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06/16/17

Job Title: Full-Time Broadcast Engineer
Reports to: Vice President, Engineering
FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary:
The Broadcast / IT Engineer will assist the engineering department in keeping the CPR broadcast network, audio network, and IP network in good shape. Support functions including remote monitoring and troubleshooting to ensuring all network systems are as reliable and technically effective as possible.  Work with the VP Engineering, Director of RF Engineering, and Broadcast Network Engineer to maintain all broadcast production and distribution systems.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Maintain, design and install broadcast equipment.
  • Maintain, design and install broadcast transmission systems and sites.
  • Maintain, design and install monitoring and remote control systems.
  • Work closely with the Engineering department to accomplish organizational strategic goals and FCC compliance.
  • Keep current with the state of the art for computer, computer networks, software, broadcast, RF, production and distribution systems and equipment.
  • All other job-related duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Knowledge & Competencies:

  • A four-year college degree in related field or equivalent years of experience in Broadcast and IT.
  • Experience in audio and broadcast systems.
  • Experience in Zetta or other radio broadcast automation system.
  • Experience in Axia or other audio routing systems.
  • Experience with satellite broadcast uplink/downlink systems.
  • LAN and WAN infrastructure experience including VLANs.
  • Cisco router experience, and managed switch experience.
  • Experience with wireless licensed and unlicensed point to point audio and IP links.
  • Basic knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Ability to communicate and listen actively.
  • Ability to think and act strategically.
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs.
  • Ability to prioritize assigned tasks.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills.
  • A general knowledge of radio in general (and public radio in particular) is preferred.
  • Because radio broadcasting is an audio medium, you must be able to discern audio problems through auditory senses.
  • Since IT and broadcasting equipment will need to be moved on occasion, you must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Occasional non-standard hours and 24/7 on call apply.

To apply, please submit the following in PDF format to hr@cpr.org with Broadcast Engineer in the subject line:

Cover letter
Resume
Three professional references
Salary Requirements

 

 

03/16/17

Title:
Broadcast Operations & RF Systems Engineer-Denver

Job Summary:
Rocky Mountain Public Media is one of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media organizations. As the only statewide public media station, with television, radio and digital properties, RMPM strives to enrich the lives of all Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain. To further this mission, RMPM is seeking a Broadcast Operations & RF Systems Engineer. The ideal candidate for this position is skilled in the areas of broadcast operations and master control systems, and can easily interface with both internal and external clients. This position will serve as a key member of the Rocky Mountain Public Media Engineering team.

Responsibilities and Duties:
Updates, maintains, and assists in repairing all systems in the Broadcast Operations and Master Control environments, including software and hardware on satellite receivers, video and audio routers, media servers, encoders, EAS devices and Nielsen watermarking devices, among others. Maintains and submits a comprehensive database of software and firmware updates of all broadcast operations systems. Assists in maintenance of television and radio RF transmitters and assists in the maintenance and trouble-shooting of Studio to Transmitter Links that use microwaves, satellite, and fiber. Demonstrated capacity to work on-location at transmission sites. Works with contracts to schedule regular preventative maintenance visits to RMPM’s television and radio translators and transmitter sites throughout Colorado. Assists in the design, specifications, purchase and integration of systems supporting the Broadcast Operations, master control, and RF environments. May assist the IT department for LAN, WAN, and desktop support. Interacts with vendor support and Engineering department team members. Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering field or commensurate experience. Minimum of five years’ professional experience with RF and broadcast television operations. Ability to perform analog and digital channel level measurement and quality testing. Understanding of industry technical standards regarding microwaves and RF emissions. Working knowledge of video and audio compression technology. Ability to setup and operate legacy head end systems, modulators, demodulators, routers, and signal processors. Solid understanding of television engineering and mutli-channel master control operations, with proficiency in software and hardware troubleshooting. Working knowledge of data network, data communications, computer systems and equipment. Ability to work flexible hours in a 24/7 environment. Previous experience with a public media organization a plus.

