Full Time Job

Asst. Chief Engineer


Indianapolis, IN 06-17-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The Assistant Chief Engineer manages the day-to-day operations of the Engineering/IT/Facilities Department and is responsible for ensuring proper operation and maintenance of all technology for top-rated Indianapolis Duopoly Fox59 & CBS4, locally programmed multicast network the Dot, and support of the co-located Nexstar Master Control and Traffic hubs. This leadership position reports directly to the WXIN-TV/WTTV-TV Director of Technology.

Additional Job Description
• Manages project completion and day-to-day operational aspects of the Engineering/IT/Facilities Department
• Manages staffing assignment, scheduling & training for the Department
• Provides input into hiring, evaluation, promotion, and termination of employees.
• Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station.
• Ensures station compliance with FCC rules and regulations, as well as all local, state, and federal regulations applicable to the station.
• Works with Director of Technology to develop and implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station.
• Assigns projects to staff and verifies deadlines are being met.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Assists in facility operations and security staff at our main facility and multiple tower sites.

Requirements & Skills:
• Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Must be able to maintain focus and composure under the pressure of urgent and shifting priorities.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record
• A minimum of 8 years' experience working as an engineer at a broadcast facility.
• A successful record of employee engagement.
• Proficiency with common office equipment and software (Microsoft Office applications, Windows operating systems, etc.)
• Experience with remote broadcast productions, studio operations and equipment and common broadcast infrastructure technology
• Experience with broadcast transmitters, microwave equipment, two-way radio technology and applicable FCC rules and regulations involving the same.
• Experience evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing, and maintaining broadcast equipment and information technology systems.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays and respond to issues 24/7
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
• Must possess excellent troubleshooting skills, a can-do attitude and be able to solve problems creatively under pressure.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv058n-3-238-121-7-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.