POSITION SUMMARY The Chief Engineer is responsible for the planning, management and overall supervision of all aspects of the Wisconsin Public Television Engineering department to ensure the highest possible quality of broadcast and production service.
Our ideal candidate demonstrates prior results in a broadcast engineering leadership role, has effective communication and interpersonal skills, and maintains a detailed working knowledge of IT and broadcast systems and other technologies of a television station.
The Chief Engineer oversees WPT’s maintenance and technical production support teams; oversees equipment planning, purchasing, and system integration; and works effectively with the transmission engineering team at Educational Communications Board. This position reports to WPT Chief Operating Officer.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, Please apply by 5/18/18 through https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu/. If you are a current UW System employee use http://bit.ly/2n9AibS. This is Job ID#14243. Applications must contain a) A detailed resume b) a one-two page cover letter detailing how your experience relates to the qualifications and duties of this position; and c) a list of three to five professional references with contact information and e-mail address; at least one must be a supervisory reference.
Direct inquiries and online support requests to: Betsy Nelson, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706, 608-262-5221, firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: •Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Electronic Technology or related field and a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in television production operations; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. •In-depth knowledge and abilities in application of digital television systems including ATSC, 8VSB, and MPEG standards. Knowledge and understanding of video, audio and control system flow for a television broadcast and digital dissemination production facility. •Excellent communication and organizational skills. •Demonstrated interpersonal skills individually and in a team setting; collaboration skills that actively support a productive, respectful work environment. •Proven leadership skills and supervisory experience. •Project administration, budget planning and purchasing skills. •Experience with Information Technology hardware and software in a broadcast environment. •Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations pertaining to broadcast compliance. •Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS •Society of Broadcast Engineers certification. •Knowledge/understanding of RF transmission systems and theory. •Experience in public broadcasting.
Additional Salary Information: UW-Extension provides a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, pension plan, flexible spending accounts, employer paid training and development, generous paid vacation and sick leave.
Internal Number: 14043
About Wisconsin Public Television
Wisconsin Public Television is an award-winning statewide broadcast service with six stations that reach more than 800,000 viewers each week. We are an innovative national leader in new communication delivery systems.