Broadcast Engineer

Job Description

This position is responsible for technical support and planning related to the campus broadcast environment, installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with radio and television broadcasting.
The Broadcast Engineer designs and develops documentation as well as analyzes systems during the development of computer based solutions for various departments throughout campus. This includes changing computer programs that control various systems which deliver media services to both the administrative as well as the instructional offices supported by the broadcast engineer.
This includes server-based record and play-out systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, news room computer systems, devices connected to the data network, and broadcast transmission equipment. The services supported by this position have significant visibility in the local community and, often, with alumni and other University stakeholders. This position is required to work some evenings and weekends and to respond to emergencies in a timely fashion.

Required Skills

Able to adapt to change, Able to assemble, analyze and present data, Able to learn and retain information, Able to multitask, Able to plan, organize, and implement projects in a timely manner, Able to read English, understand, and follow verbal and written instructions, Able to work both independently and collaboratively, Able to work carefully and politely around others, Able to work well with others, Attention to detail, Demonstration of high ethical standards, integrity, professionalism, politeness, and courteousness, Excellent customer service skills, Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, teambuilding and problem solving skills, Experience and knowledge in job related program, Experience with TCP/IP protocol, Must be comfortable networking with groups or individuals, Professional demeanor, high energy, dynamic personality and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other computer applications, Proven verbal and written communication skills, Willing to interact with students, Willing to work extended hours during events and peak seasons, when required, Work effectively with a diverse community

Strong knowledge of IT hardware and software interfaces for audio and video broadcast environments.
Advanced computer literacy with the ability to learn new applications and technologies.
Aptitude and ability to make important decisions regarding technical service, without a lot of managerial oversight.
Operational knowledge of audio equipment, still and video cameras, TCP/IP networking, and web streaming technologies.
Working knowledge of TCP/IP technologies used to deliver entertainment media to consumers (e.g. – Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Firesticks, etc).
Working knowledge of RF communication technologies used to deliver traditional (digital) CATV services.
Operational knowledge of audio-visual technologies typically used in conference rooms and classrooms.
Strong knowledge of radio station broadcast operations. Knowledge of radio station towers and the administrative tasks associated with maintaining a tower to adhere to FCC compliance.
Ability to read, interpret, and apply FCC, Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP)/National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Public Broadcasting Services (PBS), and CCSD rules and regulations.

Education Required

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, communications, management, journalism or
a field related to the position with more than 4 years of full time, job related experience.


Benefits Received for Exempt Staff (ER, AR, AG, AU)
• Life Insurance: The coverage amount is based on two and one-half times appointment salary rounded up to the next whole thousand with a maximum coverage of $100,000 and includes the same amount of Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits. The University currently pays the entire cost of coverage.
• Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Coverage: The cost of coverage is shared between employees and the University. Rates are determined by participation in Wellness Program and use of tobacco products. Coverage is available on the first of the month following appointment date.
• TIAA Retirement Contributions: Contributions begin based upon the first day of employment at a contribution rate of ten (10) percent of base appointment salary paid in full by ISU. The contributions are vested immediately. There are 40 investment options from which to choose.
• TIAA Auto Enroll: New employees are automatically enrolled in a tax deferred retirement program at hire: three (3) percent is deducted before taxes for the program to facilitate retirement planning. Employees may opt out of the program within 90 days.
• Long Term Disability Coverage: Employees are eligible after three (3) years of continuous, regular employment with the University. This policy guarantees approved disabled employees a 66 2/3 percent income protection (from all sources) after 180 days of continuous total disability. Immediate participation is available for current members of a comparable group disability insurance program within 90 days prior to ISU employment and that would have provided income protection upon disability for at least five years.
• Fee Waiver Program: For the employee, spouse and dependent children: Staff may enroll in up to 18 hours of course work each academic year at a reduced rate. Spouses may enroll in 15 semester hours each academic year with 80% of qualified tuition waived. Dependent children of regular full-time staff who are full-time degree seeking undergraduate students at ISU may receive a fee waiver of 80% of qualified tuition for up to a total of ten (10) semesters.
• Sick Leave: Accrued at a rate of 12 days per fiscal year with unlimited accumulation.
• Vacation: Pay level 11 and below accrues up to 15 vacation days earned per year 1 through 4; 20 vacation days per year thereafter. Pay level 12 and above accrues 20 vacation days per year

Optional Benefits

• Voluntary Life Insurance: Additional amounts of life insurance may be purchased on employee, spouse and dependent children.
• Voluntary Vision Plan: May enroll within the first 31 days of employment date.

How to Apply

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