Manage a new tower project
• Install a new transmitter
• Re-install an old transmitter
• Make NRSC measurements on an AM transmitter
• Repair a corrupt OS
• Replace a hard drive
• Reboot a server
• Fix a reel to reel machine
• Install a computer program
• Clean a console
• Pass an inspection by the fire marshal

We have a cluster of 21 signals. We have a mountain separating our group. This position is for the 9 stations, and 4 translators on the west side of the Big Horn Mountains.

Salary DOE, we offer Medical, Dental, Paid time off and the best group of employees to work with.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Post Date: 08/27/2021
Job #: 16954
Organization Type: Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Engineer
Location: Newport News VA
Job Description:

Position is responsible for the operation, repair, maintenance, installation, and modification of technical video production, cable broadcasting, satellite receiving and digital broadcasting equipment in assigned facilities and production vehicles. Provides assistance to senior staff and school board members in the broadcast of school board meetings, graduations, and other presentations.

Essential Duties:

1. Provides broadcast engineering support and technical assistance to staff, faculty, and students.
2. Responsible for the repair, maintenance, and replacement of all equipment.
3. Position will update, redesign and install systems including control room equipment, headend and
broadcast equipment, production truck equipment, editing equipment, digital equipment, and computer
systems.
4. Conducts training for staff, faculty, and students in the operation and use of various equipment including complex digital video systems, computer systems, studio equipment, and editing systems.
5. Assists staff in school board meetings, graduations, and other presentations by helping setup and
monitoring audio and video equipment as well as distribution systems and, if needed, generator power.
6. Stays abreast of new technology, including broadcast, digital, studio, editing, camera, and
computer equipment and conducts research on the potential value to the Company.
7. Reads and interprets complex electronic schematics and manuals.
8. Remain knowledgeable of current technological developments and trends in television broadcasting and digital media through publications and other means.
9. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Other Duties:

1. Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Program Administrator I or other appropriate administrator.

Job Specifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required):

Must possess a high school diploma (or GED) with considerable experience in television engineering, related electronics field or any equivalent combination of course work and work experience to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to adequately perform the duties of this position. Thorough knowledge of electronics, cable systems, digital video, television studio and editing systems, and computer and microprocessor systems and certification as a Senior Engineer by the Society of Broadcast Engineers or equivalent as demonstrated by education and experience are required. Must possess the ability to perform algebraic equations for solving electronic problems as well as the use of complex mathematics for designing and constructing video, audio, and electronics systems. Adequate vision, hearing and color perception are required in order to adjust and maintain proper broadcast quality. Excellent communication skills are required.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to climb ladders 12’ to 15’ while carrying and/or lifting cameras and other equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. The employee is regularly required to lift and move equipment into position; and kneel, stoop, crouch, and bend while balancing video equipment and cameras on the shoulder. Visual abilities required by this job for operating television/video recording cameras and equipment. While performing assignments at on-site locations, the employee is occasionally exposed to various types of weather conditions and environments.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervision Exercised: None
Supervision Received: Program Administrator I – Station Manager

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Television Broadcast Engineer will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Program Administrator I – Station Manager or appropriate administrator. We reserve the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.

Post Date: 08/27/2021
Job #: 16957
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Job Description:

We have an opening for a full-time Maintenance Technician. The person in this role maintains the station’s equipment and systems from acquisition to distribution. This position provides technical and IT support for all station efforts.

Job Responsibilities:

This employee will maintain the following:

- News-gathering equipment including ENG cameras, field gear, ENG, DSNG, and SNG trucks, editing systems, and support devices.
- IT systems and associated hardware and software. This includes infrastructure and end user support.
- Production equipment including robotic camera systems, production switcher, play out servers, graphics devices, lighting systems, weather systems, audio consoles, and other gear used in production.
- Transmitter sites, microwave central receive sites, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution and routing systems, processing systems, monitoring devices, and automation systems.

Qualifications Requirements:

- Excellent troubleshooting skills, able to plan and execute equipment installation, research/design, and detailed documentation of work.
- Knowledge of desktop and server operating systems.
- Networking support of various LAN/WAN devices and systems.
- In depth knowledge of video production/television systems.
- Must be able to work independently, as well as collaboratively with other team members.
- Must possess a positive attitude and driven by successful problem solving.
- Flexible to various work shifts and days off as assigned.
- Capable of following instructions, verbal and written.
- Able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
- Able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces.
- Valid driver’s license; position requires travel to remote transmitter and microwave sites.

