Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer

Website Quincy Media

Description:

KTTC has a rare opportunity for a motivated individual with broadcast engineering experience to join our management team as Chief Engineer.

 

Based in Rochester, Minnesota, KTTC (NBC 10) is the market-leading, award-winning, NBC-affiliated, local television station serving southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa in the Nielsen designated Rochester-Austin-Mason City television market. KTTC also operates the market’s FOX affiliate, KXLT-TV FOX 47 (owned by SagamoreHill Broadcasting), through a shared services agreement.

KTTC News produces 32 hours of local news broadcasts each week, including a daily one-hour primetime newscast on FOX 47. In addition, KTTC 10.2 is home to Rochester’s CW network, and we also operate multicast networks of 10.3 H&I, 10.4 CourtTV, and 10.5 JusticeTV.  KXLT also provides 47.2 MeTV, 47.3 LAFF, 47.4 CourtTV Mystery, 47.5 Quest, and 47.6 GRIT.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Repair and troubleshoot technical equipment and systems.
  • Responsible for station Engineering budget and project budgets.
  • Able to work with other Department Heads well in planning and executing station projects.
  • Integration, maintenance and operation of new and existing equipment including towers, transmitters, microwave and satellite gear and tenant installations
  • Manage all engineering aspects of the technical facility including studio support, post editing systems, field production support and transmission of live/taped events & programs
  • Have expert knowledge regarding equipment, technology, and systems and be able to step in an assist in emergency situations
  • Oversight and maintenance of all station physical assets including buildings and grounds
  • Oversight of all broadcast and IT systems
  • Understanding and compliance of EAS standards and practices
  • Setup remote broadcasts on location
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Requirements:

Requirements:
  • Experience in television broadcast engineering is required.
  • Management experience is a plus. Must possess good interpersonal communications skills, both oral and written, and be fully computer literate.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of core broadcast systems, on-air automation, television studio equipment, IOT transmitters as well knowledge of IT networks, computer maintenance and repair.
  • Must be familiar with FCC rules and broadcast standards and with network routing and IP addressing.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks based on station needs.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds, with occasional work on ladders.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Be available “on call” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency engineering problems.
  • Work in cooperation with all departments to achieve technical excellence and station profitability.

Contact:

Bryce Caldwell, Vice President and General Manager
KTTC is part of Quincy Media; a family owned company operating 18 television stations doing news, two newspapers and two radio stations. Quincy is always hiring. EOE. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: Bryce Caldwell Vice President and General Manager KTTC Television 6301 Bandel Road NW Rochester, MN 55901 bcaldwell@kttc.com No phone calls please.

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