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Post Date: 04/11/2024
Job #: 18405
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Director of Engineering
Location: Juneau (and other SE Alaska staion locations) AK
Job Description:

Our Director of Engineering is both the engineering manager and hands on repair and problem solving person for a multi-station public media organization in Alaska. This person is the primary source for RF engineering solutions as well as a key member of the management team.

Position Responsibilities Include:

· Keeps technical facilities operational and maintained to standard engineering practice and in compliance with all applicable FCC rules and regulations.
· Remote troubleshooting to repair and reestablish signal service, often in coordination with non-technical staff via phone and IT for computer, broadcast, and production equipment.
· Maintains origination and transmission equipment including transmitters and translators, STLs, control room and studio equipment and computers.
· Provides routine onsite technical support.
· Oversight of regional technical budget.
· Maintain an engineering knowledgebase pertaining to troubleshooting and modification of station systems.
· Monitor changing technical needs of broadcasting and digital media to pursue regional standardization and meet local needs.
· Participates in supporting the efforts of the technical team.

We are looking for someone to bring:

· Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return
· Full proficiency and understanding of job function
· Open communication with colleagues that encourages collaboration and team consensus
· Strong problem solving skills
· Efficiency with independent work under minimal guidance
· Commitment to process improvement for overall team effectiveness
· Professional communication that stresses diplomacy, empathy and patience

Deadline: Open until filled and screening applications immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply right away.

Salary: Range G, $80,000 to $100,000 annually, depending on experience, with a competitive benefit plan.

We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff and creating a working environment that promotes racial equity and inclusiveness. We believe attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving our community and fulfilling our mission. Women, Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please submit a letter of interest and your resume with three professional references by e-mail

Post Date: 04/09/2024
Job #: 18403
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial, Government - Civilian
Job Title: Electronics Engineer
Location: Washington DC
Job Description:

As an Electronics Engineer, you will be responsible for duties that may include some of the following depending on your skillset, but not limited to the following. Training will be provided as needed.

• Responsible for the design and development of programs in his/her specialty area; major work activities involve planning, designing and implementing remote control and monitoring hardware and software systems.
• Serves as a technical source within the division in the application of engineering theories and concepts to the design and development of FM broadcasting systems and subsystems to meet the Company’s requirements.
• Serves as an FM operations and maintenance engineer and provides oversight or troubleshooting work in handling broadcast outages, incidents, and other operations issues.
• Conducts diagnostic work of remote broadcast sites through remote monitoring, communications with host engineers on site, and vendor technical support personnel.
• Develops and maintains remote monitoring and control systems for broadcast equipment using Microsoft NET Core and Azure cloud services and IoT gateways over low bandwidth connections
• Participate in customization and interfacing enterprise software such as Microsoft Dynamics customer and field service and Azure IoT Central in the Company’s TSI Broadcast Technologies FM Operations area. Will produce infographic reports, presentations, and interactive dashboards related to the Company’s international broadcasting operations.
• Designs, recommends, or performs appropriate action for new FM facilities or modifications to existing facilities to include transmitter installation, satellite receiving systems; inter-site communication links; monitoring system, subsystem and system compatibility analyses and worldwide telecommunications systems to interconnect all Company facilities.
• Performs extensive analysis of engineering objectives to determine projects scope, design criteria, special requirements and constraints.
• Reviews, evaluates and analyzes proposals.
• Develops data regarding technical requirements and ensures appropriate integration during the advanced engineering and technical development phases.
• Maintains comprehensive knowledge of advances in the state-of-the-art technology areas related to the Company’s engineering program and recommends those having potential for inclusion into the program.
• Participates in the development and design of broadcasting systems, subsystems and technical facilities world-wide to meet Company global objectives.
• Recommends modifications, applications and advances which will enhance the reliability and maintainability of Company’s global broadcasting network.
• Serves as a project manager for the construction and implementation of new FM broadcast transmission facilities and for other projects as necessary.
• Reviews and analyzes deficiencies and problem areas and assists in the timely resolution and validation of their solutions.

Post Date: 04/05/2024
Job #: 18402
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: Edmond OK
Job Description:

We have a full-time team member position open in Edmond, Oklahoma. The position will assist and work with the Promotions Department overseeing the maintenance and operation of all broadcast-related equipment, and keeping such equipment operational and compliant with FCC rules and regulations at all times.

Responsibilities:

* The Chief Engineer will act as the Chief Operator of all 20 transmitters, and will rotate being on-call for “Emergency” technical situations.
* The Chief Engineer will also supervise two part-time assistant engineers.
* He/She will coordinate all installation and maintenance of radio broadcast equipment, towers, fences, buildings, and generators, along with other duties as assigned.
*Solid working knowledge of broadcast consoles and automated on-air operating systems, such as Zetta, is required. I.T. and networking skills required as well.

Qualifications & Requirements:

* At least five years of broadcast-engineering experience is required.
* A minimum of an Associate’s Degree is required (work experience might substitute for the degree).
* Excellent communication and organization skills. Ability to set and adhere to deadlines.
* Must possess a desire to impact coworkers and audience members through Christian ministry.

Post Date: 04/04/2024
Job #: 18398
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial, Cable TV Facility, Satellite Facility
Job Title: Broadcast Transmission Engineer
Location: Bangor & Lewiston ME
Job Description:

Do you have experience with RF transmission and enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather? We are seeking a full-time Broadcast Transmission Engineer to join a team dedicated to maintaining our first-class broadcasting systems!

Job responsibilities for our Broadcast Transmission Engineers include:

• Maintaining and adjusting television and radio broadcast transmitters.
• Maintaining and adjusting microwave transmitting and receiving equipment.
• Maintaining and adjusting digital RF transmission systems.
• Maintaining and adjusting all terminal television, radio and remote control equipment involved in the normal operation of a broadcast transmitting facility.
• Running routine and specialized electronic tests on equipment to ensure proper operation.
• Diagnosis and repair of control systems as required.
• Designing and implementing complex control systems, using hands-on computer and networking skills, to be used for systems interconnecting transmission facilities that conform to Industry IT standards.
• Providing necessary maintenance of buildings, roads, and grounds at transmitter sites.
• Assuming Transmission Manager’s duties during PTO or other limited periods as requested.
• Providing assistance in the Technology Department when needed in the engineering, design, installation, implementation, and troubleshooting of systems.
• Maintaining up-to-date written documentation, helps train others as needed.
• Traveling throughout the State of Maine and to other Company facilities is required.
• Assisting in the planning, set up, operation, and take down of remote broadcasts.
• Participating in a rotating on-call schedule to provide 24-7 technical support.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Five years’ experience in high power RF equipment, four years college training in Electrical Engineering, CIS, or equivalent experience, comprehensive IT skills, ability to work independently in the design and implementation of complex computer systems, excellent communication skills, interest in seeking to learn new skills and keeping abreast of technological developments, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all departments, employees, professional organizations, and vendors.

Regular travel throughout the state and the ability to travel to remote sites and operate snowmobiles, ATV, or other similar vehicles is required. A valid driver’s license and pre-employment criminal background check is required.

We offer a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, retirement, paid time off, dental, vision, and other supplemental benefits.

Apply for this position online:
https://www.applitrack.com/mainepublic/onlineapp/
by Sunday, April 28, 2024

We believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success and we welcome and encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to building inclusive and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status or military service record, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We're committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion.

We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Post Date: 04/04/2024
Job #: 18399
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: West Sacramento CA
Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities:

* Day-to-day maintenance and support of station’s core infrastructure, not limited to news editing systems, control room automation and components, local news channel and streaming systems, transmitter operations, studio equipment as well as field operations equipment and vehicles.
* Install, upgrade, troubleshoot, and repair electronic equipment to a component level (hardware/software).
* Work collaboratively in the design, construction, and execution of station engineering projects and initiatives.
* Work with equipment manufacturers and vendors to resolve issues, including ordering parts/services.
* Review discrepancy reports and address issues with minimal supervision.
* Other duties, as assigned by Broadcast Operations & Engineering management.

Requirements:

* A sound engineering foundation and the ability to tackle and repair complex television broadcast systems.
* Strong technical background in video transmission and encoding, newsroom systems, ingest wireless and cellular bonded technologies, automation systems, microwave, master control, satellite, streaming, control room, IT, studio and field operations and IP technology.
* Expertise and background in RF transmission and technology.
* Cable fabrication and termination experience.
* Candidate must be a self-starter and highly organized.
* Strong project execution and coordination skills.
* Personal characteristics - Good interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate well with tenants and vendors.
* Ability to train fellow engineers in new systems, technologies, procedures, and techniques.
* Must be able to work weekends, holidays, overtime, or varying shifts when necessary to meet station needs, sometimes with little notice.

Education and Experience:

* College degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, or a similar field.
* 2-5 years of experience in broadcast engineering or technical operations.
* Knowledge and experience working with control room automation, cameras, and recording devices, non-linear editing systems, transcoding products, routers, encoders, and video servers.
* Knowledge of and understanding of FCC rules and regulations.
* Experience in IT, including an understanding of networking, software, and operating systems.
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, Video Conferencing Software, and Computer Aided Drafting Software.
* Experience with GatesAir ULXTE transmitters is a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18303
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Technician
Location: Dayton OH
Job Description:

We are looking for a Maintenance Technician who will be involved in the installation, troubleshooting and support of the infrastructure and systems within the broadcast facility. The candidate must have a passion for broadcast engineering/IT and be comfortable with current media technologies, concepts and emerging trends (i.e., Broadcast technology as software, Streaming, OTT, Cloud Computing, etc.). This Position reports to the Engineering Manager for television.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Installation, configuration and maintenance of critical on-air video, audio, signal processing and transmission systems
- Troubleshoot and repair a variety of TV broadcast and production equipment
- Provide operational support for end-users; respond to help desk tickets and calls
- Interface with third party vendors and support technicians
- Lead, execute, and complete projects as directed by management
- Cable installation and termination
- All other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

- Possess strong engineering, IT/networking, and troubleshooting skills
- Be able to reimage or build up servers and desktop computers at the OS level
- Have experience with RF equipment such as broadcast transmitters and microwave equipment
- Demonstrate excellence in documentation and system drawing
- Have excellent interpersonal and communications skills
- Be a self-starter and able to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment, working both independently and as a part of a diverse team
- Be project oriented, organized and able to list previously executed projects from concept to completion
- Demonstrate the ability to pivot and manage changing priorities and tight deadlines
- Be willing to expand knowledge of emerging broadcast industry concepts/technologies
- Have a reliable mode of transportation (public transportation is not suitable)
- Must hold and maintain a valid driver's license and clean driving record
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:

- AutoCAD and Visio software
- Avid & iNews, Imagine, Evertz, RTS, Ignite
- Remote access systems (LogMeIn, TeamViewer, VNC, etc.)
- Automated Production Control software experience
- Experience with Broadcast Automation Systems and related equipment
- Newsroom NRCS/MAM Systems experience
- Adobe Creative Software Products experience

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18309
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: RF Maintenance Engineer
Location: Saint Paul MN
Job Description:

The Broadcast RF Systems Engineer's primary responsibility is to install, test, configure and commission Broadcast & Broadcast related IT RF systems, bringing projects to completion while ensuring quality in both, transmitter/translator sites with specialization in audio, video, digital, remote control, and computer-based engineering in a studio setting as well as in remote location.

Job Responsibilities:

* Operate, diagnose and make repairs and adjustments to transmitter, satellite and microwave and ancillary electronic and electrical equipment associated with the production and broadcasting television. understand Broadcast system designs and demonstrate installation techniques.
* Assist other RF Engineers on more complex equipment issues, site installations, diagnoses and repairs.
* Verify day-to-day compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations applicable to transmitter/translator facilities; maintains required records for the FCC and FAA.
* Maintain records as they pertain to equipment and transmission site operations and repairs. This includes transmitters, tower inspections, tower lights, emergency power generators, etc.
* Troubleshoot and repair technical issues on a wide variety of broadcast equipment.
* Operate diagnose and make minor adjustments and repairs to high powered UHF television transmitters and to low powered UHF television translators.
* Install and integrate new equipment at transmitter and translator sites associated with the production and broadcasting of educational radio/television equipment.
* Communicate status updates. Discuss issues and provide suggestions in a clear manner.
* Identify integration inefficiencies and propose solutions.
* Work with on-site tech team to identify and finalize punch list items.
* Work closely with the Engineering Managers to provide both general and specific recommendations on installation standards, technologies, personnel, job specifics and implementation.
* Ability to work established hours. Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
* All other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.

Qualifications:

* Engineering maintenance background preferred (UHF transmission systems, microwave, and satellite communications
* 5 or more years in a broadcast environment preferred.
* Ability to solve unusual or unexpected problems.
* Strong computer skills with familiarity with MS Access, Excel Spreadsheets, etc.
* Ability to read and comprehend CAD drawings, blueprints, and technical drawings.
* High level of organization
* Technical background that provides a working knowledge of broadcast audio and video design and theory, IT networking and signal transmission.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills & must be able to communicate effectively in a team environment.
* Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
* Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
* Ability to work in compliance with company policies and procedures.
* Ability to function in a team environment.
* Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed. Be on call on a rotating schedule.
* Valid driver license and clean driving record as determined by the Company. Driving record will be checked.