Education:

- Associates Degree in Electronic/IT Technology or a minimum of two-years of an accredited technical electronics/IT school equivalent (including military).
- Equivalent related work experience in a Television/Video/IT environment will be considered.
- SBE/SMPTE/IT Certification is a plus.
- Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) will be considered.

Post Date: 08/25/2021
Job #: 16953
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Information Technologist
Location: Omaha NE
Job Description:

The Broadcast Information Technologist position will support broadcast IT operations including, but not limited to, IT hardware setup and deployment, software and user support, record keeping, troubleshooting, purchase and maintenance of hardware and software. The position must assist the Engineering Department Management in insuring that the station’s I.T. operations are secure and meet or exceed corporate standards at all times.

The BIT Engineer will analyze, plan, design, and/or install new computer systems and other consumer electronic/digital devices as required. Suggests, anticipates and implements new technology and renders its support. Provides "help desk" service to staff, clientele and the public in a timely manner. Maintains network infrastructure and operating systems on multiple platforms in the LAN and WAN. Support and management of VM servers and their related hardware. Performs regular maintenance of broadcasting and computing equipment, as well as review and maintain their structure and related materials to assure they are in working order. Troubleshooting/repairing broadcasting equipment as well as computers and printers when they break down or malfunction. Will work to provide IT links between the studio, transmitters, satellites and other points. Work with digital RF wireless networks, fiber optic, VOIP and related telecommunication systems. If transmission is from an outside location, preparation, configuration and storage of computing resources. Will work with Department Head’s approval, order computer equipment on Purchase Order forms, and, if the computer equipment is available nearby, purchase and pick up from a local vendor. Submit to the BIT Supervisor a daily brief on projects done, as well as update any other project status lists and reports as required. Coordinate with supervisor and engineers to get outside support if necessary. The broadcast facility’s I.T. systems are maintained to provide reliable operation. Maintaining system security is a key duty. Instrumental on-site support of remote connected work sites of the organization, including support of employees who work from home. Position will cross train with other Engineering functions such as Building Services, Studio Engineering and Transmitter Engineering and Perform occasional duties in those areas as needed. Other Duties as Assigned

Qualified candidates must have a degree, training, or experience in the computer industry. Knowledge of Microsoft and Linux operating systems, VM systems, Mac Computers, Telephone and VOIP interfacing, LAN layout, and maintenance, as well as knowledge of data switches, routers, and storage devices is necessary. Familiarity with business software applications such as Microsoft 365, creative applications such as video editing software, broadcast industry applications such as traffic systems, etc. is extremely beneficial.

Job Description is subject to change, and does include the right of management to add duties "as assigned

Post Date: 08/23/2021
Job #: 16952
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Killeen TX
Job Description:

The candidate should be familiar with FCC rules and regulations pertaining to a broadcast facility. The candidate is also required to prepare, and maintain engineering department budget. This position requires a demonstrated capability in the installation, alignment, troubleshooting, and repair of typical broadcast equipment to include: FM transmission and control room equipment, microwave STL, Audio and video equipment used for Academic instruction.

Candidate should be capable of component level troubleshooting of analog and digital electronics and proficient in the use and configuration of computers and computer networks.

- Responsible for the technical operation and signal quality of the transmitters.
- Responsible for consulting with the station manager concerning technical and regulatory matters of the stations. Ensuring that the Broadcast facilities are operated and in compliance thereof.
- Responsible for preventive maintenance program for the station, to include; maintenance schedules, spare parts lists, materials requisitions, work schedules, systems records drawings, operation budget recommendations.

- Works directly in the operation and diagnostic maintenance of all broadcast, educational, and all allied peripheral equipment to include equipment used in academic instruction.
- Works closely with other station Department Heads to assure good working relationships among departments.
- Works directly with the Station Manager in developing long range technical planning assure timely response to technical failures.

Post Date: 08/23/2021
Job #: 16951
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Director of Engineering
Location: Seattle WA
Job Description:

Qualifications:

- 3-5 years of major market broadcast engineering/IT experience. Formal training or on the job work experience in basic electronic theory, knowledge of various types of studio equipment and configurations, practical experience with high power RF systems, components, and safety requirements, extensive knowledge of studio and remote broadcast operations, strong computer skills with ability to use basic office applications.
- Previous supervisory experience preferred.
- Proven ability to function effectively under deadlines and in high-pressure situations.
- SBE certification and/or amateur radio license of at least general class is desired.
- Ability to troubleshoot problems quickly and effectively and find solutions for staff.
- Thorough knowledge of current FCC rules and regulations.
- Must have valid drivers’ license and clean driving record as determined by the Company. Drivers license will be checked.
- Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
- Ability to work in compliance with company policies and procedures.
- Ability to function in a team environment yet be able to work as an individual contributor.
- Work well under pressure.
- Available to work with short notice including early mornings, late evenings and weekends. Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed.
- Knowledge/experience with RCS automations systems and Wheatnet is desired

