Chief Engineer

KX News in Bismarck, North Dakota is seeking a Chief Engineer. The Chief Engineer oversee the day to day operations of the Engineering Department and is responsible for the maintenance of all broadcast technology and equipment at the station.

Will train right individual

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain broadcast and IT technology, facilities, and all equipment
  • Ensure compliance with FCC rules, standards and guidelines
  • Repair and troubleshoot technical equipment and systems
  • Responsible for station Engineering budget and project budgets
  • Able to work with other Department Heads well in planning and executing station projects
  • Integration, maintenance and operation of new and existing equipment including towers, transmitters, microwave and satellite gear and tenant installations
  • Manage all engineering aspects of the technical facility including studio support, post editing systems, field production support and transmission of live/taped events & programs
  • Have expert knowledge regarding equipment, technology, and systems and be able to lead in emergency situations
  • Oversight and maintenance of all station physical assets including buildings and grounds
  • Oversight of all broadcast and IT systems
  • Understanding and compliance of EAS standards and practices
  • Setup remote broadcasts on location
  • Perform other tasks as assigned


  • Must possess good interpersonal communications skills, both oral and written
  • Comprehensive knowledge of core broadcast systems, on-air automation, television studio equipment, transmitters as well knowledge of IT networks, computer maintenance and repair
  • Must be familiar with FCC rules and broadcast standards and with network routing and IP addressing
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks based on station needs
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing
  • Be available “on call” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency engineering problems
Apply Online at Job Req #14962
Apply by 05/30/2022