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Post Date: 06/01/2020
Job #: 16497
Organization Type:
– Government - Civilian
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: DC
Job Description:

This is technical work providing engineering support for the video and audio recording equipment operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair. Work includes troubleshooting equipment problems during proceedings requiring prompt repair to avoid downtime. Work includes modifying new
and existing equipment as well as identifying system design innovations.

Post Date: 05/29/2020
Job #: 16496
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Master Control Operator: Operations Technician
Location: LA: Shreveport
Job Description:

We have an opening for an Operations Technician. We are looking for a person with a positive, team-oriented attitude with good communication skills and willingness to work in a dynamic broadcasting & news environment. The Operations Technician maintains the technical integrity of the station’s on-air play lists and its commercial content. Hours and shifts will vary depending on the news events of the day with weekend, night, and holiday work as part of the job.

Applicant should be a self-starter with the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, detail oriented with the ability to understand and follow instructions and be a team player with a strong sense of responsibility.

General Responsibilities:

• Monitor all confidence feeds across all platforms for signal quality
• Manually switch or verify automated switch of both live shows as well as recorded content across all streams
• Check and verify continuity of commercial play list for all local insertion
• Ingest commercial content and show content as needed daily
• Sign on/off daily EAS logs
• Must work well with others as well as working without direct supervision

Requirements:

• Minimum of two years’ experience as a master control operator at a commercial broadcast television station
• High school diploma or GED required
• Candidate must have strong technical and communication skills with a preference of some prior experience with master control operations.
• Must have skills with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Post Date: 05/15/2020
Job #: 16492
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Other: Region Engineer
Location: NM: Albuquerque
Job Description:

Responsibilities:

• Participates in designing, configuring, deploying and maintaining various types of electronic equipment for optimum transmission and/or broadcast performance with scalability, performance and reliability.
• Assists clients, fellow technicians, and service personnel in the installation, training and support of software, hardware, and related 3rd party peripheral components, including but are not limited to file servers, commercial grade workstations, networking switches, NICs, monitors, KVMs, and radio equipment.
• Tests faulty electronic components and circuits to locate defects and applies knowledge of electronic systems and test tools to diagnose causes of malfunction.
• Implements planned maintenance support (e.g. installs tools, applies upgrades, etc.) as a preventative/precautionary measure.
• Aligns, adjusts, and calibrates RF transmission equipment according to manufacturer specifications and FCC regulations.
• Maintains the integrity of mission critical data and audio file storage and backups.
• Maintains reliable operation of audio automation system.
• Maintains internal tools used by the department and records repairs, calibrations and tests.
• Makes capital improvement recommendations to engineering management.
• Make facilities maintenance recommendations of transmitter sites for safe and reliable technical operation.
• May participate in after-hours production/deployment/releases.
• Provides 24/7 on-call response to all studio and transmission technical operations issues.

Qualifications:

• This is a service oriented position requiring excellent written and oral communication, personable interaction with fellow employees and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently and as a team member.
• Occasional night and weekend work is expected and must be on-call and available to respond 24/7.
• You must be able to climb ladders, work in small spaces and have the ability to lift 50 pounds.
• For consideration you must possess a valid state driver’s license and have an excellent driving record.
• A minimum of 5 years experience is required.

Post Date: 05/15/2020
Job #: 16493
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: OK: Tulsa
Job Description:

We have an immediate opening for a Radio Chief Engineer for the organization’s flagship stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

We are looking for a detail-oriented, organized multi-tasker who has the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment. The Chief Engineer will be responsible for overseeing the maintenance and operation of all broadcast-related equipment, and keeping such equipment clean, tidy, operational and compliant with FCC rules and regulations at all times. The Chief Engineer will act as the Chief Operator of all AM & FM transmitters, and will be on-call for “Emergency” technical situations 24/7. He/She will assist the National Director of Engineering in equipment selection, coordinate all installation and maintenance of radio broadcast equipment, towers, fences, buildings, and generators, along with other duties as assigned.

A solid working knowledge of broadcast Axia consoles, transmitters, HD, satellite receivers, and automated on-air operating systems, such as NexGen and Zetta, is required. IT, networking and security skills are required as well.

At least five years of broadcast-engineering experience is required. SBE certifications of CBRE and CBNE will be of great benefit. This person will likely grow into a corporate position over the next ten years.

