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Staff Engineer

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Spokane, WA
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About the Job

The KXLY Broadcast Group is a Morgan Murphy Media company. We are a family-owned, people first business located in Spokane, Washington, and our community is at the core of what we do and who we are.

About this opportunity:
We have an immediate full time opening for a Staff Engineer to be a part of our top-notch team of engineers dedicated to providing technical support to all KXLY Broadcast Group properties including: Television – KXLY 4.1 – ABC; KXLY 4.2 – MeTV; KXLY 4.3 – Heroes & Icons; KXLY 4.4 – Start TV, KXLY 4.5 – DABL, KXLY 4.6 – QVC and KXLY 4.7 – HSN, and Radio – 92.9 ZZU, Rock 94 ½, The Big Coyote Country, Hot 969, KXLY 920 AM and ESPN Radio 700. You’ll be working in the beautiful northwest, where you can enjoy a thriving city without the hour-long commute to work. Spokane is surrounded by beautiful scenery, lakes, and mountains.

What you’ll do:
• Handle daily repairs for News, Production, Programming, Operations, G/A and Sales
• Assist with installation of computer hardware and software across all departments
• Assist with installation of digital video and audio hardware and software across all departments
• Assist with building maintenance, to the degree local codes allow
• Vehicle inventory and maintenance
• Help inventory station assets
• Set up live remote shots for TV News and Radio
• Assist with repair of RF transmitters, towers, and microwave equipment
• Other duties as assigned

What you’ll bring:
• College Education or equivalent
• Proven ability to be accurate in work
• Advanced skills with Excel, Word, CAD, and other MS Windows applications
• Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving and substance record
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• BSEE College Degree or an ASEE College Degree with minimum five-year relevant experience preferred
• Working knowledge and understanding of digital broadcast technical systems preferred
• HVAC Maintenance and repair preferred
• Networking, IT, and video over IP experience preferred
• Society of Broadcast Engineers Certification preferred

Physical Demands and Environment:
• Ability to respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis including travel by air
• Ability to climb and lift heavy equipment safely
• Good color vision and binaural hearing
• Ability to work safely in inclement weather conditions

What KXLY offers:
• We’re a dynamic and progressive family-owned business that values our employees, our culture, and our community
• We are a team of talented and creative professionals. Who wouldn’t want to work with the best in the business?
• Excellent training to promote success in your role
• Medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and long-term disability insurance, EAP, flexible spending account, 401(k), paid time off including vacation, sick, personal days, and holidays


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