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Station Engineer

Company: The E.W. Scripps Company
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Come join a dynamic new national media powerhouse focused on the over-the-air TV consumer. The Scripps Networks (a growing portfolio of entertainment and news networks) provides absorbing entertainment and objective, intelligent news as we use our own distribution platforms to serve this unduplicated national audience. We meet the audience where it is with the programs it wants.

The Station Engineer is responsible for the day-to-day technical operations and administration of a station. Responsible for monitoring, controlling and reporting the operability of the station's central cast rack and transmitter operations as well as have the opportunity to work closely the broadcast team in the maintenance of the studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery equipment

What You Will Do:

  • Monitor, control and report to the operability of station's central cast rack and transmitter operations

  • Monitor and report station outages

  • Work with team in daily operation of studio, transmitter, and distribution delivery

  • Troubleshoot television transmitter and facility issues

  • Maintain systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical

  • Partner with legal and corporate in the maintenance of the station public file in accordance with FCC requirements. Track and confirm FCC online station files

  • 24/7 on-call availability to ensure continuous operation of the station

  • Liaise with all cable, DBS, and Telco operators within market

  • Operate, log and maintain EAS tests and equipment

  • Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise;

  • Carry out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to engineering support for further diagnosis

  • May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions

  • Adhere to company policies and procedures including corporate guidelines and best practices

  • Other duties as assigned

What You Will Bring:

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field preferred

  • Three (3) years of experience in broadcast engineering preferred

Skills & Abilities

  • Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field and/or a minimum of three (3) years of experience in broadcast engineering. Bachelor's degree is preferred

  • Comfort and willingness to learn, implement, and operate new technology related to broadcasting and content delivery

  • Strong proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines

  • Ability and willingness to travel to transmitter sites and travel throughout the region on an as needed basis

Work Environment

  • Must be physically able to bend, lift and carry up to a maximum of 35lbs., as well as climb on step-stools, ladders and other necessary equipment

  • Must have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record

ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation's fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation's largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

Keywords: The E.W. Scripps Company, Syracuse , Station Engineer, Other , Syracuse, New York

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