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Supervisor Of Engineering


Birmingham, AL 03-15-2023
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Job Description
Supervisor Of Engineering - WBRC

About WBRC:

WBRC FOX6 News, a Gray Television station, is a legacy media powerhouse located in Birmingham, Alabama. Founded in 1949, WBRC has been On Your Side delivering local news, First Alert Weather, sports, and entertainment for over 73 years. WBRC is the largest and most trusted news team in Alabama and produces more than 64 hours of local news every week. As a broadcast pioneer, WBRC serves as Alabama's most watched television stations. WBRC is one of the strongest television stations in the country with dominant shows including our highly rated morning show, Good Day Alabama. The station also dominates the local market in it's early and evening newscasts, consistently delivering #1 ratings across all broadcasts.

The reach of WBRC doesn't stop with linear television. WBRC has a dominate multi-platform presence across social media, it's digital offerings, and on-demand video for cord-cutters. It's in-house news and creative content production team produces content specifically for over-the-top (OTT) users that includes On Your Side investigations, First Alert Weather, podcasts, and so much more. As our team continues to grow, WBRC will expand its content offerings to attract new and returning audiences.

At the heart of it all is our commitment to Central Alabama. Community is the cornerstone of what we do at WBRC. One such example is the continuing work we do along with The Salvation Army that has allowed us to help raise millions of dollars for Alabamians and our neighboring communities as well as provide Christmas to more than 3,000 children each holiday season. The ongoing initiatives with our partners allow us to directly connect with the public and make an impact in those communities we serve. These are just some of the many examples of our dedication to our viewers and the great state of Alabama.

Job Summary/Description:

WBRC-TV, the Gray Television owned, FOX affiliate in Birmingham, AL, is seeking a Supervisor of Engineering. Great opportunity for the ''right candidate'' as position could result (not guaranteed) in an end of year promotion to Chief Engineer (upon the retirement of existing Chief). 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 required. Requires competent knowledge of broadcast signal flow with the ability to quickly identify key points of failure and bypass faults with minimal syste

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Maintenance of the technical facility including studio support, post editing systems, field production support and transmission of live/taped events & programs.
* Work closely with the station's staff and corporate leadership to implement new technologies for the business as a whole.
* Ensure all transmission equipment is operating correctly.
* Help maintain FCC-required documentation.
* Provide technical support to members of other departments and the station in general.
* Maintain engineering, broadcast, and IT operations throughout technical plant as well as connectivity to Gray Core systems.
* Oversee management and planning of projects as assigned.
* Candidate will work closely with the General Manager and all station managers.

* Candidate must be a excellent leader, coach, and trainer with a proven track record in a television station engineering & IT environment.
* Have knowledge regarding equipment, technology, including RF, microwave and transmission systems.
* Must have a background with previous work experience in TV Broadcast Engineering.
* Practical knowledge of broadcast signal flow with the ability to quickly identify key points of failure and bypass faults with minimal system downtime.
* An understanding of high-power Radio Frequency systems, including Microwave and UHF TV Transmitters.
* Work comfortably using the latest operating systems software, including networking, server and desktop operating systems.
* Familiarity with cable fabrication techniques, including XLR, BNC, RJ45 and similar ethernet connectors.
* Able to safely handle equipment and tools weighing 50 pounds.
* Availability to occasionally work outside of normal daytime hours.
* Must have a clean driving record and valid driver's license.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn56wk-34-239-173-144-42 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.