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8 Jun 2022

Full-Time Assistant Chief Engineer

The E.W. Scripps Company, KMTV – Posted by justinolone Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Job Description

KMTV, the Scripps CBS station in Omaha, NE is hiring an Assistant Chief Engineer! The Assistant Chief assists the Director of Engineering in modeling world-class customer service to all internal and external business partners with a positive “can-do” attitude. You’ll share responsibilities for broadcast operations including all video, audio and associated equipment.


  • Assist DOE and lead a culture of empathy, customer service and leadership

  • Back up the Dir, Engineering in the research, design, installation, and repair of all television, digital, OTT, Internet Systems, high power RF systems, production environments and all associated equipment using current platforms and protocols.  Manage building facilities and grounds, including HVAC, power generation and security systems.

  • Partner with the news department to develop, build and support content workflow and support systems including integration and problem-solving software, hardware, networking and infrastructure while keeping a collaborative environment between newsroom and production control staff.

  • May manage a staff of professional and technical engineers, operators and IT technicians. Develop and grow staff in technology and Scripps culture to meet the on-going and future technological needs of the station while collaborating with DOE on staff career growth, assessment and scheduling.

  • Monitor and enforce engineering procedures, regulation and policies as set by management. Assist in establishing and implementing policies and procedures.

  • Update technical plan documentation is when installations are completed to include changes that are made, and all meet current industry standards and comply with company policies and expectations.

  • Work with Dir, Engineering to determine current and future studio needs, assist with tracking of repair and maintenance budgets, evaluation of equipment solutions and capital planning.

  • Keep the station compliant with the FCC Rules and Regulations, as well as related local, state, and federal regulations.

  • Perform other duties as needed.


  • Associate degree in computer science, electrical or electronic engineering; or equivalent experience required. Bachelor degree preferred.

  • At least 3 years broadcast operations experience required.

  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.

  • Network or SBE certification preferred.


  • “Customer service first” mindset, ability to deliver a high level of customer service.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong and effective written and oral communication skills with all levels of internal and external customers and partners.

  • Ability to relate technical matters to non-technical users.

  • Ability to relate business matters to technical staff.

  • Team player.

  • Highly self-directed and can work independently.

  • Can manage shifting priorities, demands and timelines smoothly.

  • Knowledge of FCC rules.

  • Demonstrated understanding of electronic, electrical, mechanical and information systems.

  • Must have a keen interest in emerging broadcast related technologies and how they might be utilized in our business environment.

  • Can manage shifting priorities, demands and timelines smoothly.


  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 73 days.

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