Post Date: 05/15/2020
Job #: 16494
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Other: BIT Engineer
Location: TX: Euless
Job Description:

Ensure smooth technical operations of the Media Operations department. Oversee functions of television production and post-production hardware. Install, operate, and maintain a variety of broadcast equipment used for data and network processing within the telephone system as well as security and energy management hardware.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Work closely with EIC and IT Manager
* Effectively communicate the status of issues
* Provide project updates
* Offer resolutions to technical issues.
* Full maintenance of all facets of television broadcast, Media, HVAC and IT equipment including but not limited to troubleshooting and upgrading of software and hardware
* Construct computers
* Create action plan for the installation of new equipment
* Assist with documentation of engineering systems
* Provide technical support to staff in a professional and prompt manner
* Other duties as directed

Qualifications:

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.

* Must be detail oriented and proficient while multi-tasking
* Must be a self-motivator and take initiation when necessary without supervision
* Must remain calm during stressful situations while handling the various tasks in ever changing circumstances
* Must possess a diplomatic and problem-solving mindset
* Must possess the ability to communicate with administration and staff in a professional manner
* Adequate hearing and sight in order to keep TV equipment set to in-house standards.

Education:

* BA/BS Degree from a four-year college preferred

Experience:

* Minimum of two preferably four years’ work-related experience

Language Skills:

* The individual must possess the ability to read and interpret pertinent documents as well as effectively communicate information with staff one-on-one.

Reasoning Ability:

* Ability to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions
* Ability to handle problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations
* Ability to work alone as well as part of a team
* Ability to perform repetitive work
* Be vigilant and concentrate
* Must be open to working overtime

Physical Demands:

The individual must meet the physical demands described here in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

* Physical activities include, but are not limited to: opening, pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder and or below waist, reaching waist to shoulder; repetitive wrist, hands, arms, and/or finger motions when using computer; occasional standing, walking, stooping or kneeling.
* While performing the duties of this job, the individual is required to sit much of the day. The individual must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near and far-sited vision as well as peripheral vision and the ability to focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the individual will occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts however the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Post Date: 05/07/2020
Job #: 16490
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: NJ: Cherry Hill
Job Description:

We have an opening for a “hands on” Broadcast Systems Engineer to support and maintain the master control and studio facilities located in Cherry Hill, NJ. Additionally, the Engineer would assist in maintaining RF transmitter facilities for the company. The Broadcast Systems Engineer will work under the direction of the VP of Operations. This Engineer must be capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously to install, maintain and repair Broadcast HD video and audio equipment, Windows networking environments and assist with the design, specifications, documentation, oversight and installation of all systems and equipment for the facility. This includes server based playout systems, production switchers, cameras, routers, MPEG encoders and decoders, automation, data networks and transmission equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Previous experience maintaining broadcast equipment and associated IT systems in a studio environment is required with experience specifically related to Broadcast automation systems, routers, video storage devices, SAN and NAS storage, troubleshooting and repair.
• Solid understanding of SDI, HD-SDI, and ASI signals and standards. Digital video signal processing and effective troubleshooting of broadcast systems signal paths.
• Ability to provide specific engineering signal flow diagrams for CAD/Visio documentation on all work performed
• Ability to terminate broadcast and IT related cables.
• Knowledge of UHF & VHF solid state transmitters and related RF design a plus.
• Prior experience with supporting enterprise level broadcast IT infrastructure. Video streaming and video over IP broadcast distribution infrastructure. Experience supporting 10 GBE LAN/WAN infrastructure, routing, switching, VLANs, etc., and the associated protocols.

Responsibilities:

• Work with the VP of Operations, Director of Engineering, Director of IT and Operations Manager to effectively manage the planning, design, installation and repair of all broadcast, production and internet systems and equipment.
• Lead and manage assigned projects from conceptual stage through to launch including managing successful build out and commissioning.
• Keep the stations compliant with the FCC Rules and Regulations, as well as related local, state and federal regulations including maintaining all EAS monthly logs for multiple stations.
• Work with DOE to help keep television transmission systems fully operational.
• Participate in all engineering and technical projects including evaluate, recommend/select, install, service, and maintain new and existing broadcast and information technology systems.
• Provided effective communication on a frequent basis with all other departments.
• Generate new and update existing engineering block diagrams, design documentation, and Standard Operating Procedures for various broadcast technical systems.
• Strive to develop innovative solutions using state of the art enterprise level systems architecture serving complex broadcast and digital media applications and operational challenges.
• Possible occasional travel to remote facilities and transmitter sites.
• Ability to work extended hours as needed, may include overnight and weekends.