Physical Requirements:

* Must be able to climb ladders up to 24' tall
* Lift and carry up to 50 lbs
* High level of organization
* Ability to crawl, stoop, bend, lift overhead, and walk to reach equipment for evaluation, repair, and adjustment.
* Must be able to work for extended periods of time in a confined area.
* Read, hear and speak clearly.
* Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
* Must be able to read and interpret instructions, schematics, and service manuals.
* Ability to drive/operate a vehicle in a safe manner.
* Must be able to read and interpret instructions, schematics, and service manuals.
* Manipulate computer and general office equipment, including telephone.
* The Company may make reasonable accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

Compensation and Benefits:

When extending an offer, the company considers a variety of factors such as (but not limited to) the candidate's work experience, education/training & key skills as well as internal peer equity and other market and business considerations.

We are an equal opportunity employer, including disability/vets.

We have been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding over 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.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18310
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial, Other
Job Title: Broadcast Maintenance Engineer
Location: Chicago IL
Job Description:

We have an immediate opening for a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer! We are looking for a creative and talented individual to join our team, supporting our all-IP production facility.

As Broadcast Maintenance Engineer, you would:

- Support live studio and remote productions, including games and pregame/postgame shows
- Provide technical support for our operations, production, and office staff
- Install and maintain cutting-edge broadcast video and audio equipment
- Work on exciting challenges that require creative technical solutions
- Other duties as assigned

Candidates will be required to have at least two years of work experience in a studio, TV station, or mobile production environment, supporting broadcast equipment including:

- Video cameras
- Production switchers
- Video/audio routers
- Encoders
- Audio mixers and microphones
- Intercom systems
- Experience with video editing software, SMPTE 2110, DANTE audio, and IP networking is desirable but not required.

Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is:

- A self-starter who works well with others
- Organized and a strong communicator
- Eager to learn new technologies and expand their skill set

As a sports network, our work schedule depends on the teams we cover, and you would be expected to participate in a rotation that includes evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18311
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Technician
Location: Des Moines IA
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.

Responsibilities:

* Gather 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 cameras, computer automated 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
* In person attendance required

Qualification Requirements:

* 2+ years of experience working as a Maintenance Technician at a commercial television station or in a position of troubleshooting a wide variety of specialized electronic equipment
* 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
* Flexible to various work shifts and days off as assigned
* 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 may require some travel with the SNG truck for live remotes; CDL not required
* Related military experience will be considered

Benefits:

Our benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As an employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

* Medical/Dental/Vision
* 401(k) matching
* Emotional Wellness Support
* Paid Time Off
* Paid Parental Leave
* LGBTQ+ Health Services
* Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

We tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18314
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Part-Time Master Control Operator
Location: Manchester NH
Job Description:

We are looking for a part-time Master Control Operator who will oversee the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams. You will monitor multiple air channels, preparing content, building playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on-air product, and documenting transmission events. You will ingest commercials and programs, timing them and making sure they all play on air properly. You will report to the Production Manager.

Responsibilities:

* Coordinate live and recorded programming for broadcast
* Maintain on air operation to include running commercials, network and local programming
* Monitor multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and signal integrity
* Operate broadcast automation equipment
* Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures
* Observe transmitters and take readings
* Maintain program and transmitter logs
* Edit and append playlists
* Acquire content from distributors and content delivery systems
* Report equipment issues and transmission discrepancies

Requirements:

* 1+ years of computer, email, software and web applications
* Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production
* Work in a collaborative environment and independently
* Experience with master control activities and tasks preferred; training will be offered for qualified candidates
* Knowledge of graphics systems (VizRT) for on-air branding and messaging
* Higher education in technology, SBE or related military experience will be considered

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18315
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Operations Technician
Location: Alburquerque NM
Job Description:

We have an opening for an experienced broadcast Operations Technician. The Maintenance Technician position is a great opportunity for an entry level candidate or veteran to foster career growth through a combinations of training, mentoring and hands-on experience. You will work with the engineering team to maintain, repair and upgrade equipment covering all aspects of our operation from IT Systems to cameras and transmitters. You will report to the Assistant Chief Engineer.

Responsibilities:

* Support station IT operations under the direction of the IT manager, Assistant Chief Engineer and Director of Engineering
* Maintain LAN/IT Infrastructure, installation and support f network hardware and software
* Work with engineering and IT management and staff to support important on-air systems and workflows including news, production and broadcast systems and equipment
* Provide user support in windows workstation environment for custom and standard software applications
* Assist users with installing and using new software features and apply updated services and implement OS upgrades
* Conduct troubleshooting, installation, research, documentation and cabling tasks

Requirements:

* Basic knowledge of electronics and component repair
* Knowledge of computer, computer systems and basic IP networking
* Experience maintaining and troubleshooting equipment
* Skills with video production, microwave systems, and IT infrastructure
* Lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs.; climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces
* Work flexible hours and shifts, including holidays and weekends
* Autocad/Visio proficiency for system design and layout preferred
* Background in transmission and satellite communications is a preferred
* Higher education in technology, SBE or related military experience will be considered

Benefits:

Our benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As an employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

* Medical/Dental/Vision
* 401(k) matching
* Emotional Wellness Support
* Paid Time Off
* Paid Parental Leave
* LGBTQ+ Health Services
* Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18319
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: IT Network Engineer
Location: Colorado Springs CO
Job Description:

The IT Systems/Network Engineer will provide and perform all information technology support for the station and assist with installation and setup of other digital broadcast systems. This individual is responsible for administering the IT policies and procedures of the company, maintaining servers, printers, VPN, wireless access points, domain controllers and PC workstations.

* Manage user accounts/objects through a combination of Active Directory and Intune
* Manage and assist users with Microsoft 365 products and general 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 other Engineers 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.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

* Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.
* 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.
* Knowledge and experience with MacOS and iOS a plus
* Experience in broadcast television or a related field preferred, SBE certification is a distinct advantage.
* Experience with AV switching, video encoding/decoding and file transcoding a plus
* Fluency in English; effective communication skills, both verbal and written
* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
* Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
* Ability to work extended hours, as needed

Compensation range from $24.00/hour + commensurate with experience and skill level.
Benefits include Medical, dental, vision, Life Insurance, and 401K with company match.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18321
Organization Type: College/University
Job Title: Director of Broadcast Technology & Engineering
Location: MS
Job Description:

We are seeking a Director of Broadcast Technology and Engineering to work within our Broadcast Operations Department.

We're looking for a passionate and talented individual who is eager to contribute to the production team. Our facility houses two spacious production control rooms along with audio production and replay suites as well as engineering areas to support.

The Operations Department produces live events on Network platforms including linear and digital productions. The Director of Broadcast Technology and Engineering should be a self-starter who is extremely organized, able to work effectively alone or in a group, and can bring a positive attitude to work each day. Exceptional trouble shooting skills will be required and innovative solutions to complex problems will be necessary. This individual will collaborate with full and part-time staff to oversee that all broadcast equipment is in good working order, is setup in the proper manner, and is being operated appropriately.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18322
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: RF Engineer
Location: KS
Job Description:

We are seeking a RF Engineer to join our team of employee-owners within our Kansas broadcast footprint.

Experience:

- 5 years RF engineering experience preferred.

Position Requirements:

- Duties include maintenance & repair of analog & digital high-power FM transmission systems, AM directional, analog and digital systems, computer networks, automation systems, servers and networking.
- The location of this position is flexible, but must be within the Company’s broadcast footprint.
- Travel will be necessary (vehicle provided), must have a valid driver’s license.

Salary:

Compensation is commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), paid vacation, and Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Other information:

Apply online at the link provided below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check and motor vehicle check. We are an Employee-Owned company and an EEO employer.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18324
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Technologist
Location: Oklahoma City OK
Job Description:

Are you a proactive problem-solver with a passion for cutting-edge broadcast technology? We're looking for you! As a Broadcast Technologist, you'll be the go-to expert for troubleshooting, repairing, installing, and performing preventative maintenance on our broadcast equipment. Join us and be at the forefront of supporting our award-winning news department responsible for over 50 hours of live programming every week, creatives service and sales departments.

Principal Functions:

* Maintain TV transmitters, audio consoles, video switchers, and more.
* Ensure signal quality and compliance with FCC regulations.
* Operate and maintain electronic newsgathering equipment.
* Install and maintain satellite equipment on station vehicles.
* Be the MacGyver of electronics – combining logic, electronic theory, and creativity.
* Install and troubleshoot wide-area networks, servers, routers, and more.
* Showcase your knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, and even 8-bit NES).
* Perform preventative maintenance inspections and upgrades.
* Provide stellar technical support to our team, both in-studio and in the field.
* And of course, be ready for other exciting duties as assigned!

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

* Strong ability to troubleshoot and repair analog/digital electronics.
* Knowledge of hand tools, power tools, and test equipment.
* Mechanical skills to disassemble, troubleshoot, and repair electronic equipment.
* Independence and teamwork skills – you'll be a crucial part of our dynamic team.
* Familiarity with computer hardware and operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux).
* Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
* Willingness to participate in on-call rotation.
* Physical fitness to lift at least 50 pounds, climb ladders, and be active.
* Flexibility to work various hours, including overnights, weekends, and holidays.
* Possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation.

Bonus Points:

FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operator or SBE certifications (preferred but not required).

Statement About Other Duties:

This is not just a job; it's an adventure! While this captures the essence of your responsibilities, 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, workload, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18325
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Maintenance Technician
Location: MD
Job Description:

We have an opening for an experienced Broadcast Maintenance Technician. The Maintenance Technician position is a great opportunity for an entry level candidate or veteran to foster career growth through a combinations of training, mentoring and hands-on experience. You will work with the engineering team to maintain, repair and upgrade equipment covering all aspects of our operation from IT Systems to cameras and transmitters.

Responsibilities:

* Support station IT operations under the direction of the IT manager, Assistant Chief Engineer and Director of Engineering
* Maintain LAN/IT Infrastructure, installation and support f network hardware and software
* Work with engineering and IT management and staff to support important on-air systems and workflows including news, production and broadcast systems and equipment
* Provide user support in windows workstation environment for custom and standard software applications
* Assist users with installing and using new software features and apply updated services and implement OS upgrades
* Conduct troubleshooting, installation, research, documentation and cabling tasks

Requirements:

* Basic knowledge of electronics and component repair
* Knowledge of computer, computer systems and basic IP networking
* Experience maintaining and troubleshooting equipment
* Skills with video production, microwave systems, and IT infrastructure
* Lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs.; climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces
* Work flexible hours and shifts, including holidays and weekends
* Autocad/Visio proficiency for system design and layout preferred
* Background in transmission and satellite communications is a preferred
* Higher education in technology, SBE or related military experience will be considered

Benefits:

Our benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As an employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

* Medical/Dental/Vision
* 401(k) matching
* Emotional Wellness Support
* Paid Time Off
* Paid Parental Leave
* LGBTQ+ Health Services
* Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18328
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Assistant Chief Engineer
Location: Lincoln NE
Job Description:

We are searching for an individual to join our dynamic team as an Assistant Chief Engineer. We are seeking an experienced and innovative individual to contribute to the technical excellence and operational efficiency of our broadcasting systems and infrastructure. The key duty of the Assistant Chief Engineer is to assist the Network Operations Chief Engineer in installation, maintenance, administration, operation, integration, and monitoring of broadcast and non-broadcast technical equipment. If you’re passionate about leveraging cutting-edge technology to deliver high-quality media experiences to our audience, we invite you to explore this exciting opportunity.

Assist the Network Operations Chief Engineer in installation, integration, operation and maintenance of Television, Radio, Satellite, Digital and Terrestrial IP, Broadcast and Non- Broadcast Systems and Infrastructure following the Chief Engineer's direction.

Monitor and inform Chief Engineer of any network discrepancies and make appropriate recommendations for resolution.

Knowledge of:

Broadcast systems configurations, workflows and multiplatform distributions. FCC rules and regulations. PC skills including proficiency with Microsoft offices; IT & Network skills on broadcast related, IP based applications. Ability to work on both IP based broadcast equipment and legacy broadcast equipment.

$24.84/hr starting pay that is commensurate with education and experience upon approval.

Requirements:

At least three years of experience in broadcasting electronics - television, radio or cable operations; graduation from a recognized vocational technical school in electronics may be substituted for one year of experience.

Other:

May be required to travel to remote broadcast sites driving a State-owned vehicle; must possess valid driver's license.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18326
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Station Chief Engineer
Location: Des Moines IA
Job Description:

We are hiring for a Station Chief Engineer in Des Moines, IA. They will lead and manage all day-to-day technical, operational and administrative requirements of the station. Manage and maintain all broadcast equipment and systems used in the daily operation of the station as well as any ancillary systems used in the support and troubleshooting of technical issues as they arise.

What You’ll Do:

* Manage and maintain all broadcast equipment/systems responsible for daily on-air operation of the station; Use of RF engineering knowledge to maintain and repair all technical equipment in studio and transmitter facilities, satellite downlink/uplink, and microwave transmission systems
* Manage and maintain all ancillary systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical.
* Exercise knowledge of FCC rules and regulations to protect the entity’s license.
* Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise.
* Carry-out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to Engineering Support for further diagnosis.
* Implement new engineering projects as directed by Regional Director, Station Operations, Station Monitoring, or Engineering Support. Manage project(s) and report status to Regional Director, Station Operations as needed.
* 24/7 on-call availability to ensure continuous operation of the station.
* May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions.
* Work closely with the Station Engineer/Technician in developing their knowledge and understanding of the various needs of the station as effective back-up support staff.
* Coordinate and oversee training program for Station Technicians and Engineers.
* Other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

* Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field preferred; or equivalent work experience
* 5+ years of experience in broadcast station operations or engineering
* Broadcast Engineering Certification, i.e. FCC license, Society of Broadcast Engineer (SBE) certification is a plus

What You’ll Bring:

* High proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite.
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
* Strong time management skills in meeting deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
* Ability and willingness to travel throughout the region on an as-needed basis.
* Must have a strong understanding of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural, and civil engineering methods.

