CHIEF ENGINEER – KGNS – Gray Television – Laredo, TX
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About Gray Television:
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 101 television markets. Upon closing pending transaction, Gray will own television stations serving 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.
KGNS TV’s market dominance begins with a prime offering of NBC, CBS, ABC, CW and Telemundo affiliations; and a delivery daily newscasts across multiple broadcasts and digital streams including desktop and mobile. KGNS TV, the areas’ leading news broadcaster is located in the Laredo, Texas Metropolitan area and serves a combined population of over 790,000 (seven hundred ninety thousand) on the South Texas and US/Mexico border. The area consisting of Webb, Zapata, Dimmit, LaSalle, Maverick, Zavala, Frio, Duval and Jim Hogg counties; and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico is geographically poised for success between two nations. A thriving and dynamic area for all things news, the Laredo Metro area houses a diverse economy that is often immune to economic anomalies experienced by the rest of the country. Touted the number 1 (one) inland port on the US/Mexico border and diverse in her economy, whether it be ranching, agriculture, international trade, healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing or oil/gas, Laredo and our sister cities offer a wide range of industries to foster a consistently healthy economy. Laredo’s population is a diverse blend of ethnicities with a median age of 27 (twenty seven). Her young and vibrant energy lends itself to a history that offers entertainment, a wide array of eateries and a cultural immersion in a unique experience that can only be held by the romance of this U.S. / Mexico border culture.
A home to many successful broadcasters, KGNS TV has a reputation of preparing reporters, producers, and anchors for their next move, which includes moves to larger metro markets. On the sales and marketing side, training integrated marketing techniques is one of the reasons our team continues to thrive. The KGNS TV family is one where integrity, ethics, and personal growth are fostered. After all, it’s always sunny in Laredo, Texas.
A Chief Engineer who will lead and manage a staff of Engineers and IT professionals. Overall job description is to maintain the stations broadcast and IT technology, facilities, and all equipment. In addition, ensure all stations follow FCC standards and guidelines.
Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Repair and troubleshoot technical equipment and systems
- Responsible for station Engineering budget and project budgets
- Able to work with other Department Heads well in planning and executing station projects
- 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
- Oversight of all broadcast and IT systems
- Understanding and compliance of EAS standards and practices
- Setup remote broadcasts on location
- Perform other tasks as assigned
Experience in television broadcast engineering is required. Management experience is a plus. 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. Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds, with occasional work on ladders. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing. Be available “on call” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency engineering problems. Work in cooperation with all departments to achieve technical excellence and station profitability.
If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”
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.
As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.
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