Education/Experience Qualifications:

• 2-4 Years college EE, Military or Tech School Required
• 5 years working knowledge of Broadcast Station Operations Required
• 3 years Broadcast Maintenance Required
• 2 years hands-on experience with AutoCAD or Visio Required.
• FCC or SBE certification preferred
• Be able to read and understand technical materials
• Self-starter, able to work efficiently without direct supervision

Note: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities other duties may be assigned.

Post Date: 05/01/2020
Job #: 16484
Organization Type:
– Other: Space Exploration
Job Title: Other: Operations Engineer
Location: CA
Job Description:

The Ground Segment team is responsible for a worldwide network of ground stations, launch site communications infrastructure, launch site optical tracking, recovery RF and optical systems, Flight Operations interfaces, Space Network integration, operational voice, mission control video, communications readiness testing, and real- time operations for missions.

Responsibilities:

- Perform real- time ground segment operations according to timeline, procedures and flight rules
- Support and perform as a member of the flight control team
- Support mission critical voice communications
- Coordinate worldwide telemetry services for Day of Launch/prelaunch activities. May include SpaceX, commercial, AFSCN, and/or range telemetry sites

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, or other engineering discipline
- 3+ years of project or industry experience with RF, controls, and/or communications systems

Preferred Skills and Experience:

- Experience with spacecraft or complex system operations
- Demonstrated excellence in leadership, communications, and be a self- starter with a high level of autonomy
- Ability to work with other departments/agencies
- RF engineering experience
- Mastery of RTS voice communication systems or similar
- Experience working with and organizing technical data with strong attention to detail
- LEO and/or MEO ground station operations and engineering experience
- Mastery in the use of Visio or other CAD software to develop system schematics

Post Date: 05/01/2020
Job #: 16472
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: CA: San Francisco
Job Description:

We are searching for a Broadcast Engineer. The Engineer assists the Engineering team with the installation, maintenance/repair of studio equipment, transmitting and ancillary equipment in order to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements. Includes: assisting with telecommunications, computer and networking systems.

Key Responsibilities:

• Maintains station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance
• Follows routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment
• Performs necessary measurements of equipment performance
• Installs and performs maintenance on broadcast consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc.
• Assists with maintenance and support of computer networks and related systems
• Facility HVAC troubleshooting and operational maintenance
• Travel to towers and stations may be required
• Provide coverage in the absence of other engineering staff
• 24/7 on call

Job Requirements:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Working knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations preferred
• Computer literacy in or the desire to learn applicable software packages which may include (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, OpX automation, etc.)
• Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level preferred
• Ability to assist in troubleshooting and repairing AM and FM transmitting facilities
• Knowledge of electrical systems and the UPS and standby generators
• Troubleshoot HVAC systems problems and minor maintenance as needed
• Knowledge of telephone systems including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL and PRI circuits, and VOIP
• Interact with management and staff at all levels
• Ability to multi-task and handle pressures and deadlines and skills in prioritizing
• May be required to lift 50 pounds
• Ability to climb stairs and ladders is required
• Minimum 2+ years in broadcast engineering or related field

Education and Licensing:

• Associates or technical degree in Information Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience
• SBE Certification a plus
• Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance

What we offer:

• Competitive pay
• Professional growth and career path
• Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
• Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
• 401K with company match to plan for the long-term
• Paid Vacation & Holidays

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Post Date: 05/01/2020
Job #: 16473
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer: Broadcast Engineer
Location: IA: Des Moines
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 production switcher, play out servers, graphics devices, lighting systems, weather systems, audio consoles, and other gear used in production.
- VHF Solid State Transmitter site, 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
- Position may require some travel with the SNG truck for live remotes. CDL a plus.
- Should have 2+ years of 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.

Education:

- Associates Degree in Electronic/IT Technology or a minimum of two-years of an accredited technical electronics/IT school equivalent (including military).
- Equivalent Military related work experience will be considered.
- SBE/SMPTE/IT Certification is a plus.

Post Date: 04/24/2020
Job #: 16467
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial, Television Station - Commercial, Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Field Engineer
Location: SC: Columbia
Job Description:

Under general supervision, assists transmitter supervisors in the operation of multiple digital broadcast transmitter installations and provides relief coverage for transmitter supervisors.

