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Asst. Chief Engineer, KXXV

KXXV / Scripps Media

Location: Waco, TX

Contact Name: Terri Morelock

Web: https://scripps.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Scripps_Careers/job/Waco-TX---KXXVKRHD/Asst-Chief-Engineer--KXXV_JR028827-2/

Job Description

KXXV/KRHD, the Scripps ABC stations in Waco and Bryan, TX are growing and hiring an Assistant Chief Engineer! As an Assistant Chief you'll assist the Director of Engineering in modeling world-class customer service to all internal and external business partners. You'll operate with a positive “can-do” attitude while sharing leadership responsibilities for broadcast operations. This includes all video, audio and associated broadcast equipment, and adhering to policies and procedures established by management.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Assist the DOE by helping establish a culture of empathy, customer service and leadership.

  • Back-up the Dir, Engineering in the research, design, installation, and repair of all television, digital, OTT, Internet Systems, high-power RF systems, production environments and all associated equipment using current platforms and protocols.  Manage building facilities and grounds, including HVAC, power generation and security systems.

  • Partner with the news department to develop, build and support content workflow and support systems including integration and problem-solving software, hardware, networking and infrastructure while keeping a collaborative environment between newsroom and production control staff.

  • May manage a staff of professional and technical engineers, operators and IT technicians. Develop and grow staff in technology and Scripps culture to meet the on-going and future technological needs of the station while collaborating with DOE on staff career growth, assessment and scheduling.

  • Monitor and enforce engineering procedures, regulation and policies as set by management. Assist in establishing and implementing policies and procedures.

  • Update technical plan documentation is when installations are completed to include changes that are made, and all meet current industry standards and comply with company policies and expectations.

  • Work with Dir, Engineering to determine current and future studio needs, assist with tracking of repair and maintenance budgets, evaluation of equipment solutions and capital planning.

  • Keep the station compliant with the FCC Rules and Regulations, as well as related local, state, and federal regulations.

  • Perform other duties as needed.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Associate degree in computer science, electrical or electronic engineering; or equivalent experience required. Bachelor degree preferred.

  • At least 3 years broadcast operations experience required.

  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.

  • Network or SBE certification preferred.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING:

  • “Customer service first” mindset, and the ability to deliver a high level of customer service.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong and effective written and oral communication skills with all levels of internal and external customers and partners.

  • Ability to relate technical matters to non-technical users.

  • Ability to relate business matters to technical staff.

  • Team player.

  • Highly self-directed and can work independently.

  • Can manage shifting priorities, demands and timelines smoothly.

  • Knowledge of FCC rules.

  • Demonstrated understanding of electronic, electrical, mechanical and information systems.

  • Must have a keen interest in emerging broadcast related technologies and how they might be utilized in our business environment.

  • Can manage shifting priorities, demands and timelines smoothly.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

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HOW WE KEEP YOU SAFE:
Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by your start date, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing or any other exemptions available under applicable law. This requirement currently excludes positions located in Florida, Montana, and Tennessee due to state law.

SCRIPPS' COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.

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.