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Director of Technology; NHPR

JOB DESCRIPTION:
New Hampshire Public Radio is an award-winning public media company that delivers news, information, analysis, arts and entertainment programming to more than 177,000 weekly listeners across the state and region, and more than 130,000 weekly unique visitors on the web. Our mission is to help create a more informed public, one challenged and enriched by a deeper understanding and appreciation of state, national and worldwide events, ideas and culture. Our state of the art broadcast center is located in Concord, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Public Radio is seeking a qualified Director of Technology.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Technology is responsible for overseeing the identification, evaluation, specification, procurement, operation, maintenance and repair of transmission, production, distribution, telecommunications and computer network systems necessary to support the operations of New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR). He/she serves as Chief Operator of all FCC licensed facilities, ensuring full compliance with FCC rules and regulations. The Director of Technology manages a full-time staff of three technology professionals as well as independent contractors and vendors.

  • Manage all aspects of technology for NHPR, including broadcast engineering, information technology and studio operations
  • Work with senior staff to establish technical standards for production, broadcast and digital distribution, and troubleshoot as necessary to ensure high quality of service
  • Work with the Network Administrator, Broadcast Engineers and other staff members to identify, evaluate and implement current and emerging technology needed to support the strategic and operational goals of the organization
  • Specify, procure and implement telecommunications hardware and services to meet the telephone and computer network needs of the station
  • Serve as Chief Operator as designated by the FCC, ensuring full compliance with all applicable FCC rules and regulations
  • Develop and manage the technology department operating and capital budgets
  • Develop, implement and oversee a robust preventative maintenance schedule for all equipment
  • Develop, implement and oversee a timely response and remediation plan for unplanned outages
  • Assist in developing and maintaining disaster recovery plans
  • Develop training programs for all key systems, ensuring proper operation and full utilization of technological capacity
  • Maintain thorough and accurate documentation of all transmission, production, distribution, telecommunications and computer equipment
  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, contractors and equipment suppliers
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 10 years of broadcast engineering and information technology or related experience
  • SBE certification preferred " Demonstrated expertise in managing and supporting computers and network infrastructure
  • Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations for licensed broadcast facilities " Excellent strategic planning, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Previous experience managing personnel and budgets
  • Ability to effectively analyze, appraise, evaluate and solve problems of an organizational, administrative and technical nature
  • Experience evaluating and negotiating contractor and vendor bids " Outstanding customer service skills
  • Familiarly with the design and operation of HVAC systems preferred " Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • A valid drivers license, a satisfactory motor vehicle record and the ability to drive for the station and operate an ATV/OHRV
  • Ability to bend, crouch, stoop, climb and lift up to 30 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Bachelors degree in electrical or computer engineering, information technology or related field or the equivalent

HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply online

DEADLINE: 2015-12-27