Posting #160808
August 8, 2016
Job Title:  Broadcast Engineer (Broadcast Tech Support)
Classification:  Exempt
Job Status:  Open until filled
Basic Information
Date available: Immediate
Salary: Negotiable, depending on qualifications
Hiring Department: Engineering
Reports to: VP, Operations
The engineer in this position will participate in the installation, maintenance and repair of radio studio, transmitting, and ancillary equipment, in order to maintain superior service in all coverage areas and on all platforms, while complying with FCC technical requirements.  In addition, the engineer will assist with technical support and maintenance of information systems in use within the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
Act as the primary contact for technical support and emergencies by promptly responding 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Assist with maintaining station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance.  Install, troubleshoot and repair audio, transmitting, IT and telephone equipment for office and broadcast operations.  Ensure compliance with FCC regulations and requirements by performing weekly reviews of station logs and maintaining operating parameters within licensed limits.  Assist staff in preserving superior technical standards by providing training and assistance on the proper use of software and equipment.  Participate appropriately in station fundraising, sponsorship activities and live events.  Advise supervisor and other staff, as needed, on actions essential to maintaining performance, safety and security at studio and transmitter facilities.  Fulfill administrative obligations related to required documentation, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.
Required Qualifications
A passion for the mission of public radio.  Technologically versatile with willingness to expand skills.  Self-motivated, with a “willing spirit” and the ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision.   Associate degree in electronics technology or related field, or equivalent experience in operations or maintenance at a broadcast station.  IT skills including workstation and server troubleshooting and repair, local area networking and desktop support.  Ability to work after hours and be on-call 24/7 for emergencies or scheduled maintenance.  Working knowledge of basic electronics theory and principles and the ability to read schematics.  Must have a valid standard Class C driver’s license, transportation and the ability to travel on short notice.  Demonstrated professionalism and personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members.  Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Configuration, operation and maintenance of digital audio storage systems, automation systems and traffic systems.  Experience working with antenna systems, FM transmitters, STL, digital studio consoles, audio over IP digital routing systems, voice over IP digital telephone systems for broadcast use, audio processing and remote control systems.  Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, telecommunication laws related to broadcast station operation and compliance.  Strong electronics troubleshooting and audio background.  Multi-media skills, including experience producing or editing digital media.
Physical Requirements
Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands, and fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects or hand tools.  Verbally conveying information, instructions, and ideas clearly and quickly.  Able to hear average or normal conversations, in person or by phone.  Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or other materials.  Must be able to differentiate color coding of wiring and components.  Must have the ability to lift 75 lbs., climb ladders and use common power tools.
To Apply
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, three references with contact information and salary requirements. Send to address below or email to: hr2016@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. Please indicate where you saw job ad when applying.
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Broadcast Engineer Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229

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“The Source”
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To apply for an internship opportunity, email your materials (as stated in the position above) to interns@tpr.org. Please place the Area Of Interest in the subject line.


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