Broadcast Engineer in Tulsa, OK at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 10/23/2021

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    Tulsa, OK
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Job Summary

Cox Media Group is searching for an Engineer responsible for executing all broadcast related engineering functions for our radio stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   Duties include, but are not limited to, all RF operations, broadcast and digital distribution systems, studio equipment, tower site operations, and security systems.

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Varied and extended hours may include some weekends, holidays, on-call, and required travel.

Position Profile

Duties include, but are not limited to, installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment related to all RF operations, broadcast and digital distribution systems, studio equipment, tower site operations, and security systems.  The Broadcast Engineer will be part of a rotating call-out schedule and respond to off-air emergencies with the ability to troubleshoot quickly. He/she will coordinate with other departments regarding the maintenance and operation of equipment, while ensuring compliance with all company, FCC, FAA, and FEMA rules, regulations, and guidelines. Opportunities will arise to assist with the long-range plan for equipment and system improvement. The Broadcast Engineer will participate in periodic training and business continuity sessions and lead projects to further the technical proficiency and preparedness of the engineering department.


  • Exudes superior customer service, fostering teamwork and leading by example.
  • Must be able to appropriately handle confidential and/or sensitive information.
  • Assist and coordinate all duties with Engineering management.
  • Maintain, calibrate, repair, track repair, and replace (as necessary) all broadcast equipment.
  • Assist the IT department in the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of computer and networking equipment, including infrastructure, interconnectivity, end-user workstations, and software.
  • Install, maintain, and support transmitters and transmission systems, satellite systems, studio links, generators, UPS, remote control, and broadcast automation equipment for optimum performance.
  • Coordinate with the remote broadcast team to assist with site coordination, timely broadcast equipment setup, operation, troubleshooting, and tear down as needed.
  • Learn to operate all station equipment, including all related test equipment, and train others as necessary.
  • Respond to equipment outages, malfunctions, and related technical problems at the studio, transmitter, and translator locations promptly. Varied and extended hours may include some weekends, holidays, on-call, and required travel when emergencies or failure of critical equipment occurs, affecting the operation of the stations.
  • Assist with business continuity planning, dissemination, and implementation.
  • Support documentation of equipment installation, wiring, maintenance, repair, and replacement.
  • Maintain an up-to-date spare parts inventory.
  • Assist with the training, proper operation, and maintenance of company vehicles according to station and company guidelines.
  • Manage and maintain clear communication of any issues that affect safety, legal compliance, or that could impact daily operations.
  • Assist in maintaining station compliance with FCC, OSHA, FEMA, and FAA regulations.
  • Additional duties are assigned as necessary.



What we look for

  • A minimum of two years of related experience in electronics maintenance and/or college degree in Electronics or equivalent combination of education and experience is a must. A Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Certification is desired.
  • Strong working knowledge of high-powered multi-station FM transmission systems, IBOC HD radio systems, and high-power AM directional systems preferred.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • This is a service-oriented position requiring excellent written and oral communications, personable and timely interaction with co-workers.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with effective follow-up and follow-through in a team environment are required.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Teams software.
  • Knowledge and experience of Wheatstone AoIP audio systems, Wide Orbit radio automation, Telos VoIP telephone systems, and point-to-point IP microwave systems preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with Layer 2 and Layer 3 network switching, IP routing, DNS, NTP, SNMP and Cisco IOS configuration preferred.
  • The successful candidate will manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, with excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and strong organizational skills.
  • Heavy computer usage, including repetitive hand use and movement, is required. Some lifting is required.  Some climbing and crawling may be required.  Must be able to climb ladders, work in small places, and lift 50 pounds.
  • Work performed primarily in Engineering Shop, in studios and transmitter facilities, both inside and outside, and in an office environment.
  • Must possess or obtain a valid State of Oklahoma driver’s license with a good driving record. Reliable transportation is required.

Cox Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to viewers in the communities in which it serves. The company's operations primarily include 65 radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets,33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. Additionally, the company also offers a full suite of national, regional, local and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, Cox Reps and Gamut.


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