Broadcast Chief Engineer

WVTM-TV
Birmingham, Alabama

WVTM, the NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama “The Magic City” has an opening for a Chief Engineer. In this leadership role, you will lead a team and demonstrate the ability to organize, plan, manage, document and complete assignments within a live broadcast environment. You will work in collaboration with the other department heads and directly oversee the daily operation of the station. We are looking for someone with experience in broadcast excellence and teamwork, with a passion for serving the local community, who is ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of our ongoing evolving industry. The ideal candidate must excel in motivating and working with a high-energy team, enthusiastic in collaborating with all departments, focused on the future of our industry and how to adapt. Candidate should demonstrate success in budgeting, capital planning and personnel management. This position reports directly to the General Manager and serves on the station’s Department Head Team.  

Responsibilities

  • Manage and schedule technical and operational staff 
  • Oversee all studio and field equipment; equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams
  • Manage the daily operation of the station, including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
  • Monitor multiple air channels, maintaining regulatory compliance, and assuring quality control of on air product
  • Budgeting and Capital Planning
  • Effort support and repair of all studio and field equipment
  • Oversee IT integrity and infrastructure
  • Maintain transmitter, satellite antenna systems, automation, signal distribution and routing systems.
  • Exhibit working knowledge of television maintenance, FCC requirements and licensing, and OSHA guidelines
  • Oversee all building maintenance and upkeep items working in consultation with Assistant Chief Engineer and IT Manager

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in broadcast operations
  • 3+ years of management experience
  • FCC General Class License, SBE Certified or related military experience will be considered
  • Related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Benefits

Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

  • Medical | Dental | Vision
  • 401(k) matching
  • Emotional Wellness Support
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • LGBTQ+ Health Services
  • Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

ABOUT US

Hearst Television (HTV) owns and/or operates 35 television and two radio stations serving 27 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. HTV is recognized as one of the industry's premier broadcasting companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.