Employment Opportunities at KSER

Chief Engineer

The KSER Foundation is seeking a broadcast chief engineer. This is a part-time contract position, ideal for a qualified broadcast engineer who is looking for additional work, or a retired engineer looking for limited contract work.

Our current chief engineer is retiring after more than a decade of service to our non-profit organization.

The KSER Foundation operates two non-commercial public radio stations: 90.7 KSER-FM and 89.9 KXIR-FM.  Our studios are located in downtown Everett, with transmitters located in Lake Stevens and Freeland.

General Description: To oversee and maintain the technical operation of KSER and KXIR studios, transmitters and all broadcast equipment operating at optimum levels.


  • Broadcast engineering and electronic experience necessary.  IT skills helpful.
  • Ability to work with, communicate and assist a diverse group of volunteers.
  • Experience in installation, modification, maintenance and repair of broadcasting equipment, including but not limited to: CD players, digital audio equipment, computer hardware and software, audio mixers, microphones and telephone systems.
  • Driver’s license and vehicle for travel to transmitter sites.
  • Ability to improvise and achieve results with materials and resources on-hand.
  • Computer skills.
  • Maintain signal and audio quality.
  • Act as Chief Operator in maintaining FCC logs and required documentation.
  • Maintain broadcasting equipment in good working order, including studio equipment and system phones and transmitters.
  • Coordinate with staff for the station’s audio equipment and studio needs, including purchasing and soliciting bids.
  • Guaranteed 24-hour emergency engineering support for the station, either in person or by delegation to qualified engineering volunteers and contract engineers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by email to jobs@kser.org


KSER is always looking for volunteers in a variety of areas.

How to volunteer: Send cover letter and resume by email to Tom@KSER.org