New Hampshire Public Radio
  • 20-Feb-2018 to 31-May-2018 (EST)
  • Concord, NH, USA
  • Full Time

The Opportunity

New Hampshire Public Radio seeks a Director of Technology (DoT) to work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and leadership team in providing strategic and tactical leadership for the technology needs of NHPR. The DoT oversees 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. The Director of Technology manages a full-time staff of three technology professionals as well as independent contractors and vendors.

NHPR is an independent and trusted source for news and information and New Hampshire's only statewide radio news service. Based in Concord, the state's capital and political hub, NHPR's newsroom, digital team, and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of the 2015 and 2017 National Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence.

 

Responsibilities

      Technical Infrastructure, Planning & Operations:

  • Manage all aspects of technology for NHPR, including broadcast engineering, information technology and studio operations. Stay 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.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate documentation of all transmission, production, distribution, telecommunications and computer equipment.
  • Oversees the digital operations of radio's technical facilities and the ongoing maintenance of the interactive platforms.
  • Ensure that technology departments are responsive and communicative about issues that arise and have the ability to keep pace with technological advances and growth.
  • Oversee business continuity and recovery systems for natural disasters, political uncertainty and any other unforeseen events that could affect operations, security and maintenance.

       Strategy and Leadership:

  • Create a cohesive and future-oriented technical plan that reflects the needs of a complex and changing technology ecosystem and translate technical capabilities into business decisions that are integrated into the NHPR Strategic Plan.
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping NHPR leadership team informed of all critical issues.
  • Provide technology leadership and input for all strategic plan implementation processes.
  • Provide direction for long-term planning, resource allocation and organizational design for broadcast/technology strategies.
  • Represents the organization externally as necessary, particularly regarding NHPR's Broadcast Technology Center in Concord and its transmitter sites across the state.

      Department Leadership |Technology and Facilities:

  • Manage the Technology Department: Information Technology and Engineering (Transmitters and Studios).
  • Work with senior staff to establish technical standards for production, broadcast and digital distribution, and troubleshoot as necessary to ensure high quality of service.
  • Oversee, direct, and manage the planning, replacement and repair of NHPR's facilities and infrastructure. Specify, procure and implement telecommunications hardware and services to meet the telephone and computer network needs of the station.
  • Ensure that NHPR's Broadcast Center at 2 Pillsbury Street in Concord and its transmitter sites across the state are well-managed and maintained.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, contractors and equipment suppliers.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of broadcast engineering and information technology or related experience
  • Currently in a technology and operations role with experience with digital audio formats and technology for mobile and emerging platforms
  • Knowledge of FM transmitters and antenna systems, digital and analog broadcasting equipment, satellite technology and public broadcasting preferred
  • SBE certification preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing and supporting computers and network infrastructure
  • Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations for licensed broadcast facilities
  • Excellent strategic planning, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Previous experience managing personnel and budgets
  • Ability to effectively analyze, appraise, evaluate and solve problems of an organizational, administrative and technical nature
  • Experience evaluating and negotiating contractor and vendor bids
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Familiarly with the design and operation of HVAC systems preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical or computer engineering, information technology or related field or the equivalent

 

If interested please contact:

Carolyn (Lyn) Cason                              Melissa Petersen

Managing Director                                     Research Associate

Stanton Chase International                      Stanton Chase International

Office: 410-528-8400 ext. 106                  Office: (410) 528-8400 ext. 109

Cell: (310) 854-9133                                    Other: (571) 312-7048

Email: l.cason@stantonchase.com            Email: m.petersen@stantonchase.com

 

NHPR is an equal opportunity employer.

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