New Hampshire Public Radio
  • 15-Nov-2021 to 14-Dec-2021 (EST)
  • Concord, NH, USA
  • 95000-120000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY The Director of Technology (DoT), is a key leader at NHPR, responsible for maintaining and advancing the broadcast and digital infrastructure underlying our vital news and information services, as well as the information technology that support our daily operations. The DoT's responsibilities span broadcast operations, information technology, engineering functions, broadcast transmission/distribution services and a suite of digital products and delivery systems. The DoT is responsible for planning, developing and maintaining the station's technical infrastructure. He/she serves as Chief Operator of all FCC licensed facilities, ensuring full compliance with FCC rules and regulations, CPB standards and other applicable laws and policies.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Manage all aspects of technology for NHPR, including broadcast engineering, information technology and studio operations. Remain abreast of the latest developments in digital, broadcast and business technology.
  • Lead the assessment, implementation, and support of software or business applications considering compatibility with NHPR's technology environment and long-range plans, risks, benefits, efficiencies, shelf-life, maintenance and costs.
  • Establish, update, and maintain standard operating procedures and technology policies/protocols that ensure secure, efficient and quality performance of NHPR technology systems and equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory requirements, including FCC and CPB filings.
  • Oversees the digital operations of radio's technical facilities and the ongoing maintenance of the interactive platforms.
  • Manage the technology team, ensuring the staff's technical proficiency, professional development, performance management and job engagement.
  • Recruit talented, diverse IT and Technology staff as needed.
  • Ensure that technology departments are responsive and communicative about issues that arise within the organization and with other relevant stakeholders.
  • Oversee business continuity and recovery systems for natural disasters and any other unforeseen events that could affect operations, security and maintenance.
  • Create a cohesive and future-oriented technical plan that reflects the needs of a complex and changing technology ecosystem. Translate technical capabilities into business decisions that are integrated into NHPR's Strategic Plan and capital budget.
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping NHPR leadership team informed of all critical issues.
  • Provide leadership and direction for long-term strategic planning, resource allocation and organizational design for broadcast/technology strategies.
  • Represent the organization externally as necessary, particularly regarding NHPR's Broadcast Technology Center in Concord and its transmitter sites across the state.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Bachelors in Engineering, Information Technology, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a technology leadership role.
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing and supporting computers and network infrastructure.
  • Experience with digital audio formats and technology for mobile and emerging platforms.
  • Experience evaluating and negotiating contractor and vendor bids
  • Knowledge of FM/HD Transmitters, antenna systems, digital and analog broadcasting equipment, satellite technology, FCC rules and regulations for licensed broadcast facilities and public broadcasting.
  • Passion for NHPR's mission.
  • Excellent strategic planning, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing personnel and budgets.
  • Ability to effectively analyze, appraise, evaluate and solve problems of an organizational, administrative and technical nature.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A pragmatic, collaborative, team-oriented leader with highly developed relationship building skills; adept as an influencer and consensus builder.
  • An unquestioned reputation for integrity and ethics; a strong character that will quickly gain the trust of others.
  • Creative, versatile, intuitive and driven; mission oriented.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Willingness to provide hands-on operations at various times and places.
  • This is a primarily in-office position, with some flexibility for remote work.

ABOUT OUR CULTURE

New Hampshire Public Radio 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 evolving 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 growing our audience and advancing our mission by deepening our engagement with diverse people and communities across the state and beyond our borders. Our stated mission is "Expanding minds, sparking connections, building stronger communities." Our vision is that NHPR helps build an ever expanding circle of people who care deeply about our state, our environment and our civic culture with journalism that enlightens, energizes, engages and empowers the diverse communities we serve.


About New Hampshire Public Radio (nhpr)

New Hampshire Public Radio is an independent and trusted source for news and information, and the state's largest radio news service. 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. The Development Department is the Greater Public 2020 Benchmark winner, an annual award given to recognize significant success in fundraising among public media stations..

NHPR is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and dynamic workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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