Sinclair Broadcast Group
At a glance
Location: US-FL-Gainesville
Posted: 9/19/2021
Closing: 10/18/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Assistant Chief Engineer
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Job description

Have you always had a knack for problem-solving? Are you the type of person who enjoys being hands-on and also doesn't mind taking a break every now and then to coach another teammate towards perfecting their craft? WGFL needs YOU to continue to elevate our engineering team. The Assistant Chief Engineer plays an imperative role as the go-between resource for the engineering team, leadership, and the location's personnel. We need a dynamic team lead to help grow the impact of our engineering team!

What you can expect working as an Assistant Chief Engineer:

  • To work with a team focused on meaningful relationships

  • A high-energy environment

  • A chance to work on a team supported, influenced & lead by some of the Broadcast Industry's leading innovators

  • Related on-the-job experience

  • To work at the TV station regularly with travel to the transmitter site and remote equipment locations

  • Daily opportunities to learn the art of how-to (re)prioritize.

  • The station's obstacles and challenges are your challenges.

  • The possibility of unexpected and/or late-night calls for engineering-emergencies at the station

  • Act as the subject matter expert and point of contact for all things as it relates to equipment and technology at the location, as well as stay up-to-date on the new industry standards

  • Provide additional support and resource subject matter expertise in the absence of the Chief Engineer to all staff (including leadership and location personnel, and the onsite Engineering team)

  • Support and assist the News department in maintaining must-have for live production

  • Implement, install & maintain engineering systems and provide end-user support across all departments

  • Provide transmitter support

  • Replace or adjust defective and/or improperly functioning equipment

  • Networking / Wiring

  • Administrative musts (i.e., Equipment ordering and inventory maintenance) 


  • 2-3 years of demonstrated people leadership experience

  • On-the-job and/or formal training repairing transmitters

  • Valid & unencumbered driver's license

  • Work experience, education, and/or formal training/certification in one or more of an engineering-related field (e.g., Electromechanical services; technology systems; information systems; computer science; electrical engineering and/or electronics).

  • Ability to lift 40-50+ lbs

Bonus points for:

  • Previous broadcast experience

  • Familiarity with FCC regulations

  • Engineering-related certifications

  • Amateur Radio License​​​​​​​

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. Also, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, our own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open-door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.