Chief Engineer (Huntsville, AL)

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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 4:41 pm

WAAY-TV, ABC 31 has immediate opening for a Chief Engineer.

WAAY-TV, ABC 31 is a local multimedia broadcast station that delivers relevant news and information along with top rated entertainment programs to Huntsville and the surrounding Tennessee Valley communities. The station's mission is to use the power of its television and digital platforms to deliver news and information that helps the area thrive. WAAY – TV is located in Huntsville, AL on Monte Sano Boulevard and operates a news bureau in Florence, AL.

Primary Responsibilities

Must be able to manage and maintain complex television integrated systems with minimum or no supervision. Have a strong working knowledge of networks, routers, MS operating systems and application software. Strong troubleshooting skills and have the ability to work independently and quickly in high-pressure situations. Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations regarding television broadcasting. Experience with ENPS AP News Systems, Edius editing, and Bitcentral workflow a plus. Practical working knowledge of plumbing, HVAC and basic construction techniques. Ability to develop, update and follow SOP procedures a must. Broadcast TV, RF engineering knowledge to maintain and repair all technical equipment both studio and transmitter, satellite downlink and microwave transmission systems. Design and construction of new engineering projects as directed by Corporate Engineering and project management. Contribute to the development, preparation and implementation of operating and capital expense budget and special projects. Effectively present information and respond to general manager, corporate management, clients, viewers and general public.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor degree in Engineering or equivalent level of knowledge to enable you to perform substantially the same work as the degreed employees.

5 years’ experience in a broadcast management role.

FCC license or SBE certification a plus.

Strong maintenance, organizational, computer and people skills.

Must be physically able to bend, lift and carry up to a maximum of 70 pounds and climb ladders or other equipment as needed.

Must have a solid working knowledge of PC’s, networks, routers, MS & MAC operating systems and application software such as Word and Excel.

A valid Alabama drivers’ license and good driving record.

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Chief Engineer

1000 Monte Sano Blvd

Huntsville, AL 35801

Calkins Media Incorporated and WAAY - TV are Equal Opportunity Employers. We have a tradition of encouraging a wide diversity of talents through a broad range of hiring practices. Everyone is encouraged to apply. The candidate must have a visceral distaste for office politics and gossip. No phone calls please.

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