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Air Operations Technician


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 an Air Operations Technician. The ideal candidate for this position is skilled in broadcast operations and has working knowledge of a public media television station. This position will serve as a key member of the Rocky Mountain Public Media Broadcast Operations team.


Oversees operation of multiple channel automated master control systems. Operates various media playback and record devices, including disc-based media servers and video tape machines.

Transfers media between various storage devices to make program material available in a timely and efficient manner. Works in cooperation with Traffic/Programming department to ensure accurate and timely generation of automation play list content for all program streams. Inspects technical quality of all program streams, including trimming, time, and checking that audio and video parameters fall within FCC and ATSC specification, and that captions are present. Monitors transmission equipment, including transmitter remote user interfaces, to ensure compliance with FCC rules.  Makes transmitter adjustments as directed and logs specific transmitter data to maintain compliance with FCC rules. Records programs from satellite and other sources, and prepares media for integration into the automation system. Cross-trains and assists in Broadcast Traffic operations. Troubleshoots various systems in Broadcast Operations, and works with other Engineering and Traffic personnel to mitigate problems. Provides support and assistance to Engineering staff for integration, documentation, and maintenance of various systems in Broadcast Operations.  May provide engineering support to other departments as required. Provides operational support to the Content/Production department as needed. Other duties, as assigned.


Degree in a related field or commensurate experience. FCC Operator Certification and/or SBE Operation Certificate preferred. Understanding and familiarity with broadcast traffic software and basic principles of automation. Ability to set up videotape equipment and operate routers, master control switchers, video servers, and automation software and equipment. Working knowledge of broadcast digital formats and technical monitoring tools such as vector scopes, waveform monitors, and audio meters. Strong incentive to learn new technologies within the television broadcast field and familiarity with Microsoft Office products, including Visio drawing software.  Ability to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously and efficiently. Experience with a public media organization a plus.


Persons interested in this position should submit the following items via email to and put "Air Operations Technician" 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: 2017-05-05