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Salem Media Group

Chief Engineer - Houston, TX

Salem Media Group
Houston, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 01/25/2016
Categories: Media/Video/Radio
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Radio Broadcast Chief Engineer


The Radio Broadcast Chief Engineer will:

  • Operate, maintain and repair studio and transmitter equipment.
  • Perform required FCC measurements and logging; must maintain facilities in compliance
    with FCC Rules and Regulations.
  • Ensure that all broadcast related equipment is operating and maintained in accordance
    with all applicable regulations and good engineering practices.

The position of Chief Engineer for our stations requires hands-on tech skills and will be a key member of the local management team.

Responsibilities, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or comparable experience in Broadcast Engineering
  • At least 10 years of experience in an advanced technical position within the field of Radio Broadcast Engineering.  SBE Certification at the Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer level or higher.
  • Must have exceptional communication and organizational skills and be capable of tracking and budgeting expenses with the General Manager.
  • Proven experience in studio transmitter, RF and IT systems planning, development & project management experience.
  • Operational experience with satellite uplink/downlink equipment; RF transmission remote control gear, STL.
  • IP Streaming, station automation and Internet audio delivery systems.
  • An advanced level of understanding of high-power FM transmitters and all related equipment as well as the skills to troubleshoot problems with RF, digital and analog systems.
  • Good working knowledge of computer-based digital audio systems (Enco preferred) and computer networking, transmitter remote control systems, RDS and HD Radio technologies and I/P based audio distribution and routing systems.
  • Knowledge of FCC technical rules and regulations.

Compensation and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit packing including medical, dental, life, 401(k) to full time employment.


Salem Media Group is an equal opportunity employer.