Assistant Chief Engineer
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 5/13/2021

Job Description


WTOV-TV is looking for a full time Assistant Chief Engineer. Have you always had a knack for problem-solving? Are you the type of person who enjoys being hands-on and also doesn’t mind taking a break every now and then to coach another teammate towards perfecting their craft? Our team needs YOU to continue to elevate our engineering team. The Assistant Chief Engineer plays an imperative role as the go-between resource for the engineering team, leadership, and the location’s personnel. We need a dynamic team lead to help grow the impact of our engineering team! What you can expect working as an Assistant Chief Engineer:


What you can expect working as an Assistant Chief Engineer:



  • To work with a team focused on meaningful relationships

  • A high-energy environment

  • A chance to work on a team supported, influenced & lead by some of the Broadcast Industry’s leading innovators

  • Related on-the-job experience

  • To work at the TV station regularly & to travel with the News team routinely

  • Daily opportunities to learn the art of how-to (re)prioritize.

  • The station’s obstacles and challenges are your challenges.

  • The possibility of unexpected and/or late-night calls for engineering-emergencies at the station

  • Act as the subject matter expert and point of contact for all things as it relates to equipment and technology at the location, as well as stay up-to-date on the new industry standards

  • Provide additional support and resource subject matter expertise in the absence of the Chief Engineer to all staff (including leadership and location personnel, and the onsite Engineering team)

  • Support and assist the News department in maintaining must-have for live production

  • Implement, install & maintain engineering systems and provide end-user support across all departments

  • Provide transmitter support

  • Replace or adjust defective and/or improperly functioning equipment

  • Networking/Wiring

  • Administrative “musts” (i.e., tracking and organizing department-related budget information)


Requirements:



  • On-the-job and/or formal training repairing transmitters

  • Valid & unencumbered driver’s license

  • Work experience, education, and/or formal training/certification in one or more of an engineering-related fields (e.g., technology; information systems; computer science; electrical engineering and/or electronics).

  • Ability to lift 40-50 lbs


Bonus points for…



  • Previous broadcast experience

  • Familiarity with FCC regulations

  • Engineering-related certifications


Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Job Snapshot

About Us

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

We believe Sinclair Broadcast Group’s people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. Sinclair's success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of broadcasting and we need talented, dedicated, ethical professionals to do so. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. To be the best, you have to attract the best. This is why we provide opportunity for advancement, a challenging work environment, and a company culture with open communication and teamwork. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!

We also offer excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Company-sponsored medical/prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-paid Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and PTO
  • And more…