Illinois Public Media - University of IllinoisChampaign, IL
Full Time Job
Illinois Public Media seeks a Broadcasting Engineer to join the WILL radio and television team. Illinois Public Media is a not-for-profit public media service of the College of Media at the University of Illinois, educating, entertaining, inspiring and empowering by airing the best of public television and radio programs, producing local content for broadcast and the Web, and working with community partners to address needs and concerns.
The Broadcasting Engineer performs the installation, removal, operation, and maintenance of radio and television equipment essential to the operation and broadcast of the WILL stations. The Broadcasting Engineer has input in goal-setting and planning future developments and expansion. Additionally, the person in this position will help complete the transition to Digital Radio and TV broadcasting. The person in this position maybe called in for station emergencies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Installs, operates, and maintains radio and television broadcasting equipment.
A. Maintains and operates transmitters.
B. May maintain and operate related broadcast equipment.
C. Coordinates equipment installations with other engineers and related departments.
D. Familiar with digital signals and digital signal test equipment
Is responsible for the maintenance of the engineering areas, such as studio operations, microwave, transmitter, etc.
A. Performs maintenance of teaching equipment at Gregory Hall (College of Communications) and Richmond Studios.
B. Works cooperatively with other broadcast engineers performing preventative and routine maintenance on digital/analog radio and television transmitters.
Works with management and program personnel on radio and television productions.
A. Provides engineering support for public affairs and informational programming.
B. Performs the set-up and engineering support of live, on-air fundraising productions.
C. Supports stations' revenue generating functions through equipment maintenance, and participating in events.
Keeps abreast of new and continuing developments in the field of broadcast engineering as relatesto the job.
A. Investigates and stays updated on digital radio and television technology under direction of the Assistant Director of Technology.
B. Monitors technical signals and makes recommendations for improvements.
C. Provides leadership and training on equipment and systems for students and/or other staff.
D. Provides input on the purchase of equipment.
E. May act as team leader in the absence of Engineering Management.
Performs other engineering-related duties as assigned.
Installing, maintaining, and integrating studio, remote control, digital broadcast computer equipment, and transmitter digital/analog equipment for radio/television, including application of FCC rules and regulations.
Broadcast audio, video, and transport stream IP networking systems.
Broadcast electronic circuit test equipment for troubleshooting digital signals to board and/or component level.
Broadcast proprietary software such as: digital audio delivery systems; digital radio and TV automation systems; radio and TV traffic systems; HDTV PSIP creation systems; digital audio and video networked server systems; digital video switchers; and digital software-controlled terminal gear.
$54,000+ in salary Benefits include: 11 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, 12 vacation days, 12 accrued sick days per year Tuition waivers at any state university in Illinois Full health, dental, life, and vision insurance on start date Discounts on cars, cell phones and other perks
Job Code: 91124
To apply, submit a Civil Service application at http:// jobs .illinois. edu and exam request form for Broadcasting Engineering. Documents such as: college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver's license, professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam. Via email:
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