WTHR Indianapolis, is seeking an innovative, energetic and dynamic leader for the position of Chief Engineer. The Chief Engineer reports to the Director of Engineering and Operations. Responsibilities include contribution to the business vision, installation and maintenance of all broadcast technology and the RF plant, assistance in department management and budgeting, and daily direct supervision and assignment of the maintenance and operations staff. The workday involves extensive multi-tasking within a fast paced news heavy environment as well as work on some weekends and holidays.
Qualified candidates will have a solid engineering, IT and technical management background including a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or related field or the equivalent experience, and a minimum of three years’ technical management experience in a medium to large television market. Must demonstrate strong self-motivation and dynamic leadership skills, and the ability to multi-task and perform superbly under pressure. Exceptional innovation and project implementation skills to insure that our enterprise maximizes the benefits of cutting edge technology are essential. Must be detail oriented with proven sharp reasoning and great technical troubleshooting abilities along with strong communication and people skills.
The position requires a valid driver’s license and at least one of the following: SBE or equivalent professional certification or a valid FCC General Class Operator’s License or Restricted Radiotelephone Permit.
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