Chief Broadcast Engineer

The Department of Communication and the Department of Journalism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are searching jointly for a Chief Broadcast Engineer to provide leadership and operations management for digital television engineering activities in studios and production facilities currently under construction in a brand new state-of-the-art building. The position occurs within an educational setting in which university students are learning to produce news and other media content on multiple platforms. The Chief Broadcast Engineer would assist in the outfitting of the facilities, and then, when the two units take up occupancy (Fall 2014), he/she would coordinate and direct all broadcast engineering activities and functions for the two departments, their faculty, and their students. Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering, Broadcasting or related field (or equivalent combination of education and training); AND four years relevant experience with broadcast equipment, system design, repair and installation, preferably in an academic setting. Ability to thrive in an educational setting/learning environment and work with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff. Skill in supervising and collaborating with others. Knowledge of the principles of television engineering and digital and analog communication systems and knowledge of cable and webcasting technology and of usage, design, repair, maintenance and installation of technical broadcast systems. Verbal and written communication skills. Review of applications will begin on May 12, 2014. Applications should include a letter of interest, a resume and three names and contact information for professional references. Please submit your application through the online website at: Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.