Physical requirements:

- Manual dexterity and fine motor skills to manipulate computers and various technical systems.
- Ability to hear and speak clearly and follow both oral and written direction.
- Requires the ability to think critically and quickly and to articulate information in clear, concise manner to others.
- Sit and or stand for extended periods of time.
- Lift up to 40 lbs.
- Be able to work under stressful conditions and in all types of weather.
- Able to work various hours as required.
- Ability to crawl, stoop, bend, lift overhead, walk.
- Ability to work in tight spaces.
- Work under tight deadlines.
- Must have good vision and hearing.
- Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
- Able to drive motor vehicle.
- Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and driving record check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Job Overview:

This person is responsible for all day-to-day and long-term technical management and operations including: computer systems, towers, antennas, transmitters, studios, automation systems, and all other related broadcast operating systems for a 3 FM – 2 AM station radio group.

Job Responsibilities:

- Develops, maintains, administers and owns technology departmental operations budget and capital budgets for studio and transmitter locations.
- Identifies, analyzes and trouble shoots problems or issues related to engineering/IT, including studio, transmitter and computer problems in a timely and effective manner. Works with and provides direction to engineering/IT employees and others on solutions. Provides hands on support as needed.
- Consults and collaborates with Market Manager and station management on long-term and short-term engineering/IT objectives, goals and action plans. Executes technology objectives, goals and action plans and is held accountable for results. Studies and plans for future station needs including purchases and growth. Communicates how objectives, goals and action plans affect the stations.
- Leads Engineering/IT staff. Develops strong department through applicable training, evaluation, and daily contact with employees. Trains and teaches staff; Consults and collaborates with VP/Market Manager and others in management in the areas of personnel, recruitment, hiring and development of personalities and other staff; Conducts performance reviews regularly and timely. Critiques and provides performance feedback to each assigned employee on a regular basis. Addresses performance issue as needed. Guides staff and acts as a resource for staff on issues they may have; Resolves departmental conflicts as needed. Issues discipline when warranted. Make employment termination decisions with consultation with appropriate VP/Market Manager and Corporate Human Resources or Legal. Develops, writes and updates job descriptions as needed.
- Promotes and communicates departmental, station and Corp policies, procedures and guidance as needed.
- Knowledgeable of all broadcast FCC rules and regulations. Ensures that all stations are compliant with FCC rules and regulations at all times.
- Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed.
- On Call after hours for emergencies.

We have been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding nearly 100 years ago. The same holds true today. We know the best way to accomplish this is by recruiting and retaining top talent from diverse cultures, life experiences, and world views. With dignity and respect, we value YOU and everything that makes YOU uniquely YOU.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Post Date: 08/18/2021
Job #: 16946
Organization Type: College/University
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: Auburn AL
Job Description:

We are seeking candidates for the position of Broadcast Engineer (Level I/II/III). Working with the Productions team, this position provides technical advice and expertise for operational activities, as well as maintain a range of broadcast equipment in support of athletic events.

The successful candidate is responsible for:

- Service and maintenance of an active production facility.
- Repair, calibration and installation of audio & video broadcast/IT equipment. This includes equipment within the production facilities such as control rooms and athletic venues (cameras, switchers, audio mixers, multi-viewers, intercom system, monitors, graphic equipment, server/playback, etc.) and related supporting infrastructure in the Production facilities (A/V routers, data routers, RF/fiber transmission, tally, signal processing gear, etc.). Depending on location, maintenance/repair of broadcast equipment (field cameras, mixers, microphones, lights, etc.) may be required.
- Performing technical support for critical/on-air production systems. Ability to back-up or assist non-critical systems and IT/PC gear, including installation, problem correction, removal/replacement, or other tasks as necessary to ensure continuation of on-air transmission.
- Intermediate knowledge of technology design, installation, and integration projects with complex, leading-edge technology in an increasingly broadcast IP and IT centric environment. This includes broadcast and server-based systems, data networking (e.g., routers, switches) and other comparable equipment.
- Documenting quality standards, system anomalies, operational procedures, reference materials, and project work. Ensure sufficient inventory of parts and technology supplies, working with Production management to order and track inventory.
- Leading and participating in equipment transport, set-up, operation, and breakdown.
- Serving as gameday point of contact for outside production trucks.
- Responsible for the gameday setup of the official instant replay system utilized during network broadcasts in select facilities.

