Chief Engineer in Nashville, TN at Cumulus Media

Date Posted: 4/23/2021

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Job Description

The Power of Radio is hiring!  Our people work in state-of-the-art facilities, take pride in our communities and value teamwork. If you can be focused, multi-task and love radio, we should talk. We offer a unique career opportunity: one where you are given a challenging mission, which can change day-to-day, world-class tools to help you succeed, and the chance to realize your full potential as an Engineering/IT professional.  AND…you aren’t sitting in a cubicle 8 hours a day!   

CUMULUS MEDIA | Nashville, TN is looking for a Chief Engineer.  The Chief Engineer manages the installation, maintenance and repair of studio, transmitting 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 | Nashville is a high energy, fast-paced market that currently features 5 stations in the Nashville area and surrounding counties.  Our stations include:  1045 theZone – WGFX-FM, 92Q – WQQK-FM, Nash Icons 95.5 – WSM-FM, Super Talk 99.7 WTN – WWTN-FM and 1033 County – WKDF-FM along with nationally syndicated shows Morning Koffy, Nights with Elaina and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. This cluster of stations reaches thousands of listeners on a daily basis.     

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees staff that maintains station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance
  • Establishes routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment
  • Oversees and assist with the installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc.
  • Works with local management to coordinate remote broadcasts as needed.
  • Responsibilities include compliance with FCC rules and regulations, budgeting, and 24/7 on call.
  • Manages a staff of one or more people.


Job Requirements


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent management skills
  • Interact with management and staff at all levels and ability to multi-task, delegate and handle pressures and deadlines
  • Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations
  • Advanced experience with cluster-wide audio routing, digital audio delivery, EAS, Studio Telephone and engineering IT systems
  • Computer literacy in applicable software packages which may include (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, Automation Systems, Novel, Linux, etc.)
  • Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level
  • Ability to work independently to troubleshoot/repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities
  • IT skills including local area and wide area networking
  • Problem-solving ability and skill in prioritizing
  • 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
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Minimum 7+ years as Chief Engineer

Education and Licensing:

  • Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience
  • SBE CBRE 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

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


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