RF Transmitter/Broadcast Engineer

RF Transmitter/Broadcast Engineer

  • Full Time
  • New Orleans
  • May 3, 2023



WGNO-TV, the ABC affiliate in New Orleans, is looking for a qualified engineer to join our local technology team as a RF Transmitter/Broadcast Engineer. The ideal candidate must be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment providing top notch support to the TV station during regular and breaking news broadcasts, severe weather events, as well as during the implementation/maintenance of new and existing equipment.


Understand and assist in compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws Chief operator duties. EAS system maintenance monitoring, documentation and record keeping. Transmitters monitoring, maintenance, operator log checking and record keeping. Work closely with management and co-workers to ensure company objectives are being met Minimizes service interruptions at times of equipment and/or system failure by rapidly identifying and implementing solutions Building maintenance duties. Assist in and conduct the daily operations and maintenance of building systems, including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other general maintenance requirements of facilities, backup generator, fire protection systems Broadcast studio duties. Transmitter + studio. Assist other station staff engineers and IT with engineering and other technical projects. Set up and operate equipment, production and transmission links during outside broadcasts Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously


Experience: Experience with Solid State transmitter maintenance, satellite earth stations, microwave systems and RF experience is a must. IT experience with computer, printers, networking and switching is a must Experience with news production control rooms, routers, video storage devices, satellite ground stations, bonded cellular ENG equipment, Fiber Optic networks, Newsroom systems like Bit Central and ENPS experience required Experience with fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems Experience with Broadcast automation systems like Ross overdrive, good knowledge of broadcast master control systems Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, and other office equipment Strong PC/MS Office experience Requirements: Technical degree in Digital Electronics, at least 5 years TV broadcast experience or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience (Double E, Electrical Engineering degree preferred) Awareness of best practice in health and safety for the workplace. Fluency in English Excellent communication skills, both oral and written Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record


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