TV Transmitter Supervisor

Ref#: 33732
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Boston, MA, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

Overall supervision of the transmitter facilities, ENG microwave and 2-way radio sites at a top-10 market television station duopoly.  Assistance with maintenance, repair, installation, and operation of broadcast technical equipment and systems at the studio and remote facilities as needed.  Also provide support for station operations in major station efforts or special projects.

Duties include:

  • Supervision of routine and emergency maintenance and operation of high-power digital TV broadcast transmitters, monitoring, remote control and associated equipment at multiple facilities.

  • Checking broadcast signals and operation and keeping required records and files for compliance with FCC rules and regulations.

  • Ordering parts, supplies, and tools as required for transmitters and associated equipment.

  • Supervision of emergency generators at the studio and transmitter sites.


Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of high-power broadcast television transmitters, transmission lines, antennas and IT systems.  They should also be competent in using Microsoft Office products and have a good understanding of CAD software.  Candidates should have a minimum of five years’ experience as a radio, television or cable systems maintenance engineer in a professional broadcast facility or closely related industry.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  SBE certification is preferred.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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