Chief Broadcast Engineer
Virginia Broadcasting, LLCCharlottesville, VA
Full Time Job
After more than 20 years of service, WVIR-TV/NBC29's Chief Engineer is retiring.
Do you have what it takes to lead a 7-person maintenance engineering department? Do you want to live in beautiful Central Virginia? If so, we want to talk with you.
The successful candidate must have exemplary problem-solving skills and be a motivational manager. As part of the WVIR-TV management team, the Chief Engineer will oversee all maintenance of the broadcast plant, including the impending repacking of the station to a new television channel.
-Manage maintenance of all television production equipment and transmitter installations
-Supervise preventive maintenance and/or troubleshooting on almost any electronic device or support electronics whether in-house or installed at transmitter; including but not limited to: cameras, video equipment and/or audio switching equipment, processing and monitoring equipment, microwave transmitters and receivers, satellite receivers, and computing equipment
-Manage planning and execution of equipment installations
-Supervise maintenance of computer software, hardware, and local area network applications
-Plan, manage, train, and coordinate technician activities
-Respond to trouble calls with broadcast or computer equipment (may occur after regular hours and on weekends)
-Prepare recommendations for annual budgets including preparation of engineering department budget.
Qualifications & Requirements:
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Ability to do component level repair and RF experience/knowledge
-Strong wiring, design, and documentation skills
-Minimum of five years broadcasting experience as an assistant chief or higher required
-Valid driver's license
-Receive, process, and maintain information through oral/written communication, effectively
-Special requirements: Ability to work on ladders, in tight spaces, and lift up to 50 lbs
WVIR-TV/NBC29 offers competitive pay along with a comprehensive benefit package including health and dental, short and long term disability/AD&D and Life, matching 401K, PTO and paid holidays.
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503 E. Market St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902 Apply Online