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Frostburg State University, Department of Communication, invites applications for a full-time, exempt Broadcast Engineer position to provide engineering and technical support for FSU-TV3 and the Mass Communication Program. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; University System of Maryland benefits package included.
A 24-hour educational access channel, FSU-TV3 operates in the state-of-the-art Gira Center for Communications and Information Technology that features a five-camera high-definition TV studio, numerous editing bays, screening room, multi-media theater, audio recording studios, and field production equipment including 4k cameras and a Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve color correction suite. FSU-TV3 airs programming produced by students in the Mass Communication Program. For specific questions, contact Dr. John Lombardi at email@example.com.
Set up television production equipment and ensure systems are operational for live transmission and recorded content.
Provide engineering production support using XPression, Ross, and Unreel hardware and software and other professional television production equipment.
Maintain production equipment including configuring, updating, and backing up EditShare files and folders. Maintain EditShare recording and playback servers.
Interact with off-site and on-site support personnel to resolve complex issues.
Interact with franchise cable companies to address interconnections for FSU-TV3. Monitor the transfer of digital video and digital and/or analog video and audio signals to cable systems. Resolve audio and video problems with the transmission of live and recorded local television programming to cable systems.
Design, install, configure, and troubleshoot audio and video production equipment, storage servers, and transport over fiber optic systems.
Perform regular maintenance and diagnostic work on equipment. Maintain production equipment and manage maintenance support contracts for studio equipment, ENG/EFP equipment, audio/video file server technology, and post production equipment.
Provide network support for MAC editing systems.
Provide and define technical specifications for equipment purchases including Request for Proposal (RFP) and contract development.
Maintain equipment inventory, service, and maintenance records.
Instruct production labs when appropriate.
Begin and continue making relevant connections with local and regional media outlets.
Other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Appropriate professional training and at least three years of recent experience in a similar job. Experience operating and troubleshooting professional television studio audio and video and ENG/EFP systems and equipment. Experience conducting repairs and routine maintenance on broadcast audio and video field and studio systems, non-linear edit systems, servers, production switchers, routers, and other production equipment. Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, and able to perform well in a team-oriented environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Four-year degree in Mass Communication or related field. Experience working in an academic setting.
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