Chief Engineer-Radio Broadcast

Published on 06/27/2024Salem Media-Philadelphia - Lafayette Hill, PA
Full Time



Salem Media Group has an exceptional opportunity for a Radio Broadcast Engineer in our Philadelphia cluster of stations:   WFIL (AM560 - Philadelphia's Christian Radio) and WNTP (Philadelphia’s AM990 The Answer) - serving Christian and Conservative audiences.       


  • Handle the installation, maintenance and legal operation of all audio, electronic and broadcast transmitting equipment necessary for the stations to function 
  • Monitor the overall technical operation of the stations to insure compliance with FCC, Federal, EPA, OSHA, State and local regulations
  • Execute maintenance and repair and/or coordinate maintenance and repair for station office, studios and transmitter facilities 
  • Instruct and assist operators in the proper operation of the station’s broadcast equipment, FCC procedures and requirements, and any computer equipment necessary for the operators to perform their required duties
  • Readily demonstrate the ability and willingness to work with department heads to promote the company’s interests and success
  • Strive to enhance the efficiency of the engineering and technical operation
  • Oversee remote broadcasts and personal appearances where electronic equipment is involved. 
  • Maintain the public file and complete all applicable reports
  • Responsible to follow all Salem policies & procedures 
  • Reports directly to the General Manager

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Salem Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer 



  • High power AM transmitter experience
  • Knowledge of directional and non-directional AM Arrays
  • SBE certification 
  • 3 + years’ experience 
  • Knowledge of Telos AXIA Audio Over IP console systems
  • Knowledge of Wide Orbit automation system preferred 
  • This position requires around-the- clock response to equipment problems and outages.   
  • This is a physically demanding position.  Position requires frequent physical exertion including standing, crawling, fitting into tight spaces, climbing stairs and ladders, and lifting and carrying materials and equipment weighing 50-100 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license required

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