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Chief Engineer

Posted: 06/09/2022

Job Overview
This position is responsible for all day-to-day and long-term engineering and technical management operations including towers, RF transmitters, on-air studio operations, automation systems, and all other related broadcast operating systems.
Job Responsibilities
  • Develops, maintains, and administers engineering departmental operations budget and capital budgets for studio and transmitter locations.
  • Identifies, analyzes and trouble shoots problems or issues related to engineering, including studio and transmitter problems in a timely and effective manner.
  • Works with and provides direction to engineering employees and others on solutions.
  • Provides hands-on support as needed.
  • Consults and collaborates with General Managers and station management on long-term and short-term engineering objectives, goals and action plans.
  • Executes engineering objectives, goals and action plans and is held accountable for results.
  • Studies and plans for future station engineering needs including purchases and growth.
  • Communicates how objectives, goals, and action plans affect the stations.
  • Leads Engineering staff.
  • Develops strong department through applicable training, evaluation, and daily contact with employees. Establishes, consults and communicates departmental, station and Corp policies, procedures and guidance as needed.
  • Knowledgeable of and applies, as needed, all current FCC rules and regulations. Ensures that all stations are compliant with FCC rules and regulations at all times.
  • An associate or bachelor degree, or equivalent experience and/or certification, in broadcast electronics, telecommunications, IT or related field is required.
  • 3+ years broadcasting or IT experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of current FCC rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Compelling detail orientation with strong attention to accuracy and problem solving, following up until issues are resolved.
  • Project a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to work in compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to function in a team environment yet be able to work as an individual contributor.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Available to work with short notice including early mornings, late evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed.
Diversity Statement
Hubbard Broadcasting has been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding nearly 100 years ago. The same holds true today. We know the best way to accomplish this is by recruiting and retaining top talent from diverse cultures, life experiences, and world views. With dignity and respect, we value YOU and everything that makes YOU uniquely YOU.
EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer.

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