Full Time Job

Chief Engineer

Nexstar

Bismarck, ND 01-13-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
KX News in Bismarck, North Dakota is seeking a Chief Engineer. The Chief Engineer oversee the day to day operations of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the maintenance of all broadcast technology and equipment at the station.
• Maintain broadcast and IT technology, facilities, and all equipment
• Ensure compliance with FCC rules, standards and guidelines
• Repair and troubleshoot technical equipment and systems
• Responsible for station Engineering budget and project budgets
• Able to work with other Department Heads well in planning and executing station projects
• Integration, maintenance and operation of new and existing equipment including towers, transmitters, microwave and satellite gear and tenant installations
• Manage all engineering aspects of the technical facility including studio support, post editing systems, field production support and transmission of live/taped events & programs
• Have expert knowledge regarding equipment, technology, and systems and be able to lead in emergency situations
• Oversight and maintenance of all station physical assets including buildings and grounds
• Oversight of all broadcast and IT systems
• Understanding and compliance of EAS standards and practices
• Setup remote broadcasts on location
• Perform other tasks as assigned

Requirements/Skills
• Must possess good interpersonal communications skills, both oral and written
• Comprehensive knowledge of core broadcast systems, on-air automation, television studio equipment, transmitters as well knowledge of IT networks, computer maintenance and repair
• Must be familiar with FCC rules and broadcast standards and with network routing and IP addressing
• Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks based on station needs
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license in good standing
• Be available ''on call'' 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency engineering problems

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dywzjk-54-174-225-82-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Nexstar

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.