Additional Requirements:

* Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
* Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18327
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Station Broadcast Engineer
Location: DC
Job Description:

We are hiring for a Station Broadcast Engineer. They will be responsible for the day-to-day technical operations and administration of a station. Responsible for monitoring, controlling and reporting the operability of the station’s central cast rack and transmitter operations as well as have the opportunity to work closely the broadcast team in the maintenance of the studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery equipment

What You’ll Do:

* Monitor, control and report to the operability of station’s central cast rack and transmitter operations
* Monitor and report station outages
* Work with team in daily operation of studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery
* Troubleshoot television transmitter and facility issues
* Maintain systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical
* Partner with legal and corporate in the maintenance of the station public file in accordance with FCC requirements. Track and confirm FCC online station files
* 24/7 on-call availability to ensure continuous operation of the station
* Liaise with all cable, DBS, and Telco operators within market
* Operate, log and maintain EAS tests and equipment
* Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise;
* Carry out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to engineering support for further diagnosis
* May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions
* Adhere to company policies and procedures including corporate guidelines and best practices
* Other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need:

* Associates degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field preferred or equivalent vocation/technical experience
* 5-7 years of experience in broadcast engineering preferred

What You’ll Bring:

* Comfort and willingness to learn, implement, and operate new technology related to broadcasting and content delivery
* Strong proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills
* Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines
* Ability and willingness to travel to transmitter sites and travel throughout the region on an as needed basis

Additional Requirements:

* Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
* Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18330
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: Cincinnati OH
Job Description:

We have an excellent career opportunity for a full-time Broadcast Engineer/IT to help the Technology Department support our daily computer, network and broadcast operations. The Engineer will help support all programming and post-production IT equipment at the station. We currently broadcast 68 hours of local television news per week, and coverage via digital, social, and OTT channels throughout the day. The Engineer will help ensure proper video and audio quality is maintained through all broadcast computer systems and assist local production teams as needed. Duties will include troubleshooting, maintaining, and installing IT and broadcast equipment including at the transmitter/tower site. The Engineer interacts daily with Sales.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Support all IT and engineering aspects of the technical facility including studio support, post-editing PC systems, field production, and transmission of live/recorded events & programs
• Work with technology staff to install, program, and maintain IT, Broadcast, and Office computer systems
• Maintain equipment and support users for On Air and Live Production computer automation servers and systems
• Performs regular PC, Laptop, and Server maintenance tasks including repairs, equipment replacement, cleaning, and purchasing supplies for systems
• Ensure all transmission stream 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
• Position will require all aspects of Broadcast Engineering. Project implementation and integration into equipment room. Wiring and advanced programming of equipment and computers
• Assist with building maintenance needs

Qualifications/Requirements:

• 3-5 years of professional television experience including the latest operating systems software (including server & desktop), email systems, FTP Servers, TCP/IP Networking
• Knowledge of Broadcast A/V equipment combined with serial and IP communication and control
• Knowledge regarding broadcast equipment, technology, and systems and be able to step in and assist in emergency situations
• Experience with Crispin Master Control and News Automation preferred
• Knowledge of Bit Central and ENPS News systems preferred
• Knowledge of professional video photography equipment and techniques
• Ability to perform well in high-pressure situations
• Ability to learn and adapt quickly to all work situations
• Must be able to work varying hours and weekends when required
• Must be available to work during breaking news situations, severe weather, new system integrations and updates
• Professional, positive, communicative, highly self-motivated, detail-oriented, and focused individual traits
• A Bachelor's Degree or similar certification is preferred but is not required, as is previous working experience in engineering

Qualified, interested applicants may apply at the website provided below, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on \"apply now\", upload your resume, cover letter, and references.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18332
Organization Type: Government - Civilian
Job Title: Electronic Technician (Broadcast Engineer)
Location: Kauai HI
Job Description:

We have an opening for an Electronic Technician (Broadcast Engineer). If hired for this role, you will:

- Provide technical support for the equipment and systems at our radio station.
- Perform preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, adjustment, and repairs.
- Monitor, document, and report equipment and system performance.
- Have a meaningful role in the care of the general facility to ensure a good operating environment.
- Work with the engineering leader on the fabrication of new circuits and equipment.

Please apply online at the website provided below. Candidates should pay close attention to the Specialized Experience listed in the Qualifications section at the link, and make sure the resume clearly states that one has that specific experience.

Additionally, please submit any of the following additional documentation (if applicable) to the online application process:

- SF-50s (proof of prior federal experience, if any)
- DD-214s (separation documentation from the US military, if applicable)
- College or Tech School transcripts (if any)
- All professional licenses and certifications that may be related to this position (FCC, SBE, etc).

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18333
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Job Description:

We are seeking a Broadcast Engineer to maintain, repair, adjust, and install a wide range of electronic equipment, including TV cameras, video and audio servers, and more. This role will also assist in the maintenance and operation of VHF television transmitters; FM radio transmitters, and satellite receive systems. The position is represented by IATSE Local 820 and operates under the guidelines of a collaborative bargaining agreement. Membership in the union is a mandatory requirement for this role.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

* Maintain digital transmitters, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution and routing systems, processing systems, monitoring devices, and automation systems.
* Maintain support equipment including master and sub switchers, monitors, videotape machines, XDCAM decks, computer systems, microphones, and intercoms.
* Conduct troubleshooting, installation, research, documentation, and cabling tasks.
* Resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently, often under pressure.
* Assist in the design and implementation of improvements to station operation.
* Update technical plan documentation when installations are completed.
* Document and maintain records of equipment repairs.
* Provide, enhance, and utilize proactive monitoring system to anticipate technical issues and take remedial actions when monitoring indicates a need.
* Help maintain logs and reports as per FCC Rules and Regulations.
* Remain current on the developments and applications of state-of-the-art broadcast engineering technology.
* Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications (including but not limited to):

* Associate’s degree in electronics and/or completion of a certificate program in electronics from an accredited technical institute preferred.
* 2+ years of experience working as a maintenance technician at a broadcast television/radio station with extensive experience in maintaining and troubleshooting a wide variety of broadcast equipment.
* Strong knowledge of IT, data networking and network attached storage as it relates to broadcast systems.
* Knowledge of FCC standards and regulations for television broadcast, distribution and closed captioning.
* Ability to operate electronic test equipment used for troubleshooting circuits down to the component level.
* Must be able to work outside of normal business hours, including mornings, nights and weekends.
* Excellent communication skills are necessary.

Physical Activity:

This position requires physical activities that could involve standing, walking, lifting, and other movements. Candidates should be aware that the nature of the job may require physical fitness and the ability to perform tasks that involve moderate to strenuous physical exertion.

Compensations and Benefits:

The hourly rate for this full-time position is $37.82, pursuant to our collective bargaining agreement with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 820. Benefits are also defined by that union contract.

By applying for this position, candidates acknowledge that they are capable of meeting the physical demands of the job and understand that reasonable accommodations will be considered for individuals with disabilities.

We are committed to providing a safe working environment, and all employees are expected to adhere to safety guidelines and protocols. Candidates with concerns about specific physical requirements are encouraged to discuss them during the interview process.

We are a fair and equal employer, providing access and opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, self expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law and as directed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We provide equitable consideration for employment for qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements. Qualified applicants with a disability or disabled veterans who are unable or limited in their ability to apply (as a result of their disability) have the right to request reasonable accommodation.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18336
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Staff Chief Engineer
Location: San Francisco CA
Job Description:

We seek a talented and energetic individual to serve as a Staff Engineer for our 6 radio stations.

What You'll Need:

* A minimum 10 years broadcast hands-on engineering experience,
* High Power FM, HD and AM transmitter experience plus
* AM Directional Antenna experience.
* Knowledgeable in the inspection methods, repair, and maintenance all broadcast radio station equipment, including transmitters, antenna’s, satellite downlinks, automation system, studio equipment, remote equipment, generators, telephone systems and related other equipment.
* Knowledge of FCC Rules and Regulations
* Strong verbal and writing communications skills
* Strong proven time management skills including ability to multitask in a multiple project environment
IT & Network knowledge and experience
* Strong PC skills including proficiency in document, spreadsheet, and documentation software applications
* Experience with Computer based audio storage systems such as WideOrbit, Newsboss, and VoxPro are preferred.
* Additionally, experience with Axia digital audio and audio streaming a plus.

Be prepared to take the reins in leading your team in the maintenance and development of all aspects of technical facilities including studios, transmitters, telephone systems, satellite, STL, computers and data networks, and Burk Arc Touch Site Management Systems.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18334
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: Cincinnati OH
Job Description:

We are hiring for a Maintenance Engineer. They will provide preventive maintenance and emergency repairs of video, audio and radio frequency (RF) systems, including satellite and microwave equipment.

What You’ll Do:

* Responsible for preventive maintenance and emergency repairs of video, audio and radio frequency (RF) systems, including satellite and microwave equipment.
* Drive, set up and operation of a Satellite IP truck.
* Maintain logs and records as required by laws and per FCC Rules and Regulations.
* Install and maintain video, audio, RF and computer equipment. These systems include digital transmitter system, microwave systems and of all broadcast equipment including, but are not limited to studio camera and switching systems, video monitors and technical measurement devices, video file servers and automation systems, electronic graphic systems.
* Install, maintain and operate all studio equipment.
* Maintain and repair news bureau equipment, ENG equipment, IP truck, satellite dishes and related equipment.
* Assist in the design of any improvements to our operation.

What You’ll Need:

* Associates degree in related discipline or equivalent years of experience preferred
* Specialized training/certification may be required
* Generally, 2+ years of experience in related field preferred

What You’ll Bring:

* Must be able to use a variety of equipment including but not limited to: Sony switchers, SSL audio consoles, Sony cameras, Sony ELC, Final Cut editing systems, Crispin automation and Harmonic video servers. RF and transmitter experience a plus. CAD experience a plus.
* Must be a senior technician or paraprofessional highly experienced with a similar level of responsibility
* Ability to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently
* Must have knowledge of FCC rules. The use of test equipment and soldering skills required.
* Ability to guide and coach colleagues
* Ability to effectively communicate with departmental and station personnel as required
* Ability to work independently under timeline to achieve departmental and station goals
* Must be able to comprehend schematics, mechanical drawings and technical manuals
* Ability to prioritize
* Must be able to work with microwave, transmitters and satellites
* Ability to effectively work and communicate with others

Work Environment:

* Ability to work a flexible schedule including able to work multiple days, holidays, evenings, weekends, and possible overtime hours as needed. Availability to travel over multiple days is essential
* Ability to work in changing weather conditions

Additional Requirements:

* Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
* Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18335
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Station Broadcast Engineer
Location: DC
Job Description:

We are hiring for a Station Broadcast Engineer. They will be responsible for the day-to-day technical operations and administration of a station. Responsible for monitoring, controlling and reporting the operability of the station’s central cast rack and transmitter operations as well as have the opportunity to work closely the broadcast team in the maintenance of the studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery equipment

What You’ll Do:

* Monitor, control and report to the operability of station’s central cast rack and transmitter operations
* Monitor and report station outages
* Work with team in daily operation of studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery
* Troubleshoot television transmitter and facility issues
* Maintain systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical
* Partner with legal and corporate in the maintenance of the station public file in accordance with FCC requirements. Track and confirm FCC online station files
* 24/7 on-call availability to ensure continuous operation of the station
* Liaise with all cable, DBS, and Telco operators within market
* Operate, log and maintain EAS tests and equipment
* Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise;
* Carry out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to engineering support for further diagnosis
* May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions
* Adhere to company policies and procedures including corporate guidelines and best practices
* Other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need:

* Associates degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field preferred or equivalent vocation/technical experience
* 5-7 years of experience in broadcast engineering preferred

What You’ll Bring:

* Comfort and willingness to learn, implement, and operate new technology related to broadcasting and content delivery
* Strong proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills
* Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines
* Ability and willingness to travel to transmitter sites and travel throughout the region on an as needed basis

Additional Requirements:

* Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
* Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18340
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: RF Engineer
Location: KS
Job Description:

We are seeking an RF Engineer to join our team of employee-owners within our Kansas broadcast footprint.

Experience:

- 5 years RF engineering experience preferred.

Position Requirements:

- Duties include maintenance and repair of analog and digital high-power FM transmission systems, AM directional, analog and digital systems, computer networks, automation systems, servers and networking.
- The location of this position is flexible, but must be within our broadcast footprint.
- Travel will be necessary (vehicle provided), must have a valid driver’s license.

Salary:

Compensation is commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), paid vacation, and Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Other information:

The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check and motor vehicle check. We are an Employee-Owned company and an EEO employer.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18338
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Technician
Location: Louisville KY
Job Description:

We have an opening for an experienced broadcast Maintenance Technician. The Maintenance Technician position is a great opportunity for an entry level candidate or veteran to foster career growth through a combinations of training, mentoring and hands-on experience. You will work with the engineering team to maintain, repair and upgrade equipment covering all aspects of our operation from IT Systems to cameras and transmitters. You will report to The Director of Engineering.

Responsibilities:

* Support station on air operations under the direction of the Assistant Director of Engineering and Director of Engineering
* Work with engineering and staff to support important on-air systems and workflows including news, production and broadcast systems and equipment
* Provide user support in windows workstation environment for custom and standard software applications
* Assist users with installing and using new software features and apply updated services and implement OS upgrades
* Conduct troubleshooting, installation, research, documentation and cabling tasks.
* Transmitter RF experience with Satellite and Microwave transmission concepts and operation.

