Engineer, Broadcast


WSAV-TV in beautiful Savannah, GA is looking for an experienced Broadcast Engineer.  The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Chief Engineer to provide preventative maintenance and emergency repairs of the television broadcast equipment, including but not limited to switchers, cameras, pedestals, ENG equipment, servers, satellite equipment, as well as assist with IT and telecom equipment.  Candidate will need to have at least 2 years experience in a TV or Radio station with knowledge of mechanical and electronic repairs.  Must be able to successfully troubleshoot under pressure.


Vacancy Type:
Full Time

Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Savannah – 31404



A Leading Local Media Company With National Reach

Technical degree in electronics or broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and at least 2 years work/military related experience
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and ability to obtain a DOT medical certificate
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Strong troubleshooting skills
Able to lift 50+ lbs
Experience with fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems
Strong PC / MS Office experience preferred
Ability to use a variety of tools
Transmitter maintenance experience, component level repairs, formal or military electronics training and SBE certifications a plus, but not required.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The Broadcast Engineer must be able to sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use e-mail, write letters/memos/instructions, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work indoors and outdoors, pull cables through the ceiling and/or floor and communicate with viewers.  In addition, the Broadcast Engineer must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.


Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station
Installs and tests new systems and technical infrastructure for the station
Minimized service interruptions at times of equipment and/or system failure by rapidly identifying and implementing solutions
Sets up and operates equipment and transmission links during outside broadcasts
Communicates with fellow members of the engineering team and other departments to effectively resolve equipment and system issues
Purchase and maintain inventory of spare parts and supplies
Must be able to work outside of normal business hours, including mornings, nights, weekend and holidays.
Perform other duties as assigned
Rotating on call schedule

Additional Information:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Veterans
Background Screen Required

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