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Chief Broadcast Engineer

Company name
ION Media Networks, Inc.

Location
Clearwater, FL

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Profile

ION Media has established a track record of

operational success and financial growth in building out its company. Available

in 98 million homes, ION Media is the nation’s largest operator of full

power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with 60 full power

stations.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship, ION

Television, is a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network featuring a

“Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality

original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via

its state-of-the art distribution system.

The Chief Broadcast Engineer is responsible for

the leadership and management of all day-to-day technical and business

operations of one of the ION Media Station Group location. This hands-on individual will manage and

maintain all broadcast equipment and systems used in the daily operation of the

station as well as any ancillary systems used in the support and troubleshooting

of technical issues as they arise. The

Chief Broadcast Engineer will also work closely with the Station Engineer/Technician

in developing an understanding of the administrative needs of the station

should the need arise for coverage.

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/uplink, 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, Quality Assurance, or Engineering Support. Manage

    project(s) and report status to Regional Director of Engineering as needed;


  • 24/7 on-call availability to

    ensure continuous operation of the station;


  • May be responsible for certain administrative duties

    related to business and operation transactions;


  • Coordinate and oversee training program for Station

    Technicians;


  • Other duties as

    assigned




REQUIREMENTS



  • Degree in Engineering (Electrical or

    Electronic) or a related field and/or a minimum of five (5) years of experience

    in broadcast station operations or engineering; Bachelor’s degree is preferred;


  • Broadcast Engineering

    Certification, i.e. FCC license, Society of Broadcast Engineer (SBE)

    certification would be a plus;


  • High proficiency with computers to

    include Microsoft Office Suite;


  • Excellent verbal and written

    communications skills;


  • Strong time management skills in meeting

    deadlines while maintaining attention to detail;


  • Ability and willingness to

    travel throughout the region on an as needed basis;


  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a

    clean driving record;


  • Must have a strong understanding of

    applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural and civil

    engineering methods;


  • Must be physically able to bend, lift

    and carry up to a maximum of 35lbs., as well as climb on step-stools, ladders

    and other necessary equipment


Company info

ION Media Networks, Inc.
Website : http://www.ionmedianetworks.com

Company Profile
At ION Media Networks, our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the best professionals in the business.

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