Requirements:

* Basic knowledge of electronics and component repair
* Knowledge of computer, computer systems and basic IP networking
* Experience maintaining and troubleshooting equipment
* Skills with video production, microwave systems, and IT infrastructure
* Lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs.; climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces
* Work flexible hours and shifts, including holidays and weekends
* Autocad/Visio proficiency for system design and layout preferred
* Background in transmission and satellite communications is a preferred
* Higher education in technology, SBE or related military experience will be considered

Benefits:

Our benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As an employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

* Medical/Dental/Vision
* 401(k) matching
* Emotional Wellness Support
* Paid Time Off
* Paid Parental Leave
* LGBTQ+ Health Services
* Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18341
Organization Type: Government - Civilian
Job Title: Broadcast Engineering/Technician
Location: Fort Meade MD
Job Description:

General Description of the position’s function and purpose:

To provide entry level maintenance and engineering support to production equipment and related networks located in Fort Meade, MD.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required by the job:

* Shall have basic knowledge of signal flow, use and maintenance of digital television equipment in all categories, including video processing, switching and storage systems.
* Shall have basic knowledge in digital video and formats, codecs, progressive vs. interlaced, mpeg standard.
* Shall have basic knowledge in repairing and maintaining digital and analog video/audio systems.
* Shall have basic knowledge in using test equipment (multi-meter, signal generators, cable tracer, etc.)
* Shall have basic knowledge in performing periodic preventive maintenance in use, to include calibration.
* Must be able to multi-task within a Control Room or Studio environment.
* Must be able to comprehend schematic diagrams, block diagrams, wiring drawings and equipment manuals.
* Shall have a basic knowledge of IT computer systems, networks, network shares, routers and switches, * FTP and file base workflows and general security.
* Shall have a basic knowledge of IP-based Audio and Video Broadcast Systems.
* Shall have basic knowledge of troubleshooting non-linear editors (Adobe, Avid, Pro Tools, etc.)
* Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Qualifications – Minimum Required:

* Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
* Must have at least 2 years’ experience/education in broadcast engineering and maintenance or a related IT field.

Additional Requirements:

* Certified by CompTIA A+ or Network+ (or equivalent) within six months of hire.
* Certified in Broadcast Electronics or proven experience/ability to troubleshoot to component level within one year of hire

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18343
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Media Engineer II
Location: Bristol CT
Job Description:

The Media Engineer II position is the perfect role for an engineer who has some hands-on sustainment and design/build experience with the creation, production, and distribution of linear or digital video/audio content. Media Engineer II’s are primarily focused on the sustainability of our existing technology. They are the start of a tiered sustainment model where incidents are escalated from a shared operations team (tier 1) to the Media Engineer II’s (tier 2) and beyond. Additionally, while Media Engineer II’s are learning the nuances of our technology and learning to apply their own education and engineering experience, they will be asked to work on some system integration projects; documentation and preventative engineering.

Media Engineer II’s use their experience to solve increasingly complicated issues without much support for more senior engineers and can easily perform integration tasks with little direction.

Responsibilities:

* Respond to and resolve issues that affect production, broadcast, and content distribution across multiple Company networks including system outages, malfunctions, and related technical problems, and conduct diagnostic testing, repair, and replacement activities necessary to solve routine, specialized, and complex problems. Utilize system health and performance monitoring software and platforms; troubleshoot and participate in repairing system problems and failures, participates in maintenance of systems, installs software patches, updates etc., to resolve and avoid service problems, and troubleshoots system problems as they relate to these services.
* Analyze and troubleshoot streaming audio/video signals in traditional SDI and IP 2110 essence flow routing environments.
* Analyze and troubleshoot cloud platforms as necessary
* Manage third-party service providers by enforcing the agreed upon scope of services within the various signed service agreements (i.e., full time, freelance, union agencies, maintenance providers, contractors, service providers, etc.).
* Select, train, motivate and evaluate technical staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
* Specify and procure equipment, supplies and materials for Media technology systems within budget guidelines; receive and maintain equipment and supplies.
* Develop long range plans for future media technology needs, including capital improvements, to enhance production and distribution capabilities.
* Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures regarding technology facilities with a focus on maximizing the integration of all systems to meet business, marketing, and entertainment goals.
* Provide operational support of all activities related to operating, maintaining, and programming the audio and video production/distribution systems across the enterprise and other connected properties.
* Performs upgrades to system hardware and software workflows under the supervision of a more experienced engineer or supervisor.
* Perform & coordinate preventative maintenance on all broadcast systems and equipment, such as distribution systems, switchers, consoles, playout servers, cameras, robotics, electromechanical equipment, automation systems and radio facilities to ensure optimum broadcast performance.
* Participates in complex engineering projects at the direction of more experienced engineers.
* Reviews, maintains, and contributes to system/workflow documentation.
* Participates in training and development objectives. Conducts peer training and development sessions.
* Any other duties needed to help achieve Business Objectives
* Extraordinary influencer who is skilled at connecting the dots at the organization, strategy, program, project, and event levels. Able to persuade and change the thinking of others without damaging relationships.
* Comfort working in a fast-paced, growth environment with minimal direction, delivering under tight deadlines while multitasking, prioritizing projects, and communicating priority updates to team members.
* Able to operate with limited resources, exhibit dispassionate critical-thinking, and creatively solve problems. Motivated and inventive, always finds a way forward—eternal optimist with a committed drive for contributing and making a difference.

Required Qualifications:

* 3+ years of previous and relevant experience in ensuring efficient sustainment, uptime, and overall stability of the technical environments of live media production and distribution environments.
* Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, computer science or equivalent major, and/or equivalent work experience.
* Proven troubleshooting and sustaining in one or more of the following:
* IP-based broadcast equipment including routers, switchers, audio boards, signal processers, encoder/decoder, video scalers, playback systems, etc.
* Studio technology includes video walls, cameras, VR set technology, image processing systems, touch screens, lighting, etc.
* File-based workflows like enterprise Media Asset Management systems (Cloud-based Cloud Compute or Local Network-based) including storage, compute, encode and distribution.
* Production control systems such as Imagine Communications or Grass Valley automation systems, Avid, Adobe, Viz, Dalet, Riedel trunking, Lawo, Calrec, Evertz, Ross and others.
* Transmission systems such as RF (Radio Frequency), Satellite Distribution, Fiber Distribution, etc.
* Proven track record for troubleshooting and sustainment knowledge of AWS Infrastructures and other cloud-based technologies including S3/Glacier storage and cloud compute (EC2) services.
* Physical requirements and work environment: Ability to climb ladders, work on raised structures and building roofs, operate areal lift platforms and have valid driver’s license.
* Ability to create, read and interpret AutoCAD and other technical drawing/documentation tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Knowledge and experience with on-prem and cloud-based storage and compute infrastructure platforms and current technological offerings.
* Knowledge and experience in SMPTE standards for broadcast television and video production/streaming environments.
* Knowledge and experience with compression techniques such as MPEG2/4, HEVC, JPEG 2000, and JPEG XS.
* Knowledge and experience with Evertz software control systems such as frame control via VistaLink or Magnum, EQX/EXE routers, and their monitoring software VLPRO, SDVN, VIP, VUE, MVP.
* Knowledge and experience with Nielsen (NACAT), VANC equipment, Linear Acoustics, and other related systems.
* Knowledge and experience with coordinated receiver decoders IRDs, core devices, edge devices, timing of video and audio systems, audio, and video media file formats are a plus.
* Ability to create, read and interpret AutoCAD and other technical drawing/documentation tools.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18344
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Senior Media Engineer
Location: Bristol CT
Job Description:

The Senior Media Engineer is, simply put, an expert engineer in the acquisition, production, and distribution of media content. They are well-versed in multiple technical standards and have hands-on experience in both the sustainment and design/build of production systems.

The Senior Media Engineers are part of a tiered sustainment model where incidents are escalated from a shared operations team (tier 1) to the Media Engineer II’s (tier 2) and beyond. They are able to tackle the most complicated technical issues, often spanning media software, networking and hardware troubleshooting with little assistance from senior engineers. The Senior Media Engineer, while primarily focused on sustainment and incremental advancement of technology, will work on design/build projects that advance our overall business.

Responsibilities:

* Respond to and resolve issues that affect acquisition, production, and content distribution across multiple Company networks including system outages, malfunctions, and related technical problems, and conduct diagnostic testing, repair, and replacement activities necessary to solve routine, specialized, and complex problems.
* Utilize system health and performance monitoring software and platforms; troubleshoot and participate in repairing system problems and failures, participates in maintenance of systems, installs software patches, updates etc., to resolve and avoid service problems, and troubleshoots system problems as they relate to these services
* Analyze and troubleshoot streaming audio/video signals in traditional SDI and IP 2110 essence flow routing environments.
* Analyze and troubleshoot cloud platforms as necessary
* Performs upgrades to system hardware and software workflows under the supervision of a more experienced engineer or supervisor.
* When required perform preventative maintenance on all broadcast systems and equipment, such as distribution systems, switchers, consoles, playout servers, cameras, robotics, electromechanical equipment, automation systems and radio facilities to ensure optimum broadcast performance.
* Participates in engineering projects at the direction of more experienced engineers.
* Reviews and contributes to system/workflow documentation.
* Support third-party service providers by enforcing the agreed upon scope of services within the various signed service agreements (i.e., full time, freelance, union agencies, maintenance providers, contractors, service providers, etc.).
* Select, train, motivate and evaluate technical staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
* Support the procurement of equipment, supplies and materials for Media technology systems within budget guidelines; receive and maintain equipment and supplies.
* Support long range planning for future media technology needs, including capital improvements, to enhance production and distribution capabilities.
* Lead the development and implementation of policies and procedures regarding technology facilities with a focus on maximizing the integration of all systems to meet business, marketing, and entertainment goals.
* Lead operational support of all activities related to operating, maintaining, and programming the audio and video production/distribution systems across the enterprise and other connected properties.
* Participates in regular training and development objectives.
* Extraordinary influencer who is skilled at connecting the dots at the organization, strategy, program, project, and event levels. Able to persuade and change the thinking of others without damaging relationships.
* Comfort working in a fast-paced, growth environment with minimal direction, delivering under tight deadlines while multitasking, prioritizing projects, and communicating priority updates to team members.
* Able to operate with limited resources, exhibit dispassionate critical-thinking, and creatively solve problems. Motivated and inventive, always finds a way forward—eternal optimist with a committed drive for contributing and making a difference.
* Any other duties needed to help achieve Business Objectives

Basic Qualifications:

* 5+ years of previous and relevant experience in ensuring efficient sustainment, uptime, and overall stability of the technical environments of Media Engineering and live media production and distribution environments.
* Expert level knowledge and experience with integrating, implementing, or refreshing broadcast control room equipment, including familiarity with modern broadcast cabling infrastructure used in broadcast environments.
* Proficient with technologies like microservices, DevOps tools, design principles, practices, standards and guidelines
* Scripting proficiency will be an advantage (Python, NodeJS, Bash, PowerShell)
* Proficient in SMPTE standards for broadcast television and video production/streaming environments with a current certification such as not limited to ST 292M, ST 424M, ST 2110, ST 2059, IEE1588, ST 2022-7, SCTE-104, etc.
* Advanced level knowledge and experience with on-prem and cloud-based storage and compute infrastructure platforms and current technological offerings. At least one foundational cloud certification required, including but not limited to Microsoft Certified: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, CompTIA Cloud+, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate.
* Advanced level knowledge and experience with compression techniques such as MPEG2/4, HEVC, JPEG 2000, and JPEG XS.
* Expert level knowledge and experience with Evertz software control systems such as frame control via VistaLink or Magnum, EQX/EXE routers, and their monitoring software VLPRO, SDVN, VIP, VUE, MVP.
* Advanced level knowledge and experience with major media systems and the vendors that supply them in areas such as asset management systems, file-based workflows, media acquisition, transcoding/encoding, graphics, and NAS/SAN technologies
* Expert level knowledge and experience with Nielsen (NACAT), VANC equipment, Linear Acoustics, and other related systems.
* Expert level knowledge and experience with coordinated receiver decoders IRDs, core devices, edge devices, timing of video and audio systems, audio and video media file formats are a plus.
* Ability to create, read and interpret AutoCad and other technical drawing/documentation tools.
* Demonstrated advanced troubleshooting and sustaining in one or more of the following:
* IP-based broadcast equipment including routers, switchers, audio boards, signal processers, encoder/decoder, video scalers, playback systems, etc.
* Studio technology includes video walls, cameras, VR set technology, image processing systems, touch screens, lighting, etc.
* File-based workflows like enterprise Media Asset Management systems (Cloud-based Cloud Compute or Local Network-based) including storage, compute, encode and distribution.
* Production control systems such as Imagine Communications or Grass Valley automation systems, Avid, Adobe, Viz, Dalet, Riedel trunking, Lawo, Calrec, Evertz, Ross and others.
* Transmission systems such as RF (Radio Frequency), Satellite Distribution, Fiber Distribution, etc.
* Proven track record for troubleshooting and sustainment knowledge of AWS Infrastructures and other cloud-based technologies including S3/Glacier storage and cloud compute (EC2) services.

Physical requirements and work environment:

* Ability to climb ladders, work on raised structures and building roofs, operate areal lift platforms and have valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, computer science or equivalent major, and/or equivalent work experience.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18345
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Assistant Chief Engineer
Location: West Palm Beach FL
Job Description:

As Assistant Chief Engineer, this position handles all technical equipment and IT systems for the studios, transmitter sites and business offices including all computer, network, audio, and video work. In addition, this position assists the Director of Engineering with all aspects of engineering for a cluster of seven radio brands.

