KSBJ Broadcast Engineer

Job Summary: 

The Broadcast Engineer is responsible for keeping all KSBJ and NGEN stations on-air and operating properly according to FCC regulations. This person provides broadcast related technical support of the KSBJ and NGEN studios and broadcast IT infrastructure. The Broadcast Engineer technical support for Live Broadcasting in locations outside the broadcast studios. This person keeps our Satellite Uplink and downlinks operating optimally.


Essential Functions: 

Broadcast Engineering

§  Maintain all aspects of the broadcast audio chain to transmitter and internet; including power, audio processing and transmission systems.

§  Provide proper maintenance of KSBJ and NGEN studios and transmitter sites

§  Maintain EAS systems and EAS logs in accordance with FCC regulations

§  Responsible for installation, maintenance, monitoring and repair of studio equipment and software

§  Create system drawings and other technical documentation

§  Keep all documentation and licenses up to date

§  Work with accounting and facilities to perform annual Fixed Asset inventory

Live Broadcast Support

§  Supply technical support for live remote broadcasts (LBX)

§  Setup LBX equipment and assist hosts with operations

§  Schedule IP Circuits at LBX sites

§  Set up and operate Satellite based ISP trailer


§  Maintenance and repair of satellite transmission systems and facilities for all locations including: Outdoor/indoor units, audio processing and transmission systems, transmitters, transmission lines, auxiliary power, security of facilities, air conditioning systems, transmitter logs, tower lighting systems, remote control systems and site upkeepUplink/Downlink Support

FCC Compliance

§  Ensure adherence to FCC rules and regulations, including EAS procedures and logging


Requirements and Qualifications:



Associate degree in Broadcasting, Electronics or related field

FCC License or SBE Certification



5 years’ experience in broadcast engineering

Remote broadcasting experience, preferred

Experience with RCS Nexgen automation, Axia Routers

Experience with Nautel high power HD transmitters preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

§  Strong communication and interpersonal skills

§  Ability to work effectively and multitask with minimal supervision

§  Ability to troubleshoot and repair under pressure

§  Installation, Configuration and Maintenance of control room, production room, and automation systems

§  Proficient in RF systems installation, configuration and maintenance

§  Broadcast Transmitter repair and calibration

§  File based workflow and user assistance skills

§  Proficient in digital operations

§  Ability to read system diagrams and schematics

§  CAD drawing skills, Autocad preferred

§  Audio systems analog and digital

§  Use of hand tools and power tools

Working Conditions and Environment



Frequent Houston Metro Area



Must be available for 24/7 on call shifts

Must be available for occasional holidays and weekends


Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Must be able to drive to remote locations and perform work in various weather conditions


Application Instructions
To apply visit our KSBJ Careers Page located at www.ksbj.org/careers

To apply for this job please visit www.ksbj.org.