To Apply:
Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to jobs@rmpbs.org and put "Broadcast Operations & Systems Engineer" in the subject line:
1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit the needs of RMPM and information on how the applicant found out about the job opening.
2. A résumé detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience.
3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant's professional experience and achievements.
4. Salary requirements.


Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled. No phone calls please. KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. as non-commercial public television and radio. Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

 

02/09/17

Title: Chief Engineer

Job Summary:

Bonneville Phoenix is searching for a Chief Engineer to be an integral part of Arizona’s award winning News/Talk (KTAR-FM) and Sports Talk (Arizona Sports) stations. Our Chief Engineer is a strategic partner to our local management.

Responsibilities and Duties:
The Chief Engineer oversees all technical operations of the radio stations as well as overseeing and coaching the Engineering and IT staff. In addition, the Chief Engineer prepares recommendations for the stations annual capital budget and operates within the approved budget. Qualified applicants must have a minimum of a two-year technical degree and a minimum of 5 years Radio Broadcast Engineering experience. Applicants must also be proficient with AM Directional Design and Maintenance, EAS, IT based broadcast systems and be well versed in FCC rules and regulations.

Bonneville International has been a leader in broadcasting for over 50 years, with a mission to build up, connect, inform and celebrate communities and families across our markets. We’re proud of our history, and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should apply at www.ktar.com. EOE.

 

10/25/16

Title: Staff Engineer

Job Summary:
Entercom Denver has an immediate employment opportunity for a Staff Engineer. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

Duties will include:

  • Wide Orbit support- Point for repairs and maintenance
  • Studios & Transmitter sites –maintenance & on-call repairs
  • Work with DOE as directed with studio matters, transmitter sites and other various technical tasks
  • IT Manager Backup required

Qualifications: 

  • Must have at least four years of college or technical school training; or equivalent combination of education & experience.
  • IT knowledge and experience is a plus.
  • Wide Orbit automation experience preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and work various hours and days, including some weekends and holidays.
  • Candidates must be available for on-call status 24/7 in case of equipment failure and be able to lift at least 40 lbs.
  • FCC General Class License or SBE Certification preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required. 

To Apply:
Entercom Denver is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To be considered for this position,
please apply online at www.entercom.com and click on “Careers”

 

 

07/12/16

Title: Director of Engineering

Job Summary:
Privately-owned radio group is looking for a fulltime Director of Engineering for its 20 station operation in Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota. Experience with RF transmission, broadcast audio chains, studio maintenance and IT in a broadcast environment is required. We also have a new FM signal getting ready to sign on in Northern Colorado.

Full benefits, and salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to:
Jim Murphy
Group Program Director
Appaloosa Broadcasting
jmurphy@nebcast.com


 

05/03/16

Title: Broadcast IT Engineer - 2nd shift

Job Summary:
As a member of the Starz Broadcast Engineering team, you will be collaboratively responsible for engineering, design, installation, configuration, documentation, troubleshooting and systems maintenance for Post-Production, On-Air Origination, Media Encoding, Quality Control (QC), Disaster Recovery, Electronic Graphics, and all interconnecting data Networks.

* Evaluate quality of audio, video, transport stream and data Network signals using various test and measurement equipment including waveform monitors, transport stream and data stream analyzers.
* Routinely interact with and troubleshoot systems incorporating Windows, Mac OS X, Unix, Linux and other operating systems.
* Install and integrate new equipment and cabling in all technical areas.
* Assist other Engineering team members with issues pertaining to all technical and operational systems.
* Respond and provide affiliate after-hours hotline phone support.
* Generate reports and provide detailed data to managers to track and improve the reliability of all systems.
* Respond to emergency requests to solve or provide work-around solutions for failed systems.
* Interface with other Starz departments to resolve technical issues.
* Other duties as assigned.
Required Experience

Responsibilities and Duties:
* Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar technical field and/or equivalent experience
* Minimum three years of experience as a hands-on engineer in a broadcast and/or post-production environment
* Minimum two years of experience with building, setup and configuration of Windows, Mac and Linux servers and/or workstations
* Strong Working knowledge and understanding of Fibre Channel switches and fabric topologies; Brocade experience and/or certification is preferred
* Strong Working knowledge and understanding of NAS and SAN storage infrastructure and file systems; including HyperFS, StorNext, and/or GPFS experience
* Ability to work effectively as part of a team or individually with minimal supervision
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
To Apply:
Apply via the Starz website at the link below:
Starz Engineer Job Posting

