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Broadcast Operations & RF Systems Engineer


Rocky Mountain Public Media is one of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge public media organizations. As the only statewide public media station, with television, radio and digital properties, RMPM strives to enrich the lives of all Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain. To further this mission, RMPM is seeking a Broadcast Operations & RF Systems Engineer. The ideal candidate for this position is skilled in the areas of broadcast operations and master control systems, and can easily interface with both internal and external clients.  This position will serve as a key member of the Rocky Mountain Public Media Engineering team.


Updates, maintains, and assists in repairing all systems in the Broadcast Operations and Master Control environments, including software and hardware on satellite receivers, video and audio routers, media servers, encoders, EAS devices and Nielsen watermarking devices, among others. Maintains and submits a comprehensive database of software and firmware updates of all broadcast operations systems. Assists in maintenance of television and radio RF transmitters and assists in the maintenance and trouble-shooting of Studio to Transmitter Links that use microwaves, satellite, and fiber. Demonstrated capacity to work on-location at transmission sites. Works with contracts to schedule regular preventative maintenance visits to RMPM’s television and radio translators and transmitter sites throughout Colorado. Assists in the design, specifications, purchase and integration of systems supporting the Broadcast Operations, master control, and RF environments. May assist the IT department for LAN, WAN, and desktop support. Interacts with vendor support and Engineering department team members. Other duties, as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering field or commensurate experience. Minimum of five years’ professional experience with RF and broadcast television operations. Ability to perform analog and digital channel level measurement and quality testing. Understanding of industry technical standards regarding microwaves and RF emissions. Working knowledge of video and audio compression technology. Ability to setup and operate legacy head end systems, modulators, demodulators, routers, and signal processors. Solid understanding of television engineering and mutli-channel master control operations, with proficiency in software and hardware troubleshooting. Working knowledge of data network, data communications, computer systems and equipment. Ability to work flexible hours in a 24/7 environment. Previous experience with a public media organization a plus.


Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to and put "Broadcast Operations & Systems Engineer" in the subject line.

1. A cover letter detailing how the applicants qualifications fit the needs of RMPM and information on how the applicant found out about the job opening.
2. A résumé detailing education, training, salary history, and employment experience. 
3. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicants professional experience and achievements.
4. Salary requirements.

Position will be posted at until filled. No phone calls please. 
KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. as non-commercial public television and radio. Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2017-04-07