Job Duties/Responsibilitie:

• Works well in a collaborative, team environment and to develop good internal and external relationships including vendors and consultants.
• Strategizes, plans, installs and maintains Studio and Transmitter equipment at multiple locations in collaboration with the Chief Engineer, corporate IT, other managers and staff.
• Correctly analyzes, troubleshoots and repairs the video, audio and RF systems required for the efficient and reliable operation of a broadcast facility.
• Has knowledge of and maintains adherence to applicable FCC rules and regulations as they pertain to the station's transmission systems, communications systems, and on-air operations.
• Installs and repairs PCs & Servers, and maintains and configures network systems, routers, firewalls and other key components.
• Installs, maintains and supports the broadcast audio automation system.
• Effectively works in a support capacity with users of Windows based computer network.
• Performs regular and routine administrative duties.
• Provides training to staff as needed.
• Works with the team to bring performance to a higher level by communicating standards, offering assistance and advice. Keeps lines of communication open at all levels.
• Ensures that safety procedures are adhered to.
• Pays close attention to high voltage safety. Reports safety violations to the appropriate personnel.
• Stays current with technology and techniques.
• Attends training as required.
• Available on-call for emergencies, extreme weather and other assignments. Work late nights and overnights on short notice.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18349
Organization Type: Streaming Services
Job Title: Lead Media Systems Engineer
Location: Bristol, CT OR NYC OR The Woodlands, TX CT
Job Description:

The Lead Systems Engineer is an expert engineer in several disciplines related to the acquisition, production, or distribution of media content. They are well-versed in multiple technical standards and have hands-on experience in both the sustainment and design/build of production systems.

The Lead Systems Engineer primarily focuses on architecting, designing, and constructing the varied technical platforms that power our linear and digital platforms. The Lead Media Systems Engineer position will work independently, often with the support of junior engineers and 3rd party partners to develop technology that efficiently and effectively delivers on the requirements set forth by technical, business or operations leaders. The Lead Systems Engineer will also be expected to serve as a subject matter mentor and to maintain their best-in-industry technical understanding of their area including the latest trends and technology.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

* Architect, design, source, and construct media technology environments that allows the Company the ability to acquire, produce, store, stream, distribute our content.
* Resolve issues that affect acquisition, production, and content distribution across multiple Company networks including system outages, malfunctions, and related technical problems, and conduct diagnostic testing, repair, and replacement activities necessary to solve routine, specialized, and complex problems.
* Analyze and troubleshoot streaming audio/video signals in traditional SDI and IP 2110 essence flow routing environments.
* A passion for solving problems and providing workable solutions
* Proficiency to analyze and troubleshoot cloud platforms & Software issues
* Lead third-party service providers by enforcing the agreed upon scope of services within the various signed service agreements (i.e., full time, freelance, union agencies, maintenance providers, contractors, service providers, etc.).
* Select, train, motivate and evaluate technical staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
* Specify and procure equipment, supplies and materials for Media technology systems within budget guidelines; receive and maintain equipment and supplies.
* Develop long range plans for future media technology needs, including capital improvements, to enhance production and distribution capabilities.
* Lead the development and implementation of policies and procedures regarding technology facilities with a focus on maximizing the integration of all systems to meet business, marketing, and entertainment goals.
* Lead operational support of all activities related to operating, maintaining, and programming the audio and video production/distribution systems across the enterprise and other connected properties.
* Utilize system software health and performance monitoring platforms; troubleshoot and participate in repairing system problems and failures, participates in maintenance of systems, installs software patches, updates etc. to resolve and avoid service problems, and troubleshoots system problems as they relate to these services.
* Performs upgrades to system hardware and software workflows under the supervision of a more experienced engineer or supervisor.
* Participates in engineering projects at the direction of more experienced engineers.
* Reviews and contributes to system/workflow documentation.
* Participates in regular training and development objectives.
* Extraordinary influencer who is skilled at connecting the dots at the organization, strategy, program, project, and event levels. Able to persuade and change the thinking of others without damaging relationships.
* Comfort working in a fast-paced, growth environment with minimal direction, delivering under tight deadlines while multitasking, prioritizing projects, and communicating priority updates to team members.
* Able to operate with limited resources, exhibit dispassionate critical-thinking, and creatively solve problems. Motivated and inventive, always finds a way forward—eternal optimist with a committed drive for contributing and making a difference.
* Any other duties needed to help achieve Business Objectives

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

Minimum Qualifications:

* 7+ years of demonstrated and relevant experience in leading others, developing technical strategies ensuring efficient design/build, uptime, and overall stability of the technical environments of live media production and distribution.
* Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, computer science or equivalent major, and/or equivalent work experience.
* Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Perl, Python, Ruby, Shell, C or C++
* Proficient with technologies like microservices, DevOps tools, design principles, practices, standards and guidelines
* Have expert level knowledge and experience with integrating, implementing, or refreshing broadcast control room equipment, including familiarity with modern broadcast cabling infrastructure used in broadcast environments.
* Expert knowledge in SMPTE standards for broadcast television and video production/streaming environments with a current certification such as not limited to ST 292M, ST 424M, ST 2110, ST 2059, IEE1588, ST 2022-7, SCTE-104, etc.
* Expert level knowledge and experience with on-prem and cloud-based storage and compute infrastructure platforms and current technological offerings. At least one foundational cloud certification required, including but not limited to Microsoft Certified: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, CompTIA Cloud+, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate.
* Expert level knowledge and experience with compression techniques such as MPEG2/4, HEVC, JPEG 2000, and JPEG XS.
* Master Expert level knowledge and experience with Evertz software control systems such as frame control via VistaLink or Magnum, EQX/EXE routers, and their monitoring software VLPRO, SDVN, VIP, VUE, MVP.
* Master Expert level knowledge and experience with major media systems and the vendors that supply them in areas such as asset management systems, file-based workflows, media acquisition, transcoding/encoding, graphics, and NAS/SAN technologies.
* Master Expert level knowledge and experience with Nielsen (NACAT), VANC equipment, Linear Acoustics, and other related systems.
* Master Expert level knowledge and experience with coordinated receiver decoders IRDs, core devices, edge devices, timing of video and audio systems, audio and video media file formats are a plus.
* Ability to create, read and interpret AutoCAD and other technical drawing/documentation tools.
* Expert track record for designing and building IP-based broadcast equipment for one of the following:

- Routers, switchers, audio boards, signal processers, encoder/decoder, video scalers, playback systems, etc.
- Studio Technology, video walls, cameras, VR set technology, image processing systems, touch screens, lighting, etc.
- File-based workflows like enterprise Media Asset Management systems (Cloud-based Cloud Compute or Local Network-based) including storage, compute, encode and distribution.
- Production control systems such as Imagine Communications or Grass Valley automation systems, Riedel trunking, Lawo, Calrec, Evertz, Ross and others.
- Transmission systems such as RF (Radio Frequency), Satellite Distribution, Fiber Distribution, etc. o AWS Infrastructures and other cloud-based technologies including S3/Glacier storage and cloud compute (EC2) services.

* Advanced knowledge of observability software development including DataDog, DataMiner, BigPanda and Splunk.
* Expert knowledge of API’s and how to develop tools and software solutions against them.
* Knowledge of fiber optics (single mode, multi-mode, MTP) troubleshooting and cleaning.
* Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

* Ability to climb ladders, work on raised structures and building roofs, operate areal lift platforms and have valid driver’s license.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18353
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Maintenance Technician
Location: Minneapolis MN
Job Description:

We are looking for a Broadcast Maintenance Technician with a minimum of 1 to 3 years’ experience that meets the following:

Responsibilities:

The Broadcast Maintenance technician is responsible for the day-to-day hands-on troubleshooting and maintenance of broadcast facility technical equipment. This includes traditional broadcast hardware as well as industry-centric software and content production tools used by the Company. A Maintenance technician responds quickly to provide technical support as needed for news and other content production operations. This position requires a basic understanding of electronics, electrical - mechanical, and information technology with a passion for learning new technology in a fast-paced and challenging news operations environment. Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills.

Job Requirements:

• Understanding of basic television, broadcast, and news operations workflow.
• Proficient with computers, printers, scanners, and windows software.
• Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving ability.
• Must be a self-starter who is able to work efficiently under deadlines and time constraints.
• Takes direction from technical manager for installation and maintenance of all technical equipment.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Contributes to maintaining up-to-date technical documentation that accurately represents installed equipment and systems.
• Work in a manner that ensures maximum productivity, quality, and timely completion of assigned projects.
• Able to handle general building and infrastructure repairs.
• Primary first responder for building issues for short term remediation.
• Represents the Company in a positive manner with the public, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
• Work with a maintenance helpdesk “ticket” system that describes and assigns needed assistance for all filed issues.
• Interact with all departments throughout the facility and keep stakeholders up to date with assigned maintenance progress.
• Strong communicator who interacts effectively with a diverse staff.
• Assist studio operations staff when needed.
• RF experience and is a plus.
• Computer networking knowledge is a plus.
• The ability to work varying shifts is required.

Position includes benefits and is full time 40 hours/week.

Work Environment: Indoors

Physical Demands: Moderate work

Travel: Rarely: less than 10%

Physical Demands Set: Moderate work: Involves standing, stooping, bending, using force, lifting/pushing up to 50 lbs.

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. We comply with all applicable laws related to accommodations.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18355
Organization Type: Post Production Facility
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: Los Angeles CA
Job Description:

We are looking for a skilled Broadcast Engineer to join our team on an as needed basis to help the operation and maintenance of the production layer and supporting technologies at our Remote Broadcast Center (RBC). The ideal candidate will prepare for incoming productions and operate a service first approach on executing immediate engineering tasks while on broadcast. They will work on the very latest hardware in an entirely IP based business, setting up live broadcasts in studio, keeping scheduled broadcasts on air and maintaining/updating hardware and software.

Working as part of a high performing team in a collaborative environment, the candidate will need to be a clear and confident communicator, able to adapt quickly to on-air changes, decipher and prioritize multiple on-air requests and remain calm under pressure. Their aim will be to ensure a quality, on-time, visual presentation that maintains the broadcasting standard.

This position is on an as needed bases. Based in Los Angeles area, the successful candidate will be assigned to the RBC owned and operated by the Company. The Broadcast Engineer will report to the Broadcast Engineering Lead.

Responsibilities:

• Maintain the production and technical infrastructures within the center. This includes production equipment and spaces, content management platform, communications systems, graphics, video systems, processing and transcoding and the Engineering core.
• Determine methods and procedures on new work efforts for you/your wider team/region and operate with initiative.
• Experience and level of comfort in solving highly complex and diverse problems that require an ability to evaluate multiple variables.
• Maintain control, efficiency, and visibility over the center’s technology, its maintenance and serve as a point of escalation for the on-site team to analyze, troubleshoot and solve technical problems.
• Monitor and manage on premise and cloud resources.
• Coordinate production activities with the other technical centers.
• Work with the Esports engineering and IT teams to create better in-house systems for movement and management of content, monitoring streams and enhancing quality of service metrics.
• Performing regular reporting on performance of the centers by identifying and tracking data for KPI.
• Imparting skill and knowledge to co-workers and colleagues.

Health & Safety:

Ensuring that all company risk assessments are observed where applicable to your role, taking ownership of improvements and escalating concerns where necessary.

Experience Profile:

• A minimum of three years experience in an operational and broadcast engineering-based role.
• IP based broadcasting is desirable.

Competencies:

• Video and audio formats used for Broadcast, IP Video & Audio, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI, AES, MADI etc.
• Principles of video and audio transmission.
• Broadcast monitoring.
• Broadcast Video Servers – EVS, AirSpeed.
• Demonstrable knowledge of Camera Channels, Vision, Switchers, Sound Mixer technology.
• Avid Post Production Systems, Media Composer, and NEXIS shared storage.
• Broadcast Graphics systems and data integration.
• EVS IPDirector, XTAccess etc.
• File encoding formats and delivery mechanisms.
• Understanding of structured cable systems and cable patching and routing.
• Excellent problem-solving skills.
• Good interpersonal skills - ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both spoken and written forms.
• Good organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high- pressure environment.
• Logical thinking with good problem-solving and fault-finding skills in diverse systems.
• Ability to work under pressure in a live environment and within programme requirements.
• Ability to work evenings, weekends, and overnight.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor's or Technical degree in an applicable field.
• Five years' experience working in a video ecosystem, with strong fundamentals in live video content production workflows and related production technologies.

Physical Qualifications:

• Ability to sit, reach outward or above the shoulder, stand, walk, handle with fingers, stand, bend, and stoop.
• Ability to operate a keyboard, view a video display terminal screen, ability to use telephone equipment.
• Ability to lift up to 20 pounds and push or pull up to 25 pounds.

This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job and is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved. We are an equal opportunity employer and aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristics.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18364
Organization Type: Satellite Facility, Post Production Facility, Other
Job Title: Broadcast Control Center Engineer
Location: Raleigh NC
Job Description:

The Broadcast Control Center Engineer will oversee all technical operations for our Broadcast Control Center in Raleigh, NC. Our new Broadcast Control Center is an expansive, full-service, remote production hub, designed with cutting-edge technology and backed by a talented team of producers, engineers, editors, and operators to provide broadcast production solutions for our clients.

