Chief Engineer- Hubbard Radio
Hubbard Radio is a full-service media company with 16 radio stations and cutting-edge digital solutions in four of northern Minnesota's most beautiful and active resort communities: Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd and Wadena. At Hubbard, we're looking for the best people in local media to help build dominant brands that connect consumers and advertisers to build better businesses and communities. We succeed by always doing the right thing with focus, urgency, and passion.
This position is responsible for all day-to-day and long-term engineering and technical management operations including towers, RF transmitters, on-air studio operations, automation systems, and all other related broadcast operating systems
Develops, maintains, administers and owns engineering departmental operations budget and capital budgets for studio and transmitter locations.
Identifies, analyzes and trouble shoots problems or issues related to engineering, including studio and transmitter problems in a timely and effective manner.
Works with and under the guidance of the Director of Engineering for Hubbard Radio Minnesota and Corporate IT rules and practices. Also works cooperatively with General Managers and Program Directors in each market.
Provides hands on support as needed.
Consults and collaborates with General Managers and station management on long-term and short-term engineering objectives, goals and action plans.
Executes engineering objectives, goals and action plans and is held accountable for results.
Studies and plans for future station engineering needs including purchases and growth.
Communicates how objectives, goals and action plans affect the stations.
Develops strong department through applicable training, evaluation, and daily contact with employees. Establishes, consults and communicates departmental, station and Corp policies, procedures and guidance as needed.
Knowledgeable of and applies as needed all current FCC rules and regulations. Ensures that all stations are compliant with FCC rules and regulations at all times.
Travel required, up to 75%.
An associate or bachelor degree, or equivalent experience and/or certification, in broadcast electronics, telecommunications, IT or related field is required. SBE certification preferred.
3-5 years broadcasting and IT experience to include experience with radio automation (Zetta preferred) as well as with FM, AM, and AM Directional transmitters. Tube transmitter experience is also prefered.
Thorough knowledge of current FCC rules and regulations.
Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Compelling detail orientation with strong attention to accuracy and problem solving, following up until issues are resolved.
Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
Ability to work in compliance with company policies and procedures.
Ability to function in a team environment yet be able to work as an individual contributor.
Work well under pressure.
Available to work with short notice including early mornings, late evenings and weekends.
Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed.
Clean driving record, ability to travel up to 75%.
We are an equal opportunity employer. (03-12-20)
13225 Dogwood Dr S
Baxter, MN 56425
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