Director of Broadcast Engineering

Franklin, TN

Family Stations, Inc. (dba Family Radio) is a nonprofit, Christian ministry centered around our mission:

“Everything we do at Family Radio is to enable people to discover,
read, trust, and profess the Word of God, the Bible.”


Are you a seasoned broadcast engineer with was a passion for radio, people, and Engineering? Family Radio is looking for a new Director of Engineering for our national radio network.

The Director of Engineering will be responsible for overseeing engineering operations, satellite systems engineering, and making technical and engineering purchase decisions. This role will provide direction and support for a team of engineers, technicians and network operators at multiple Family Radio locations, and in the field.  The Director of Engineering will analyze all aspects of current engineering operations and will create a strategic plan for future development.  This position will require heavy travel to both west & east coast sites initially within the first year for evaluations.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Radio Broadcast Engineering

  • Technical support for Franklin operation center
  • Technical review of contracts related to engineering and technical operations
  • Analysis and Centralization of Family Stations, Inc. technical operations
  • Family Stations engineering cost / benefit analysis
  • Collaboration with IT Director on IT policies related to broadcast and streaming

Satellite Systems Engineering

  • Satellite systems standards and practice
  • Satellite store forward systems engineering and workflow implementation
  • Satellite uplink systems planning and construction

Engineering Operations Standards and Policies

  • Radio station facility engineering standards
  • Radio station engineering maintenance workflow
  • Radio station engineering FCC compliance policy

Technical and Engineering Purchase Decisions and Recommendations:

  • Specification of and negotiation of equipment purchases
  • Maintenance of vendor relationships
  • Vetting and evaluating engineering contractors
  • Logistics planning for projects
  • Make capital purchase recommendations after technical due diligence
  • Technical review & financial recommendations for tower and signal lessee agreements
  • Technical review and financial negotiation of tower and signal lessor agreement

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in broadcast engineering
  • Senior level SBE Certification preferred
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with broadcast automation and traffic systems workflow
  • Working knowledge of FCC rules and regulations
  • Hands-on experience with AM / FM transmitters
  • In-depth knowledge of radio broadcast equipment and how to repair or replace when    necessary
  • Experience with lease negotiation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience leading people and teams with a focus on skills development and career growth
  • Project management expertise and ability to prioritize competing projects successfully
  • Initiative to consistently improve engineering operations and proactively resolve problems
  • Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing with and ministering to people within and outside of Family Radio; and faithfully uphold and embrace Family Radio’s mission, doctrinal statement and Declaration of Christian Community.


Family Stations, Inc. (“Family Radio”) is a non-profit religious corporation with its primary purpose as a ministry for the proclamation of the Bible, the Word of God.  As such, we are exempt from the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), provisions of the Tennessee Human Rights Act, and provisions of Title VII of the United States Civil Rights Act, in addition to similar religious exemptions under other state and local laws to the extent those laws apply to an employee or prospective employee of Family Radio, and we are permitted by law to make certain employment decisions based on religious preferences.  It is the intent of Family Radio to preserve, and not waive, Family Radio’s rights and protections as a religious entity and no actions of Family Radio should be deemed to be a waiver of those rights.

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