Chief Engineer/IT

Job Post from: Cumulus Reno

Job Details
CUMULUS MEDIA | Reno, Nevada is looking for a Chief Engineer/IT. The Chief Engineer manages the installation, maintenance and repair of studio, transmitting and ancillary equipment in order to maintain competitive signals in the market while complying with all FCC technical requirements. Includes responsibility for telecommunications, automation, computer and networking systems.

CUMULUS MEDIA |Reno, Nevada currently features 4 stations in the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe area and surrounding counties. Our stations include: 98.1FM KBUL New Country, 780AM /98.1HD2 KKOHAM News/Talk, 95.5FM KNEV Rhythmic Oldies, 102.9FM KWYL Hit Radio. The cluster of 4 stations reaches thousands of listeners on a daily basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establishes routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment, automation, computer and network systems
  • Oversees and assist with the installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment, automation, computer and network systems, etc.
  • Works with local management to coordinate remote broadcasts as needed
  • Responsibilities include compliance with FCC rules and regulations, budgeting
  • Travel to other markets or towers and stations may be required
  • 24/7 on call

Job Requirements:


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interact with management and staff at all levels and ability to multi-task, delegate and handle pressures and deadlines
  • Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations
  • Advanced experience with cluster-wide audio routing, digital audio delivery, EAS, Studio Telephone and engineering IT systems
  • Computer literacy in applicable software packages which may include (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, Automation Systems, etc.) is required
  • Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level
  • Ability to work independently to troubleshoot/repair high-power AM and FM transmitting facilities
  • IT skills including local area and wide area networking
  • Knowledge of electrical systems, UPS, and standby generators and record keeping
  • Knowledge of VOIP telephone systems and protocols
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders is required
  • Minimum 4+ years as Broadcast Engineer

Education and Licensing:

  • Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience
  • SBE CBRE Certification a plus but not required
  • Must possess valid state driver’s license and provide required proof of personal vehicle insurance

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long-term
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

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CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)