Chief Engineer

Position Title:
Chief Engineer

Date of Opening:

Date Posting Expires:


Full Time

Location of Position:
P. O. Box 2222
Houston, Texas

General Position Description:
KPRC-TV Local 2, the Post Newsweek owned-NBC station in Houston, Texas is searching for a seasoned engineering professional to manage the broadcast, IT, and facility operations.

The successful candidate will work closely with the station?s News Director and staff to ensure the technical equipment is properly integrated, maintained and capable of delivering the highest quality sound and imagery possible. Will be responsible for establishing and managing the operating and capital budgets as well as maintaining the technical facility. Additional responsibilities include creating, communicating, and implementing hurricane and disaster plans; researching, evaluating, and incorporating new technology to improve efficiency and quality, and integrating all back office infrastructures designed to serve all station platforms (air, web, mobile) without disruption or loss of service.

NOTE: All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting.

-Bachelor's degree required in a related field with a minimum of five years management/supervisory experience
-Must have strong, demonstrated management and technical expertise
-Proven ability to lead and motivate engineering and IT personnel and act as the key technical lead for all other departments
-Strong working knowledge of digital broadcast equipment with an emphasis on IT, includes control room and master control automation, digital newsroom servers, file based ENG and ENG systems, and ATSC transmission
-Must be an experienced, collaborative leader with strong written and oral communication skills capable of building consensus

Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks. You must hold a valid driver's license and be insurable under Texas Law.

To apply please send resume via email or mail to:

Human Resources
8181 Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77074

No Phone Calls Please

We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, matriculation or political affiliation.


Contact Information:

Name or Department:
Human Resources

P. O. Box 2222 Houston, Texas 77252