Post Date: 08/18/2021
Job #: 16947
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: Indianapolis IN
Job Description:

The Maintenance Engineer will report to the Director of Engineering. The Maintenance Engineer will provide installation and support of broadcast technical systems at the studio, transmitter and remote locations. Applicant must be proficient with PC workstations, general TCP/IP networking as well as experience in broadcast and news technical systems. This position will have an additional focus on the RF transmission systems for over-the-air broadcast. Position will also be responsible for some minor building maintenance and other duties as required.

Responsibilities:

- Installation and configuration of technical broadcast equipment
- Basic understanding of RF systems and a desire to expand that knowledge.
- Comprehension and application of technical manuals, CAD prints, database and direct interaction with manufacturers to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
- Coordination with engineering department coworkers and other departments to complete maintenance-related projects as needed to meet goals and objectives. Perform duties and use tools and equipment in a safe manner to avoid personal injury and injury to others.
- Television Broadcast facilities operate 24/7. Maintenance Engineers support the 24/7 operation and at times will be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays and special events as needed. Normal scheduling may be any of 7 days per week and normal shift hours from 0330 to 2330.
- The Maintenance Engineer must be readily available after hours to respond to emergencies. This may include receiving, and responding to phone calls, text messages or emails after hours.

Qualifications:

- Should have a high school, vocational or technical education or equivalent related experience and a valid Indiana driver license to pick up parts and supplies, and provide services to remote Transmitter, Tower, and Broadcast facilities and venues.
- Three to five years minimum maintenance experience in an operational Television Broadcast Facility.
- Preference for applicant with television transmitter maintenance experience.
- Must be articulate and able to communicate ideas and concepts both verbally and digitally.
- Polite composure under stress is required.
- Requires an ability to read and understand blueprints
- Must be able to work in a high power RF transmitter facility
- Must be proficient is use of all types of general machinery, hand, and power tools.
- Must be able to lift objects up to 50lbs. Requires a considerable amount of walking, bending, kneeling, twisting, climbing, and crawling to support the facility.
- Must work well with others or on your own

Post Date: 08/16/2021
Job #: 16945
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Milwaukee WI
Job Description:

We seek a Chief Engineer to ensure the highest possible quality of our broadcast. This person is responsible for all aspects of our broadcast, production and technical operations and supervises the Engineering Department.

This position manages budgets and capital expenditures, and oversees equipment planning, purchasing, and system integration. We are looking for a collaborator who strives to think creatively and pushes our team to new and better technical processes.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree by the start date of employment or minimum of 2 years of experience in related work in radio engineering.

They must be available to work weekdays, with some evenings weekend hours.

We are looking for someone who has experience maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing broadcast transmitters and studio equipment and has worked with broadcast automation systems.

We are AA/EEO employers.

Post Date: 08/13/2021
Job #: 16943
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial, Radio Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Radio Engineer
Location: West Virginia, Ohio & Kentucky WV
Job Description:

We are searching for applicants for a part-time or full-time, broadcast regional engineer based in the Charleston, WV, regional area. We desire candidates who are passionate about their work and who strive to bring excellence to everything that they do. If you love to fix things, work in an excited media career, and help people, this is the role for you.

We broadcast across West Virginia, Ohio, and parts of Kentucky. We are focused on clear, honest communication and building a culture where team members feel valued and appreciated. We think it’s good stewardship to bring out the best everyone has to offer to further our mission.

Benefits for a full-time position include paid time off, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, & 401K match retirement program. Applications are reviewed and selected for additional telephone/video interviews.

The position entails providing IT & engineering technical support services to multiple broadcast radio studios, broadcast transmission locations, and our team members who work at these facilities. In this role, an engineer is expected to work on broadcast transmitters, computer systems, IT systems & electronics on a daily basis.

The position requires travel in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Most travel is within one to three hours from Charleston, WV, and occurs two to three times per week. Because we broadcast 24/7, the position involves being on call for critical emergency situations.

Experience with radio-frequency electronics/transmitter, electronics, and IT/computer systems is required. Being a fast learner is stressed as the industry and technology is constantly changing. Additional experience with mechanical & electrical systems are a plus but not required. This position is a ‘behind the scenes’ role.

