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Assistant Chief Engineer

KQIZ / KPUR / KARX / KZRK / KNSH

Location: Amarillo, TX

Contact Name: Cumulus Media

Job Description

Cumulus Media | Amarillo is searching for an Assistant Chief Engineer.  The Assistant Chief Engineer assists the Chief Engineer in installation, maintenance and repair of studio, transmitter and ancillary equipment in order to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements. Includes responsibility for telecommunications, computer and networking systems.

Who We Are:
Cumulus | Amarillo currently features 6 stations in the Amarillo area and surrounding counties.  Our stations include:  KQIZ-FM, KZRK-FM, KARX-FM, KPUR-FM/AM, KNSH-AM.  The cluster of 6 stations reaches thousands of listeners on a daily basis.  

General Responsibilities:
Assists in maintaining station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance
Follows routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment
Installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc.
Works with programming/promotion departments to coordinate and maintain remote broadcasts as needed
Responsibilities include compliance with FCC rules and regulations, and 24/7 on call.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Interact with management and staff at all levels and ability to multi-task and handle pressures and deadlines
Problem-solving ability and skill in prioritizing
Experience with cluster-wide audio routing, digital audio delivery, EAS, Studio Telephone, engineering IT and back office systems
Computer literacy in applicable software packages (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, Automation Systems, Novel, Linux, etc.)
Ability to work independently to troubleshoot/repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities
Advanced IT 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
May be required to lift 50 pounds
Minimum 3+ years in broadcast engineer or related field preferred

Education and Licensing:

Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience
SBE CBT and/or CBNT Certification a plus
Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance

What We Offer:
Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance with HSA and company match
401K with company match
Paid Vacation & Holidays 

For more information about Cumulus Media or to apply, please visit www.cumulus.com

Cumulus Media is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 

Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)