Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer

Cumulus Media


CUMULUS MEDIA | LAKE CHARLES is looking for a Chief Engineer. The Chief Engineer manages the installation, maintenance and repair of studio, transmitting and ancillary equipment in order to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements. Includes responsibility for telecommunications, computer and networking systems.


Oversees staff that maintains station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance Establishes routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment Oversees and assist with the installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc. Works with local management to coordinate remote broadcasts as needed Responsibilities include compliance with FCC rules and regulations, budgeting Travel to other markets or towers and stations may be required Manages a staff of one or more people 24/7 on call


Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills Interact with management and staff at all levels and ability to multi-task, delegate and handle pressures and deadlines Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations Advanced experience with cluster-wide audio routing, digital audio delivery, EAS, Studio Telephone and engineering IT systems Computer literacy in applicable software packages which may include (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, Automation Systems, Novel, Linux, etc.) Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level Ability to work independently to troubleshoot/repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities IT skills including local area and wide area networking Knowledge of electrical systems, UPS, and standby generators and record keeping Knowledge of telephone systems and protocols including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL and PRI circuits Must be able to lift 50 pounds Ability to climb stairs and ladders is required Minimum 5+ years as Chief Engineer Education and Licensing: Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience SBE CBRE Certification a plus Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance What we offer: Competitive pay Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage 401K with company match to plan for the long-term Paid Vacation & Holidays For immediate consideration, please visit


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