Director of Broadcast Engineering

Alameda, CA

Family Radio (a.k.a. Family Stations, Inc.) 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 a passion for radio, people, and IT? Family Radio is looking for a new Director of Broadcast Engineering for our national radio network.


The Director of Broadcast Engineering will be responsible for overseeing engineering operations, radio signal management and expansion, satellite systems engineering, and making technical and engineering purchase recommendations. 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 Broadcast Engineering will analyze all aspects of current engineering operations and will create a strategic plan for future development.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Radio Broadcast Engineering

  • Technical support for Alameda 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 department 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 policy
  • Radio station engineering maintenance workflow policy
  • 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
  • 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, property acquisitions, and divestures
  • 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

Family Stations, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and a nondenominational corporation.


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