Post Date: 08/12/2021
Job #: 16939
Organization Type: Corporate
Job Title: Media & Entertainment Chief Engineer
Location: Bloomington IL
Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced, innovative Media & Entertainment Chief Engineer to champion the application of emerging technologies to ensure quality, integration and compliance across multiple environments that may include the following: acquisition, broadcast, post-production, studios, facilities and transmission. Our team is a mix of strategic thinkers and creative minds who love to collaborate with business partners to support their business and communication strategies with highly creative solutions.

The M&E Chief Engineer understands how media production applications interconnect across platforms and how they impact our associates and end users. You are the leading subject matter resource within the department across various media production disciplines as well as the technical infrastructure across multiple platforms. Collaborating across business areas, you develop holistic technical solutions to ensure quality, integration and compliance across multiple environments and lead integration, installation and upgrades of media production technologies.

Responsibilities:

· Monitor level of maturity and facilitates delivery of media products to business areas through continuously improved methodologies
· Identifies the need for development of Creative Services' associates across media function teams
· Leads work of media product teams in the most complex environments
· Oversees the implementation, operational support, maintenance, and optimization of media products and services
· Influences leadership and business areas in the formation and adoption of technological strategies
· Provides development and performance expectations for vendor applications
· Utilizes understanding of strategic production architectural direction to identify gaps in standards, guidance, and tooling
· Builds, maintains, and champions collaborative relationships with colleagues from external organizations whenever applicable and acting as a resource on the same
· Contributes/writes articles for publications and/or participates in academic and industry conferences
· Leads integration/installation/upgrades of media production technologies
· Ensures all system documentation/schematics are up to date
· Leads technical training and workshops as necessary

Qualifications:

· 9+ years’ Media & Entertainment experience; Broadcast Engineering, Network Engineering is a plus.
· Understanding of IP Infrastructure, legacy video networks, advanced video delivery methods, software, network security, digital hardware, digital asset management systems, post-production environments, understanding of encoding protocols, end to end live streaming pipelines.
· Deep understanding and application of the following broadcast/streaming technologies: Network Device Interface (NDI), Secure Reliable Transport (SRT); Dante; Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP/S); Serial Digital Interface (SDI)
· Proficiency with Auto CAD, Visio, Wire Shark
· Must possess the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment and be able to make decisions on the fly.
· Great communication skills, a can-do attitude, and collaborative working style are vital.
· Must have the desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment, while having superior attention to detail; focused.
· An existing network of production, creative and media & entertainment resources
· Collaborative with proven ability to work across teams and synthesize input from creative stakeholders
· Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with an engineering background or equivalent work experience

* This is a hybrid role meaning you will work from home some of the week and will be expected to come into the office some of the week.

Post Date: 08/12/2021
Job #: 16941
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial, Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: IT & Technology Solutions Engineer
Location: Sacramento CA
Job Description:

We are seeking a Broadcast Engineer/IT Specialist. The position will assist in supporting both business and technical functions of the operation and the right candidate will display a willingness to adapt to a fast-paced environment. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a critical component of this role. This position is part of a 24x7x365 tech team supporting and maintaining critical infrastructure and operations.

Responsibilities May Include:

- Responsible for installation and maintenance of Broadcast, Audio, Streaming and Information Technology Equipment
- Responsible for all station computer systems with regards to security, performance, and company policy
- Must have working knowledge of LAN/WAN/VPN networking; Audio over IP, Video over IP, and VOIP technologies is a plus
- Must be proficient with troubleshooting both Windows and Linux computer systems and have good problem-solving skills
- Must be able to read technical drawings/documentation
- Will resolve advanced technical issues using department tools, procedures, and infrastructure
- Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary
- Perform other related duties and functions as assigned by Regional Director of Engineering

Requirements:

- Must be a team player with customer focus
- Possess excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
- Be proficient in Microsoft Office 365
- Working knowledge of Adobe Suite
- Capable and willing to resolve unexpected problems and be flexible to perform unscheduled assignments
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects effectively under deadline pressure
- Must be goal-oriented and self-motivated with proven capability of independently organizing, performing work, and assuring follow-through
- Five years’ experience working in a broadcast technical environment supporting mission critical computing systems
- Excellent organizational skills
- Occasional night and weekend work is expected and must be on-call and available to respond 24/7
- Must be able to climb ladders, work in small spaces and have the ability to lift 50 pounds
- Valid state driver’s license and an excellent driving record
- SBE certificated is a plus

Additional Requirements:

- Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures
- Work effectively in a team environment.
- Proven ability to handle stress.
- Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor
- Maintain positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management, and clients
- Maintain confidentiality by not discussing internal matters, company strategies, client’s proprietary information, personnel matters, wage and salary information or any sensitive information with clients, competitors, listeners, the media or inappropriately with co-workers, and by not distributing our proprietary research or other information to our competitors.

