Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer

  • Full Time
  • September 30, 2023

WBOY - Nexstar Media Group, Inc.


WBOY is looking for a Chief Engineer with strong skills to join the team at north central West Virginia’s top-rated TV station.  We focus on producing large market quality, while working in the family atmosphere of a small market. We work in a friendly community with a great pace of life and easy access to lots of outdoor beauty and recreation, all within quick reach of many large, metropolitan areas.


We have a robust track record of preparing employees for promotions within our organization and in our industry as a whole.  We offer excellent benefits including paid vacations, holidays and personal days, 80 hours sick leave with pay per year, health insurance plans, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, 401K Retirement Plan, paid parental leave, dental, vision, Teledoc, behavioral health services, prescription drug coverage, life insurance plans, paid short term disability, and many more benefit options.  Compensation package will be based on experience.


The Chief Engineer oversees the day-to-day operations of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the maintenance of all broadcast technology and equipment at the station. Manages all aspects of the Engineering Department and Production/Master Control Department. Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station in Clarksburg, remote studio location in Morgantown, and transmitter site. Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws. Works with corporate leadership to implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station. Manages the distribution of statewide and regional West Virginia University sports content to other Nexstar stations in West Virginia and Maryland as well as to AT&T SportsNet in Pittsburgh. Manages engineering and technology capital projects to the established budgets. Manages and coordinates fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems. Working knowledge of television and digital studio broadcast and production systems including video server technology, digital, signal routing and switching, encoding technologies and techniques, television and radio automation and traffic systems and the interface of these systems, audio encoding, routing and storage, television editing systems, video and audio storage systems and integration of the broadcast and production environment into an IT system. Evaluates, selects, installs, services, and maintains station equipment and information technology systems. Maintains station fleet of vehicles. Communicates and coordinates equipment maintenance and training with vendors/contractors. Prepares and maintains Engineering Department budget and expenses. Works closely with General Manager and department managers to ensure station objectives are being met. Evaluates employee access and trains employees on station information systems or new equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements & Skills: Associate or bachelor’s degree in engineering, IT, Communications, or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience preferred. Minimum three years’ experience with Information Technology Systems, preferably in a television broadcasting environment.  Strong PC/MS Office experience. Experience with fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems. Experience evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing, and maintaining broadcasting industry equipment and information technology systems. Experience with digital transmitters, microwave equipment, and other broadcast-related equipment. Communication skills along with organizational and interpersonal skills as well as report writing responsibilities for WBOY, Nexstar, and the FCC. Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record Fluency in English; strong communication, both verbal and written. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to work extended hours or be on call as needed, to keep station broadcasting cleanly.

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