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Technical Broadcast Facilities Manager

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Technical Broadcast Facilities Manager
Department Information

Indiana University-Radio/Television Services, WTIU Public Television, and WFIU Public Radio serve south-central Indiana, producing a wide range of radio, television programs for local, state, and national distribution, as well as many non-broadcast productions for the university and community. For more information click here.

Note: This is a full-time, exempt, professional staff position, eligible for all full-time IU staff benefits, including generous paid-time-off, health care, and retirement plans. Click here for a full summary of all benefits offered.

Job Summary

Serves as lead engineer (EIC) in the update, planning and support of Radio TV Service and The Media School SD and HD digital video production facilities. Supervises the activities of full-time technical production staff, temporary/part-time staff, and provides guidance during classroom studio, remote, and field projects. Assists in the technical planning, establishes technical procedures and methods, evaluates and recommends equipment for repair, replacement and recommended purchase.

Primary duties focus on technical engineering of Radio TV production and Media School recorded productions, remote, field and post productions, instructional productions, and Media School lab and studio productions, and includes analysis and problem solving for split-second decisions concerning signal quality.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in broadcast engineering, two years of broadcast experience, and significant experience with Windows network systems.

Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University

Experience in design, integration, operation, and maintenance of HD digital video facilities; and good mechanical skills and the ability to troubleshoot issues. Demonstrated understanding of student production procedures and ability to work closely with media instructors. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal including a customer service orientation and ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals. Strong organizational and multitasking skills including ability to manage multiple priorities and deal with project deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification as SBE CBT (Certified Broadcast Technologist) level or above; three years of broadcast experience; knowledge and maintenance of video server/ tape machines, broadcast video and audio server standards, and computer editing systems; operational knowledge of broadcast production switchers, routers and character generators.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

Physical requirements of this position include occasional lifting or handling of equipment weighing 10 to 50 pounds; and working directly with students, instructors, and support staff, in classroom productions support for extended periods of time, multiple time per day, and during evening classes. This position also requires manual dexterity in the set-up and operation of equipment plus the installation of cases, cabling, connectors, etc.; and requires signal analysis and system troubleshooting in a complex routing environment.

The position involves frequently changing priorities while managing multiple projects and productions and maintaining 24/7 broadcast operation—may require working some weekends and holidays.

Salary Range $45,000 - $55,000
Salary Plan PAE
Salary Grade 2FC
FLSA Exempt
Work Location
Job Category Broadcast/Radio/TV

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 05521P
Open Date 08/24/2017
Close Date 11/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

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  2. * Are you available to work outside of normal working hours and/or be on-call as advertised in the posting?
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference List