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KAKM-TV Broadcast Engineer

Job Summary: Monitors over-the air television and FM radio transmitter functions; maintain television and radio network broadcast Systems; provide technical support to broadcast facilities. In repair, maintenance, installation and modification of technical broadcasting equipment; travels to exotic Alaska locations for equipment repair and maintenance, works under pressure in order to meet broadcast deadlines.


  • Monitors over-the-air television and radio broadcast transmitter functions through remote control systems.
  • Operates, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs complex television and radio broadcasting systems; repairs and maintains equipment in emergency and preventative situations.
  • Travels to remote locations for equipment repair, works under pressure in order to meet broadcast deadlines.
  • Sets up and operates various broadcasting equipment such as recording, video and editing equipment; checks equipment for operational readiness; provides operational assistance/instruction to others as needed.
  • Prepares and maintains various technical records and engineering logs pertaining to broadcast equipment performance and discrepancies according to regulations.
  • Sets up, maintains and operates remote production facilities, to include all activities associated with remote television and radio productions.
  • Tests and integrates new equipment prior to installation in broadcast facility.
  • Sets up and maintains transmission equipment for broadcast and point to point microwave links.


  • Associate`s degree in a broadcasting related field and two years experience in broadcasting which includes equipment repair and installation; or, four years experience in broadcasting which includes equipment repair and installation; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Knowledge in maintenance, usage and design of technical broadcast equipment.
  • Knowledge of broadcast networks, servers and PCs.
  • Knowledge of master control operations (AV, switching to air, media ingest, "house router" operations) broadcast servers and archive operations.
  • Skill in repair of digital equipment and networks.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, nights, weekends, holidays or as needed for broadcast requirements.
  • Skill in common PC office software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs., sit, stand, walk, hear and see in a broadcast environment.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to, Human Resources, Alaska Public Media, 3877 University Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 / E-mail Alaska Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DEADLINE: 2013-06-20