Manager, Engineering - Houston Radio in Houston, TX at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 5/29/2023

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Job Summary

CMG Houston Radio is looking for an Engineering Manager to join the team! This individual is responsible for executing all broadcast-related engineering functions for Cox Media Group (CMG) radio stations in Houston, Texas. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, all radio frequency (RF) operations, broadcast and digital distribution systems, studio equipment, tower site operations, and security systems. Planning, execution, and timely completion of all projects and maintenance while ensuring compliance with all FCC, FAA, FEMA, and company rules, regulations, and guidelines. Maintain, maximize, and service the station’s transmitter, studio, and station facilities. Advise management in the long-range planning for the replacement of station equipment and systems. The Engineering Manager is responsible for improving operational capabilities and supporting all revenue and audience-producing efforts. Must work closely with other departments in the maintenance and operation of their equipment. Additional duties as necessary. 


  • Must be able to handle sensitive information with confidentiality 
  • Install, maintain, and support all broadcast equipment including transmission systems, transceivers, satellite receivers, and broadcast automation equipment for optimum performance. 
  • Mange remote, on-location broadcast scheduling, site coordination, timely broadcast equipment setup and operation.   
  • Safely store and maintain remote broadcast equipment. 
  • Document equipment installation, wiring, maintenance, repair, and replacement. 
  • Ensure that all projects are properly implemented and executed per agreed-upon schedule. 
  • Respond immediately to equipment outages, malfunctions, and related technical problems at studio, transmitter, and translator locations. 
  • Ensure operation and oversee maintenance of company vehicles. This must be done with the safety of the operator, other personnel, and the public in mind, according to the guidelines of the station and CMG. 
  • Update, improve and implement our business continuity plan and contribute as a member of our crisis management team. 
  • Varied and extended hours may include some weekends, holidays, on-call, and required local travel for scheduled after-hours projects or when emergencies or failure of critical equipment occurs to the operation of the station 



What we look for


  • Requires a minimum of 2 years of related experience in radio station studio and transmission systems engineering and/or college degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • A Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Certification is desired. 
  • Extensive knowledge of all broadcast systems throughout the audio chain. 
  • Possess a deep understanding of compliance regulations required by the FCC, OSHA, FEMA, and FAA, as well as all company policies and procedures. 
  • Extensive audio engineering knowledge and experience with state-of-the-art broadcast audio processor equipment, automation systems, and studio design. 
  • Strong working knowledge of high-powered multi-station FM transmission systems. Extensive HD radio knowledge and experience. 
  • This is a service-oriented position that requires excellent written and oral communications, personable and timely interaction and response with fellow employees. 
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects 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 shops, in studios and transmitter facilities, both indoors and outdoors, and in an office environment. 
  • Must possess or obtain a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. 
  • Exude superior customer service and foster teamwork. 
  • Significant technical expertise in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of radio station facilities and equipment, including RF and IP systems. 


CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 52 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.


If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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