As a media company, we are responsible for lifting and inspiring with respect and giving voice to all the communities and clients that we serve. A diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to our ability to create and deliver exceptional content, products, and services that represent our communities, and we believe that empowering all our employees to share their ideas and experiences will fuel creativity, innovation, and inspiration.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.

The Company Experience:

- Dynamic team culture that values teamwork, having fun, and collaboration
- Continuous growth and development training
- Generous PTO policy in addition to paid holidays
- Extraordinary benefits such as 401k with matching, with no waiting period
- High value health care plans at low prices (Medical, Dental, Disability, FSA, Vision)
- We are focused on contributing to the communities we work in. We encourage our employees through initiatives such as matching for personal charitable giving and fundraising and paid volunteer hours

Post Date: 08/10/2021
Job #: 16936
Organization Type: Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer & IT Technician
Location: Rohnert Park CA
Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Broadcast Engineer & IT technician to join the engineering team for our broadcast facility which includes our television stations and our FM stations.

The Broadcast Engineer & IT Technician is resourceful and knowledgeable about the flow of broadcast operations and equipment maintenance, and collaborates well with other departments.

Essential Job Duties:

• Maintain and repair technical equipment and computer-based systems associated with the operation of the Company to broadcast engineering standards.
• Ability to read and understand engineering drawings to effectively install coax, wiring, and cabling in addition to physical equipment, and utilize such drawings to troubleshoot problems during and after installation.
• Troubleshoot and repair electronic and mechanical equipment that is required for the operation of our facilities.
• Understand the signal flow of analog and digital video, audio, and RF signals through our complex production and broadcast systems in order to assist operations and production staff.
• Work with the engineering staff to ensure proper equipment operation and provide optimum quality, while adhering to all FCC and FAA rules and regulations.
• Diagnose problems using standard practices and test equipment including, but not limited to, audio monitors, waveform and vectorscope, oscilloscope, and spectrum analyzer.
• Able to identify and prioritize the repair and replacement of equipment.
• Work closely with the other departments in the maintenance and operation of their associated equipment.
• Have in-depth knowledge of computer networking, cabling, software installation, and repairs
• Assist our outsourced IT management company in the daily end-user issues that arise.
• Must have a service-orientated attitude towards staff and co-workers.
• Install and maintain update of various software and hardware packages in computer-based equipment.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Ability to understand the operation of the Company broadcast air-chain
• General knowledge and understanding of UHF transmitter, ENG, SNG and RF microwave systems
• General knowledge of the rules and regulations of the FCC
• Use and knowledge of specialized and standard test equipment
• Advanced computer skills preferred
• This position requires an “on-call” status when emergencies or breakdown of critical equipment occurs to the operation of the Company
• Maintain and update the spare parts inventory and ordering of replacement parts as needed
• Must have the ability to make decisions and take prompt action independently
• Must be able to work alone and unsupervised when necessary
• Must have attention to detail with great accuracy
• Ability to understand and teach the operation of some technical equipment to persons in other departments of the Company

Compensation:

- Hourly wage commensurate with experience. This is a Full-Time, Non-Exempt (40 hours/week, M-F) position. Benefits offered—medical, dental, and 403B.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Post Date: 08/10/2021
Job #: 16937
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Fort Myers - Naples FL
Job Description:

Opening for a Radio Broadcast Chief Engineer located within a growing market. The ideal candidate will need to be well-organized and able to work with minimal supervision. This candidate will work seamlessly with staff on all aspects of the operation and be responsible to prioritize needs through a solution-oriented mindset.

Desirable qualifications of the candidate are:

• Five years broadcast engineering experience
• Associate Degree in a technical discipline, trade school, military or direct experience.
• Valid US driver's license with a clean driving record.
• Working knowledge and ability to inspect, repair, and maintain all aspects of the broadcast facility. This includes FM tube type transmitters, STL systems, Combiner systems, Automation Systems, Satellite Delivery, Antenna Systems and more.
• Working knowledge of HVAC systems and facilities management coordination within the broadcast facilities.
• Knowledge and thorough understanding of FCC rules and regulations
• Ability to perform Chief Operator designation to maintain compliance
• Directs and carries out testing and maintenance of all broadcast facilities to ensure operational readiness meets or exceeds industry standards.
• Work with Corporate Chief Engineer to standardize and improve facilities.
• Should be proficient with computers, software, networking and able to assist in enforcing computing policies and procedures as directed by Corporate Office.
• Ability to respond to technical emergencies on a 24/7/365 basis, this may include varied work hours as needed.
• SBE Certification is desirable.
• Additional duties may require the climbing of ladders, working on elevated surfaces, good manual dexterity and ability to lift or carry equipment.