Job Duties:

- Performs routine and emergency maintenance on very complex high power broadcast transmitters.
- Performs routine and emergency maintenance on very complex video and audio processing, monitoring, remote control, and associated equipment.
- Checks broadcast signals and operation for compliance with FCC and FAA rules and regulations.
- Keeps required records and files for compliance with FCC and FAA rules and regulations. Orders parts, supplies, and tools as required for transmitters, associated equipment and buildings. Maintains building and grounds. Performs general inspection of transmitting tower, guy lines, and guy anchors.
- Assists with management and maintenance of Emergency Communication Systems. Attends meetings and other events/functions, as a Company representative.
- Prepares monthly ETV Transmitter Reports.
- Other related tasks, as assigned by Manager, Transmitter Operations, and V.P. Engineering.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:

Minimum:

- An associate degree in electronics and related experience.

Additional:

- Must possess a FCC Extra Class Amateur Radio License, a valid SC Driver's License and a FCC General Class Amateur Radio License.
- Quarterly regular meetings with department heads and other supervisors. Other informal meetings and discussions as needed; formal or informal training sessions as needed or available.
- May lift and/or move heavy equipment. Operates around high voltage and large electrical equipment. Workplace contains high voltage electrical and electronic equipment. Must be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some night and weekend work is periodically required. Must be able to respond to emergency calls within a short time period. Required to carry a cell phone. This position will be required to travel statewide to all South Carolina counties, where Company equipment is located. This position is deemed Essential Personnel, in all scenarios.

Preferred Qualifications:

- An Associate degree in electronics or military electronics training and two (2) years of operating and maintaining a TV and FM, or high-power radar transmitter installations and digital transmitters; or any equivalent combination of education, training or experience.

Additional Comments:

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded.

Post Date: 04/24/2020
Job #: 16468
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial, Television Station - Commercial, Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Field Engineer
Location: SC: Columbia
Job Description:

Under general supervision, assists transmitter supervisors in the operation of multiple digital broadcast transmitter installations and provides relief coverage for transmitter supervisors.

Job Duties:

- Performs routine and emergency maintenance on very complex high power broadcast transmitters.
- Performs routine and emergency maintenance on very complex video and audio processing, monitoring, remote control, and associated equipment.
- Checks broadcast signals and operation for compliance with FCC and FAA rules and regulations.
- Keeps required records and files for compliance with FCC and FAA rules and regulations. Orders parts, supplies, and tools as required for transmitters, associated equipment and buildings. Maintains building and grounds. Performs general inspection of transmitting tower, guy lines, and guy anchors.
- Assists with management and maintenance of Emergency Communication Systems. Attends meetings and other events/functions, as a Company representative.
- Prepares monthly ETV Transmitter Reports.
- Other related tasks, as assigned by Manager, Transmitter Operations, and V.P. Engineering.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:

Minimum:

- An associate degree in electronics and related experience.

Additional:

- Must possess a FCC Extra Class Amateur Radio License, a valid SC Driver's License and a FCC General Class Amateur Radio License.
- Quarterly regular meetings with department heads and other supervisors. Other informal meetings and discussions as needed; formal or informal training sessions as needed or available.
- May lift and/or move heavy equipment. Operates around high voltage and large electrical equipment. Workplace contains high voltage electrical and electronic equipment. Must be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some night and weekend work is periodically required. Must be able to respond to emergency calls within a short time period. Required to carry a cell phone. This position will be required to travel statewide to all South Carolina counties, where Company equipment is located. This position is deemed Essential Personnel, in all scenarios.

Preferred Qualifications:

- An Associate degree in electronics or military electronics training and two (2) years of operating and maintaining a TV and FM, or high-power radar transmitter installations and digital transmitters; or any equivalent combination of education, training or experience.

Additional Comments:

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded.

Post Date: 04/24/2020
Job #: 16471
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial, Television Station - Commercial, Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Transmitter Engineer: Microwave Technician
Location: SC: Columbia
Job Description:

Under general supervision performs activities related to the operation of the ETV Microwave transmission system and associated multiplexing equipment. Performs installation, alignment testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of Microwave transmission systems and components. Associated multiplexing equipment and related electronic sensing devices.

