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Chief Engineer


Alpha Media – Columbia, SC is seeking a results-oriented Chief Engineer with a proven track record in Broadcast Media. The Chief Engineer will be responsible for maintaining all station technical operations within FCC regulations while adhering to company policies to ensure world class delivery of content to our local communities. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to prioritize work, manage the stress of a high-pressure work environment, and comply with all company procedures and internal controls associated with the assigned duties.

Alpha Media is one of the fastest growing companies in media today. We have a passion for great radio and digital content. Our philosophy is to be smaller, faster, bolder, and work as a high functioning, best of class team at all levels. We hire and retain top talent who are unique, innovative and vibrant. We believe in creating progressive products, world class events and building strong relationships in our communities.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Alpha Media operates 228 radio stations within 49 markets across the United States covering all formats.

We are live, local, and can’t wait to talk to you!


Responsibilities for this position may include:

Review all technical documents.
Review and sign station logs on a weekly basis to determine if required entries are being made.
Inspect and calibrate the transmission system.
Monitor metering and control systems.
Perform equipment performance measurements and any other tests as specified in the rules or terms of station’s authorization.
Maintain and repair all technical and electronic equipment at the studio and transmitter sites.
Maintain station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance.
Install and perform maintenance on control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antenna systems, control systems, and remote equipment.


Requirements of this position include the following:

Associates or technical degree in Broadcasting Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience.
This position requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience in electronic troubleshooting, including repairs for audio, video, and radio frequency, microwave, equipment and experience working in satellite communications; with a minimum 5 years’ experience as Station Assistant Chief Engineer or Staff Engineer.
Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations.
Excellent knowledge of basic electronics theory and principles including Ohm’s law and ability to read schematics.
Experience with cluster-wide studio equipment and operations, audio routing, AES and AoIP protocols, digital audio delivery and automation, EAS, studio telephone and engineering IT systems, and automated content-delivery systems.
Ability to work independently to troubleshoot and repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities.
IT skills including PC/server trouble shooting and repair and knowledge of TCP/IP, UDP, local area networking, and internet.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven experience interacting with management and staff at all levels with ability to multi-task and handles pressures and deadlines.
Excellent problem-solving ability and skill in prioritizing.
Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required driving record and proof of insurability.
Ability to lift and/or move loads up to 75 pounds, with the ability to climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces.
Ability to be on call at all times for afterhours emergencies or routine maintenance as the need arises.

Preference may be given to candidates who have the above experience plus the following:

Experience with WideOrbit Automation for Radio.
Experience with Axia AoIP
Experience with Directional AM Systems.
Knowledge of telephone systems and cellular.
Experience as a Team Leader/Supervisor.
SBE, Microsoft, and CompTIA Certifications.

Physical requirements: 

Ability to lift and/or move loads up to 75 lbs.
Ability to climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces.


If you feel you are a qualified candidate and want to join a fast moving, growing entity submit your cover letter and resume ASAP by clicking on the following link:

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2018-05-06