 

07/21/15

Title: AIR OPS TECHNICIAN - DENVER

Employer: Rocky Mountain PBS

Job Summary:
One of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media companies is seeking a dynamic and versatile Air Operations Technician to join our team. This position in Rocky Mountain PBS’ Master Control department involves monitoring our television transmissions of three separate regional feeds and trouble-shooting broadcast operations.

TYPICAL DUTIES:
Oversees operation of multiple channel automated master control systems; operates various media playback and record devices, including disc-based media servers and video tape machines; transfers media between various storage devices to make program material available in a timely and efficient manner; works in cooperation with Traffic/Programming department to ensure accurate and timely generation of automation play list content for all program streams; overrides automation system when necessary and manually switches all streams from common control panel. Monitors technical quality of all program streams. Will trim, time, and check that audio and video parameters fall within FCC and ATSC specification, and that captions are present. Monitors transmission equipment, including transmitter remote user interfaces, to ensure compliance with FCC rules. Makes transmitter adjustments as directed; logs specific transmitter data to maintain compliance with FCC rules. Records programs from satellite and other sources. Prepares media for integration into the automation system. Trouble-shoots various systems in Broadcast Operations, and works with other engineering and Traffic personnel to mitigate problems. Provide operational support to the Production department as needed. Provides support and assistance to engineering staff for integration, documentation, and maintenance of various systems in Broadcast Operations. May provide engineering support to other departments as required. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be computer literate, and have familiarity with broadcast traffic software and basic principles of automation. Must be able to set up videotape equipment, and operate routers and master control switchers, video servers, and automation software and equipment. Must be familiar with broadcast digital video formats and with technical monitoring tools such as vector scopes, waveform monitors, and audio meters. Must possess a strong incentive to learn new technologies as they apply to television broadcast. Four-year degree required; FCC Operator Certification and/or SBE Operation Certification desirable. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office products, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook; familiarity with Microsoft Visio drawing software is desired. Must be able to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously and efficiently.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:
Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to hr@rmpbs.org and please put "Air Ops Tech" in the subject line.
1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit RMPBS' needs and stating how you found out about this opening.
2. A résumé detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience.
3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant's professional experience and achievements.
4. Salary requirements. Position will be posted at www.rmpbs.org/jobs until filled.

No phone calls please. KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, Inc., as non-commercial public television and radio. Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

 

02/10/15/

Title: Tier II NOC (Network Operations Center) Technician

Employer: Futaris, 2539 N. Hwy 67 Sedalia, CO 80135 303-586-3305

Reports To: NOC Manager
Department: Operations
Schedule: Full-Time Regular, M – F, 8am – 5pm
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary:
The Tier II NOC Technician performs 24 hour, 7 days per week, shift work monitoring the Network Operations Center. Services monitored and maintained include: Satellite Internet, Bandwidth Transport, SIP (VoIP), Television/Radio Broadcast, Internet services, and overall RF health. Tier II NOC Technicians perform work alongside engineering team members to advance customer provisioning, troubleshooting, and R&D. Additionally, technicians are responsible to providing technical phone support to customers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Monitor critical equipment levels.
• Prioritize customer issues and outages; prioritize work order and manage ticket queue.
• Assist customers in troubleshooting and correcting complex technical issues.
• Troubleshoot internet connectivity issues
• Follow procedures and provision guides for new and existing customers.
• Monitor and originate broadcast stations.
• Monitor streaming services.
• Perform Peak and Pols using DSP Spectrum Analyzer.
• Stay apprised of weather conditions; adjust transmit power accordingly.
• Assist Tier I NOC Technicians with questions, escalations, or overflow.
• Participate in required training.
• Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
• Technical communications systems knowledge.
• Ability to work in a Native Corporation multi-business environment.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
• Ability to stay up to date and understand new computer applications.
• Simple understanding of TCP/IP Networks.
• Ability to work a flexible rotating shift schedule which includes nights, holidays, and weekends.
• Strong decision analysis and problem solving skills.
• Effective interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills; specifically the ability to explain technical matters in a way that is clear and easy for non-experts to understand.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn Futaris’ software systems.
• Ability to deal effectively with change.
• Ability to work effectively and make decisions under deadlines and pressure.
• Must be detail oriented; superior organizational, information management, and follow-up skills.
• Ability to learn and understand corporate policies and procedures and how they relate to Futaris’ goals.
• Ability to draw conclusions and justify decisions.
• Ability to perform basic mathematical computations, detect unobvious facts and issues, and exercise resourcefulness in resolving problems.
• Availability to perform shift work including weekends and holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
• A minimum of two (2) years of related technical IT or telecommunications experience.
• Valid state driver’s license and be qualified to operate a vehicle under the conditions of Futaris’ Driving Policy.
• Ability to speak Yup’ik preferred.
• Ability to pass a drug and background screening.

