Market Chief Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

After 25 years of broadcasting excellence, Fort Wayne’s Market Chief Engineer accepted a great opportunity at the largest audio company in the country.  We are sad to see him depart.

We are now accepting applicants for a new Market Chief Engineer in charge of our six-station broadcast setup in Fort Wayne.

The MCE manages the installation, maintenance, and repair of studio, transmitting and ancillary equipment to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements. This includes responsibility for telecommunications, computer, and networking systems.

Who We Are: Federated Media is a family-owned media group in northern Indiana.  Our Fort Wayne operation features six radio stations:

  • 98.9 The Bear WBYR Active Rock
  • Classic Hits BIG 92.3 WFWI
  • 97.3 WMEE Hot A/C
  • WOWO News Talk 1190am/107.5fm
  • K105 Country WQHK
  • The FAN 1380am/100.5fm – Sports Talk WKJG

As Market Chief Engineer, you will be responsible for:
• Overseeing all station operations through preventative and corrective maintenance.

  • Establish routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment.
    • Overseeing and assisting with the installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, and remote equipment.
    • Working with local management to coordinate remote broadcasts as needed.
    • Compliance with FCC rules and regulations and department budgeting.
    • 24/7 on call.

 

SKILLSet for success (preferred):

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Able to 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.
    • Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level.
    • Ability to work independently to troubleshoot/repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities.
    • I.T. 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.
    • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and the ability to climb stairs and ladders is required.
    • Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience
    • Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance.

As a Company/Employer, Federated Media will be responsible for:

  • Hiring and retaining co-workers who live out our three core company values – Integrity, Passion, and Innovation.
  • Provide an environment that sets you up for success. https://www.federatedmedia.com/our-culture/
  • Growth opportunities. We’re a small business group of teammates and we tend to wear a lot of hats.  Our company is extremely fast-paced and heaps significant responsibility on staff members quickly.  And at the same time, self-starters and problem solvers tend to have thriving and growing careers here.
  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
  • Benefits that include competitive pay, 401k and match, health insurance, vacation, holiday, paid volunteer time.
  • Fulfilling our commitment to the company mission –

TO DISCOVER AND SATISFY THE NEEDS OF OUR THREE PRIMARY CUSTOMER GROUPS:

  • OUR CONSUMERS
  • OUR CLIENTS &
  • OUR CO-WORKERS

IN A WAY THAT IS PROFITABLE FOR ALL.

 

Interested?  Contact VP/GM Ben Saurer at bsaurer@federatedmedia.com

Confidentiality assured. Federated Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job email your details to bsaurer@federatedmedia.com