Posted: June 24, 2024

Chief Engineer

Website abc27News Nexstar Media Inc / WHTM-TV abc27

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Are you ready to lead and innovate in the dynamic world of broadcast engineering? WHTM abc27, part of the Nexstar Media Group, is seeking a skilled and passionate Chief Engineer to join our team in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The station, serving Harrisburg/Lancaster/Lebanon/York, the 43rd largest television market in the U.S., is strategically located within easy reach of major metropolitan areas, while providing the perfect balance of four seasons, rich history, vibrant city life, and small town charm.

Position Overview: As the Chief Engineer, you will manage all aspects of the Engineering and Production Departments, oversee day-to-day operations, and ensure the maintenance of all the technology and equipment at the station. Your role is pivotal in ensuring our station’s compliance with FCC and other regulatory requirements while driving technological advancements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the Engineering and Production Departments.
  • Plan and oversee staffing, training, and performance evaluations.
  • Make decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion, and termination of employees.
  • Maintain all technology and equipment.
  • Ensure station compliance with FCC rules and regulations, as well as local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Collaborate with corporate leadership to develop and implement new technologies and infrastructure.
  • Manage the information technology staff and systems.
  • Assign projects to staff and verify deadlines are met.
  • Oversee engineering and technology capital projects within established budgets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Minimum of five years experience with digital electronics systems in a video environment, with at least three years in a leadership role.
  • Proven experience in guiding, directing, and motivating employees.
  • Ability to establish long-range objectives and strategies.
  • Skill in identifying developmental needs and coaching or mentoring others.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment.
  • Strong PC/MS Office experience.
  • Expertise in fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems, editing systems, digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment preferred.
  • Significant experience in evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing, and maintaining broadcasting industry equipment and information technology systems preferred.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Join us at WHTM abc27 and become a part of our dedicated team that thrives on innovation and excellence in broadcasting. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with opportunities for professional growth and development.

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