New Hampshire Public Radio, Inc.
New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) is seeking a collaborative and detail-oriented Broadcast Engineer to install, operate and maintain its broadcast production systems. If you would like to work for an award-winning station that strives to make a difference everyday using and learning the latest in broadcast engineering, please keep reading.
The Broadcast Engineer position is a full time, in-person role that is based in Concord, NH and reports to the Director of Technology. The salary range for this exempt position starts at $53,100 annually with higher salaries possible depending on experience. NHPR offers a generous benefits package that includes 100% company paid health and dental insurance; company-paid short- and long-term disability; flexible spending accounts; 403(b) savings plan with a company match and a free on-site fitness center. Employees are entitled to three weeks of vacation time and twelve paid holidays, as well as paid sick and parental leave. If you enjoy building and maintaining production audio systems, we would like to hear from you.
Things to Know About Us:
NHPR is the state’s foremost news organization, focused on producing accountability journalism and engaging deeply with the diverse communities and people of the Granite State. For 40 years, NHPR has produced incisive local news on the radio and emerging audio platforms, complementing the national and global reporting of our partners at NPR. We make nationally prominent podcasts – including Bear Brook, Outside/In, Civics 101 and Document – and have a fast-growing footprint in digital and social media.
In our leaders – and across the organization – we seek people who are approachable, collaborative, empathetic, optimistic, and solution-minded. Together, we are building a culture based on earned trust, transparency, equity and inclusion. We hold ourselves accountable to our goals and our values. We have publicly stated our commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff and our journalism. NHPR is intent on being public radio for all of New Hampshire, and to expanding our audience and advancing our mission and vision by deepening our engagement with diverse people and communities across the state and beyond our borders.
A Day in the life at NHPR:
As our Broadcast Engineer you will maintain and operate studio audio and video for all our live and recorded events. You will train reporters and producers on studio systems to ensure optimal operation and outstanding audio quality. As our Broadcast Engineer you be responsible for maintaining and updating radio automation and newsroom systems as well as maintaining software and firmware updates on a range of broadcast equipment and physical and virtual computers. You will set and document technical standards and operating procedures for NHPR’s studio systems. Our Broadcast Engineer will also be responsible for ensuring and maintaining strong and effective IT security standards and you will be encouraged to stay up to date on current technology and to seek opportunities to learn new skills.
Working in collaboration with our Broadcast Transmission Engineer you will install and maintain broadcast equipment including studio, satellite, and transmission systems, primarily located at the main studio facility, and remote locations throughout New Hampshire. The Broadcast Engineer also supports production of remote broadcasts including equipment specification, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
The Work Schedule and Environment:
The Broadcast Engineer typically works 8:00 – 5:00 with time off for lunch. You will serve as an active member of the 24/7 emergency response rotation for all systems, including IT-based systems. This is an in-person role based in Concord, NH. You must live or be able to travel to the NHPR facility within 45 minutes for on-call or emergency needs. Our Broadcast Engineer reports to our Director of Technology in a department that values collaboration and is dedicated to delivering great public radio for all of New Hampshire.
We are looking for a Broadcast Engineer with a minimum of two (2) years at a broadcast/studio production facility or equivalent who has experience building and maintaining audio systems. Someone with a strong understanding of analog and digital audio who also has experience administrating broadcast automation systems. You will need to have a basic understanding of basic IP network technology and should be good at troubleshooting audio transport systems, including Audio over IP/Ethernet, AES digital audio, analog audio, Studio to Transmitter links, and IP Audio Codecs, etc. The ideal candidate would also have CCNA or Network+ certification.
The Broadcast Engineer should also have strong communication skills with the ability to explain current technology to non-technical staff and a demonstrated strength in initiative taking and teamwork. You will need to be able to bend, crouch, stoop, climb and lift up to 30 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally. You will also need a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record.
…but we know there are great candidates who may not have all these qualities or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
The health and safety of our employees, their families and the community at large is a high priority for NHPR. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required for employment. Individuals must be fully up-to-date with their vaccinations no later than their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship pursuant to applicable law.
*Per the CDC: A person is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible.
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