Senior Broadcast Engineer in San Antonio, TX at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/7/2021

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Job Summary

Summary:  Cox Media Group is searching for a Senior Broadcast Engineer responsible for executing all broadcast related engineering functions for our seven (7) radio stations in San Antonio, Texas.   Duties include, but are not limited to, all RF operations, broadcast and digital distribution systems, studio equipment, tower site operations, and security systems.

 

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

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Planning, executing, 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 station’s transmitter, studio, and station facilities.  Assist management in the long-range planning for replacing station equipment and systems.  Responsible for the planning, implementation, installation, and maintenance of capital projects.  The Senior Broadcast Engineer is responsible for improving operational capabilities and supporting all revenue and audience producing efforts.  Must work closely with the other departments in the maintenance and operation of their equipment.  Additional duties as necessary.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to deal confidentially with sensitive information.
  • Exudes superior customer service, fosters teamwork, and leads by example.
  • Significant technical expertise in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of radio station facilities, including RF and IP systems.
  • Understand the operation of all station equipment, including use of all related test equipment.
  • Requires on-call status when emergencies or failure of critical equipment occurs to the operation of the station. Occasional night and weekend work can be expected.
  • Installs, maintains, and supports transmitters and transmission systems, transceivers, satellite receivers, and broadcast automation equipment for optimum performance.
  • Documents equipment installation, wiring, maintenance, repair, and replacement.
  • Maintain an up-to-date spare parts inventory.
  • Ensure that all projects are properly implemented and executed per agreed-upon schedule.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills.
  • Responds to equipment outages, malfunctions, and related technical problems at studio, transmitter, and translator locations.
  • Ensure operation and 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 Cox Media Group.
  • 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.

 

 

What we look for

Education and Experience: 

  • Requires a minimum 5 years of related experience in radio station studio and transmission systems engineering and/or college degree in Electronics or equivalent combination of education and experience.   An SBE Certification is desired. 
  • Extensive knowledge of all broadcast systems throughout the audio chain. Knowledge of Wheatstone consoles and WheatNet IP Blade audio distribution systems is highly desired. Knowledge of Wide Orbit automation systems is highly desired.
  • The Senior Broadcast Engineer is responsible for maintaining station compliance with FCC, OSHA, FEMA, and FAA regulations 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 requiring excellent written and oral communications, personable and timely interaction and response with fellow employees, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.
  • Must possess or obtain a valid State of Texas driver’s license with a good driving record.

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