PHYSICAL/VISUAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit and talk. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and bend over. The employee is occasionally required to lift 10 pounds or less up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision acuity required by this job include continuous color vision and peripheral vision. Frequent close vision and distant vision is required.
The mental effort the employee is continuously required to think analytically, communicate effectively both verbally and written, handle stress and emotions, concentrate on tasks, remember details, make decisions, adjust to changes, and examine/observe details.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Futaris has a fast paced multi-tasking customer service oriented office environment requiring a high degree of efficient and effective performance. At times, work is performed outside of the office at indoor and outdoor job sites. Adaptability regarding schedule and design changes, and occasional overtime for immediate support or bid processing may be necessary.

This position will continuously be working with others, and frequently working alone.

PREFERENCE STATEMENT:
Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and spouses, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i).

Additionally, Futaris’ policy is to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, Futaris’ policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:
It is Futaris’ business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities and requirements. Others duties may be assigned.

To Apply: Contact Furatris at 2539 N. Hwy 67 Sedalia, CO 80135 303-586-3305

01/08/15/

Title: Customer Support / NOC Technician

Employer: Futaris, 2539 N. Hwy 67 Sedalia, CO 80135 303-586-3305

Job Summary:
Futaris, a growing satellite communications teleport and broadcast facility, is seeking a full-time, Customer Support / NOC Technician. The job involves but is not limited to: Customer support by monitoring our and our client’s networks, troubleshooting issues, and communicating with Clients and senior support personnel as required; performing Peak and Pol testing for our satellite clients; performing multiple broadcast functions for television and internet streaming services which includes maintaining programming schedules and play lists, recording and encoding programs, and live switching as required. Attention to detail and reliability are an absolute must. Common computer program operations such as Word and Excel are required, and knowledge of computer network operations is a plus. The job may involve working any of three different shifts, and weekends so schedule flexibility is a big plus.

Responsibilities and Duties:
We are a 24 / 7 operations center and our facility is located approximately 7 miles southwest of the town of Sedalia, Colorado so mountain weather conditions are part of everyday work. The job involves brief periods of work outside the facility in all weather conditions including shoveling snow, operating a snow blower, cleaning off satellite antennas, and trash removal. The candidate must be able to occasionally lift 10-25 lbs, negotiate mountain driving in all weather conditions, and work flexible hours depending on the needs of the Operations Center.

Futaris offers competitive pay, a very attractive benefits package which includes multiple insurance programs and a 401K plan. There are opportunities for advancement and training is provided.

To Apply: Contact Furatris at 2539 N. Hwy 67 Sedalia, CO 80135 303-586-3305

12/03/14

Title: Broadcast System Engineer

Job Summary:
BeckTV, Denver is looking for a Broadcast System Engineer.

Responsibilities include:
*Systems engineering
*Project management
*On site installation supervision

BeckTV provides integration services throughout the US. Heavy travel is required. Benefits available after 90 days.

