Full Time Job

Chief Engineer


Greenville, NC 05-26-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Chief Engineer - WITN

About WITN:

WITN News has been Your Breaking News and Weather Authority for Eastern North Carolina for 68 years. We produce 43.5 hours of news per week and deliver content on a 24/7 basis on our digital platforms. We're in the rapidly growing Greenville/New Bern/Washington DMA (103), with bureaus in New Bern and Jacksonville. We serve Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Tyrell, and

Job Summary/Description:

A Chief Engineer who will lead and manage a staff of Engineers and IT professionals. Overall job description is to maintain the stations broadcast technology, facilities, and all equipment. In addition, ensure all stations follow FCC standards and guidelines.

The Chief Engineer is responsible for overseeing the installation and maintenance of all equipment. This includes Audio, Video, RF broadcast gear, and critical IT systems. This position is also responsible for facility maintenance and management. This includes all building and grounds maintenance needs, broadcast tower maintenance, and remote transmitter site maintenance. The Chief Engineer makes sure that all FCC rules and regulations are followed and the station is in complete compliance with the FCC and FAA. This position reports directly to the station's general manager and there is room for growth within Gray Corporate Engineering.

Please note - the primary job responsibilities include but are not limited to the duties listed above.


As a Candidate, we require you to have the following: A degree in Engineering, Computer Science IT related field, or equivalent broadcast experience, a minimum 3 years of experience managing within a broadcast station, experience in field operations and IP news-gathering technologies a plus, knowledge of modern digital broadcast equipment including but not limited to transmitters, transport stream encoders, video switchers, audio consoles, automation systems, robotic camera systems, and ENG equipment.
• Understanding of both serial and IP communication
• Knowledge of IT systems, servers, desktops, and virtual environments, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with technicians, management and non-technical users, ability to create and read detailed Visio drawings and document all technical systems, ability to multitask in a very fast-paced environment.

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.

(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro employee portal)

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

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior to the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxxm3q-44-200-82-149-42 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.