Technical Broadcast Facilities Manager





Department Information

Indiana University-Radio/Television Services, WTIU Public Television, and WFIU Public Radio serve south-central Indiana, producing a wide range of radio, television programs for local, state, and national distribution, as well as many non-broadcast productions for the university and community. For more information click here.

Job Summary

Serves as lead engineer (EIC) in the update, planning and support of Radio TV Service and The Media School and Cuban Center SD/HD/UHD digital video production facilities. Supervises the activities of full-time technical production staff, temporary/part-time staff, and provides guidance during classroom studio, remote, and field projects. Assists in the technical planning, establishes technical procedures and methods, and evaluates and recommends equipment for repair, replacement and recommended purchase.

Primary duties focus on technical engineering of Radio TV production, Media School lab, and Cuban Center recorded productions, remote, field and post productions, instructional productions, Media School lab and studio productions, and includes analysis and problem solving for split-second decisions concerning signal quality.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in broadcast engineering and two years of broadcast engineering experience.

Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Significant experience with Windows network systems. Experience in design, integration, operation, and maintenance of HD digital video facilities. Good mechanical skills and the ability to troubleshoot issues. Demonstrated understanding of student production procedures and ability to work closely with media instructors. Excellent interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation. Excellent ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide diversity of individuals. Strong organizational and multitasking skills including ability to manage multiple priorities and deal with project deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification as SBE CBT (Certified Broadcast Technologist) level or above. Three years of broadcast engineering experience. Knowledge regarding maintenance of video server/tape machines, broadcast video and audio server standards, and computer editing systems. Operational knowledge of broadcast production switchers, routers and character generators.

Working Conditions / Demands

The position involves frequently changing priorities while managing multiple projects and productions and maintaining 24/7 broadcast operation – may require working some weekends and holidays.

Physical requirements of this position include occasional lifting or handling of equipment weighing 10 to 50 pounds; and working directly with students, instructors, and support staff in classroom productions support for extended periods of time, multiple times per day, and during evening classes. This position also requires manual dexterity in the set-up and operation of equipment plus the installation of cases, cabling, connectors, etc., and requires signal analysis and system troubleshooting in a complex routing environment.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Job Classification

Salary Plan: PAE

Salary Grade: 2FC

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Engineering, Trades & Facility

Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.).  If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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