Nexstar Media Group

  • Assistant Chief Engineer

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    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    CBS 17 is looking to hire an Assistant Chief Engineer. The right candidate will have skills in a broad set of engineering and information technology disciplines including, but not limited to:

    • Transmitter Operation and Repair
    • Networking and Computer Systems
    • High and Low voltage systems
    • RF Systems
    • Electronics
    • Electronic News Gathering (Microwave, Satellite, and Bonded Cellular)
    • Automation


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The right candidate will assist the Chief Engineer in daily operations, project and team management, design and installation of systems, documentation, and be designated as the Chief Operator of the station when the Chief Engineer is not available. A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, or related field is required. Five years minimum experience in the broadcasting industry is required. This is not an entry level position. Management experience is preferred. Proficiency in drawing software (Visio, CAD, etc.) is desired. Transmitter/RF maintenance experience is desired. Not required but highly desirable is the ability to code. A valid driver’s license is required. Some minor travel may be involved. This position will be on-call for overnights and weekends on rotation. Fluency in English is required.

    • Assists in managing all aspects of the Engineering Department
    • Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station and transmitter sites
    • Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal, laws
    • Works closely with Chief Engineer to implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station
    • Assists with managing engineering and technology capital projects to the established budgets.
    • Manages and coordinates fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
    • Evaluates, selects, installs, services and maintains station equipment and information technology systems
    • Repairs and maintains station building infrastructures
    • Assists in maintaining station vehicle fleet, including live satellite trucks
    • Communicates with and coordinates equipment maintenance and training with vendors/contractors
    • Performs other duties as assigned


     Physical Demands & Work Environment:


    The Assistant Chief Engineer must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. The Assistant Chief Engineer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required.

    Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. provides a comprehensive salary package which includes benefits such as medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a 401k plan with company match.



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