Broadcast Engineer

Date Posted: 12/10/2019

Job Description


FOX West Texas, KIDY-TV and KXVA, TEGNA Media owned stations, have an immediate opening for a Broadcast Engineer based in Abilene, Texas. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a thorough understanding of broadcast technologies and operational models within a 24/7 broadcast operation; specifically, in Local News/Production and field operations. This position will be responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. 

The ideal candidate should have experience in the following:

  • “Hands on” engineer capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Forge and foster positive relationships with Infrastructure & support teams external to KIDY Fox e.g. Facilities, Broadcast Operations/Engineering, IT
  • Lead and manage multiple projects from conceptual stage through to launch.
  • Provide technical support to other teams within Technology & Ops at KIDY Fox.
  • Some knowledge in field operations including Trucks, Satellite, Microwave and IP newsgathering technologies
  • Strong Interpersonal skills with ability to interface with all levels of management & user community.
  • Must possess strong multitasking skills
  • Responsible for the maintenance of Broadcast Systems e.g. Routers, Crispin & Harmonic Master Control Room systems, studios, traffic and weather systems.
  • Make new technology recommendations, identify best practices and establish high operating standards
  • Maintains all mechanical and electronic equipment within the broadcast facility, as well as remote microwave sites and SNG and ENG vehicles.
  • Maintaining and/or repairing satellite receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, monitors and display systems
  • Repairs or oversees maintenance of all mechanical and electronic equipment within the broadcast facility, as well as remote microwave sites and SNG and ENG vehicles.
  • Additionally, this position will be responsible for the maintenance and support of two TV transmitters, video and RF amplifiers, microwave transmitters and receivers, and other electronic equipment generally associated with broadcast television transmissions.
  • And other duties may be assigned


Job Requirements

Here's what you need:  

  • A minimum of a two-year technical school degree, associate degree in electronics or equivalent work experience. SBE certification, a degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field is a plus.
  • Must be dependable, a self-starter, able to perform quickly and efficiently under pressure of deadlines
  • Some experience in maintaining critical Broadcast / IT environments at a broadcast facility
  • Self-starter, able to work efficiently without direct supervision
  • A great team-oriented attitude and dedication to quality
  • This position requires being on call and flexibility to work odd hours during maintenance windows or as emergencies dictate



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit 

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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About Us

KIDY/KXVA-TV are the TEGNA FOX affiliates in San Angelo and Abilene, Texas.  With over 30 years’ presence in the Concho Valley and the Big Country, we are perfecting our news operations and competing to become THE news source for the viewers that we serve.  We are actively involved in community projects and believe strongly in giving back to our communities.  There isn’t a better time than now to join our growing news operation as we plan and work toward the future.