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About CUMULUS MEDIA 

 

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 440 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One platforms make CUMULUS MEDIA one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. The Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One are the exclusive radio broadcast partners to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulusmedia.com.


Chief Engineer

Department: Engineering and Technical
Location: Shreveport, LA

Cumulus Media | Shreveport, LA is looking for a Chief Engineer.  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, computer and networking systems.

Who We Are:

Cumulus | Shreveport currently features 5 stations in the Shreveport area and surrounding parishes. Our stations include: 100.7 KRMD-AM The Ticket, 99.7 KMJJ-FM, 97.3 KQHN-FM Q97.3, 102.9 KVMA-FM Magic 102.9 and 101.1 KRMD-FM Country 101.1 FM.  The cluster of 5 stations reaches thousands of listeners on a daily basis.     

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees staff that maintains station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance
  • Establishes routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment
  • 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, 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
  • Manages a staff of one or more people
  • 24/7 on call

Qualifications:

  • 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, Novel, Linux, etc.)
  • 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 telephone systems and protocols including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL and PRI circuits
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders is required
  • Minimum 7+ years as Chief 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
  • 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

For immediate consideration, please visit www.cumulus.com/work-here/

For more information about Cumulus Media, Inc., visit our website at:  https://www.cumulus.com

Cumulus Media, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

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