Cumulus Media Fort Walton Beach , FL 32548
Posted 3 weeks ago
CUMULUS MEDIA | Fort Walton Beach-Destin and Pensacola, FL is looking for a Chief Engineer.
The Sun - The Sand of Florida's Gulf Coast - and GREAT people to work with andoh yeahsome engineering work too. Cumulus Media is looking for a Chief Engineer for Fort Walton Beach-Destin and Pensacola. For us the broadcast business is more than just playing music, it is about serving our communities, our listeners, our employees, and our advertisers. The center of GREAT radio is a GREAT signal so we "darn near" worship a solid engineer. We are looking for a radio engineer with a successful track record. The person we are looking for is someone who sees the future of radio and is excited about it. This is a critical position in our company.
The Chief Engineer manages the installation, maintenance and repair of studio, transmitting 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. Remote accessible studios and transmitter sites for rapid troubleshooting
Who We Are:
CUMULUS | Fort Walton Beach-Destin currently features 5 stations in the Fort Walton Beach area and surrounding counties. Our stations include: 99.5 WKSM 99ROCK, 96.5 WZNS Z96, 93.3 WNCV Coast 93.3, 105.5 WYZB NASH-FM, 1260/107.5 WFTW News Talk. The cluster of 5 stations reaches thousands of listeners daily.
CUMULUS | Pensacola currently features 5 stations in the Pensacola area and surrounding counties. Our stations include: 94.1 WMEZ-FM Soft Rock, 1370 WCOA-AM Talk Radio, 106.1-FM Magic our Urban Adult Contemporary Station, 102.7-FM WXBM plays Country music, 100.7 WJTQ JET is Classic Hits. The cluster of 5 stations reaches thousands of listeners on a daily basis.
Oversees staff that maintains station operationthrough preventative and corrective maintenance
Establishes routinemaintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment
Oversees and assist with the installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, controlsystems, remote equipment, etc.
Works withlocal management to coordinate remotebroadcasts as needed
Responsibilitiesinclude compliance with FCC rules and regulations, budgeting and CapEx
Travel to other markets or towers and stations may be required
24/7 on call (notice how we saved this for last)
Excellent verbal and writtencommunication skills
Interact with management andstaff at all levels and ability to multi-task, delegate and handle pressures anddeadlines
Knowledge of all applicable FCCrules and regulations
Advanced experience withcluster-wide audio routing, digital audio delivery, EAS, Studio Telephoneand engineering IT systems
Computer literacy in applicablesoftware packages which may include (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, Automation Systems, Novel, Linux, etc.)
Ability to troubleshootbroadcast equipment to the component level
Ability to work independentlyto troubleshoot/repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities
IT skills including local area and wide area networking
Knowledge of electricalsystems, UPS, and standby generators and record keeping
Knowledge of telephone systemsand protocols including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL and PRI circuits
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Ability to climb stairs and ladders is required
All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations
Education and Licensing:
Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience
SBE CBRE Certification a plus
Must possess valid state driver's license and provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance
What we offer:
Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask "what if" and try innovative solutions
Medical, Dental & VisionInsurance coverage
401K with company match to plan for the long-term
Paid Vacation & Holidays
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CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)