Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Denver
  • Salary: $115,000 - $150,000

KSE Radio Ventures


Chief Engineer
KKSE, KXKL, KIMN Radio Office – Denver, Colorado, Denver, CO, US

Salary Range:$115,000.00 To $150,000.00 Annually

Job Title: Chief Engineer

Department: G&A Technical-Engineering

Business Unit: KSE Radio

Location: KWOF, KXKL, KIMN Radio Office – Denver, Colorado

Reports To:  SVP & GM, RADIO

Employment Type: Full-Time, Exempt, Salary

Supervisor Position: Yes


Position Summary – KSE Radio in Denver, CO seeks a Chief Engineer to oversee and manage studio and transmitter engineering responsibilities for the deployment, monitoring, maintenance and repair of broadcast radio equipment, Broadcast IT, data network assets and sports radio networks. This qualified individual will ensure stations stay on the air with quick and effective troubleshooting skills. This leadership position also includes a full understanding and regulation of FCC Rules and Regulations.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities –

Have a full understanding of technical facilities, complex broadcast production equipment systems as well as computer and data network assets in the Broadcast production environment.
Ability to rapidly diagnose problems and provide alternative solutions if needed to maintain production deadlines.
Ability to comprehend complex concepts and workflows.
Participate and contribute to the design, development, and deployment of complex broadcast production equipment systems as well as computer and data network assets in the Broadcast Engineering environment.
Participate and contribute to the training of staff radio operators, promotions staff and air talent in the operation of studio and remote broadcast equipment and systems.
Occasional direct execution or participation in major or high-visibility remote broadcasts and/or promotions.
The employee must be able to work evening, weekend and/or overnight as needed to accommodate projects, facility availability, and emergency service.
The employee will be on 24-hour call.

Performance Requirements/Skills –

Strong technical experience with radio broadcast equipment.
Understanding of customary equipment, design, documentation, and integration of radio broadcast systems.
Knowledge of Wide Orbit Automation for Radio.
Knowledge of Harris (GatesAir) Vistamax routing and mixing systems.
Knowledge of Telos Axia / Vx Audio over IP and telephone systems.
Familiarity with the Wheatstone and Wheatnet Audio over IP Routing and mixing systems.
Knowledge of essential broadcast IT concepts including (but not limited to); Microsoft client and server operating systems, IPV4 (IPV6 a plus), SAN/NAS systems, Broadcast IT architecture, system wiring and network performance analysis.
Awareness of, (if not proficiency with) Cisco networking, firewall and IP Switches.
Proficient in Microsoft Visio or other technical concept and documentation applications.
Knowledge of Burk Arc+ and Arc 16 facilities control and monitoring systems.
Experience maintaining and supporting AM and FM transmission systems.
Directional AM transmission and FM master antenna environment experience a plus.
Experience in radio station renovations or facility build outs is a plus.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to express complex concepts verbally and in written documentation.
Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and motivation.
Ability to maintain knowledge of technology and industry trends.
Work in a 4-station AM & FM radio broadcast facility with a shared studio complex and 5 transmission locations supporting music, talk, & network-based radio products.
Ability to perform functions under tight time constraints is critical to this position.
Ability to service and update studio Nielsen PPM and Voltair equipment.
Ability and knowledge to maintain, update and follow FCC Rules, Licensing and Regulations.
Ability to acquire or produce and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and meet company vehicle driving standards.

Education/Experience –

Bachelor’s degree preferred in Communications, Broadcasting or Radio/TV/Film, or equivalent work experience.
A minimum 5 years’ experience utilizing the aforementioned skill set in day-to-day support of a radio broadcast facility. Primarily focus during this work experience should have been operating and supporting a varied array of radio products.
SBE certification preferred as a Certified Radio Broadcast Engineer (CBRE) and Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist (CBNT).
Experience with sports radio networks is preferred.


Based on qualifications and experience.

Base Salary Range $115,000 – $150,000

Benefits Include

Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Life Insurance
Short and Long-term Disability
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending plans (FSAs)
401K plan
11 Paid Company Holidays

Working Conditions & Physical Demands –

Requires prolonged standing, sitting, walking some bending, stooping, and stretching.  Occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity enough to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment.  Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports. Frequently will be in a studio or at a live event with unforeseeable environments. Requires ability to work in an environment with moderate to very loud noise levels. Requires mobility enough to travel.





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