We’re looking for self-starters who are driven, team-oriented, never shy away from a challenge, and have a can-do attitude, to join our fast-growing team. This is a great opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading sports and broadcast properties. This is not a travel position and requires that you have a flexible schedule.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Oversee the day-to-day technical operation of our Broadcast Control Center.
- Maintain all technical systems in the Broadcast Control Center, working closely with vendors and manufacturers to ensure optimal operation of all systems.
- Plan both on-site and BCC technical operations for all REMI productions utilizing the Broadcast Control Center.
- Manage the inbound and outbound equipment being shipped to and from remote sites, collaborating with the rest of the technical operations team to ensure that equipment is accounted for and organized.
- Collaborate with the technical operations team on workflow improvements and project execution.
- Interface with our business development team and clients as needed to understand all technical requirements of projects to assist with guidance and planning.
- Work with the technical operations team to assist in the development of annual capital budgets for continued improvements to the Broadcast Control Center and associated broadcast systems.
- Develop and facilitate maintenance schedules for all broadcast equipment.

What We’re Looking for:

- Experience planning and delivering REMI broadcast productions.
- 10+ Years’ experience in the broadcast industry with a focus on sports and live entertainment
- High proficiency in all broadcast technical systems, especially those utilized in REMI productions.
- The ability to design, install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and/or repair television broadcast equipment.
- Knowledge of signal acquisition and distribution workflows utilizing a plethora of mediums e.g., Satellite, Fiber, EPL, MPLS, Public Internet, and others
- Understanding of signal encoding and decoding utilizing various platforms and standards, e.g., I.e., JPEG-2000, JPEG-XS, H264, HEVC, H265, MPEG-4, SRT, RTMP, RIST, WebRTC & others.
- Experience working in both IP and baseband broadcast facilities.
- An individual with a deep understanding of product offerings and equipment from the following manufacturers: Evertz, Ross Video, Imagine Communications, Riedel Communications, Calrec, Netgear, Cisco, Haivision, TVU, LiveU, Unity Intercom, and others.
- Strong focus on high-quality service and support.
- Ready to apply governance and change management processes to continual improvement.
- Thrives in the environment of high-availability 7/24/365 broadcast origination.
- Agile and able to adjust priorities to meet the demands of potentially conflicting projects.
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, and motivational skills.
- Proficient in Windows, Mac, and Linux Operating Systems

Why We May Be Right for You:

- An unmatched culture within our organization that focuses on building trust with our clients, team members, and partners through a people-first approach that delivers business results.
- Competitive salary and paid time off.
- Outstanding benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, life insurance).
- 401k

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18358
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Director of Technology
Location: DC
Job Description:

The Director of Technology will supervise and execute the installation, maintain and repair TV studio/transmitter equipment to maintain signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements. Responsibilities also include maintenance of telecommunications equipment, computers, networking systems and integrating platforms for online content. The Director of Technology will work closely with all departments including News, Production, Promotions and Sales.

About You:

The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to work with the Engineering team supporting a leading local market News operation. The candidate will have many opportunities to learn and work on systems such as Ross Overdrive production systems and switchers and SSL audio consoles, related terminal gear and graphics equipment.

Your Day to Day:

· Supports and maintains a top market news production operation.
· Maintains station operation through preventive and corrective maintenance.
· Supervision of engineering staff members and contractors as needed.
· Establishes and follows routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment.
· Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal, laws.
· Performs necessary measurements of equipment performance.
· Installs and performs maintenance on control consoles, routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc.
· Provides maintenance and support of computer networks and related systems.
· Basic HVAC troubleshooting and operational maintenance, including water cooling systems.
· Works with the TV news and Operations department to maintain broadcast equipment as needed
· Partner with local Finance Lead to develop and manage Engineering operational budgets and provide feedback for monthly and quarterly reporting.
· Help Develop short and long-term plans to support the growth of the station’s capabilities in accordance with business needs, corporate plans, and changing market requirements.
· Coordinate with corporate engineering on emerging technologies, corporate initiatives, and implementation guidance.

You Have:

· Requires a 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.
· Experience maintaining and troubleshooting high power TV transmitters and antenna systems along with in-depth knowledge of ATSC encoding, modulation, and signal analysis methodologies.
· Experience supporting Live Television Production activities.
· A combination of ten (10) years of Television/Radio Broadcast engineering, hands-on experience including supervisory roles in a unionized or non-unionized environment. Successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and excellent team leadership skills.
· Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays on short notice as needed, and as part of on-call broadcast-critical escalation.
· A valid driver's license with a good driving record.
· Good understanding of applicable FCC rules and regulations
· Computer literacy in applicable software packages (Microsoft OS and Office Suite)
· Working knowledge of computer networking technology.
· Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level.
· Familiarity with Ross, SSL, VizRT and Weather Company software/hardware products a plus.
· Must be a team player willing to work with and accomplish repairs and assignments in a timely manner.
· Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
· Knowledge of generators and UPS systems.
· Ability to read and interpret design documentation, including elevations, connection drawings and schematics.
· Ability to maintain documentation to keep pace with changes.
· Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
· Ability to lift up to (50) lbs. Ability to stand, walk, climb, bend, reach, and sit up to (8) hours.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18360
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Director of Engineering
Location: Phoenix AZ
Job Description:

We are seeking a talented, passionate, creative, and collaborative Director of Engineering to join our dynamic team!

Assist VP of Engineering with design, specifications, documentation, oversight and installation of all systems and equipment. Develop and maintain a comprehensive building maintenance plan to make our workplace safer and more sustainable. Assist the VP Engineering to maintain operational continuity and budgetary compliance of engineering and news technical including mechanical systems and tower/transmitter oversight. Assist with implementation of current and long-range technical operation plans and manage departmental expenses. Assist with the development and implementation of new methods and standards to streamline operation and ensure that all projects are properly implemented and executed. Assist VP Engineering with research and formatting Capital Project submissions. Maintain and update three-year building/future technology plan. Responsible for station compliance with FCC, OSHA, EPA and local regulations. Manage established procedures and standards for operation and maintenance of equipment and proper studio operations. Assist with maintenance personnel management to include hiring, evaluating, training and discipline. Maintain engineering systems to ensure fault tolerant and error free operation of Station(s)’ broadcast equipment; daily oversight of local Hub/Spoke technology assuring efficient error free operations.

Extensive knowledge of all broadcast systems and knowledge of government regulations and industry standards required ensuring the stations’ technical compliance. Degree in Electronics/Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences or related field; formal technical training from military or trade school on current broadcast technologies can substitute. Proficiency with SONY, Bit Central and Evertz systems are highly desired. A minimum of five (5) years TV broadcast experience preferred. Previous supervisory responsibilities required. Significant technical expertise in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of television station facilities, including RF facilities. Understanding of digital and automation technology is essential. Requires a strong leader with an ability to direct and motivate technical staff. Knowledge of Sony ELC and Evertz Mediator environments. Current, relevant experience with digital video compression/encoding techniques, ATSC /MPEG transmission, and Bitcentral Newsroom is a definite plus. Working knowledge of the following technologies: full power UHF and VHF transmitters and low power translators, microwave systems, encoding technologies, master control and production automation systems, wired and wireless networking technologies, server and file-based storage hardware. Strong follow-through, written communications, and interpersonal skills required. Light sitting, standing, bending, walking, stair climbing, driving, and lifting a maximum of 50 lbs. is also required. Must have a General Class FCC license and/or SBE certification. Varied and extended hours, weekends, holidays req. Local/national travel req. Proficiency w/ Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software. Successfully passing a pre-employment background check required. Must be able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with excellent attention to detail, accuracy and strong org. skills.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18365
Organization Type: Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Master Control Operator
Location: Eden Prairie MN
Job Description:

We are looking for a reliable and detail-oriented individual to join our technical team as Master Control Operator.

Responsibilities:

Oversee master control operations during newscasts, sporting events and other live programming. Oversee the recording and acquisition of syndicated programs and prepare shows for air by segmenting to standardized formats. Ingest locally produced programs, syndicated and paid programs, promotional material and commercial content while establishing quality control of video, audio levels and closed captioning. Check the broadcast log for accuracy. Monitor all output signals to ensure quality control of audio, video and closed captioning. Monitor master control automation systems and file servers to ensure proper operation. Populate the daily discrepancy report log by identifying problems and writing detailed reports. Oversee all broadcast logs and report issues to the Hub Operators. Edit logs as requested. Tune in content from microwave, satellite, fiber and video streaming systems. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

* A positive, detail-oriented person who learns quickly and works well with a team.
* Must have a working knowledge of PC-based operating systems and file structures.
* Previous television master control experience or other television technical experience preferred.
* Flexible schedule with the ability work AM shift, PM shift, Weekends and Holidays as required.
* Requires enrollment in IBEW 292 Union.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18366
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: Bozeman MT
Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Director of Technology, this position will be responsible for the design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of the broadcast technical center, IT network, broadcast equipment, and television transmission equipment. This position will also provide technical support for production activities in the studio, live sporting events, and other remote locations; performing related duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for the operation and maintenance of all technical equipment used in television broadcasting for the Network ensuring uninterrupted services to the entire State of Montana.
• Plan, coordinate, and implement the technical requirements of the Television studio and field productions.
• Responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of radio frequency transmitters of all types in strict accordance with Federal Communications Commission regulations, Company standard operating procedures, and sound broadcast engineering practices.
• Provide technical support in classrooms, laboratories, and production facilities to Faculty and Staff.
• Participate in the technical planning and implementation of new technologies at the Company.

Required Qualifications Include:

1. Two years of post-secondary technical training specializing in broadcast engineering, information technology, electronic communications, or closely related field plus three years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience in one of the above fields or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
2. Demonstrated in depth experience with digital television production, television studio maintenance, as well as computer networking and software skills.
3. Demonstrated working knowledge of LAN and WAN networking best practices.
4. Demonstrated competence with general and specialized computer word processing, spread sheets, data bases and drawing programs.
5. Demonstrated ability to diagnose and repair broadcast related equipment to component level. Demonstrated competence using general test equipment including multi-meters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, etc.
6. Relevant knowledge of digital television systems theory Knowledge of HD SD-SDI quality control for video & audio level and timing.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18370
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Master Control Operator
Location: AR
Job Description:

We are looking for a Master Control Operator who will oversee the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams. You will monitor multiple air channels, preparing content, building playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on-air product, and documenting transmission events. You will ingest commercials and programs, timing them and making sure they all play on air properly. You will report to the Broadcast Technology Manager.

Responsibilities:

* Coordinate live and recorded programming for broadcast
* Maintain on air operation to include running commercials, network and local programming
* Monitor multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and signal integrity
* Operate broadcast automation equipment
* Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures
* Observe transmitters and take readings
* Maintain program and transmitter logs
* Edit and append playlists
* Acquire content from distributors and content delivery systems
* Report equipment issues and transmission discrepancies

Requirements:

* 1+ years of computer, email, software and web applications
* Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production
* Work in a collaborative environment and independently
* Experience with master control activities and tasks preferred; training will be offered for qualified candidates
* Knowledge of graphics systems for on-air branding and messaging
* Higher education in technology, SBE or related military experience will be considered

Benefits:

Our benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As an employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits:

* Medical/Dental/Vision
* 401(k) matching
* Emotional Wellness Support
* Paid Time Off
* Paid Parental Leave
* LGBTQ+ Health Services
* Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18371
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Head of Technology and Operations
Location: Charlotte NC
Job Description:

We have an opening for an experienced, versatile Head of Technology and Operations. We are looking for a proven leader with strong technical judgment, effective communication skills, possessing an understanding of current and future technology needs with a passion for innovation.

The Head of Technology and Operations is responsible for leading the Engineering, IT, and Production team which supports the overall broadcast technologies in a 24/7/365 environment. 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/Cyber Security Contingency plans.
• Maintain financial responsibility for the Engineering Department including – expense budgeting, approvals, and reviews.
• Oversee station OSHA compliance
• Monitors and creatively scrutinizes daily on-air technical quality.
• Leads workflow improvements for both on-air and online products.
• Manages vendor contracts including technology, building maintenance, security, and janitorial services.
• Manages leases relating to technology.
• Leads capital planning and submission process for station.
• Leads project planning and project management for station wide initiatives.
• Serves as a member of the station leadership team. Participation in station community and staff initiatives expected.
• Excellent communication to Regional Head of Technology, President, and station team leaders required.
• Liaison to the Streaming Center.

Requirements:

• Strong customer service skills and unfailing professionalism. Demonstrate impeccable written and verbal communication and presentation skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Demonstrated strong leadership with a focus on team management.
• Understanding of IT processes including security, workflow, and management.
• In-depth knowledge of broadcast technologies including: ENPS Newsroom Systems, Production Control Room Automation, RF Transmission, Broadcast Switchers, Router Systems, Field Cameras, Signal Path Workflows.
• Demonstrated strong project management experience.
• Ability to work well and make quick decisions under pressure.
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education and a minimum of five years’ experience in a broadcast operations/technology management role.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule in support of a 24x7x365 operation.

Travel: Rarely: less than 10%
Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment
Physical Demands Set: Light work: Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18374
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: Tallahassee FL
Job Description:

As a Broadcast Engineer, you will be responsible for maintaining, repairing, adjusting, and installing a wide range of electronic equipment, including TV cameras, video and audio servers, and more. Your expertise will also be needed to assist in the maintenance and operation of UHF television transmitters, FM transmitters, microwave systems, and satellite receive systems. You'll be a driving force behind ensuring the highest standards are maintained in operations by performing preventive maintenance of RF at remote facilities, and maintaining STLs and backhaul gear, plumbing, HVAC and electrical.

To be successful in this role, you'll need to have a sound understanding of engineering principles and techniques, experience maintaining technical equipment in a broadcast or post-production facility, knowledge of current broadcast and studio cameras, wired and wireless audio gear, satellite transmission, and reception, and troubleshooting skills. You should also have proficiency in performing cable installations, soldering, and crimping cable connectors, and be able to work with common test equipment, including signal generators/analyzers, scopes, etc. Additionally, you should possess IT skills, IP networking concepts and equipment, storage systems, redundant computer system concepts.

