Job ID: 123625351

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
3 - 5 years
Job Description

Colorado Public Radio is seeking a full time Broadcast/IT Engineer to join its Engineering team.

The Broadcast / IT Engineer will assist the engineering department in keeping the CPR broadcast network, audio network, and IP network in good shape. Support functions including remote monitoring and troubleshooting to ensuring all network systems are as reliable and technically effective as possible.  Work with the VP Engineering, Director of RF Engineering, and Broadcast Network Engineer to maintain all broadcast production and distribution systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain, design and install broadcast equipment.
  • Maintain, design and install broadcast transmission systems and sites.
  • Maintain, design and install monitoring and remote control systems.
  • Work closely with the Engineering department to accomplish organizational strategic goals and FCC compliance.
  • Keep current with the state of the art for computer, computer networks, software, broadcast, RF, production and distribution systems and equipment.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • A four-year college degree in related field or equivalent years of experience in Broadcast and IT.
  • Experience in audio and broadcast systems. 
  • Experience in Zetta or other radio broadcast automation system. 
  • Experience in Axia or other audio routing systems. 
  • Experience with satellite broadcast uplink/downlink systems.
  • LAN and WAN infrastructure experience including VLANs.
  • Cisco router experience, and managed switch experience.
  • Experience with wireless licensed and unlicensed point to point audio and IP links.
  • Basic knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Ability to communicate and listen actively. 
  • Ability to think and act strategically. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs. 
  • Ability to prioritize assigned tasks. 
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills.
  • A general knowledge of radio in general (and public radio in particular) is preferred.
  • Because radio broadcasting is an audio medium, you must be able to discern audio problems through auditory senses.
  • Since IT and broadcasting equipment will need to be moved on occasion, you must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Occasional non-standard hours and 24/7 on call apply.

To apply, please submit the following in PDF format to click to view with Broadcast Engineer in the subject line:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references
  • Salary expectations

No phone calls or drop-ins please. 

Colorado Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages workplace diversity.



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