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Assistant Chief Engineer


KSUI 9 News in San Diego is looking for a qualifed assistant Chief Engineer who is familiar with Evertz 7800 series studio terminal gear, operation and configuration.


Maintenance and repair of broadcast television, IT, transmitter and microwave equipment. Must be familiar with Evertz 7800 series studio terminal gear, operation and configuration. Position will assist Chief Engineer with creating and maintaining preventive maintenance procedures. Position participates in technical system specifications, design, installation and training. Must have knowledge of current FCC rules and ATSC digital broadcasting specifications. Position regularly evaluates and recommends improvements for all technical systems. Employee will respond to the operational & technical needs of other departments. Knowledge of digital satellite technology and compusat automation system a plus.


Should have a minimum of 5 years broadcast engineering and 3 years’ experience in a supervisory role. Must have positive “Can Do” attitude, Strong Work ethics, self-motivated .Be able to work Occasional odd work shifts including early morning and or late night .Be able to adapt to ever changing “On Air” needs of News and Production departments.  Candidate must have understanding of electronics repair techniques ,know how to use an oscilloscope and other trouble shooting equipment to repair to component and some cases board level on various hardware based broadcast equipment. Candidate must exhibit strong knowledge of Broadcast On Air Operations, including File Based workflows .Broadcast Engineering troubleshooting skills, From HD Cameras to Production switcher, through 8VSB Transmission. Experience with Bit Central Precis and Oasis News playout system a plus. Remote Live Broadcast setup, Both HD Video and Analog Audio setup, Digital Electronic News Gathering Technologies including but not limited to Live Truck Systems , Mobile NLE,COFDM Microwave, Bonded Cell Technology ,Remote File Contribution, other file based News and Video content  transfer methods. Candidate should have a solid understanding of digital and analog video and audio waveforms, standards, and specifications. Candidate must be well versed in digital audio / video standards, specifications, and measurement related to digital television signals. Must   possess a firm grasp of MPEG2,  MPEG4, file structures, and other video and audio encoding, compression schemes and techniques. Must have detailed knowledge of digital transmission streams and transmission methods.DSNG experience a plus. Must have good understanding of SD- SDI , HD-SDI, AC3, AES, ASI, SMPTE-310m.  Must have an understanding of ATSC digital broadcasting, High Power ATSC Transmitter RF troubleshooting and repair experience.Candidate needs comprehensive knowledge of IT equipment as it pertains to Modern Broadcast and Business Operations. VOIP, Switch configuration, VPN configuration, IP Video Encapsulation. NAS, FTP, and other Storage methods and topologies a plus. Ability to Troubleshoot IT/Computer problems Knowledge of Computer Operating Systems,Windows Server 03,08,12 ,Windows XP,7 ,Mac IOS ‘s and Devices ,Mac FCP 7.0,PC repair and problem diagnosis .


You can apply for the positon on our Website at, click on “Only on KUSI” and then go to “Current Job Opportunities”.  Don’t forget to attach your resume to your On-line Application.  Once we have had a chance to review your application we will be in touch with you should we have any questions regarding your application and qualifications for the position.

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2017-10-13