Job Duties:

- Performs routine and emergency maintenance on digital microwave radio systems, components and related electronic sensing devices. Performs system-level troubleshooting to determine point of failure of microwave circuits. Performs periodic and frequency measurements on microwave radios and document results. Identifies, analyzes and corrects microwave system problems to maintain peak system operating performance.
- Help ensure all Company owned microwaves sites/guyed towers with microwave radio antennas have adequate guy wire clearance from trees and vegetation.
- Performs routine and emergency maintenance on wave guide pressurization systems for microwave radios.
- Maintains buildings and grounds. Performs general inspection of microwave towers, guy lines, and guy anchors.
- Performs routine and emergency maintenance on microwave power systems, which include rectifier/battery plant, standby generator and various UPS solutions.
- Manage, maintain and troubleshoot network equipment and technology, acting as tier 1 support for the network segments traversing microwave physical layer. Technicians will obtain training and knowledge level to provide support to these networks in coordination with IT and Transmission teams as appropriate.
- Maintains/repairs tower lighting controllers in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory circular AC 70/7060-1K Change 2, Obstruction marking and lighting.
- Performs other related tasks, as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:

Minimum:

- An associate degree in electronics and related experience.

Additional:

- Knowledge of operating principles of microwave systems and knowledge in concepts, characteristics, capabilities and theoretical design of microwave radio equipment; as well as, sophisticated electronic equipment. Have the ability to analyze and interpret schematic diagrams, electronic specifications and manufacturer's equipment manuals. Knowledge of the practices, methods, equipment, tools and materials used in microwave systems testing, repair and maintenance work. Has knowledge of the causes of trouble common to microwave systems, and the ability to trace and locate such trouble. Has knowledge of the rules and regulations of the FCC, governing the operation and maintenance of microwave systems. Has skill in the use of various tools and equipment, used in testing microwave systems equipment. Candidate is qualified to use spectrum analyzers, power meters and frequency counters during alignment/testing/repair of microwave radio equipment. Candidate is familiar with
backup battery/rectifier systems and sub-systems. Has a strong understanding of basic electronics. Have excellent mechanical aptitude, coordination and dexterity. Ability to safely, use various equipment for maintaining grounds/guy lanes. Manage, maintain and troubleshoot network equipment and technology, acting as tier 1 support for the network segments traversing microwave physical layer. Technicians will obtain training and knowledge level to provide support to these networks in coordination with IT and Transmission teams as appropriate. Has the ability to maintain and establish effective working relationships with other employees, contractors, and the general public. This position requires on-call status to respond to afterhours emergencies or scheduled outages for maintenance. This position is deemed essential, in all scenarios.
- Regular quarterly meeting with department heads and other supervisors, other informal meetings and discussions as needed. Formal or informal training sessions can be taken as needed or available.
- Position requires travel and may be required to work on nights, weekends and/or holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:

- An associate degree in electronics and related experience.

Additional Comments:

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded.

Post Date: 04/24/2020
Job #: 16464
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Other: Satellite Maintenance Engineer
Location: NE: Lincoln
Job Description:

We are looking for a professional to perform installation, preventive maintenance, and repair on our C-Band and Ku-Band fixed and temporary fixed (mobile) satellite equipment and systems (transmit and/or receive). This also includes work at the television and radio transmission sites. Assist in design and implementation of the computer controlled technical systems, procedures, reports and record keeping for the NMCS (Network Management Control System). Will be involved in the on-going implementation, maintenance, and operation of the NMCS. Expected to work with Network Operations support groups, and assist the staff in performing their duties effectively and efficiently. Perform necessary installation, integration, and system modifications for remote transmitter sites to facilitate the engineering and operation of each site both Television and Radio. Will work with transmission department to assure integrity and reliability of terrestrial interconnection system, and multicast signal. Provide documentation of transmitter site modifications. Work with support groups, and the Chief Engineer-Network Operations assisting in whatever capacity is needed at the direction of the Company and Chief Engineer-Network Operations.

Post Date: 04/24/2020
Job #: 16465
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Transmitter Engineer
Location: NE: North Platt Area
Job Description:

We are looking for a professional to install, operate and repair digital television and radio transmitters, translators, NOAA National Weather Service transmitters and related equipment in assigned geographical service area/region, with regular trips to other Nebraska sites. Operate and repair ancillary equipment to translator and transmitter systems in Nebraska. Perform regular preventative maintenance activities of television and radio transmitters, translators, NOAA National Weather Service transmitters to ensure proper and efficient functioning of all transmission equipment. Provide supervision of tower crews and other contracted personnel doing maintenance at regional transmitter sites. Order and install equipment, work with vendors, and work with local land owners to ensure compliance with agreements. Supervise or install new equipment and antennas as required. Interprets CAD mechanical drawings, wiring diagrams, and detailed electronic schematic diagrams. Responsible for the upkeep of the buildings and grounds of transmitter locations. Operate and oversee maintenance of a State-provided vehicle. Make recommendations to supervisor for equipment replacement, system modifications and general operations requirements to enhance the function of the transmission sites. Operate and repair ancillary equipment to translator and transmitter systems in Nebraska. Maintain files of operation, program logs, and tower inspections, etc. and reports tower lighting failures as required by the FCC and FAA. Assist with Radio and/or TV broadcast related equipment installation and maintenance in North Platte area facility.

