Chief Broadcast Engineer
Job posting number: #7079155
Posted: May 27, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Highlights Arizona Public Media seeks a talented and highly experienced individual to become our new Chief Broadcast Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing daily Television and Radio broadcast operations and maintenance teams. Collaborating with the Chief Technology Officer, this senior technology leadership position will help design and execute a migration from an existing facility to a new IP based greenfield build. The position requires an interest in and knowledge of ATSC 3 standards, SMPTE 2110 plant design and UHD production infrastructure. The ideal candidate should also have a high level of knowledge in microwave radio, digital television, and AM/FM radio transmitters.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Ensure proper operation of all facilities, including transmitters,translators, control systems, audio routing, playback systems, studios, and all related equipment in the on-air, production, and transmission signal chains.
Ensure station is operating within FCC parameters and policy as specified in Parts 73 and 74. Maintain station licenses (AM/FM/ITFS/ATSC1/ATSC3).
Direct the day to day operations and technology staff to ensure reliable and effective operation of Television and Radio broadcast system as well as current and future IP based delivery systems. Helping recruit and train the next generation of broadcast RF and media engineers, and instill the understanding of the standards, best practices and regulations around FCC licensed broadcasting.
Oversee and manage all engineering and facility contractors.
Help design the Public Broadcasting facility of the future.
Evaluate technologies and vendors in the ATSC3, HD Radio and 4K editing spaces for best in breed products and services.
Help create new workflows and solution to an ever-evolving media distribution landscape.
Purchase of all capital and non-capital items necessary for proper operation of the facility.
Work with CTO on engineering and technology budgets, overseeing all broadcast and technology expenditures to ensure they conform to the stated plan and goals of AZPM.
Identify technology opportunities to increase organization effectiveness and efficiency internally and externally.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree. Minimum of 5 years of related work experience (in Radio or TV Chief Engineer), including 2 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Must be able to accommodate shift changes including, extended hours, weekends, evenings, and 24/7 on-call response to technical issues.
Flexible work schedule is required to accommodate evening/weekend hours and travel to on-site locations for recordings.
Valid Driver's License and Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience with AutoCAD and Visio software
• Experience with Production Control software
• Experience with Broadcast Automation Systems and related equipment
• Experience with Newsroom NRCS/MAM Systems
• Experience with Adobe Creative Software Products
• Experience supervising and scheduling and managing a technical staff.
• Previous experience as Chief Engineer or Technical Supervisor at television or radio broadcast station preferred.