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Chief Engineer – WOWT, Omaha

Media – Journalism – Newspaper


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:
WOWT is looking for an experienced Engineer who can supervise the day-to-day operations of Engineering, Building Maintenance, and IT Department. This includes Audio, Video, RF broadcast gear, and critical IT systems. This position is also responsible for facility maintenance and management. This includes all building and ground maintenance needs, broadcast tower maintenance, and remote transmitter site maintenance. The Chief Engineer makes sure that all FCC rules and regulations are followed, and the station is in complete compliance with the FCC and FAA. This position reports directly to the station’s general manager and there is room for growth within Gray Corporate Engineering.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Repair technical equipment to the component level
  • 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 and assist in emergency situations
  • Oversight and maintenance of all station physical assets including buildings and grounds
  • Understanding and compliance of EAS standards and practices
  • Setup remote broadcasts on location
  • Understanding of both serial and IP communication
  • Knowledge of IT systems, servers, desktops, and virtual environments, strong people skills with the ability to communicate with technicians, management and non-technical users, ability to create and read detailed CAD drawings and document all technical systems, ability to multitask in a very fast-paced environment

*An electrical engineering degree, FCC License and/or SBE certification is required. Minimum five years’ experience in television broadcast engineering. Some management experience is required. Must possess good interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written, and be fully computer literate. Comprehensive knowledge of core broadcast systems, on-air automation, television studio equipment, transmitters, IT networks, computer maintenance are all necessary qualifications.
*Must be familiar with FCC rules and broadcast standards and with network routing and IP addressing. Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks based on station needs.

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people 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 who 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

Additional Info:
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, and 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:

Closing Date:

Omaha – 68131


If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people 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.

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