Asst Chief Engineer in Memphis, TN at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 8/28/2020

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Job Summary

The primary responsibility as Asst. Chief Engineer is to assist the Director of Engineering in maintaining on-air facilities and assisting in off-air emergencies. Responsibilities include installation, maintenance and repair of equipment, broadcast systems and technologies in all technical areas of a modern television station. Build out projects as assigned, and work as part of a team with minimal supervision. Oversees staff that maintains station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance. Supervisory skills to efficiently schedule and manage engineering maintenance team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be capable of managing the engineering maintenance staff.
    • High power RF systems (directional AM, FM, HD, STL.)
    • Studio Systems (radio automation, consoles, production, and remotes.)
    • Power and electrical support systems (generators, UPS, etc.)
    • Monitoring and remote-control systems.
    • Digital content delivery systems (streaming audio, datacasting.)
    • Business continuity planning, understanding and implementation.
    • FCC rules and knowledge of compliance and weekly log review process.
    • IT/Networking, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance is also required.



What we look for

  • Associates or technical degree in related field or equivalent level of experience
  • Qualified candidates should have at least 5 years of broadcast television engineering experience.
  • Must be capable of managing engineering maintenance staff
    • Must have experience in the installation, troubleshooting, and repair of transmitters, and associated RF equipment.
    • Quick response to technical issues with a customer service and solutions-based approach is required. After hours and weekend work required as needed.
    • SBE certifications a plus
  • Strong communication skills and excellent documentation skills are required.
    • Experience with the budgeting process a plus.


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