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October 21, 2016  

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Part Time Engineer

Cumulus Media

Help Wanted

Cumulus Media

Job Summary:

Assists the Engineering Managers with the installation, maintenance/repair of studio equipment, transmitting and ancillary equipment in order to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements.  Includes; assisting with telecommunications, computer and networking systems. This position is 4:30am – 9:30am Monday-Friday.

 Who We Are:

A leader in the Radio Broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 452 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels.

Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports and entertainment, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, and the GRAMMY's. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, NASH Country Weekly Online, concerts, licensed products and Television / Video.

General Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to Engineering Manager.
  • Maintains station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance
  • Follows routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment
  • Performs necessary measurements of equipment performance
  • Installs and performs maintenance on broadcast consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc.
  • Assists with maintenance and support of computer networks and related systems
  • Facility HVAC troubleshooting and operational maintenance
  • Provide coverage in the absence of other engineering staff

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations preferred
  • Computer literacy in or the desire to lean applicable software packages which may include (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, OpX automation, etc.)
  • Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level preferred
  • Ability to assist in troubleshooting and repairing AM and FM transmitting facilities
  • Knowledge of electrical systems and the UPS and standby generators 
  • Troubleshoot HVAC systems problems and minor maintenance as needed
  • Knowledge of telephone systems including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL and PRI circuits, and VOIP
  • Interact with management and staff at all levels
  • Ability to multi-task and handle pressures and deadlines and skills in prioritizing
  • May be required to lift 50 pounds
  • Minimum 2+ years in broadcast engineering or related field

Education and Licensing:

  • Associates or technical degree in Information Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience
  • SBE Certification a plus
  • Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Recognition and reward for outstanding performance.

For more information about Cumulus Media or to apply, please visit

Cumulus Media is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 


Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

(Entered: 10/13/2016. Posted: 10/13/2016-01/13/2017)

Broadcast Engineer

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Help Wanted


Job Description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!


WJLA / NewsChannel 8, in  Washington DC, is seeking a Broadcast Engineer! This individual will be responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. This includes server-based record and play-out systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, news room computer systems, data networks, and broadcast transmission equipment.


Responsibilities include:


  • Provide the engineering design and assist with the building and installation of electronic systems/equipment as assigned
  • Maintain and repair transmitters (AM, FM, TV, Microwave, Fiber, satellite, etc.), receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, video tape systems, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, two-way radios, monitors and display systems
  • Provide budget information to support the implementation of new systems
  • Provide technical support to operational users
  • Consult and communicate with engineering management and other engineers on technical issues as required
  • Provide specific engineering signal flow diagrams for CAD documentation on all work performed on technical systems
  • Perform all technical work to engineering standards and practices
  • Other duties may be assigned



Other Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Self-starter, able to work efficiently without direct supervision
  • Be able to work effectively with other departments receiving and communicating instructions via telephone or in person
  • Be able to read and understand technical materials
  • Able to set priorities under pressure of deadlines
  • Able to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Hold a valid driver's license
  • Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours, weekends, and evenings
  • Associate’s degree (AA) in electronics preferred
  • Minimum of five years broadcast experience
  • Working knowledge of broadcast station operations



Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!



Job LocationWashington, District of Columbia, United StatesCompany LocationWJLAPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

(Entered: 09/29/2016. Posted: 09/29/2016-12/29/2016)
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