Broadcast Engineer

Posted by Cowles Montana Media

Missoula, MT
Posted: 2018-04-03


Oversee and hands-on repair & maintenance of central-casting facility and transmitter sites.  Operation consists of 3 full power and 3 low power TV stations.


The Cowles Montana Media station in Missoula, MT has an opening for a Broadcast Technician. Broadcast Technician must be able to solve complex problems in a timely manner. Often working on strict deadlines or within live production environments, Broadcast Technician must be calm under pressure, have excellent time management skills and the ability to recall extensive technical knowledge quickly. They must be detail-oriented to identify and prevent potential technical issues. They must be able to prioritize and shift work priorities quickly, maintaining flexibility and quick response time.

Duties include but not limited to the following:

·         Provide desktop support to all staff members throughout several departments.

·         Installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software.

·         Training end users in the proper use of computers, software, internal programs and workflows.

·         Design and implement permanent technical solutions

·         Seek opportunities to reduce spend/increase newsgathering efficiency by implementation of smart technology

·         Installation, maintenance, and repair of broadcast, satellite, transmission systems and equipment.


Qualifications:  Undergraduate Degree in Engineering desired but equivalent work experience in TV broadcast facility acceptable. Experience with digital transmission systems, broadcast microwave systems, digital control room systems, networking, video over IP, automation, and a solid understanding of FCC rules. Organizational skills a must!

The Ideal candidate will have

  • Broadcast or IT experience
  • Obtaining some technical education
  • Becoming proficient in Windows, Apple, and Linux operating systems
  • Possessing computer network or network security knowledge and training
  • Exhibiting experience in maintaining and operating transmission equipment
  • Having knowledge of audio and video software and applications
  • Demonstrating an ability to interface with clients and other departments
  • Flexible schedule and ability to support a 24/7 operation
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in live production environments
  • Have a calm patient friendly attitude
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision. 


Send resume with cover letter and salary history to Personnel: Broadcast Engineer, ABC FOX Montana, 2200 Stephens Avenue, Missoula, MT, 59801, or email to Cowles Montana Media Company is an EOE.

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer