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WUNC Technical Director for Due South

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Durham, NC

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Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details



Career Area:

Information Technology

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Position Title:

IT Operations Analyst - Journey

Salary Grade Equivalent:


Working Title:

WUNC Technical Director for Due South

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Permanent

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Work Schedule:

8-5, M-F (hours may change due to deadlines and other business need)

Work Location:

Durham, NC

Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

60,000 - 75,000

Pay Band Information:

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Be a Tar Heel!:

A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top public universities. Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community.University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks for numerous retail, restaurant and performing arts discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates on select campus events. UNC-Chapel Hill offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package, paid leave, and a variety of health, life and retirement plans and additional programs that support a healthy work/life balance.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

WUNC Radio provides quality news, information and entertainment programming to a broad listening audience that includes North Carolina, the United States and the world. WUNC serves North Carolinians from Greensboro to the Outer Banks through a network of seven stations.

Position Summary:

The primary worksite for this position is WUNC Radio’s American Tobacco studios in Durham, NC. The incumbent manages these facilities and serves as point of contact for programming audio needs while overseeing all aspects of audio production and further related activities to ensure high quality productions. This position is the leading subject matter expert on audio production management and plays a substantial role in establishing and maintaining the sound quality of all current and future WUNC programming. Additionally, this position will be coordinating the implementation and deployment of strategic technology and operations initiatives for digital audio devices and platforms as the station more aggressively focuses on making content readily available on internet/web streaming services, streaming devices, smart speakers, smart watches, websites or apps, podcasts, and social media.

As WUNC’s audio programming and systems specialist, the incumbent works across current and future programming and understands the dynamics required to competently and successfully produce ultra-professional sound results for all in-studio and remote location audio productions and their transmission via radio (analog and digital) and digital media platforms. Key responsibilities include day-to-day recording, mixing and mastering for in-studio audio production; utilizing and co-managing studio software and hardware that is dedicated towards in-studio recordings, editing and mastering; and involvement in studio designs and upgrades, hardware and software acquisitions and upgrades. Further, knowledge of studio-to-studio connectivity is critical as this position will serve as a knowledgeable resource for others as needed in this area. Maintaining a high level of on-air audio quality requires constant dedication, an understanding of hardware and software manipulation used to perfect audio, and a continuing cooperation between the programming and engineering departments. Therefore, it is essential for the incumbent to maintain and elevate their knowledge of rapidly evolving audio hardware and software tools and techniques to provide expert audio technical guidance and training, as well as developing sustainable workflow protocols.

This position reports to the Director of IT & Engineering and works autonomously with a required flexible work schedule. This includes travel to remote sites and between studios in Durham and Chapel Hill with weekends, occasional holidays and varied hours to support technical operations.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Computer Information Systems, computer science engineering or a closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or a Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in operations/systems work or closely related area; or an
- Associate’s degree in Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering Technology or Networking Technology from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in operations/systems work or closely related area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Journey level requires an additional one year of education or experience.
- Advanced level requires an additional two years of education or experience

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

* Essential knowledge of studio equipment, recording equipment, ISDNs, AolP (Wheatstone), digital audio, analog audio and computer based audio editing systems. Expertise in audio systems signal flow and well versed in the concept of Loudness and mixing to different specifications.
* Working knowledge of the systems, operating procedures, and functions of radio production, broadcasting, or multimedia platforms.
* Internet/Web training or experience with multimedia and file transfers.
* Thorough knowledge of standard, popular office automation software.
* Experience with Pro Tools and other Broadcast related software.
* The ability to work a flexible schedule on nights, weekends and occasional holidays as needed.
* Collaborative attitude and strong communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to communicate complex technical information to people with technical and nontechnical backgrounds.
* Strong decision making, time management and organizational skills. Proven ability to multi-task and manage projects on strict deadlines.
* Demonstrated ability to effectively perform their jobs, develop sustainable workflow protocols and follow through on projects to completion.
* Ability to quickly, calmly and creatively troubleshoot complex issues under pressure.
* Strong background in media operations.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

* Bachelor’s Degree in related field and an additional one year of education or experience.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements :

* Ability to lift equipment up to 50lbs, reaching overhead, bending and twisting with or without reasonable accommodation.
* Ability to work under pressure and meet short deadlines.
* Ability to travel for remote broadcasts and recordings and between studio locations as necessary.
* Ability to provide excellent customer service and focus

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionally


The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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