Post Date: 04/24/2020
Job #: 16466
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Master Control Operator
Location: OK
Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Monitor and log the operating parameters of Television & Satellite Broadcast Transmitters and their related equipment. Verify the proper operation of tower lighting for Television Transmitter, log and report any discrepancies. Log and properly route all incoming Emergency Activation System (E.A.S.) messages and events.
- Setup Videotapes and other playback media for proper ingest to on air video servers for playback as station Air Log requires.
- Verify accuracy of details in Master Control automation input, and correct errors.
- Organize all materials for any recordings in the record schedule. Set up VTR's and Video Servers for proper recording of incoming programming.
- Verify availability of, and organize all playback materials (Videotapes, commercial inserts, etc.) necessary to accurately execute the Run Log for the shift.
- Accurately log the run times of all inserted playback materials (Commercials, Public Service Announcements, Etc.)
- Screen incoming program materials for technical quality and content. Note Time Code and segment Run Times of all materials for entry into automation.
- Enter data into automation systems for upcoming playlists and events.
- Monitor and log streaming feeds on Roku, Apple TV, and web streaming, along with IOS and Android applications.

Requirements:

Education:

- Requires a High School diploma or GED, some college is preferred.

Experience/Skills/Abilities:

- Prefer one year experience as a Television Master Control Operator, or in a Television Broadcast or Production facility to include on-air switching duties, recording satellite feeds, etc. Must be detailed oriented, computer literate, and able to multitask. Must also have good reading, written, mathematical, interpersonal, verbal, and organizational skills. Ability to perform simultaneously routine and varying tasks/demands in office with occasional customer and client contact. Must be able to work under stressful situations and timely meet deadlines. Confidentiality of information must be maintained.
- Experience should also include hands-on experience with the following equipment: Master Control and Routing switchers; DVCAM, DVD, Beta SP videotape decks; Broadcast Satellite antennas and receivers; Waveform Monitors & Vectorscopes; assorted video & audio monitors; various computers operating on DOS, Windows, and Macintosh platforms.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

- Include but not be limited to: sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, crouching, stooping, squatting, twisting of upper body, climbing hand-over-hand, and manual dexterity for operations of equipment/machines. Vision to include: near, depth, visual accommodation, color, and field of vision. Occasional exposure to: mechanical and electrical hazards; fumes and odors associated with chemicals from cleaning solvents; dust and mites; and radiation hazards associated with working with satellite uplink dish.

Hours of Work and Attendance:

Normal work hours are to be determined by the department Manager and include weekend, evening, holidays, and night time hours. Regardless of weather, attendance is required.

Reports for scheduled work shift(s) in a dependable and timely fashion in order to assure the smooth operation of the work unit and to minimize the interruption or delay of regular work output for the department. Has no (or very rare) unscheduled absences, occurrences of tardiness, or requests to leave early.

Post Date: 04/17/2020
Job #: 16457
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Audio Engineer
Location: TX: Plano
Job Description:

The Audio Engineer position is responsible for ensuring the success of our radio broadcast program by assuring the technical aspects of production, post-production, editing, mixing and distribution of audio products are delivered with quality, in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities:

• Mix daily broadcasts, whether live or prerecorded, ensuring high technical quality of live delivery to networks
• Work with Broadcast Team to plan and coordinate various aspects of our show.
• Distribute daily broadcasts live via satellite
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree or specialized technical training
• Minimum of two years’ experience editing voice in a high-volume production environment
• Commensurate combination of education and experience

This is a part-time position.

Post Date: 04/17/2020
Job #: 16458
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: I.T. Engineer
Location: OK: Oklahoma City
Job Description:

This proactive individual must possess the ability to troubleshoot, repair, install and perform preventative maintenance of broadcast equipment. As Broadcast Technologist you will work on maintaining and supporting all aspects of station’s day-to-day operations. You will also provide direct technical support for our news department which produces more than 50+ hours of live programming weekly.

