Chief Engineer

Location: NC – Charlotte



Job Position:    Chief Engineer  

Department:     Engineering  

Reports to:         RVP 

FLSA:                    Exempt  

Status:                  Full-time                                             

Work Location: Charlotte, NC    



The Radio One story began simply with a dream and one radio station. Forty years, 13 markets, and 70+ stations later, we are an urban media empire, spanning multiple media platforms. We are in your ears with Reach Media/Radio One, on your televisions with TV One, and may even be the name behind your favorite website, with our digital platform Interactive One. Information is power, and our mission here at Radio One, Inc. is simple, to be the most trusted media source in the African American community. At Radio One, we pride ourselves on hiring people who are dedicated and continue to challenge the norm, while embracing a corporate culture built on creativity and passion. We are our employees’ biggest fans, and it is our daily mission to attract, develop, and retain the brightest stars in the business. 

Coordinates radio station(s) activities relating to acquisition, installation, maintenance, or modification of studio broadcasting equipment and transmitter site infrastructure in accordance with FCC compliance. 



  • Inspects, repairs, and maintains all broadcasting and radio station equipment including transmitters, satellite uplinks/downlinks, computers, antennas, studio equipment, remote equipment, generators, telephones, and related equipment. 
  • Evaluates studio needs for broadcasting equipment and makes recommendations for improvements in technical performance of station equipment. 
  • Establishes procedures for operation and maintenance of studio, remote control, and all transmission equipment. 
  • Directs and performs testing and maintenance of studio, remote, and broadcasting equipment to ensure operational performance meets industry standards and rules and regulations of Federal Communications Commission. 
  • Develops modification plans for existing broadcasting equipment to improve technical performance and overall quality air sound of stations. 
  • Directs modification and testing of equipment t ensure operational performance meets specified standards.
  • Prepares repair and maintenance schedules for studio, remote, and transmitter site broadcasting equipment to improve the reliability of broadcasts.
  • Provides computer hardware/network support.
  • Recommends annual budget for station(s) engineering department and controls expenditures within budget limitations.
  • Directly supervises employees in the Engineering Department.  
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems 


  • To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorilyThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability requiredReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusionsAbility to interpret and extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.. 
  • Excellent mix of computer knowledge both digital and analog electronicsKnowledge of UHF and VHF transmitters and receivers, antennas and other broadcast equipmentAbility to multi-task and work long hoursAbility to respond in a timely “on-call” capacity. 
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this jobReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functionsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger handle or feelThe employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawlThe employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sitThe employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 poundsSpecific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, and appropriate vision needed to drive as required with a valid driver’s license. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shockThe employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and risk of non-ionizing radiationThe noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
  • Complies with Network and Urban One’s mandatory training and adheres to related course deadlines 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and direct a team to include but not limited to:
    • Provide regular constructive feedback
    • Resolve issues/conflicts with diplomacy in a timely manner
    • Provide ongoing guidance and support for growth and development
    • Deploy effective coaching skills
    • Practical understanding of anti-harassment and discrimination laws
    • Ability to effectively administer performance reviews, and corrective action plans as appropriate.
    • Ensure team (s) attend mandatory department and/or mandatory company training (s) as required.
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Legal right to work in the United States 



  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school
  • Three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • FCC General class license or SBE Senior certification, valid driver’s license and state-mandated auto insurance. 


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. The company reserves to modify duties and this job description without advance notice.  This position is at-will unless otherwise issued a fully executed agreement. We are Equal Opportunity Employer, are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive company culture, and that your team does not discriminate against candidates and employees because of their disability, sex, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, or any other protected status under the law.  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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