10 hours

Chief Engineer

Cleveland, OH 44115
Position Summary:

Primary accountability in partnership with the Broadcast Manager for managing WVIZ/PBS, WCLV, and WCPN ideastream engineering process and related distribution and receive systems in support of broadcast, maintenance, and design of new or emerging technical systems

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Responsible for the RF broadcast chain for both TV and Radio

Work in partnership with the Broadcast Manager to assure that all FCC technical licenses are renewed as required.

Direct and manage staff, train, coach, counsel and assure performance and morale.

Ensures compliance with all FCC and FAA rules and regulations.

Identify and make recommendations for organizations short and long term distribution needs.

Prepare and administer approved annual engineering capital and operating budgets including bidding and purchasing according to approved guidelines for all RF systems.

Represent ideastream to and participate in professional technical organizations.

Work in partnership with the Broadcast Manager to assure that Capital Inventory is accurately maintained.

Prepare federal and state grant applications for capital funds related to technical equipment.

Responsible for A/V operations and connectivity at the Idea Center

Responsible for facility maintenance (HVAC, CRAC units, UPS systems, etc)

Responsible for the maintenance and upgrade of ideastreams broadcast truck

Other duties as assigned.



In-depth knowledge of technologies of television, radio, audio, RF, computers

and power distribution.

Knowledge of general FCC rules and regulations

Demonstrated technical knowledge and competencies.

Leadership and supervisory skills.

Demonstrated ability to integrate a variety of activities.

General management skills in budgeting, planning, and personnel supervision.


Seasoned level of experience in RF engineering management


Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering; or ten years broadcast engineering experience and supervision.

Essential Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Ability to see, communicate, hear and utilize electronic communication devices. Physical ability to walk, climb on ladders, lift up to 50 pounds of weight. Must be able to be on call for broadcasting emergencies.



  • Arts / Entertainment / Media
  • Engineering

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