Full Time Job

Assistant Chief Engineer


Lawton, OK 03-03-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Assistant Chief Engineer - KSWO

About KSWO:

ABC affiliate KSWO is the top-rated station in southwest Oklahoma and North Texas. Our dominant position in the market means we get to roll out some of the newest tech in the industry while keeping an emphasis on telling local stories that matter to real people – anything from covering the aftermath of a tornado to exploring the implications of Roe v. Wade on Native American reservations.

Lawton is located halfway between Oklahoma City and the Dallas/Forth Worth metroplex. The region is known for the rugged beauty of the Wichita Mountains and National Wildlife Refuge, hiker's paradises. Close proximity to major cities and their attractions, affordable living and great outdoor adventures make the Lawton-Wichita Falls market an exciting opportunity for career growth.

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Job Summary/Description:

KSWO-TV, the Gray Television owned, ABC affiliate in Lawton, OK, is seeking an Assistant Chief Engineer. Position requires a full knowledge of station operations and technical layout, with a strong emphasis on broadcast news. Must possess good interpersonal communications skills, both oral and written, and be fully computer literate. Comprehensive knowledge of RF signals, transmission mechanics, mechanical engineering, and studio technical equipment operation. Technical skill enabling diagnosis to the module level required with the ability to diagnose to the electrical component level a plus. Requires competent knowledge of broadcast signal flow with the ability to quickly identify key points of failure and bypass faults with minimal system down time.

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
- Manage all engineering aspects of the technical facility including studio support, post editing systems, field production support and transmission of live/taped events and programs.
- Have expert knowledge regarding equipment, technology, and systems and be able to step in an assist in emergency situations.
- Familiar with networking routing and IP addressing.
- Familiar with the latest in IT Technology including Cisco Hyperflex Systems and Virtual Machines.
- Performs regular maintenance tasks including repairs, equipment replacement, supplies, etc.
- Assist Chief Engineer in overseeing and implementing Engineering projects.
- Must be able to insert and remove control room rack equipment weighing 25-50 pounds with the help of another employee.
- Have working knowledge of the latest operating systems software, including server and desktop operating systems.
- Manage the maintenance and repair of the towers, antennas, and transmission lines/connections.
- Must be available to work during breaking news situations, severe weather, new system integrations and updates, and provide on call services 24/7.
- Meet Gray corporate's pre-employment requirements, which includes among other things, passing the background check, verifying full COVID-19 vaccination status, etc.

- Must have at least 3 years of working experience in broadcast engineering.
- A Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related is preferred but is not required.
- On-the-job and/or formal training repairing Broadcast Transmitters.
- Display and maintain professional appearance, based on station standards and professional demeanor.
- Strong leadership skills and ability to operate and adapt in high pressure situations.
- Professional, communicative, highly self-motivated, detail oriented, and focused individual traits.
- Must have a clean driving record.

Qualified, interested applicants may go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

KSWO-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gknxz8-34-232-62-64-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.