Candidate will report to the local GM and Corporate Chief Engineer.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Post Date: 08/10/2021
Job #: 16934
Organization Type: Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Maintenance Engineer
Location: MA
Job Description:

We have an opening for a broadcast Maintenance Technician. We are looking for someone who has worked in Television and has proven skills and would like to work and learn our technical facilities. The Maintenance Technician maintains the technical integrity of the station’s on-air signals.

Responsibilities:

* Perform daily preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and problem-solving associated with 24/7/365 television operation.
* Responsible for maintenance of automated Master Control systems including ATSC encoding, Studio, and Production Control Room Systems and associated audio consoles, Camera Control Systems, Camera Robotics, Post Production, Newsroom Video Playback, ENG/SNG operations, NAS systems, Satellite distribution systems.
* In-Depth knowledge of broadcast electronic equipment, including but not limited to, cameras, audio and video equipment, microwave transmitters, and receivers, satellite receivers, and computing equipment.
* Component level diagnosis and repair of electronic circuits, when conditions exist.
* Assist in system design, construction, and commissioning of new technologies at the Studio, and Remote Facilities. Ability to terminate a wide variety of broadcast and Ethernet cables and attendant connectors.
* Proactively engage with (necessary) third parties and vendors, to resolve technical issues and provide assistance in debugging, in an expedited manner as problems arise.
* Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Experience:

* Minimum of 5 years at a broadcast/studio production facility or equivalent
* Goal-oriented and organized
* Demonstrable passion for learning new technologies and ability to pick up technical concepts rapidly
* Self-motivated, highly interested in process improvement and pride in ownership and doing your best work
* Demonstrated knowledge of broadcast systems
* Video production knowledge
* A willingness to dive deep, experiment rapidly, and get things done
* (A strong IT background) IT with network management experience, a plus.
* Proficient in Mac and PC platforms.
* Being able to work closely with all station staff in a team environment;
* Must be able to lift 50 lbs

Job Specifics:

* This is a Staff Position
* This is a NABET union position.

We are an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve is diverse, and we wish to foster that diversity in our workplace. Toward that end, we do not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment or promotion on the basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap or disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Post Date: 08/10/2021
Job #: 16935
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast IT Engineer
Location: Omaha NE
Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

- This position is responsible for daily News Engineering operations including ENG reception and monitoring the technical aspects of our news production.
- Maintains ENG microwave trucks, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution and routing systems, processing systems, monitoring devices, and automation systems.
- Maintains news-gathering equipment including ENG cameras, field gear, ENG/DSNG trucks, editing systems, and support devices.
- Conducts troubleshooting, installation, research, documentation, and cabling tasks.
- PC installation, support, and repair.
- Must have the ability to work effectively with other team members and independently.
- Must have the ability work with minimal supervision.
- Must be available to work any assigned hours, and perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience:

- Broadcast/IT Engineering or equivalent experience is preferred.
- Must have working knowledge of Information Technology systems, video servers, digital audio and video switching systems, personal computers, IT networking equipment, electronic test equipment, and television microwave equipment. Transmitter experience a plus.
- Server Virtualization experience a plus.
- Must be able to lift, carry and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work in confined spaces.
- Must have the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time

Licensing Requirements:

- A valid driver’s license is required, and the successful applicant must be insurable.

Education:

- Associates degree in Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, or a minimum of two-years of an accredited technical electronics school equivalent preferred.
- SBE CPBE (or better) certification a plus.
- Military Broadcast Television Equipment Maintenance (BTVEM) course from Defense Information School (DINFOS) a plus.
- Military training and experience in electronics, avionics or related fields will be considered.

Post Date: 08/03/2021
Job #: 16930
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Elko NV
Job Description:

Engineer needed for FM and HD cluster in NE Nevada.

Post Date: 08/03/2021
Job #: 16931
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial, Consulting/Contract Engineering Firm
Job Title: Production Studio Engineer (EIC)
Location: Tustin CA
Job Description:

The Production Studio Engineer is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of live and recorded production and post-production equipment supporting clients in both on-air and production studio television environments. This professional should have strong verbal/written communication skills and capable of documenting necessary changes to the production environment as well as reporting daily tasks in a ticketing/trouble logging system. Additionally, the Engineer is required to perform emergency & preventative maintenance on all systems and to train fellow engineers or operators as needed.

