New Hampshire Public Radio
  • 02-Oct-2020 to 30-Nov-2020 (EST)
  • Concord, NH, USA
  • Expected range: $50-70K
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive benefits package


New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) is seeking a collaborative and detail-oriented Broadcast Engineer to install, operate and maintain its broadcast production systems. They will train reporters and producers on studio systems to ensure optimal operation and outstanding audio quality, and support remote broadcasts as needed. This position reports to the Director of Technology.

New Hampshire Public Radio is an independent and trusted source for news and information, and the state's largest radio news service. Each day NHPR delivers local content reported by NHPR's reporters and producers, as well as national and world news from National Public Radio (NPR), broadcasting throughout the state from 14 transmission sites. NHPR's newsroom, digital team, podcasts and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of the 2015, 2017 and 2018 National Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence.

NHPR is committed to mentoring our staff, including candidates from untraditional professional backgrounds, and helping them develop both in their fields and as leaders in our organization. Our company has policies regarding fair compensation and a generous benefits package that includes health and dental insurance; company-paid short and long term disability; flexible spending accounts; a 403(b) savings plan and a free on-site fitness center. Employees are entitled to three weeks of paid vacation time and eleven paid holidays, as well as paid sick and parental leave. With beaches, lakes, cities and mountains, New Hampshire is both a beautiful and dynamic place to live.

Responsibilities:

  • Install and maintain broadcast equipment including studio, satellite and transmission systems, primarily located at the main studio facility, but also including remote locations throughout New Hampshire
  • Train reporters and producers on best practices for studio/audio production systems and techniques
  • Set and document standard operating procedures for studio systems
  • Schedule and maintain production studios
  • Support production of remote broadcasts including site selection, equipment specification, setup and troubleshooting
  • Participate in rotation for 24-hour emergency response to and remediation of broadcast outages
  • Stay up to date on current technology and seek opportunities to learn new skills 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

We believe that a strong engineering operation includes staff from a range of backgrounds, with varying skills, experiences and passions. If you don't meet every qualification outlined but are intrigued by this position and feel you could be a good fit, we'd still love to hear from you. Please apply and tell us more about yourself.

  • Minimum of two years at a broadcast/studio production facility or equivalent
  • Experience building and maintaining production audio systems
  • Strong understanding of analog and digital audio
  • Experience editing and producing quality audio content
  • Experience administrating broadcast automation systems
  • Basic IP network technology skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to explain current technology to non-technical staff
  • Accuracy and strong attention to detail 
  • Demonstrated strengths in initiative taking and teamwork
  • Willing to live within 30 minute driving distance from the studio
  • Ability to bend, crouch, stoop, climb and lift up to 30 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • A valid driver's license and satisfactory motor vehicle record.

Other qualifications that would be useful:

  • BS in a related field and two years of broadcast/studio engineering experience, or AS in a related field and 5 years broadcast/studio engineering experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of broadcast studio systems 
  • Expert at Digital Audio Workstation systems
  • Experience troubleshooting audio transport systems, including Audio over IP/Ethernet, AES digital audio, analog audio, Studio to Transmitter Links, IP Audio Codecs, etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of audio routing systems
  • Experience building and maintaining HD Radio technology
  • Basic video production knowledge
  • SBE certification preferred
  • CCNA or Network+ certification preferred.

New Hampshire Public Radio believes that diversity is important to our success. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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