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Broadcast Engineering Manager
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Date Announced:10-01-2021
Job Number:REQ_0000020706
Job Profile/Salary Band: Level 2 / Salary Band J
Description:

WPSU, Central Pennsylvania’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate, is looking for a highly motivated Broadcast Engineering Manager to join our team. As part of Penn State University, WPSU reaches 1.9 million viewers and listeners across Central Pennsylvania, bringing quality educational and entertainment content into their homes.

The Broadcast Engineering Manager role is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day, near-term and long-term technical operation of WPSU’s broadcast and production infrastructure. The position leads the broadcast engineering team in designing, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting complex systems and is responsible for the effective management of the technology and facilities at University Park as well as ten remote sites across Central and Northern Pennsylvania.

This position will be leading a team of technical staff tasked with the modernization of WPSU’s broadcast and production infrastructure and will be responsible for ensuring the consistent operational reliability of over a dozen individual services.

Typical Duties:

  • System design and documentation
  • Developing standard operating procedures
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance and safety
  • Working across units within WPSU and across the University to meet the needs of various stakeholders
  • Quickly responding during emergencies and service outages

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Well versed in information technology best practices and knowledge in the areas of electrical, mechanical, and RF (radio frequency) operations as they relate to television and radio broadcasting and production
  • Experience in creating meaningful technical and process documentation
  • The ability to use technical communication tools such as drafting software is highly desired
  • Excellent leadership and analytical capabilities
  • The ability to manage complex projects is a key to success in this role
  • The ability to effectively communicate to supervisors, subordinates, vendors, regulatory entities, and the public

Typical Education and Experience

This position typically requires a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and 3+ years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Videographer/Editor
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Work Unit: Outreach
Department: WPSU Penn State
Job Number:REQ_0000014202
Job Profile/Salary Band: Grade 4-1
Description:
  • Operate under the direction of a Supervisor, Producer/Director, and/or client to realize the creative vision of video and audio projects, such as regional broadcasts, national broadcasts, athletic game day videos, and documentaries
  • Set-up and operate video recording, audio, and lighting equipment, in studio and on location
  • Apply the technical aspects of light, lenses, filters, and camera settings to achieve the desired effects
  • Use cameras in any of several different camera mounts, such as stationary, track-mounted, or crane-mounted
  • Participate in surveys for remote production locations and in the planning of production design and approach, settings, lighting, microphone placement, and cable runs
  • Determine availability of power for lighting and audio needs
  • Organize raw footage; prepare and revise edit decision lists, as needed
  • Edit video and audio materials
  • Log and archive materials according to established data asset management guidelines
  • Coordinate and provide Producer/Director with production materials such as music cuts, stills, graphics, and visual elements for studio and remote production needs
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment, such as camera pedestals, lighting equipment, audio equipment, and other professional equipment
  • Notify maintenance technicians in a timely manner when equipment is not functioning properly
  • Maintain and update equipment checklists, tracking equipment condition and availability
  • Make recommendations to Supervisor when stocks of parts, components, or other materials need to be replenished, and when new equipment, editing platforms, etc., may be needed
  • Evaluate completed products for adherence to established technical standards
  • Log required information on production order forms, timesheets, discrepancy reports, and other report forms as required
  • Answer questions for, train, and provide direction to other technical-service and part-time employees/students, as needed
  • Operate University vehicles

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Days Off: Saturday, Sunday

Job Requirements: Requires the use of shop mathematics together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, various types of adjustable measuring instruments and the training generally applicable in a particular or specialized occupation. Equivalent to 1 to 3 years applied trades training. Over 1 year up to and including 3 years of effective experience.

NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES THAT YOU OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AS A PART OF YOUR JOB DUTIES. A VALID DRIVER`S LICENSE AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO STANDARD BACKGROUND CHECKS.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Penn State Public Media is an equal opportunity employer, seeking the help of local community organizations in referring qualified job applicants. If your organization regularly distributes information about employment opportunities and wishes to receive notice of vacancies at Penn State Public Media, please send an email to PSPMjobs@psu.edu.

For a complete list of vacancies at the Pennsylvania State University, including vacancies with Penn State Public Broadcasting, please visit the PSU OHR Employment listings.

EEO Annual Report

The purpose of this EEO Public File Report is to comply with Section 73.2080©(6) of the FCC's 2002 EEO Rule. This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following stations: WPSU-TV, Clearfield, PA; WPSU-FM, State College, PA; and WPSX-FM, Kane, PA.

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