What you will be doing:

- Maintain TV transmitters, microwave equipment, audio consoles, video switchers, satellite transmitters/receivers, audio/video monitors, and associated equipment.
- Maintains signal quality and proper levels throughout the studio and transmitter equipment according to established engineering practices, station policy, and FCC regulations.
- Operates, maintains, and repairs electronic newsgathering equipment as required.
- Install, maintain, and repair microwave and satellite equipment on station vehicles.
- Install and maintain cellular bonding equipment used by field crews.
- Installing and troubleshooting wide area networks, servers and routers, local area networks, and switches.
- Performs preventative maintenance inspections and equipment upgrades.
- Maintains maintenance records and assists in station documentation.
- Provide technical support to users within the station and in the field.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

What you need:

- Must have the ability to combine logic, electronic theory, and knowledge of the equipment operation to troubleshoot and repair analog/digital electronics, computers, and mechanical assemblies (MacGyver skills).
- Knowledge of hand tools, power tools, and test equipment (multi-meter, spectrum analyzer, etc.)
- Mechanical ability required to disassemble, troubleshoot, install, customize, and repair electronic equipment.
- Able to work and act independently and, as part of a team.
- Knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems such as Windows, Mac, Linux, and 8-bit NES.
- Can effectively organize and prioritize tasks while remaining flexible enough to meet the daily demands placed upon your schedule.
- Must be willing and able to participate in on-call rotation.
- Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, climb ladders, grasp objects and work in a physically active setting.
- Availability to work various hours/days, including overnight, occasional weekends and holidays during emergency repairs.
- Possess a valid driver’s license.
- FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operator or SBE certifications preferred but not required.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.

Post Date: 04/17/2020
Job #: 16459
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial, Television Station - Commercial, Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial, Government - Civilian
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer: Engineering Maintenance Technician III
Location: SC
Job Description:

Proficiently installs, maintains, monitors, and repairs portions of television, radio, and network equipment; which utilizes complex low, high, and very high frequency digital electronic technologies throughout the Company’s Statewide system.

Job Duties:

- Diagnose and correct malfunctioning complex electronic portions of computer controlled analog/digital audio and/or video routing, production switchers or edit systems. Along with CPU controlled field or studio camera systems, tapeless video/audio storage units, CPU and non CPU controlled audio switchers. Repair digital tape recorders/players.
- Diagnose and correct local and wide area networking, firewalls, switches, wireless technology, and Internet protocol problems in the broadcast environment. Maintain all broadcast related servers and keep up with hardware and software updates, as well as routine maintenance. Provide technical engineering assistance in computing and networking methodologies and technologies.
- Provide technical engineering assistance in the planning, design and construction of production/routing/distribution facilities. Provide assistance for the operation of remote transmission sights, studios and signal pathways throughout the state system to the Technical Maintenance Manager, Technical Operations Director and the Vice President for Engineering.
- Assembles facilities for extremely complex production of program material (may assist in higher level technician when the facilities are extremely complex). Advise, assist, and guide lower level technicians in appropriate maintenance and repairing techniques, troubleshooting, construction and installation.
- Serve as technician in charge for studio, remote and post production activities. Participate with higher level administrators, operation managers, etc. in the development of procedures, rules and policies. Participate in the evaluation of equipment and design facilities. Review specifications of new equipment and design of facilities. Review specifications on new equipment, recommending new equipment purchases. Operate equipment. e.g., cameras, recorders, etc., during production.
- Other related tasks.

Minimum Requirements:

- Associate degree in a related area; or high school diploma and experience in the repair and maintenance of electronic broadcasting equipment.

Additional Requirements:

- Extensive knowledge of NTSE, EIA, SMPTE, FCC, and SCETV television broadcast standards of digital electronic technologies. Extensive knowledge and skills in operating extremely complex stereo radio and surround sound television production facilities. Ability to troubleshoot and resolve highly complex software and hardware issues. Knowledge of fundamental computing and networking methodologies and technologies in a broadcast environment. Knowledge of local and wide area networking, firewalls, switches, wireless technology, and Internet protocols. Thoroughly skilled in: reading functional diagrams, schematics in applying logical troubleshooting techniques, and in replacing circuit board components. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. The above knowledge and skills can be obtained through on-the-job training, self-taught (training manuals and reference manuals), formal education, technical schools, and equipment manufacturer's schools.

Work place contains high voltage electronic equipment and large electric motors and electrical equipment. Duties frequently require a considerable amount of walking, standing, bending, and lifting of heavy equipment of 50 lb. items. Job requires some travel. Duties occasionally require weekend and night work. Must be able to respond to emergency situations within a reasonably short time.

