Chief Broadcast Engineer

WGTE Public Media – Toledo

Posted on: January 1, 2023
Apply by: July 1, 2023

Job Description

WGTE Public Media, Toledo, Ohio, a community licensed public TV and radio broadcaster, seeks a full-time Chief Broadcast Engineer.

The Chief Broadcast Engineer leads a department with principal responsibility for radio broadcast service (four FM radio transmitters located in Northwest Ohio); TV broadcast service (one TV transmitter); a/v engineering support for studio and field productions and editing; IT services; TV traffic services; and, facilities maintenance and planning; to lead in the installation, maintenance, and repair of our transmitter sites in order to maintain superior service in all coverage areas while complying with FCC technical requirements.

Responsibilities Include:
• Support and advise senior management in developing and implementing strategy to enhance and sustain engineering infrastructure to meet program goals.
• Develop and supervise the execution of all preventive maintenance and procedures.
• Research and develop operating techniques to maximize the potential of technical facilities.
• Assure strict adherence to FCC rules and regulations for broadcast operations and oversee the maintenance and quality control of all broadcast equipment, including proofs of performance for all transmitters.
• Assist in the preparation and submission of all applications for license renewal and other FCC permits as necessary.
• Develop and implement a long-term capital equipment replacement/procurement plan for TV and radio broadcast, TV and radio production, facilities equipment, etc. and work with senior leadership to secure and expend funding appropriately. This includes researching and recommending system upgrades, etc. to senior management. Develop, recommend, and administer annual engineering budget; plan and recommend station’s capital budget with senior management.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, resourceful, self-starter, with strong time management and critical thinking skills.

An Associate’s degree in electronics technology or similar degree, plus 5-8 years of technical service in the TV Broadcasting Industry, is strongly preferred. In lieu of a degree, 10 years of technical service in the TV Broadcasting Industry, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job.

WGTE Public Media provides a competitive salary and excellent benefits and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff that honors your experience, perspective, and unique identity. Together, the team at WGTE strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

How to Apply

To apply, send your letter and résumé to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 30, Toledo, OH 43614, or at


WGTE Public Media is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

WGTE Public Media’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

• Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
• Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
• Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
• Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity.

All employees of WGTE Public Media have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored and participative events. All employees are also required to attend and complete annual diversity awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill this responsibility. Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to disciplinary action.

Employees who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the company’s diversity policy and initiatives should seek assistance from a supervisor or an HR representative.