SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
May 27, 2015  

Jobs - Positions Wanted

As a service to its members, SBE Chapter 37 publishes DC - area industry related job openings. Additionally, we are pleased to post positions wanted.

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Engineering Manager


Help Wanted

WIYY 98 Rock
WBAL Newsradio 1090

Job Description

WBAL-AM & WIYY-FM, Hearst Television owned is looking for a motivated, forward thinking leader for the Engineering department.  Should have strong technical, communication and IT skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all studio, transmitter and field equipment
  • Prepare capital and operating budgets for stations
  • Make all capital purchases for station and maintain asset inventory
  • Work closely with programming, promotions, sales and news departments in a productive, communicative way, in order to help achieve their needs and goals
  • Manage maintenance staff
  • Maintain redundancy and emergency continuation of business
  • Ensure station is compliant with FCC rules and regulations
  • Provide off-hours support of station when necessary
  • Establish and follow all necessary regular measurements, checks, maintenance, etc.
  • Maintain all aspects of 48 acre AM transmitter site, towers and facility PEP Program station representative
  • Manage UST and FEMA equipment
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, climb a ladder and valid driver’s license required

Required Skills

  • Transmitter maintenance
  • Broadcast Automation systems, WideOrbit Automation preferred.
  • Previous leadership and management experience
  • Budgeting and Capital planning

Required Experience

  • 5+ years in radio engineering

WBAL-TV, WBAL-AM and WIYY-FM are equal opportunity employers and are dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies at the stations. We seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our stations.

(Entered: 05/20/2015. Posted: 05/20/2015-08/20/2015)

Director of Engineering

Radio America

Help Wanted

Radio America

The Radio America Network in Arlington (Ballston), Virginia, is seeking a qualified applicant for Director of Engineering. The position entails the strategic planning, design and installation as well as oversight of the day-to-day maintenance of Radio America's broadcast technical infrastructure, which includes radio, Internet and video production.

The successful candidate will posses:

  • A Bachelor's degree or better in Electrical Engineering / Computer Science, or equivalent work experience.
  • Five years experience in management and administration of a heterogeneous computer network consisting of Linux / OS X / Windows systems in a realtime radio broadcast environment.
  • Five years experience in the integration, installation and maintenance of broadcast infrastructure, such as audio mixers, codecs and routing systems.
  • Proven competence in the development and implementation of multi-faceted technical projects

Experience with the following hardware and software systems would be a plus:

  • CentOS Linux
  • Asterisk Virtual PBX
  • CounterPoint Radio Traffic System
  • Logitek Audio Engines / Control Surfaces
  • Rivendell Radio Automation
  • X-Digital Satellite Delivery System (Westwood One variant)

Radio America offers a competitive pay package and benefits. E.O.E. Interested applicants can email resumes (by May 29 2015) to:

Rich McFadden, VP of Operations

(Entered: 05/06/2015. Posted: 05/06/2015-05/30/2015)

Staff Engineer


Help Wanted


We are seeking a Staff Engineer to assist the Chief Engineer in the duties of the engineering department at our Baltimore, MD cluster. This position will support the broadcast and IT infrastructure for our 4 radio stations. The ideal candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision, work well under pressure, and be solution-oriented. Primary responsibilities include the repair, installation and maintenance of all station equipment including transmitters, studio equipment, remote equipment, telephones, computers and computer networks. Candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a broadcast environment. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a critical component of this role. SBE or Network Certifications are strongly preferred. Salary will be based on experience.

Responsibilities and Skills:

  • Installation and maintenance of radio broadcast and IT equipment
  • Offer exceptional customer service to fellow employees, listeners and advertisers
  • NexGen automation experience a plus
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills are essential. Applicant should be comfortable troubleshooting computer systems and broadcast signal flow
  • Working knowledge of LAN/WAN/VPN networking, AOIP and VOIP technologies
  • Must be able to read and produce technical drawings/documentation
  • Must be well-organized, detail-oriented and possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills to effectively prioritize work and resolve issues. Excellent reasoning skills in order assist in troubleshooting problems
  • Ability to follow verbal instructions while involved in high-pressure situations, being pro-active and relating information in a concise manner during critical situations
  • Must be able to work highly varied and flexible hours in support of our station and may be required to be on call up to two weeks per month
  • Setup, supervise, and break-down occasional remote broadcasts

A valid driver's license is required. We offer a great working environment and generous benefits package, including 401K!

Send cover letter and resume to:
ATTN: Matt Howell
1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20852

(Entered: 04/03/2015. Posted: 04/03/2015-07/03/2015)
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