Position Title: Broadcast Manager
Reports to: Chief Technology Director
ideasteam, Northeast Ohioís innovative multiple media organization, has an exciting opportunity for a Broadcast Manager. ideastream owns and operates one public TV and two public radio stations, and jointly owns and operates a broadcast tower. Located in Playhouse Square, Clevelandís vibrant theatre district, this organization is situated in a diverse, stimulating, and creative area. Cleveland is on the rise and has a small town feel with big city amenities and culture.
We are looking for an experienced broadcast engineering manager who will have primary accountability for managing WVIZ/PBS, WCPN, and WCLV ideastream engineering process and related distribution and receive systems in support of broadcast, production, operation and maintenance, and design of new or emerging technical systems.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Direct and manage staff: select, hire, train, coach, counsel and assure performance and morale
Responsible for Master Control and broadcast chain; planning, integration, maintenance, and operation.
Acts as designated Chief Operator for WVIZ/PBS, WCPN and WCLV.
Assure ideastream compliance with applicable Federal Communications Commission.
Identify and make recommendations for organizationís short and long term broadcast engineering needs.
Prepare and administer approved annual engineering capital and operating budgets including bidding and purchasing for the broadcast chains according to approved guidelines.
Represent ideastream to and participate in professional technical organizations.
Establish and implements department goals annually to meet organizationís strategic objectives.
Assure that Capital Inventory is accurately maintained.
Prepare federal and state grant applications for capital funds related to technical equipment.
Other duties as assigned.
In-depth knowledge of technologies of television, radio, audio, broadcast automation, computers and power distribution.
In-depth knowledge of video over IP attributes and processes
In-depth knowledge of A/V routing and transcoding
Knowledge of general FCC rules and regulations
Demonstrated technical knowledge and competencies.
Leadership and supervisory skills.
Demonstrated ability to integrate a variety of activities.
General management skills in budgeting, planning, and personnel supervision.
Seasoned level of experience in broadcast engineering management
Bachelorís Degree in Electrical Engineering; or ten years broadcast engineering experience and supervision.
Essential Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Ability to see, communicate, hear and utilize electronic communication devices. Physical ability to walk, climb on ladders, lift up to 50 pounds of weight. Able and willing to work in a 24/7 broadcasting environment and be on-call for emergencies.