We're looking for individuals who can maintain a positive and constructive attitude, remain calm and professional in demanding situations, meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. You should have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to respond to trouble calls in a 24x7 environment (including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed), and be physically capable of lifting up to 50 lbs.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package, including Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development programs.

If you're ready to join a dynamic team that's dedicated to providing quality media services, apply for the Broadcast Engineer position today by completing the required online application. Be sure to apply to Job Id 55162 and enter all necessary information, including attaching your resume and providing three references. The position is open until filled, and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. We look forward to hearing from you!

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18372
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Head of Technology and Operations
Location: Hartford CT
Job Description:

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

The Head of Technology and Operations is responsible for leading the Engineering, Production, and Information Technology teams, which support broadcast technologies in a 24/7/365 environment. 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
• Monitors and creatively scrutinizes daily on-air technical quality
• Leads workflow improvements for both on-air and online products
• Manages vendor contracts including technology, building maintenance, security, and building 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 impeccable written and verbal communication and presentation skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Demonstrated strong leadership with a focus on team management
• Understanding of IT processes including security, workflow, and management
• In-depth knowledge of broadcast technologies including; ENPS Newsroom Systems, Production Control Room Automation, RF Transmission, Broadcast Switchers, Router Systems, Field Cameras, Signal Path Workflows.
• Demonstrated strong project management experience.
• Ability to work well and make quick decisions under pressure.
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education and a minimum of five years’ experience in a broadcast operations/technology management role.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule in support of a 24x7x365 operation.

Work Environment: Office
Physical Demands: Sedentary work
Travel: Rarely: less than 10%
Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment
Physical Demands Set: Sedentary work: Involves sitting most of the time; walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18375
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Support Engineer
Location: Chicopee MA
Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work with system vendors and technology partners to install and configure equipment and software, solve system problems, and implement solutions and upgrades.
• Configure, install, and maintain Microsoft Windows Server based systems and server software, including Microsoft SQL Server
• Installs and tests new systems and technical infrastructure for the station.
• Installs and maintains the IT network, switches, data backups, workstations, servers, and printers.
• Cable, connect, and configure technical infrastructure equipment for the station.
• Minimizes service interruptions at times of equipment and/or system failure by rapidly identifying and implementing solutions.
• Manage and assist users with e-mail and desktop support.
• Administer antivirus and similar support systems.
• Manage user accounts through Active Directory.
• 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.
• Interface with Nexstar Network, Security and Systems teams.
• Assist in maintaining all station broadcast equipment within the facility.
• Perform all other duties as assigned.

Desired Experience and Skills:

• Technical degree in Information Systems, Broadcasting, or a related field, or have an equivalent combination of education and demonstrable experience.
• SBE and Microsoft certification preferred.
• Minimum three years’ experience with Windows Server environments
• Knowledge of current television broadcast systems including AP ENPS and Bitcentral experience a plus
• Networking support of various LAN/WAN devices and systems
• Proficiency with computers, IP based telephony, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment
• Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment
• Ability to meet deadline, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to respond to trouble calls in a 24×7 environment (including nights, weekends, holidays as needed)
• Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18378
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Station Chief Engineer
Location: Houston TX
Job Description:

We are hiring for a Station Chief Engineer in Houston, TX. They will lead and manage all day-to-day technical, operational and administrative requirements of one of our Station Group locations. Manage and maintain all broadcast equipment and systems used in the daily operation of the station as well as any ancillary systems used in the support and troubleshooting of technical issues as they arise.

What You’ll Do:

* Manage and maintain all broadcast equipment/systems responsible for daily on-air operation of the station; Use of RF engineering knowledge to maintain and repair all technical equipment in studio and transmitter facilities, satellite downlink/uplink, and microwave transmission systems
* Manage and maintain all ancillary systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical.
* Exercise knowledge of FCC rules and regulations to protect the entity’s license.
* Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise.
* Carry-out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to Engineering Support for further diagnosis.
* Implement new engineering projects as directed by Regional Director, Station Operations, Station Monitoring, or Engineering Support. Manage project(s) and report status to Regional Director, Station Operations as needed.
* 24/7 on-call availability to ensure continuous operation of the station.
* May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions.
* Work closely with the Station Engineer/Technician in developing their knowledge and understanding of the various needs of the station as effective back-up support staff.
* Coordinate and oversee training program for Station Technicians and Engineers.
* Other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

* Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field preferred; or equivalent work experience
* 5+ years of experience in broadcast station operations or engineering
* Broadcast Engineering Certification, i.e. FCC license, Society of Broadcast Engineer (SBE) certification is a plus

What You’ll Bring:

* High proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite.
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
* Strong time management skills in meeting deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
* Ability and willingness to travel throughout the region on an as-needed basis.
* Must have a strong understanding of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural, and civil engineering methods.

Additional Requirements:

* Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
* Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18380
Organization Type: Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Remote Broadcast Engineer
Location: Saint Paul MN
Job Description:

This position is responsible for the setup, operation and maintenance of a remote radio station broadcast.

Responsibilities:

* Responsible for remote broadcast scheduling, setup of remote broadcast equipment, operation and troubleshooting for engineering department. Must also be able to determine where, when and how a broadcast will happen at an event and work with outside and internal client needs to determine this information in a professional manner.
* Works with others including sales, promotions and on-air talent to execute successfully.
* Available to work as needed; including days, evenings, holidays and weekends. Some events may be multiple days and events may last over 8 hours per day.
* Works cooperatively and collaboratively with programming, production, web and sales departments as well as others from the Company. Acts in a professional manner when representing each station at all times.
* Works on special projects as needed during broadcasts and be willing to help out promotions, and other station staff, if needed, during the event.
* Able to solve problems with broadcasts as they come up without supervision.
* Take direction from and work cooperatively with the Chief Engineer and other Engineering staff.

Qualifications:

The candidate would have a minimum 1-2 years of audio equipment and production experience; preferably in a radio station or other audio production environment. Formal training in basic electronic and/or audio production theory a plus. Prefer the candidate to have podcast and remote broadcast experience and knowledge of a broadcast studio but will train an applicant with the right attitude. Working knowledge of studio and remote broadcast operations required including mix-minus audio sources, analog and digital mixers, IFB’s and microphone placement. At times you may be asked to mix live music. Strong computer skills with ability to use basic MSOffice applications. Must have a proven ability to function effectively under deadlines and in high-pressure situations unsupervised. Knowledge of safety procedures, especially around high-power transmitting facilities. Able to drive motor vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license, and clean driving history as determined by the Company (driver’s license will be checked). Must be able to work evenings, holidays and weekends and work a flexible schedule as needed.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job including lifting, bending, sitting, standing and kneeling. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform job functions. Requires the ability to think critically, tactically and to articulate information in a clear and concise manner to others.

Compensation and Benefits:

When extending an offer, the company considers a variety of factors such as (but not limited to) the candidate's work experience, education/training & key skills as well as internal peer equity and other market and business considerations.

We have been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding over 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, including disability/vets.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18381
Organization Type: Television Station - Non-commercial, Government - Civilian
Job Title: Television Technician (Transmitter Equipment)
Location: Florence AL
Job Description:

We are seeking a full-time Television Technician to assist in our transmitter equipment operations area. The current position opening is in Lauderdale County. We operate 9 transmitter sites with 18 transmitters, over 2200 miles of two-way digital microwave, and a satellite distribution network.

Duties:

The Television Technician will perform technical work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of electronic television production and broadcasting equipment utilized by the Company. This position collaborates with the supervisor to establish and adhere to a preventive maintenance schedule for designated equipment, ensuring its optimal functionality. They promptly address emergency corrective maintenance to restore broadcast signals as needed. Utilizing test and monitoring tools, they troubleshoot equipment issues in compliance with regulatory guidelines. Timely completion of paperwork, including requisitions and reports, is maintained. They operate and maintain vehicles for remote site visits and maintain site appearances. Additionally, they foster positive relationships with colleagues, agencies, and viewers, while continuously enhancing their expertise in equipment operation and maintenance.

Minimum Requirements:

Graduation from a junior college or a technical school with a two-year degree in electronic communications, industrial electronics, computer science, or a closely related major OR a high school diploma or GED plus two (2) years of experience operating and maintaining broadcast transmitter equipment.

Salary Range: $32,416.80 - $59,865.60

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18382
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Assistant Broadcast Engineer
Location: San Antonio TX
Job Description:

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Assistant Broadcast Engineer to manage and maintain seven transmitter sites throughout Central and South Texas, provide technical support to studios, offer IT support, and assist in facility maintenance. This role presents an exciting opportunity for a passionate broadcast engineer to contribute to a public radio station dedicated to serving diverse communities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Manage and maintain seven transmitter sites across Central and South Texas.
• Conduct routine inspections, troubleshoot issues, and perform repairs to ensure optimal transmitter performance.
• Collaborate with external vendors for equipment procurement, installations, and upgrades.
• Provide technical support for on-air and production studios, promptly resolving technical issues.
• Assist in the installation and maintenance of broadcast equipment, ensuring compliance with industry standards.
• Optimize audio quality and ensure smooth broadcast operations by collaborating with programming and production teams.
• Offer comprehensive IT support to staff, addressing hardware and software issues promptly.
• Collaborate with the IT department to implement and maintain network infrastructure securely and reliably.
• Stay updated on technological advancements and recommend upgrades for efficiency.
• Support facility maintenance, including HVAC and electrical systems.
• Coordinate with external contractors for specialized maintenance tasks.
• Ensure compliance with safety regulations to maintain a secure working environment.
• Participate in on-call rotation for 24/7 emergency support.
• Update wiring, labeling, and documentation to current standards.
• Ensure compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations to protect broadcasting licenses.
• Participate in station fundraising, sponsorship activities, and live events.
• Fulfill administrative obligations related to documentation and expense reports.

Education:

Associate degree in electronics technology or related field, or equivalent experience in operations or maintenance at a broadcast station. SBE Certification preferred.

Experience:

Minimum of three years technical experience in broadcast station operations preferred.

Skills and Qualifications:

• Self-motivated, with the ability to work efficiently with limited supervision.
• Professionalism and strong interpersonal skills.
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Flexibility to work after hours and participate in on-call rotation.
• Valid Class C driver's license and ability to travel on short notice.

Additional Preferred Skills:

* Familiarity with digital audio storage, automation, and traffic systems.
* Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations and telecommunications laws.
* IT skills including troubleshooting, networking, and desktop support.

Physical Requirements:

• Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or handling tools.
• Frequently conveying detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, clearly, and quickly.
• Able to hear average or normal conversations in person or by phone.
• Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands, and fingers.
• Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or other materials.
• Ability to lift 75 lbs., climb ladders, and use power tools.

Note: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required. Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and the Company continues to maintain its status as an at-will employer.

We believe a strong organization includes employees from a range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences, and passions. If you don't meet every job qualification but have some of these skills and think you're the right person for the job, we'd like to hear from you. Please apply and tell us more about yourself.

Benefits:

• Generous vacation, sick, personal time, and holidays
• Employer paid Medical and Dental insurance
• LTD, Life and AD&D insurance
• 2% Simple IRA contribution
• Employee Assistance Program

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to the email address provided below. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18384
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Station Chief Engineer
Location: Des Moines IA
Job Description:

We are hiring for a Station Chief Engineer in Des Moines. They will lead and manage all day-to-day technical, operational and administrative requirements of one of our Station Group locations. Manage and maintain all broadcast equipment and systems used in the daily operation of the station as well as any ancillary systems used in the support and troubleshooting of technical issues as they arise.

What You’ll Do:

* Manage and maintain all broadcast equipment/systems responsible for daily on-air operation of the station; Use of RF engineering knowledge to maintain and repair all technical equipment in studio and transmitter facilities, satellite downlink/uplink, and microwave transmission systems
* Manage and maintain all ancillary systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical.
* Exercise knowledge of FCC rules and regulations to protect the entity’s license.
* Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise.
* Carry-out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to Engineering Support for further diagnosis.
* Implement new engineering projects as directed by Regional Director, Station Operations, Station Monitoring, or Engineering Support. Manage project(s) and report status to Regional Director, Station Operations as needed.
* 24/7 on-call availability to ensure continuous operation of the station.
* May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions.
* Work closely with the Station Engineer/Technician in developing their knowledge and understanding of the various needs of the station as effective back-up support staff.
* Coordinate and oversee training program for Station Technicians and Engineers.
* Other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

* Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field preferred; or equivalent work experience
* 5+ years of experience in broadcast station operations or engineering
* Broadcast Engineering Certification, i.e. FCC license, Society of Broadcast Engineer (SBE) certification is a plus

What You’ll Bring:

* High proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite.
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
* Strong time management skills in meeting deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
* Ability and willingness to travel throughout the region on an as-needed basis.
* Must have a strong understanding of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural, and civil engineering methods.

Additional Requirements:

* Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
*Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18383
Organization Type: Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: RF Engineer
Location: Norfolk VA
Job Description:

The Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer is responsible for the installation, operation and maintenance of all video, audio and associated Transmission equipment for all Television, Radio and other Broadcast related Transmission Equipment and Facilities. The RF Engineering is also responsible for Tower Maintenance, Upgrades, FAA Notifications and FCC regulation requirements and compliance.

