11414 West Center Road, Suite 342
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: 402-933-5995
Fax: 402-933-0059
E-mail: jim@ne-ba.org

Broadcast Careers: WOWT TV, Omaha - Broadcast Engineer

Broadcast Engineer

March 26, 2019

Maximum Application Deadline: June 30, 2019

Applicants will be notified of Position Closing.



WOWT is looking for an experienced Engineer that can supervise the day-to-day operations of Engineering, Building Maintenance and IT Department. Full knowledge of station operations and technical layout with emphasis on news production facilities. Supervise all day-to-day operations of the engineering department. Coordinate long-term and short-term engineering projects involving upgrades and maintenance of facility and broadcast systems. Work alongside engineering, IT and building maintenance staff to handle daily maintenance and repair tasks.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:


The Broadcast Engineer interacts daily with local programming staff and will be responsible to follow all WOWT and FCC standards and guidelines. 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 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.




A FCC License and/or SBE certification is required. Minimum ten years’ experience in television broadcast engineering. 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.


Apply Online at: https://www.gray.tv/careers#currentopenings



WOWT / Gray Television Group, Inc. participates in E-Verify, is a drug-free company and requires pre-employment drug testing. Also, if applicable to the position, MVR/Driver’s review and testing. EOE (All positions must show flexibility for evolving or changing operational needs. Hours, shifts, responsibilities, etc. are subject to change at management discretion.)


Gray Television Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap or marital status. Discriminatory employment practices are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission. If you believe your Equal Employment Rights have been violated, you may contact the FCC in Washington, D.C. 20054, or other appropriate state or local agencies.




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