Broadcast (Engineering) Manager

Broadcast (Engineering) Manager

osition Title: Broadcast Manager
Department: Technology
Reports to: Chief Technology Director

Position Summary:

Primary accountability for managing WVIZ/PBS, WCPN, and WCLV ideastream engineering process and related distribution and receive systems in support of broadcast, production, operation and maintenance, and design of new or emerging technical systems

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Direct and manage staff: select, hire, train, coach, counsel and assure performance and morale
Responsible for Master Control and broadcast chain; planning, integration, maintenance, and operation.
Acts as designated Chief Operator for WVIZ/PBS, WCPN and WCLV.
Assure ideastream compliance with applicable Federal Communications Commission.
Identify and make recommendations for organization’s short and long term broadcast engineering needs.
Prepare and administer approved annual engineering capital and operating budgets including bidding and purchasing for the broadcast chains according to approved guidelines.
Represent ideastream to and participate in professional technical organizations.
Establish and implements department goals annually to meet organization’s strategic objectives.
Assure that Capital Inventory is accurately maintained.

Prepare federal and state grant applications for capital funds related to technical equipment.
Other duties as assigned.

3. Qualifications


In-depth knowledge of technologies of television, radio, audio, broadcast automation, computers and power distribution.
In-depth knowledge of video over IP attributes and processes
In-depth knowledge of A/V routing and transcoding
Knowledge of general FCC rules and regulations
Demonstrated technical knowledge and competencies.
Leadership and supervisory skills.
Demonstrated ability to integrate a variety of activities.
General management skills in budgeting, planning, and personnel supervision.

Seasoned level of experience in broadcast engineering management


Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering; or ten years broadcast engineering experience and supervision.

Essential Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Ability to see, communicate, hear and utilize electronic communication devices. Physical ability to walk, climb on ladders, lift up to 50 pounds of weight

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