Chief Engineer, Cumulus Media – Toledo, OH

Job Description 

CUMULUS MEDIA | Toledo, OH/Monroe, MI is looking for a Chief Engineer.  The Chief Engineer manages the installation, maintenance, and repair of the studio, transmitting, and ancillary equipment in order to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements. Includes responsibility for telecommunications, computer, and networking systems.

CUMULUS | Toledo, OH/Monroe, MI currently features 7 stations in the Toledo, Oh/Monroe, MI area.  Our stations include WKKO – K100 Country, WRQN 93.5 Classic Hits, WXKR – 94.5 Classic Rock, WQQO – Q105 Hot AC, WMIM – 98.3 Nash Icon, WTOD – 106.5 the Ticket and WQQO-HD2 100.7 The Zone Alternative Rock.  The cluster of 7 stations reaches thousands of listeners on a daily basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees staff that maintains station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance
  • Establishes routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment
  • Oversees and assists with the installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, etc.
  • Works with local management to coordinate remote broadcasts as needed
  • Responsibilities include compliance with FCC rules and regulations, budgeting
  • Travel to other markets or towers and stations may be required
  • Manages a staff of one or more people
  • 24/7 on-call

Job Requirements 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interact with management and staff at all levels and ability to multi-task, delegate and handle pressures and deadlines
  • Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations
  • Advanced experience with cluster-wide audio routing, digital audio delivery, EAS, Studio Telephone and engineering IT systems
  • Computer literacy in applicable software packages which may include (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, Automation Systems, Novel, Linux, etc.)
  • Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level
  • Ability to work independently to troubleshoot/repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities
  • IT skills including local area and wide area networking
  • Knowledge of electrical systems, UPS, and standby generators and record-keeping
  • Knowledge of telephone systems and protocols including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL, and PRI circuits
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders is required
  • Minimum 7+ years as Chief Engineer

Education and Licensing:

  • Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience
  • SBE CBRE Certification a plus
  • Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • A focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long-term
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays