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Assistant Chief Engineer – WOWT TV, Omaha

About Gray Television: Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WOWT: WOWT is a modern facility equipped with state of the art technology, and with our leading broadcast news we provide award winning local news coverage, dedicated community service, and effective marketing solutions for area businesses. Omaha is one of the most progressive cities in the Midwest with a strong market supported by several national industries. The Omaha area boasts an array of top attractions that can’t be matched, from the World Famous Henry Doorly Zoo, to the NCAA Men’s College World Series. Omaha is popular for our downtown which is home to a revitalized riverfront and the Historic Old Market.

Job Summary/Description: Assists the Chief Engineer with installation, maintenance, or modification of studio broadcasting equipment, broadcast IT infrastructure, and transmitter site infrastructure in accordance with FCC compliance. Will also assist the Chief Engineer with implementing technology, both software and infrastructure, that supports company analog, digital and streaming operations.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

• Ability to self-learn specialized software applications.

• Aptitude for intuitive operation of electronic equipment for broadcast and production.

• Should have experience with and knowledge of FCC regulations to be a station’s Chief Operator.

• AutoCAD and Visio knowledge a plus. Must be detail oriented with the ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment

• SBE certification a plus.

• Lifting 50 pounds, climbing ladders, and other physical activity associated with accessing rooftop and industrial environment locations.


• 5 years of experience in Television Broadcast Operations/Maintenance.

• 5 years of experience in IT-related systems.

• 3 years of managerial or supervisory experience preferred.

Qualified applicants go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WOWT-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior by the first workday.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 8/17/2023

Closing Date: 11/15/2023

City: Omaha – 68131

State: Nebraska

Apply Online URL: https://gray.tv/careers