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Salem Communications Chief Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado


Salem Media Group, Colorado Springs, has an opportunity for a Radio Broadcast Engineer in our local facilities on the North end of the Springs. We serve Christian and Conservative audiences with two full-power FM, one directional AM and its accompanying FM translator.

Duties include:

  • Handle installation, maintenance and legal operation of all audio, electronic and broadcast transmit equipment spread between four sites in the local area

  • Monitor the overall technical operation of said stations to ensure compliance with FCC, Federal, EPA, OSHA, State and local regulations

  • Execute maintenance, or arrange/coordinate maintenance on the office, studio and transmitter facilities

  • Instruct and assist operators in the proper operation of station broadcast equipment, FCC procedures and requirements such as NRSC, tower lighting and condition, field strength, as well as any computer equipment necessary to operators to perform these functions.

  • Interface and show willingness to assist fellow workers and department heads to support and advance the company’s mission and success

  • Working with other departments to set up and oversee live remote broadcasts where electronic equipment is involved

  • Helping determine the needs of the Colorado Springs facility for equipment

  • Maintain EAS files, along with all applicable technical reports

  • Responsible for but not limited to Analog, T1, Internet, digital, VoIP phone circuits, Point to Point information highways, TCP/IP and Pacific Mixing consoles

  • Responsible for site maintenance and contracting for building site repairs, diesel generator maintenance, HVAC, land condition maintenance as well as decking

  • This position is round-the-clock, regarding equipment problems or outages using smartphone technology or may require off-hours driving in company vehicle

  • This position reports directly to the General Manager in the Springs office

  • Responsible for following all Salem policies and procedures

Qualifications for this position:

  • High power FM and medium power AM directional experience, with a full understanding of AM arrays, transmission line theory and practice, and RF propagation

  • 5 or more years broadcast experience

  • Associates degree in electrical technology, or an SBE (or equivalent) certification

  • Valid driver’s license with excellent driving record

  • This can be physically demanding. Standing, crawling, tight spaces, climbing stairs and ladders. Expect to lift materials and equipment weighing about 60 pounds by yourself or with assistance

  • Basic knowledge of Windows, CURL and other software and networking a plus

  • Fluent in audio automation systems such as RCS Nexgen and Wide Orbit broadcast software a big help

  • Familiarity with Continental and Nautel transmitters a distinct advantage

Salem Media Group is and Equal Opportunity Employer