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Assistant Chief Engineer

Job Description

The WTRF Assistant Chief Engineer will assist with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the maintenance of all broadcast technology and equipment at the station and transmitter sites.



  • Assists in managing all aspects of the Engineering Department

  • Maintains all broadcast technology and equipment for the station and transmitter sites

  • Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws

  • Works closely with Chief Engineer to implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station

  • Assists with managing engineering and technology capital projects to the established budgets

  • Manages and coordinates fiber connectivity, production setups, A/V routing and patching, audio equipment, graphics systems and editing systems

  • Evaluates, selects, installs services and maintains station equipment and information technology systems

  • Repairs and maintains station building infrastructures

  • Assists in maintaining station vehicle fleet, including live satellite trucks

  • Communicates with and coordinates equipment maintenance and training with vendors/contractors

  • Performs other duties as assigned


Requirements and Skills:



  • Associate Degree in Electronics, Communications or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience preferred

  • Minimum three years’ experience with a television broadcasting environment

  • Familiarity with Avid-related software/hardware products a plus

  • Fluency in English; strong communication, both verbal and written

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to work extended hours, as needed


Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 197  full power stations (including partner stations) in 115 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation. Nexstar’s platform delivers exceptional local content and network programming to inform and entertain viewers, while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices.  Learn more at www.Nexstar.tv.


EEO Statement:  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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Name Job Description
Business Name WTRF
Education Undergraduate
Job Type Full Time
Job Status Interviewing
Job Shift As Scheduled
Required Travel As Assigned
Link To Apply Apply Online

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The West Virginia Broadcasters Association has been representing and serving West Virginia commercial radio and television stations since 1946. We are a member-driven trade association that provides unequaled service and value to stations throughout the state. 

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Date 11.05.2024