To Apply:
Please submit resume and references to: infodenver@becktv.com

 

09/17/14

Title: Broadcast System Design and Support Engineer

Job Summary:
5280 Broadcast is seeking an experienced Broadcast System Design and Support Engineer. Job functions include pre-sale engineering support, system design, client and consultant design review, onsite system commissioning, and post-construction support of baseband, IP, MPEG, and RF systems. A high level of collaboration is required between clients, equipment manufacturers, sales, and installation teams. This is a Denver-based position with light travel requirements. Good pay and benefits for the right candidate. Applicants not meeting the criteria listed below will not be considered.

Desired Skills and Experience:
5+ years of experience in a system design or maintenance role with a television broadcast facility or system integration firm. Must have a working knowledge of all facets of video acquisition, production, processing, compression and distribution workflows. Must have the ability to test, analyze, and troubleshoot HDSDI, IP, and MPEG circuits. Must be proficient with the current versions of AutoCAD and MS Project. IT knowledge and experience in building Windows-based servers is a plus.

To Apply:
Contact Tony Roccanova, Director of Engineering, 5280 Broadcast
720-488-0980 (Office)
303-618-3970 (Mobile)
tony@5280broadcast.com (email)

 

06/25/14

Position Title: Network Support Engineer
Company: WestwoodOne
Supervisor: Denver BIT Manager
Location: Denver
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary:
• Provides technical support to affiliated radio stations and associates in the installation, training and support of network software, hardware and related 3rd party components from a centralized point using remote access tools.
• Supporting network workstations, servers, satellite receivers, switching/networking, NICs, monitors and broadcast equipment. Installation, configuration, operation and troubleshooting of program delivery platforms from multiple vendors.
• Works in collaborative manner with strong problem solving skills.
• Escalate issues to BIT Manager and VP of Engineering where necessary.
• Works with Development group and management group on bug reporting, prioritization and enhancements.
• Manage customer outages to resolve situations as quickly as with possible escalated emotions.
• Provides root cause analysis and post-mortem analysis of issues.
• Creates documentation for engineering and operations departments
• Provides technical mentoring to L1 and L2 technicians.
• Provide periodic on-call support requiring availability both via cell phone and physical access to the network within one-hour.

Formal Education Required and/or Equivalent Experience:
• Associates degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent experience.
• Minimum three years’ experience in network support or broadcast technology.
• Strong knowledge of broadcast automation systems.
• Broadcast experience, preferably radio or network radio.
• Knowledge of streaming technology and implementation.
• Self starter who can work with minimal supervision
• Solid analytical skills to solve medium to complex technical issues.
• Knowledge of satellite transmission a plus.
• Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm and directed fashion.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Materials & Equipment Used & Frequency:
• Windows XP, Windows 7, Linux RHEL/CENTOS, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Audition,

Training or Certifications Required:
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills required.
• Continuing education to maintain knowledge on the latest systems and technology.

Work Environment/Physical Activities:
• Network Operations Center and Radio Control rooms.
• Regular and consistent attendance required; maintenance window work
• Occasional travel.
• Must be able to lift 50lbs.

Technical/Task Statements:
• Ability to assist others with technical anomalies and resolve issues.
• Capable of handling multiple emergency situations in scientific manner.

Core Competency Statements:
1. Customer Focus -- Able to communicate courteously and proactively; able to learn customer’s short- and long- term needs, see issues from customer’s position, and recommend products/ services; able to promote customer focus in associates and develop partnerships with customers.
2. Listening, Understanding & Responding -- Able to use active listening skills or attend to non-verbal cues to better understand other’s perspectives, behaviors, or motivations; able to empathize with others’ needs and respond sensitively; able to use good judgment when responding, and respond to objectives successfully.
3. Teamwork -- Able to show team spirit and treat team members with cooperation and respect; able to share useful information with team members; able to support and comply with team members decisions; able to solicit team members’ opinions and consider other departments’ perspectives; able to help resolve team conflicts.
4. Information Seeking -- Able to gather information and differentiate essential from nonessential information; able to identify key sources and ask relevant probing questions; able to systematically obtain data through research.
5. Problem Solving -- Able to separate problems into components; able to recognize relationships among problem components, separate causes from effects, and identify root causes; able to use analytical techniques to generate solutions and their consequences; able to explain complex problems.
6. Self- Control -- Able to remain calm and professional through stressful or ambiguous circumstances; able to objectively and calmly interpret information, solve problems, and meet tight deadlines in difficult circumstances; able to help others manage stress.
7. Action Orientation -- Able to persist and finish projects despite obstacles, or redirect when necessary; able to follow instructions, or take action and address opportunities with little supervision; able to take extra steps to prevent mistakes or create opportunities.
Disclaimer:
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

