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Position: Chief Engineer Television
Company: NewsChannel 21
Location: Bend OR US

NPG of Oregon Inc., a cluster of television stations that includes the NBC, FOX, The CW, and Telemundo affiliates in Bend, Oregon is seeking a dynamic, technically advanced and self-motivated Chief Engineer.

Position requires total responsibility for the station’s technical operations, including studio, on-air, news, remote operations, production, power and video/IT systems as well as installation and maintenance of equipment at the transmitter site and translator(s). The Chief Engineer will direct the development and administration of departmental operating plans, budgets and capital projects, and will direct and administer guidelines to assure the proper functioning and maintenance of all technical equipment and systems. Additional responsibilities included organizational effectiveness and compliance with all local, state and federal laws. The Chief Engineer will work closely with news, creative services, finance and all other creative and administrative departments within the station and NPG Corp. This position will be critical to help determine and direct the course of future technology selection and integration based on research and experiential knowledge.

Candidates must possess sound leadership abilities, strong collaboration skills, excellent verbal and written communication and a proven record in project-planning and implementation. At least two years’ experience in broadcast television engineering is required, with a four-year degree in communications, electrical engineering or information technology preferred. Must manage and perform on-call duties and work flexible hours. Our organization is driven to build a legacy of technological firsts and dominant news ratings all while developing Internet and new media strategies. NPG of Oregon is the primary news provider for the community with a long standing tradition of service to the citizens of Central Oregon. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to make their mark in an established organization that has invested heavily in its property.

This is a full time position with a competitive benefits package. Candidate must possess or be able to acquire a valid Oregon driver license.

Physical Demands:

Special requirements consist of lifting heavy objects and working on ladders up to 20 feet in height and on high rooftops, ability to perform work requiring the lifting, moving and setting up of television, multimedia and related production equipment and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs and work in tight spaces behind equipment racks.

Find details on how to apply at the careers page at KTVZ.com

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Broadcast: 2 years
  • Chief Engineer: 4 years


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