Full Time Job

Engineer, Assistant Chief


Las Vegas, NV 05-12-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. is America's largest local television and media company with 200 broadcast stations (including partner stations) in 116 markets addressing more than 68% of US television households and a growing digital media operation. Nexstar's platform delivers exceptional local content and network programming to inform and entertain viewers, while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices. Learn more at

KLAS 8 News Now is actively recruiting for an Assistant Chief Engineer. The Assistant Chief Engineer will assist with overseeing the day to day operations of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the maintenance of all broadcast technology and equipment at the station and transmitter sites.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Assists in managing all aspects of the Engineering Department
• Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station and transmitter sites
• Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal, laws
• Works closely with Chief Engineer to implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station
• Assists with managing engineering and technology capital projects to the established budgets
• Manages and coordinates fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
• Evaluates, selects, installs, services and maintains station equipment and information technology systems
• Repairs and maintains station building infrastructures
• Assists in maintaining station vehicle fleet, including live satellite trucks
• Communicates with and coordinates equipment maintenance and training with vendors/contractors
• Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:
• Associate Degree in Electronics, Communications, or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience preferred
• Minimum three years' experience with a television broadcasting environment
• Fluency in English; strong communication, both verbal and written
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to work extended hours, as needed

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Assistant Chief Engineer must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Assistant Chief Engineer must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities / Women / Veterans / Disabled

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3bwnn-44-192-79-149-42 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.