SBE Chapter 124 Portland/Salem, OR & Vancouver, WA
PO Box 1727
Portland, OR 97207


Alpha Media – Alaska is seeking an experienced Staff Engineer for our radio facilities in Anchorage and Wasilla.


Reporting to the Market Manager will be responsible for  the

maintenance of equipment, maintaining broadcast systems and technologies, build out

projects, and ensure FCC compliance. The successful candidate will be familiar with radio

related technologies including, but not limited to, networking and IT, PC/software

maintenance and repair, AM and FM transmitter repair and installation, VHF and UHF radio

technology, digital and analog audio, EAS equipment and studio equipment maintenance.

Alpha Media is a diverse multimedia company sharing your favorite music, sports and news

across a variety of platforms. Whether it's on your phone, desktop, tablet, Alexa,

Google Home or in your car, our stations will enhance your journey. We hire and retain top

talent who are unique, innovative and vibrant. We believe in creating progressive products,

world-class events, and building strong relationships in our communities.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Alpha Media operates 207 radio stations within 45

markets across the United States covering all formats.

We are live, local, and can’t wait to talk to you!

Responsibilities for this position may include:

  • Maintain and repair all technical and electronic equipment at the studios and

transmitter sites with a proactive approach to problem solving.

  • Install, monitor and perform maintenance on control consoles, audio routers,

recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antenna

systems, meters, control systems, and remote equipment, including accurate record


  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair local computer infrastructure to include local area

network, on-air automation system, and office workstations.

  • Assist with, as necessary, the technical needs at remote broadcasts and live


  • Interact with management and staff at all levels in a personable, professional


  • Other duties as assigned by the Market Manager.

Requirements of this position include the following:

  • Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations.
  • Experience in computer based broadcast automation.
  • Experience with cluster-wide studio equipment and operations, audio routing and

distribution of analog, digital and audio-over-IP protocols, EAS, satellite receivers,

studio telephones and broadcast IT systems.

  • Proficiency in basic electronics theory and principles including Ohms law and the

ability to read schematics.

  • Ability to use test equipment, i.e. Multi-meters, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers,

and field strength meters in troubleshooting.

  • Ability to work independently to troubleshoot and repair high-power AM and FM

transmitting facilities including troubleshooting down to the component level when



  • Knowledge of telephone systems and protocols including POTS, ISDN, T1, DSL,

VoIP and PRI circuits.

  • Knowledge of building systems, HVAC, electrical, UPS, and standby generators.
  • Possess IT skills including PC/server troubleshooting and repair as well as

knowledge of TCP/IP, UDP and local area networking.

  • Proven ability to communicate technical information and interact easily with all levels

of staff.

  • Current SBE membership.
  • Able to be on-call after hours for emergencies or routine maintenance as needed.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

Preference may be given to candidates who have the above experience plus the


  • Experience with NexGen Automation for Radio.
  • Experience with Directional AM Systems.
  • Knowledge of telephone systems and cellular.
  • SBE, Microsoft, and CompTIA Certifications.
  • Associates or Technical Degree in Broadcast Engineering Technology or related

field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to lift and/or move loads up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces.


If you feel you are a qualified candidate and want to join a fast moving, growing entity

submit your cover letter and resume ASAP by clicking the Apply button at


[Or contact me directly for more information – M.E.]


Alpha Media is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.


Mike Everhart, Corporate Director of Engineering

Alpha Media LLC

1211 SW Fifth Avenue  Suite 600

Portland OR  97204




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