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2017-11-152017-12-14

Assistant Chief Engineer

Lancaster, PA
  • Job Code
    1701197
Assistant Chief Engineer - Hearst Television Careers

Assistant Chief Engineer

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🔍 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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WGAL TV
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WGAL-TV Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate in Lancaster, PA has an opening for an Assistant Chief Engineer. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to organize, plan, manage, document and execute assignments within a demanding live broadcast environment. This person is responsible for the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams. Candidate will be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, maintaining regulatory compliance, and assuring quality control of on air product. This position involves supervisory roles.  The ideal candidate must excel in motivating and working with a high-energy team and should demonstrate success in personnel management.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist Director of Engineering in daily departmental managerial tasks and on-going projects.
  • Manage and support broadcast Maintenance Engineering and associated technical staff in their daily work assignments.
  • Assist in maintaining tower site, transmitters, satellite antenna systems, microwave antenna systems, signal distribution and routing systems.
  • Exhibit a good working knowledge of television systems maintenance and IT systems, as well as FCC requirements and licensing.
  • Oversight of all studio and field equipment.
  • Assist IT Manager in support of IT systems as needed.
  • Document and maintain engineering operational policies and procedures.
  • Ability to adapt to multiple priorities and follow through until successful resolution.
  • Requires excellent judgment and ability to effectively handle complex issues under pressure or during emergencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

  • Computer literacy is mandatory.
  • Attention to details is imperative.
  • Lifting 50 pounds, climbing ladders and other physical activity associated with equipment installation.
  • Must have a current driver’s license.
  • Operational knowledge and experience with functions
  • Knowledge of VizRT systems and Bit Central is a plus
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.


Education:

  • College Degree or related military training
  • SBE certifications are a plus.

 Experience

  • 5 years of experience in Television Broadcast Operations/Maintenance
  • 3 years of managerial or supervisory experience.
  • Military experience will be considered.

 


About Hearst Television

We are Hearst Television, a national multimedia company. We own and operate 30 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 26 television markets across 39 states, reaching approximately 21 million US television households. Our mission is to be No. 1 in broadcasting, achieving that status with integrity, respect and community spirit.

That’s the bigger picture. But there’s another story here too. A story of an award-winning, diverse, stable, supportive employer, guided by strong principles and engaged, involved professionals who believe in what they do.

Culture

Television is a high profile medium, and most people will recognize the Hearst name. But, within Hearst, Hearst Television has a distinctive culture of our own and a track record to be proud of in our own right. Our success is built on how we support our people, support our communities and always place integrity at the center of every action we take.

Because Hearst Television is an established, stable organization with real history and heritage, we have values, a vision and a leadership style that are firmly embedded in our operations. There’s definitely an identifiable ‘Hearst Way’ of doing things: supporting your colleagues, acting with integrity, and always thinking about the bigger picture when making decisions.

Values

Our Leadership Values set a code of standards for our employees in their relationships with colleagues, customers, audiences and the communities we serve. Our values include:

Set the highest standards of integrity, character, honesty and fairness. Articulate a clear vision of what is to be accomplished. Communicate effectively. Help others succeed. Respect and trust your colleagues. Value different skills, talent and ideas. Recognize good performances. Be customer focused. Be passionate and take pride in what you do. Have fun and WIN!

Vision

We recently conducted focus groups with employees from more than 50% of our stations – with the objective of better understanding our culture, our shared ways of working and the features of Hearst Television that people prized the most. The findings were genuinely fascinating. People who work here love the way that they have a voice and opportunities to express themselves. While we may be part of the wider Hearst Corporation, we still have a family feel and a collaborative, supportive environment. There’s a sense of community, and an appreciation of the stability that comes with life in a big organization. At the same time, everybody recognizes that we’re ambitious too. We’re established, but not set in our ways. Big, but never slow to move. Above all, it’s our integrity that counts the most. We’re renowned for bringing the news to our communities with sincerity and transparency. People trust us – and that makes our employees proud to work here.

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  • Engineering

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.


Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.


Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.


Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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