To Apply: Please submit your Cover Letter, Resume and Reference List to: ctetrick@westwoodone.com

 

06/04/14

TITLE: Chief Engineer

SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the efficient operation of a television station consistent with government regulations and good engineering standards and practices.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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, 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 RDE, TOC, Quality Assurance, or Engineering Support. Manage project(s) and report status to Station Operations Manager and/or Regional Director of Engineering as needed.
  • 24/7 on-call availability to ensure continuous operation of the station.

In addition to managing the technical aspects of station operation, the Chief Engineer will also be responsible to carry out the basic tasks of the Station Operations Manager in the event that adequate coverage is not available.

These tasks include:

  • Basic OSi operation
  • Assigning cart numbers and applying copy
  • Submission of daily traffic log
  • Reconciliation / lost revenue reporting

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor degree in engineering or related field or other equivalent level of knowledge to enable you to perform substantially the same work as the degreed employees.
  • Candidates must have 3+ years experience maintaining modern broadcast equipment.
  • Engineering Certification (i.e. FCC license, SBE certification or other)
  • Strong maintenance, organizational, computer and people skills.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift and carry up to a maximum of 70 pounds, as well as climb on step-stools, ladders and other necessary equipment.
  • Must have solid working knowledge of PC's, networks, routers, MS & MAC operating systems and application software such as Word and Excel.

Please forward resumes to:  employmentinquiries@ionmedia.com

 

04/29/14

Title: Broadcast Engineer

ROOT SPORTS is seeking a Freelance Broadcast Engineer to support their Denver studios. This freelance opportunity may convert into a full-time position if the right candidate is found. This position will support all Broadcast and Post Production/Editing equipment, as well as operate all downlink and fiber transmission facilities. The ideal candidate must be able to excel in a fast-paced environment, work well under pressure and be solution oriented. Strong verbal and written communication and follow up skills are a critical component of this role. This position reports to the Chief Engineer and is based in Denver, CO.

Essential functions:
* Quality control of all incoming feeds to ensure proper video and audio quality for ROOT SPORTS broadcast of live events.
* Operate the facilities’ transmission infrastructure, including routers, switchers, digital satellite receivers.
* Proactively maintain, repair, cable and install broadcast/studio equipment and post production/editing systems.
* Quickly troubleshoot and repair technical problems that occur.
* Route live events through facility to the Network Operations facility in Atlanta, GA.
* Assists in supporting all staff and equipment throughout the facility including desktop support, facilities management and other technical needs.
* Studio maintenance and live studio support.
* Occasional remote truck support, as well as Coors Field infrastructure maintenance.

Qualifications:
* A minimum of 2 years prior experience maintaining and operating broadcast equipment in a fast- paced television production environment.
* Proven record of project delivery.
* A predisposition to providing excellent customer service to internal clients.
* Knowledge of all areas of production and related equipment including proficiency in the use of broadcast related test equipment including, but not limited to, waveform monitors, vector scopes, multi-meters, oscilloscopes, test signal generators, etc.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Strong analytical and organizational skills to effectively prioritize work and resolve issues.
* Excellent reasoning skills in order assist in troubleshooting problems.
* Must be able to work highly varied and flexible hours in support of live sporting events (i.e. nights, weekends, and holidays).

Strongly desired skills and abilities:
* Studio support experience, newsroom systems, and control room automation
* Experience supporting and maintaining Apple non-linear edit systems
* Experience in support of IP networking and switch configuration

To Apply: Please Send you resume to Grant McGilvray grmcgilvray@directv.com