Duties/Responsibilities:

* Responsible for maximum on-air reliability of six TV channels and support five on-air radio channels at multiple tower sites.
* Responsible for maintaining and replacing all components of on-air television broadcast chain; including satellite downlink, microwave receivers, Digital Encoders, Quality/Confidence monitoring of transport streams, ATSC 1.0/3.0 compliance, and supporting hardware such as distribution amplifiers, mixers, etc.
* Deep familiarity and understanding of all broadcast and professional video/audio formats including HD/SD-SDI, ASI, AES, SPDIF, Dolby D, MPEG-2/4, HVEC, and others.
* Assist with the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of all radio and television broadcast equipment including transmitters, satellite ground stations, STL microwave links, IP networks, automation systems, studio equipment, backup power systems including UPS’s and generators, HVAC systems, and any other equipment or systems as required.
* Assist with the maintenance of all company owned tower sites as well as leased areas at landlord sites.
* Assist with tower upgrades and when required supervise tower and facilities modifications.
* Provide support for viewer/listened reception problems received by any department, via email or direct viewer call-in.
* Other duties as assigned by Vice President Technology

Qualifications:

Required Skills/Abilities:

* This is a dynamic position, which would require extensive fieldwork for oversight. Must have extensive operational knowledge for test equipment such as Spectrum Analyzers and signal generators.
* Must have extensive knowledge about Solid Stage High Power Amplifier system in Radio and TV frequency bands.
* Must have experience reading and verifying tower structural reports. Verify Construction Drawings are proper.
* Must have knowledge on how proceed safely with any tower modifications.
* Must have extensive IT networking. Including VPN connections and appliance based firewalls,
* 24/7 on call and be able to work weekends and/or holidays.
* Must be fully computer literate and be competent with Windows and Linux operating systems.
* A valid driver’s license and satisfactory completion of a motor vehicle record check.
* Must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Education:

* Associates degree in Electronics or related field, technical school, or equivalent work experience.

Experience:

* A minimum of 4 years broadcast engineering experience preferred or 4 years of experience repairing and maintaining Military Radio Frequency Systems.
* Experience with television and FM broadcast transmitters and antenna systems.
* Experience with Satellite Ground Stations and related equipment.
* Experience with point-to-point microwave systems.
* IT Networking experience.

Physical Activities:

* Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like.
* Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.
* Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
* Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
* Adjusting or moving objects up to 50 pounds in all directions.
* Communicating with others to exchange information.
* Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
* Operating machinery and/or power tools.
* Operating motor vehicles or heavy equipment.
* Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.
* Environmental Conditions
* Low temperatures.
* High temperatures.
* Outdoor elements such as precipitation and wind.
* Noisy environments.
* Hazardous conditions.
* Poor ventilation.
* Small and/or enclosed spaces.

Physical Demands:

* Light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds.
* Medium work that includes moving objects up to 50 pounds.
* Heavy work that includes moving objects up to 100 pounds or more with additional help.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18385
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Director of Engineering
Location: Tallahassee FL
Job Description:

We are hiring for a Director of Engineering in Tallahassee. They will model and lead a team that provides world class customer service to all business partners internal and external to our organization with a positive “can do” attitude while managing the design, specifications, documentation, maintenance and installation of technical systems and workflow for designated station(s) while maintaining a thorough understanding of technology, facilities and operations.

What You’ll Do:

* Model and lead a culture of empathy, customer service and leadership.
* Lead the research, design, installation and repair of all television, digital, OTT, Internet Systems, high power RF systems, production environments and all associated equipment using current platforms and protocols. Manage building facilities and grounds, including HVAC, power generation and security systems.
* Partner with the news department to develop, build and support content workflow and support systems including integration and problem-solving software, hardware, networking and infrastructure while facilitating a collaborative environment between newsroom and production control staff.
* Motivate and manage a staff of professional and technical engineers, operators and IT technicians. *Develop and grow staff in technology and company culture to meet the on-going and future technological needs of the station and evaluate staff growth opportunities and assessments.
* Establish and implement engineering policies and procedures.
*Evaluate and maintain the spectrum and broadband usage of the facility.
* Manage projects.
* Plan, design and document current and future broadcast and digital systems.
* Collaborate with other departments to determine current and future studio and transmission and workflow needs.
* Prepare and track capital, expense, repair and maintenance budgets.
* Use company purchasing management system to purchase and track assets and services as well as replacement cycles.
* Evaluate equipment solutions.
* Keep the station compliant with the FCC Rules and Regulations, as well as related local, state, and federal regulations.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

* BS/BA in related discipline or equivalent years of experience preferred
* Generally, 10+ years of experience in related field preferred
* Prior managerial experience preferred
* Network, SBE and/or Project Management certification preferred

What You’ll Bring:

* “Customer service first” mindset, ability to deliver a high level of customer service
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Strategic planning abilities
* Excellent managerial skills in working with management, users, staff, peers and vendors
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Ability to relate technical matters to non-technical users
* Ability to relate business matters to technical staff
* Team player
* Self-directed and can work independently
* Strong project management skills
* Can manage shifting priorities, demands and timelines smoothly
* Knowledge of FCC rules
* Understanding of electronic, electrical, mechanical and information systems
* Keen interest in emerging broadcast related technologies and how they might be utilized in our business environment

Additional Requirements:

* Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18386
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Experienced Electrical Engineer
Location: Wake Forest NC
Job Description:

Experience and working knowledge of power systems which operate at high voltages and power levels such as diesel electric generators and broadcast transmitters. Circuit troubleshooting and repair of analog and digital broadcast equipment to the component level is required. Possessing an extra class amateur radio license, FCC GROL, SBE engineering certification or demonstrating equivalent experience in electrical equipment maintenance is required. Explain why you feel you would be an asset to the station.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18388
Organization Type: Radio Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Technician
Location: Yellowknife, NT, Canada OU
Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Broadcast Technician to maintain and repair all aspects of the radio station’s
technical operations including radio automation, computer systems, studio, and satellite receive/FM transmitter equipment. The successful candidate will be based in Yellowknife and may make occasional trips to one of the re-broadcast transmitters spread throughout the NWT.

Responsibilities:

• Guide the station’s technology.
• Perform all aspects of hardware and software maintenance in a FM radio station.
• Develop studio and transmitter projects.
• Develop and maintain engineering dept. records and drawings.
• Maintain stock for engineering parts and supplies.
• Collaborate and provide IT support with local and remote employees
• Assist with technical requirements for remote broadcasts.

Qualifications:

• The position typically requires a Broadcast Technology diploma or equivalent.
• Class 5 driver’s license
• Minimum 1-year experience preferred in Radio Engineering or Broadcast Technology
• Self motivated and detail oriented.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge and experience with AM/ FM transmission systems.
• Knowledge and experience with AoIP systems. Experience with LAWO systems is an asset.
• Knowledge and experience with radio automation system. Experience with ENCO systems is an asset.
• Knowledge and experience with computer hardware, software and Local Area Networks.
• Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate experience, aptitude or interest in audio.

Candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. We offer an attractive benefits package
and salary for this position. We thank all applicants for applying, however and only those candidates
selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18390
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Network Engineer
Location: Raleigh NC
Job Description:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Television Broadcast Engineer to join our dynamic team in one of the top 25 television markets. As a key member of our broadcasting department, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation and maintenance of our television broadcast facilities, with a particular emphasis on IP networking and Ethernet switch programming.

The ideal candidate will bring a deep understanding of broadcast technology, a proven track record in troubleshooting and problem-solving, and a passion for delivering high-quality television content.

Responsibilities:

Technical Maintenance:

* Oversee the day-to-day technical maintenance of all broadcast equipment, including cameras, switchers, audio consoles, graphics systems, and other studio production equipment.
* Conduct routine inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs to ensure optimal performance and reliability.

Signal Processing and Distribution:

* Manage signal processing equipment and distribution systems to ensure the seamless flow of audio and video throughout the broadcast chain.
* Implement and maintain signal routing configurations as needed for live and recorded programming.

IP Networking and Ethernet Switch Programming:

* Leverage strong IP networking expertise to maintain and optimize network infrastructure within the broadcast facility.
* Program and configure Ethernet switches to facilitate the efficient flow of data across the network.

Technical Support:

* Provide technical support to production staff during live broadcasts and pre-recorded shows.
* Collaborate with producers, directors, and other team members to address technical challenges and enhance overall production quality.

Emerging Technologies:

* Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies in television broadcasting.
* Evaluate and recommend new equipment and technologies, with a focus on IP-based solutions, to enhance the efficiency and capabilities of the broadcast facility.

Emergency Response:

* Participate in developing and implement emergency response plans for technical failures or other critical situations.
* Participate in on-call rotation for after-hours support and response to urgent technical issues.

Documentation:

* Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation for all broadcast systems, configurations, and procedures.
* Create and update technical manuals and training materials as needed.

Qualifications:

* Strong knowledge of broadcast systems, signal flow, and IP networking.
* Proficient in the operation and maintenance of broadcast equipment from leading manufacturers.
* Experience in programming and configuring Ethernet switches is a plus.
* Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
* Familiarity with industry standards and regulations.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced live production environment.
* Strong communication and collaboration skills.
* Willingness to stay updated on the latest industry trends and technologies.

If you are a skilled Television Broadcast Engineer with a focus on IP networking and Ethernet switch programming and are ready to contribute to the success of a top 25 market television station, we encourage you to apply. Join us in shaping the future of broadcasting!

A pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE, M/F. All Company properties are tobacco free. We participate in E-Verify.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18391
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Remote Production Engineer
Location: Raleigh NC
Job Description:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Television Broadcast Engineer to join our dynamic team in one of the top 25 television markets. As a key member of our broadcasting department, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation and maintenance of our television broadcast facilities, with a focus on facilitating remote productions.

The ideal candidate will bring a deep understanding of broadcast technology, a proven track record in troubleshooting and problem-solving, and a passion for delivering high-quality television content.

Responsibilities:

Technical Maintenance:

* Oversee the day-to-day technical maintenance of all broadcast equipment, including cameras, switchers, audio consoles, graphics systems, and other studio production equipment.
* Conduct routine inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs to ensure optimal performance and reliability.

Remote Productions:

* Facilitate remote productions by configuring and maintaining equipment for off-site shoots, including cameras, audio systems, and communication devices.
* Coordinate with production teams to ensure seamless integration of remote feeds into live broadcasts and pre-recorded shows.

Signal Processing and Distribution:

* Manage signal processing equipment and distribution systems to ensure the seamless flow of audio and video throughout the broadcast chain.
* Implement and maintain signal routing configurations as needed for live and recorded programming.

Computer Hardware and Software Expertise:

* Utilize expertise in computer hardware and software to maintain and optimize broadcast-related systems, including servers, and workstations.
* Install, configure, and troubleshoot broadcast software applications.

Technical Support:

* Provide technical support to production staff during live broadcasts and remote shoots.
* Collaborate with producers, directors, and other team members to address technical challenges and enhance overall production quality.

Emerging Technologies:

* Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies in television broadcasting.
* Evaluate and recommend new equipment and technologies to enhance the efficiency and capabilities of the broadcast facility, with a focus on supporting remote production workflows.

Emergency Response:

* Develop and implement emergency response plans for technical failures or other critical situations.
* Participate in on-call rotation for after-hours support and response to urgent technical issues.

Documentation:

* Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation for all broadcast systems, configurations, and procedures.
* Create and update technical manuals and training materials as needed.

Qualifications:

* Strong knowledge of broadcast systems, signal flow, and remote production workflows.
* Proficient in the operation and maintenance of broadcast equipment from leading manufacturers.
* Experience with remote production setups and equipment is highly desirable.
* Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced live production environment.
* Strong communication and collaboration skills.
* Willingness to stay updated on the latest industry trends and technologies.

If you are a skilled Television Broadcast Engineer with a focus on facilitating remote productions and are ready to contribute to the success of a top 25 market television station, we encourage you to apply. Join us in shaping the future of broadcasting!

A pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE, M/F. All Company properties are tobacco free. We participate in E-Verify.

Post Date: 04/01/2024
Job #: 18394
Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: Cincinnati OH
Job Description:

We have an excellent career opportunity for a full-time Broadcast Engineer to help the Technology Department support and broadcast operations. The Engineer will help support all programming and post-production at the station. We currently broadcast 68 hours of local television news per week, and coverage via digital, social, and OTT channels throughout the day. The Engineer will help ensure proper video and audio quality is maintained through all broadcast computer systems and assist local production teams as needed. This position includes troubleshooting, maintaining, and installing broadcast equipment including at the transmitter/tower site.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

• Support all engineering aspects of the technical facility including studio support, post-editing PC systems, field production, and transmission of live/recorded events & programs.
• Maintain equipment and support users for On Air and Live Production computer automation servers and systems.
• Performs regular PC, Laptop, and Server maintenance tasks including repairs, equipment replacement, cleaning, and purchasing supplies for systems.
• Ensure all transmission stream equipment is operating correctly before and during live event telecasts - corrects and documents technical problems.
• Position will require all aspects of Broadcast Engineering. Project implementation and integration into the equipment room. Wiring and advanced programming of equipment and computers.
• Assist with building maintenance needs.

Qualifications/Requirements:

• 3-5 years of professional television experience including the latest operating systems software (including server & desktop), email systems, FTP Servers, TCP/IP Networking.
• Knowledge of Broadcast A/V equipment combined with serial and IP communication and control.
• Knowledge regarding broadcast equipment, technology, and systems and be able to step in and assist in emergencies.
• Experience with Crispin Master Control and News Automation preferred.
• Knowledge of Bit Central and ENPS News systems preferred
• Knowledge of professional video photography equipment and techniques.
• Ability to perform well in high-pressure situations.
• Ability to learn and adapt quickly to all work situations.
• Must be able to work varying hours and weekends when required.
• Must be available to work during breaking news situations, severe weather, new system integrations, and updates.
• Professional, positive, communicative, highly self-motivated, detail-oriented, and focused individual traits.
• A Bachelor's Degree or similar certification is preferred but is not required, as is previous working experience in engineering.