Sr. Broadcast Engineer - Boise State Public Radio
Job no: 495464
Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.Job Summary/Basic Function:
Responsible for oversight of the technical plant in Boise, Idaho, in addition to providing support on the network of transmitters and translators. The individual will use standard broadcast engineering best practices to ensure the studio facility maintains the highest Quality of Service (QoS) with regard to audio and technical operation of consoles and control rooms, in addition to other hardware and software.Level Scope:
Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.Essential Functions:
● Oversees all aspects of studios: consoles, microphones, radio automation, and all associated IT-based systems, satellite demodulators, audio streaming machines, and all broadcast associated computers, networks, and equipment.
● Supervision of Technical Staff. Guide and train engineering assistants in equipment repair, Operation, and preventive maintenance. Guide Operations technicians in the proper operation of transmitters and associated studio equipment.
● Assists in the planning, design, documentation, and implementation of various systems to include servers, network equipment and managed infrastructure technology and software applications.
● Wire control rooms and studios, automation equipment and computers.
● Provide support for Underwriting Traffic Integration with NexGen and support for Web development as needed.
● Serve as backup to Digital Coordinator, assisting with web postings, including transmitter status updates
For Boise State Public Radio and reporting to the Director of Engineering, this position is responsible for oversight of the technical plant in Boise, Idaho, in addition to providing support on the network of 18 transmitters and translators. This plant includes the main studios, Technical Center, satellite downlink facility, and STL facility. Duties include the installation, monitoring and repairs of all equipment in the aforementioned facilities. The individual will use standard broadcast engineering best practices to ensure the studio facility maintains the highest Quality of Service (QoS) with regard to audio and technical operation of NexGen Radio Automation and Telos AXIA IP Based Consoles and control rooms, in addition to other hardware and software.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
● Ability to multi-task and shift priorities
● Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects
● Knowledge of supervisory practices
● Experience with technical maintenance and broadcast equipment operation
● Strong communication skills
● Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Bachelor’s degree or relevant professional experience and 2 years experiencePreferred Qualifications:
• Preferred Qualifications 1 - • Prefer Bachelor's or Associate’s Degree or Technical Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology or five (5) years of experience in Broadcast Engineering or a related field (Electronics, IT, RF).
• Preferred Qualifications 2 - • Knowledge of NPR (National Public Radio) and public media technical standards & practices is preferred.
• Preferred Qualifications 3 - • Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Certification (any), such as the following:
o Certified Broadcast Technologist (CBT)
o Certified Broadcast Engineer (CBE)
o Certified Senior Broadcast Engineer (with Radio endorsement)
o Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist (CBNT)
Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/.Required Application Materials:
Cover letter and resume.
Advertised: February 25, 2021
Applications close: March 30, 2021