This position will require an open flexible schedule sometimes including nights, weekends, and possibly some holidays.

Overall Responsibilities:

• Support television Production Operations.
• Install, set-up, and test cameras and other production equipment used in the studio workflow.
• Maintain, upgrade, and repair production, post-production, and IP based equipment.
• Setting up new production workflows.
• Identify signal parameters and troubleshoot issues using test equipment including waveform monitors, vector monitors, and audio analyzers.
• Provide written and verbal reports and instructions to peers, management, and clients.

Skill Requirements:

• Extensive experience in live production recordings and broadcasts, with production switchers, audio consoles, intercom systems, wireless audio, server-based record and playout, graphics generators.
• Must have experience in multi-cam video production.
• Experience with Grass Valley Kayenne switchers, Studer audio consoles, RTS intercom, Utah Scientific routing systems.
• Knowledge of live studio automation systems driven workflows.
• Understanding of an on-air environment and can maintain & troubleshoot issues with advanced TV studio production equipment.
• Has the proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision; must be a self-motivated self-starter that can initiate ideas.
• Five years’ experience as a Maintenance Engineer in live television environment.
• College degree in Engineering, Broadcasting, Television Production, or IT is preferred.
• Professional level IT skillset to include a well-rounded networking, software, and Linux/Windows operating system knowledge base.
• Experience with Mac and PC, possess skills related to file-based workflows, including knowledge of video codecs, audio codecs, transcoding, file movement, etc.
• Must be able to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

Knowledge of the Following Equipment/Manufacturers:

• Utah Scientific router, GV Kaleido Multi-viewer, GV Kayenne Video Production Center.
• Must be familiar with IT based equipment and have sound networking skills, IP Protocols and control systems working with 10 Gig networking equipment, Cisco, Arista.
• Experience with control room automation Systems.
• Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Cinema 4D and associated plugins.
• Should have experience supporting Master Control automation systems and databases.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

Post Date: 08/03/2021
Job #: 16928
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: FT- Maintenance Technician
Location: Boston MA
Job Description:

Requirements:

Operation, repair and maintenance of broadcast equipment to the component level. Experience in maintaining digital broadcast equipment, including video routers, and switchers, video servers, non-linear editing systems, automation systems, cameras, robotics, digital audio consoles, network integration, microwave and satellite systems. Thorough knowledge of Windows/Mac/and Linux based operating systems, TCP/IP networking. CAD experience a plus. SBE certification and FCC license preferred. 2-5 years of maintenance experience in television broadcast preferred. You are required to multi-task and perform all other duties as assigned. You need to be able to work varied hours and have the ability to work well with others.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary Range: $71000 - $89000

Post Date: 08/03/2021
Job #: 16865
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Rochester NY
Job Description:

We seek a Chief Engineer to 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 and transmitter sites. Assigns projects to staff and verifies that deadlines are being met.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Manages all aspects of the Engineering Department.
• Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station and transmitter sites.
• Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws.
• Works with corporate leadership to implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station.
• Manages engineering and technology capital projects to the established budgets.
• Manages and coordinates fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems.
• Working knowledge of television and digital studio broadcast and production systems including: video server technology, digital HD and SD signal routing and switching, digital SD and HD encoding technologies and techniques, television and radio automation and traffic systems and the interface of these systems, audio encoding, routing and storage, television editing systems, large disk-based video and audio storage systems and integration of the broadcast and production environment into an IT system.
• Evaluates, selects, installs, services and maintains station equipment and information technology systems.
• Maintains station fleet of vehicles, including live satellite trucks; repairs station infrastructures.
• Communicates and coordinates equipment maintenance and training with vendors/contractors.
• Prepares and maintains Engineering Department budget and expenses.
• Works closely with General Manager and department managers to ensure station objectives are being met.
• Guides, directs and motivates subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
• Evaluates employee access and trains employees on station information systems or new equipment.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Communications, or equivalent combination of education and work related experience preferred.
• Minimum five years’ experience with Information Technology Systems in a television broadcasting environment.
• Experience with Avid systems, digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment.
• Fluency in English; strong communication, both verbal and written.
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Ability to identify the developmental needs of others, coach and mentor others to improve their knowledge or skills.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to work extended hours, as needed.

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