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Broadcast Tech Supervisor
Application Deadline: February 21, 2016
The Chief Engineer of WOSU Public Media is primarily responsible for the proper installation, operation and support of the technical aspects of the radio stations including all broadcast equipment located in WOSU facilities at the Fawcett Center, WOSU@COSI and multiple transmission plants throughout the state in accordance with appropriate Federal, State, local and university rules and regulations.
The Chief Engineer must have a thorough understanding of analog, digital and IP-based systems and be able to integrate new technology and upgrades into the existing infrastructure as technology advances. The Chief Engineer will install, operate and maintain transmitter RF systems for proper operation within FCC, FAA, Federal, State, local and university compliance with minimum broadcast interruptions or downtime of WOSUs 7 broadcast transmitter facilities; monitors radio engineering budget and may supervise part-time maintenance staff; advises station and university personnel on technical options available in order to solve problems or to facilitate new projects; supports technical and engineering needs in radio and TV engineering as needed. The Chief Engineer will report to the Director of Engineering.
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Five years of experience maintaining digital and analog radio broadcast equipment and related IP-based equipment.
- Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot highly complicated broadcast systems and equipment, including the ability to troubleshoot to component level when appropriate.
- Experience researching, recommending, and purchasing radio broadcast equipment.
- Demonstrated ability to work constructively with colleagues and engineering staff in a creative, collaborative, innovative, respectful, multi-unit, multiple-project environment, delivering results with high standards.
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to work well with diverse personalities and varying levels of engineering and technological knowledge/experience.
- Interest and willingness to keep abreast of industry trends and engage in practical learning in related areas.
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and must be able to climb ladders and crawl on floors in order to access broadcast equipment and systems.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record for regular travel to remote broadcast transmission sites within Ohio in all types of weather conditions.
- Ability to be on Call 24/7/365.
- Experience maintaining radio and/or television equipment and facilities.
- Familiarity with audio over IP systems and consoles, and broadcast automation systems.
- Experience working at a public media organization.
- SBE Certification.