Chief Engineer

Lafayette Hill, PA
Posted: 2020-06-23


Salem Media Group has an exceptional opportunity for a Radio Broadcasting Engineer in our high profile Philadelphia cluster of stations:   WFIL (AM560 - Philadelphias Christian Radio) and WNTP (Philadelphia's AM990 The Answer) - serving Christian and Conservative audiences.      


Handle the installation, maintenance and legal operation of all audio, electronic and broadcast transmitting equipment necessary for the stations to function
Monitor the overall technical operation of the stations to insure compliance with FCC, Federal, EPA, OSHA, State and local regulations
Execute maintenance and repair and/or coordinate maintenance and repair for station office, studios and transmitter facilities
Instruct and assist operators in the proper operation of the station’s broadcast equipment, FCC procedures and requirements, and any computer equipment necessary for the operators to perform their required duties
Readily demonstrate the ability and willingness to work with department heads to promote the company’s interests and success
Strive to enhance the efficiency of the engineering and technical operation
Oversee remote broadcasts and personal appearances where electronic equipment is involved.
Maintain the public file and complete all applicable reports
Responsible to follow all Salem policies & procedures
Reports directly to the General Manager


High power AM transmitter experience
Knowledge of directional and non-directional AM Arrays
SBE certification
3 + years’ experience
Knowledge of ENCO automation system preferred
This position requires around-the- clock response to equipment problems and outages.  
This is a physically demanding position.  Position requires frequent physical exertion including standing, crawling, fitting into tight spaces, climbing stairs and ladders, and lifting and carrying materials and equipment weighing 50-100 pounds
Valid driver’s license required


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Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer