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Broadcast Systems Engineer (WHEC-TV)

08 Jun, 2022

Job Overview:  This position assists the Director of Engineering and is responsible for the technical equipment and IT systems at the studio and transmitter locations.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Works well in a collaborative, team environment and develops good internal and external relationships including vendors and consultants.
  • Plans, installs, and maintains Studio and Transmitter equipment in collaboration with the Dir. of Engineering, other managers, and staff.
  • Correctly analyzes, troubleshoots, and repairs the video, audio, and RF systems required for the efficient and reliable operation of the broadcast facility.
  • Has knowledge of and maintains adherence to applicable FCC rules and regulations as they pertain to the station's transmission systems, communications systems, and on-air operations.
  • Some Administrative rights and maintains confidentiality of sensitive data at all times. Installs and repairs PCs & Servers, and maintains and configures network systems. Effectively works in a support capacity with users of Windows-based computer networks.
  • Works with technical staff to train, assist and instruct. Keeps lines of communication open at all levels.
  • Ensures that everyone working in Engineering, including consultants, contractors, and vendors, follows required safety procedures. Follows the same safety procedures while working.
  • Pays close attention to high voltage safety. Reports safety violations to the appropriate personnel. Stays current with technology and techniques.
  • Attends training as required.
  • Available on-call for emergencies, extreme weather, and other assignments. Work late nights and overnights on short notice.
  • Participate in weekend on-call rotation.
  • Be able to fill a technical operator shift if needed. Complete other duties as assigned.




  • Experience with the maintenance and repair of television broadcast studios, VHF transmitter,s and microwave systems is a plus.
  • Previous broadcast technical experience or equivalent training is preferred, not required.
  • Working knowledge of relevant aspects of IT systems hardware, software applications, and associated products including: Windows-based servers and associated desktop/laptop systems.
  • Proven ability to function effectively under deadlines and in high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems quickly and effectively and find solutions for staff. Basic knowledge of current FCC and OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and safe driving history as determined by the Company. Driving record will be checked.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit and work at a computer screen for periods of time.  
  • Ability to crawl, stoop, bend, lift overhead, and walk to reach equipment for evaluation, repair, and adjustment.
  • Must be able to work for extended periods of time in a confined area. Read, hear and speak clearly.
  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing. Must be able to read and interpret instructions, schematics, and service manuals.  
  • Manipulate computer and general office equipment, including telephone.  
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to drive/operate a vehicle in a safe manner. Ability to communicate and articulate information effectively to a variety of people.




This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.


EEO Statement:          We are an equal opportunity employer.

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