Full Time Job

Broadcast Engineer / On-Location Broadcast Lead


Houston, TX 5 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Entercom Houston is looking for a talented and energetic Broadcast Engineer / On-Location Broadcast Lead. This position will report to the Director of Technical Operations, based in Houston. You must be a ''self-starter'' able to work independently and fulfill responsibilities without constant supervision, with a proven track record of excellent customer service and communication skills.

In this role, you will:
• Coordinate and direct all out of studio broadcasts, including those for our sports franchise partners.
• Serve as the on-location, game day technical producer for all sports franchise broadcasts, including those that are out of market. Substantial travel is required, some international.
• Supervise other technical department personnel for successful on-site broadcasts.
• Assist in maintenance of all on-air and on-line products, including high power FM, HD, AM directional antenna systems, digital audio & audio streaming.
• Assist with installation of broadcast equipment at studios, transmitter sites, in company vehicles, at remote broadcast locations, and at two-way sites in keeping with good engineering practice.
• Assist in planning and development of all aspects of technical facilities including studios, transmitters, telephone systems, satellite, STL, computers and data networks.
• Create instructional materials and teach operators to use technical equipment and systems.

• Availability to work various hours / days, including weekends and some holidays.
• Ability to provide on-call status 24/7 in case of equipment failure.
• Must have a valid driver's license and if a personal vehicle is required, insurance.
• Minimum two years of experience in broadcast facility maintenance with associates degree in electronics preferred, or minimum of two years full time hands on experience, including hands-on support of FM/AM radio transmitters including HD, and modern studio equipment at a radio station.
• Familiarity with high voltage, generators, satellite downlink facilities and receivers.
• Ability to inspect, repair, and maintain all broadcast radio station equipment, including transmitters, antenna's, satellite downlinks, automation system, studio equipment, remote equipment, generators, telephone system and related other equipment.
• Experience with modern digital audio systems including Wide Orbit, VoxPro, Axia Livewire and Dante AoIP is highly desirable.
• Knowledge of computers and IT & Network systems.
• Knowledge of FCC Rules and Regulations.
• Experience in project planning, management and execution.
• Experience with Computer based audio storage and playout systems – WOAFR and VoxPro preferred.
• Experience with digital audio and audio streaming.
• Strong verbal and writing communication skills; excellent customer service are critical.
• Proven time management skills including the ability to multi-task in a multiple project environment.
• Experience in project planning, management and execution.
• Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, climb ladders, grasp objects and work in a physically active setting
• Availability to work various hours / days, including weekends.
• FCC General Class License or SBE Certifications are a plus.
• A valid driver's license, satisfactory completion of a motor vehicle record check, and, if the position requires use of applicant's own vehicle, proof of insurance is required.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently be required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; climb ladders; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and work in a physically active setting. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gkkz10-3-227-0-150-42 in your application.