Assistant Chief Engineer in Buffalo, NY at Cumulus Media

Date Posted: 9/9/2021

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Job Description

CUMULUS MEDIA | Buffalo, NY is searching for an Assistant Chief Engineer.  The Assistant Chief Engineer assists the Chief Engineer in installation, maintenance and repair of studio, transmitter and ancillary equipment in order to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements. Includes responsibility for telecommunications, computer and networking systems.

Who We Are: CUMULUS | Buffalo currently features 5 stations in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area.  Our stations include:  97Rock WGRF-FM Classic Rock, 103.3 The Edge WEDG-FM, Classic Hits 104.1 WHTT, 1270 The Fan WHLD-AM, & 98.9 The Vibe WBBF-AM.  The cluster of 5 stations reaches over 300,000 listeners on a weekly basis.    

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists in maintaining station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance.
  • Follows routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment.
  • Installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, day-to-day IT support, including networks and computers, etc.
  • Works with programming/promotion departments to coordinate and maintain remote broadcasts as needed.
  • Responsibilities include compliance with FCC rules and regulations.
  • Travel to other markets or towers and stations may be required.
  • 24/7 on call

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interact with management and staff at all levels and ability to multi-task and handle pressures and deadlines.
  • Problem-solving ability and skill in prioritizing
  • Experience with cluster-wide audio routing, digital audio delivery, EAS, Studio Telephone, engineering IT and back-office systems
  • Computer literacy in applicable software packages (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, Automation Systems, Novel, Linux, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently to troubleshoot/repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities.
  • Advanced IT skills including local area and wide area networking.
  • Knowledge of electrical systems, UPS, and standby generators and record keeping. 
  • Knowledge of telephone systems and protocols including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL and PRI circuits
  • RF (transmitter) experience a plus.
  • May be required to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders is required.
  • Minimum 3+ years in broadcast engineer or related field preferred
  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations.

 

Job Requirements

Education and Licensing:

  • Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience
  • SBE CBT and/or CBNT Certification a plus
  • Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long-term
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

For immediate consideration, please visit https://cumulusmedia.jobs.net/

For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at: https://www.cumulusmedia.com/

CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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