Preferred Qualifications:

- An associate's degree and four years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Post Date: 04/17/2020
Job #: 16460
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: NY: New York
Job Description:

The Maintenance Engineer is responsible for all engineering functions supporting live studio production, live broadcast events, pre and post-production, as well as equipment maintenance and capital planning. Operating within a state-of-the-art Broadcast and Production facility, the Maintenance Engineer provides complete, professional engineering leadership coordination with the primary Master Control Operations hub. Please note this position is represented by IBEW Local 1212. If not already a member of Local 1212, the successful applicant will have to join Local 1212 or pay the dues necessary for representation by Local 1212.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Support of Production and Post Production facilities and equipment including cameras, production switchers, character generators, audio mixers, non-linear edit systems, intercom system and others;
• Supervise live and near live studio production events;
• Supervision of remote broadcasts and production;
• Provide software upgrades and support of television production equipment;
• Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Qualified candidates will possess strong troubleshooting skills, the ability to work on concurrent tasks, meet deadlines and perform successfully under pressure. Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently will be needed; strong analytical and communication skills are required.

Additional qualifications include:

• A minimum of five (5) years of experience in television engineering and operations;
• Proficiency with Windows Server/Client platforms, high performance storage systems and video encoding/delivery systems;
• Experience with Evertz server and broadcast automation and play out systems; VistaLINK Pro experience is highly desired;
• Experience with Interra Systems Baton Automated File-based QC and Telestream Vantage Media Processing Systems;
• Knowledge of broadcast equipment, such as waveform monitors, VTRs, Video Servers;
• Knowledge of and experience with industry standard video file formats and manipulation;
• Experience with all digital and tape-based video formats;
• Ability to read and understand video test equipment including waveform monitor and vector scope;
• Adaptable to change in new technology and environment;
• Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

Candidates with previous experience in a supervisory role 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 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.

If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Post Date: 04/17/2020
Job #: 16461
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: FL
Job Description:

We are looking for a well-rounded individual to fill the Broadcast Engineer position. The Broadcast Systems Engineer will report to the Director of Engineering and work with all departments in moving the TV station into the future.

Job Responsibilities:

• Ensure that our broadcast signal continues without interruption and complies with FCC regulation
• Plan, manage, train and coordinate with our broadcast technicians as well as all departments as needed
• 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
• Communicates with members of the technical team and other teams to effectively resolve equipment and system issues
• Maintain and grow technical and job knowledge
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Maintain comprehensive diagram and notes of electronic equipment, wiring and software.
• Must be willing and able to work any and all shifts, including overnights, nights, and holidays as needed
• Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

• Must be skilled in areas of broadcast/IT equipment maintenance
• Attention to detail and commitment to find permanent solutions to issues instead of quick fixes
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects and prioritize accordingly
• Strong PC/MS Office experience, Mac experience a plus
• Experience with fiber connectivity, production equipment including but not limited to: A/V routing, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
• Knowledge of Audio/Video over IP a plus, digital transmitters and other broadcast-related equipment
• Organizational skills to maximize the usage of our space and equipment
• Dedication to quality maintenance and willingness to complete the job
• Have a CAN-DO mindset
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Education & Experience:

• 3 years of experience in Broadcast or a Technical environment
• Associates Degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
• FCC General Class License or SBE Certification desired
• A valid driver’s license

Safety and Security:

• Employees are required to maintain compliance with Company safety, security, drug free and confidentiality programs to secure a safe working environment and protect the company’s intellectual property.

Post Date: 04/17/2020
Job #: 16462
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: WI: Madison
Job Description:

We are actively looking for our next Chief Engineer to oversee the Engineering and Information Technology Departments of our flagship property located in the very desirable DMA #81, Madison, Wisconsin. The position also includes technical oversight and management of the related properties in Madison.

The Chief Engineer plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations taking responsibility for equipment procurement and operation, facility maintenance, and installation across all departments and properties. Extensive knowledge of microwave and transmitter systems, studio, building, information systems, and FCC regulatory rules and compliance are essential to this role.

As a member of the station’s senior management team, the ideal candidate must possess excellent written and communication skills, be highly self-motivated and command strong leadership skills that inspire the engineering team to higher levels of technical strategy and implementation internally and externally.

Candidate must have at least five years of engineering management experience and who is looking to move to the next level in their career. A college degree and Society of Broadcast Engineering certification are preferred. Good color vision and hearing and safe driving record are required.

We are a dynamic and progressive family-owned business that values its employees, culture, and community. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package in addition to an advanced, stimulating broadcast engineering opportunity. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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