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Broadcast Engineer

02 May, 2022


Job Summary

The Broadcast Engineer participates in managing and maintaining all broadcast and technology-related equipment within the facility.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Portland - 97201

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate in managing and maintaining all broadcast and technology-related equipment within the facility
  • Understand and assist in compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws
  • Help implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the facility.
  • Participate in engineering and other technical projects
  • Evaluate, select, install, service, and maintain facility broadcast equipment and information technology systems
  • Work closely with management and co-workers to ensure company objectives are being met
  • Other duties as needed

Requirements & Skills


  • Three (3) years of previous broadcast engineering experience
  • The ability to terminate broadcast and IT-related cables is required
  • Experience with Broadcast automation systems, routers, video storage devices, SAN storage, satellite ground stations, and RF preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills
  • Ability to identify the development needs of others and coach/mentor others to improve their knowledge and/or skills
  • Provide Desktop support
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed may include overnight and weekends
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • ‘Can Do’ attitude, desire to learn new skills consistent with good engineering/IT practices


Physical Demands & Work Environment:


The employee must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, and make decisions that impact the results of co-workers. Must have good interpersonal skills in order to work with end-users, other engineers, and other departments.


Work performed primarily in Engineering shop, studio, outside premises, transmitter, and office environment. May be exposed to the following conditions: heat/cold, dust, moving machinery, loud noises, height, confined spaces, electrical equipment. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Must be able to work varied shifts, including nights, weekends, early mornings, and holidays.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.


To Apply: Please visit the Work for Us page at or at the Nexstar Website at: to complete the application process.   


To be considered for this position you must apply online via the Nexstar Media Inc. Career Portal: Please remember to attach your cover letter, resume, and a link to your demo reel or portfolio (if applicable).


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About Us:

Broadcasting since 1953, KOIN-TV is Portland’s CBS affiliate, providing exceptional local news content on-air and online (, CBS Network programming, and syndicated entertainment to viewers across Oregon and SW Washington. KOIN News is Watching Out for You with 51 hours of local news broadcasts each week, featuring award-winning, in-depth investigations, news, weather, traffic, KOIN News AM-Extra, and Game-On!  Our sister station, KRCW-TV – Portland’s CW – began broadcasting in 1989. Portland’s CW offers CW network programming, along with local sports and syndicated comedy programming, and talk shows. Also under the umbrella of KOIN-TV is Antenna TV, which features classic TV programs from the 1960s-1990s, such as Family Ties, Johnny Carson, Bewitched, Coach, and many others.  


KOIN-TV, KRCW-TV, and Antenna TV are Nexstar Media Inc. television stations serving Oregon and SW Washington from our studios in downtown Portland, OR. Nexstar Media Inc. is America’s largest local television and media company with 197 full-power stations (including partner stations) in 116 markets addressing more than 68% of U.S. television households and a growing digital media operation. Nexstar’s platform delivers exceptional local content and network programming to inform and entertain viewers while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices. Today, as one of the most powerful and trusted voices in America, Nexstar remains true to its mission to uphold the public interest principles of localism, diversity, and trustworthy, unbiased broadcast journalism. At the same time, the company continues to simultaneously raise its commitment to support the evolving needs and interests of the local viewers, hometown businesses, and community organizations that it proudly serves each day.




KOIN/Nexstar Media Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in our workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


KOIN/Nexstar Media Inc. values the contribution of its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background and DMV check.

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