Assistant Chief Engineer

Charleston, SC
Posted: 2018-03-12


WCIV is seeking an Assistant Chief Engineer! This individual will oversee daily technical operations and will be responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. This includes server-based record and play-out systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, news room computer systems, data networks, and broadcast transmission equipment. You will also train and mentor engineering staff.

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. 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! Our 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. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!


Provide the engineering design and assist with the building and installation of electronic systems/equipment as assigned
Maintain and repair transmitters (AM, FM, TV, Microwave, Fiber, satellite, etc.), receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, video tape systems, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, two-way radios, monitors and display systems
Provide budget information to support the implementation of new systems
Provide technical support to operational users
Consult and communicate with engineering management and other engineers on technical issues as required
Provide specific engineering signal flow diagrams for CAD documentation on all work performed on technical systems
Perform all technical work to engineering standards and practices


Self-starter and able to work efficiently without direct supervision
Be able to work effectively with other departments receiving and communicating instructions via telephone or in person
Be able to read and understand technical materials
Able to set priorities under pressure of deadlines
Hold a valid drivers license
Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes, including extended hours, weekends, and evenings
Associate’s degree (AA) in electronics is preferred
A minimum of five years of broadcast experience
Working knowledge of broadcast station operations


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