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Alaska Public Media, Television IT/Broadcast Engineer


Title:                           Television IT/Broadcast Engineer

Reports to:               Chief Technical Officer

FSLA Status              Non-exempt

Salary  $55,000 - $80,000 DOE.

Alaska Public Media (AKPM) seeks a Television IT (IT) Broadcast Engineer.  The IT Broadcast Engineer is responsible for the installation, proper operation and maintenance of a wide array of state-of-the-art computer based systems used for modern day television and radio broadcasting.  The IT Broadcast Engineer is also responsible for the administrative IT infrastructure for Alaska Public Media and must be experienced with baseband digital video and audio, real time and current non-real time digital video/audio compression technology, television broadcast automation, television traffic systems and digital television broadcast delivery.

AKPM is the source for NPR radio and PBS television for South Central Alaska and stewards a statewide news service.


Essential Functions: 

The Television IT/Broadcast Engineer will:

Demonstrate a high level understanding of TV/FM broadcast technology, including video and audio interfaces and video/audio over IP for broadcast and digital distribution.
Perform the setup, configuration and maintenance of software and hardware based broadcast equipment.
Provide technical assistance to broadcast operations when required.
Implement equipment installation and maintain documentation.
Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications: 

Five years’ experience working in a TV/FM broadcast/IT field.
University Degree or accredited Technology Diploma in Communications Technology and/or Information Technology
Possess good mechanical aptitude.
Be self-motivated with the ability complete tasks with minimal supervision and in a timely manner.
Ability to use and understand broadcast diagnostic test ad monitoring equipment.
Desired Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree.
SBE certification
Areas of emphasis:
Audio/Video over IP for Broadcast
Digital Content Management
Video Systems in and IT World
Data Transmission Systems and Practices
General PC Hardware, Interconnection, and backup

Allowable Substitution

If necessary, alternative combinations of education and experience to be evaluated by the Human Resources Office for comparability.


Closing date:  October 20, 2018

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Alaska Public Media is an equal opportunity employer.

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DEADLINE: 2018-10-20