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JOB TITLE:  Broadcast Engineer

REPORTS TO:  Director of Operations                                                                 

FLSA CLASSIFICATION :   Full Time - Salary/Exempt

Job Summary:
Responsible for the operational readiness, maintenance, installation, and testing of all broadcast equipment. Successful candidate must relocate to Austin, MN area and work on site. This is not a virtual or remote position. The job also requires a thorough understanding of Master Control and technical production processes, workflow, signal flow, and the operational proficiency with job-related equipment and software.

New employees of KSMQ Public Service Media, Inc. must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or document, to our satisfaction, a legitimate medical or religious reason for not getting the vaccination. We will accommodate a vaccine exemption by requiring regular employee-paid testing at a frequency of our choosing and proof of a negative test result.

Job Functions: 
  • Operate all broadcast equipment, including but not limited to: Studio and field digital video cameras, video servers, routing and switching systems, automation systems, satellite earth-station controllers and receivers, UHF NTSC/ATSC transmitters, microwave radio links, and camera video control panels, and programming.
  • Perform as a production, operations, maintenance, or transmitter engineer as needed.
  • Troubleshoot, perform software and hardware maintenance, and install all production and broadcast related equipment.
  • Maintain quality control of recorded materials and take responsibility to discern the issue to correct it.
  • Monitor and log transmitter status.
  • Perform all broadcast related job functions required by the FCC and maintain broadcast signals within FCC guidelines.
  • Attend training sessions relevant to the job function at the station.
  • Install and maintain office computers and networking equipment. Provide upgrades and repairs as needed.
  • Maintain station IT network and server platforms and manage data recovery procedures and operations as needed.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to the mission and goals of public broadcasting.
Education and Experience  (An equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered):

Or by U.S. Mail:
Human Resources
KSMQ Public Television
2000 8th Ave. NW
Austin, MN 55912


KSMQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Job Summary:
The Digital Content Producer will be expected to create video stories with an emphasis on programming for the web and to be able to assist in other TV productions. The Digital Content Producer will also be the content editor of our web page and social media pages.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Assistance with production of our programs (producing, videography, and editing);
  • Upload programming to KSMQ social media outlets;
  • Producing and editing promotions and short form video stories for the web;
  • Assist with live-streaming events;
  • Keep an eye out for new ways to share KSMQ programming digitally;
  • Manage the development, activation, upkeep and advancement of all KSMQ Public Television digital and social media engagement across all platforms including Passport, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and possibly others;
  • Online feedback and data collection;
  • Organize online feedback and impact events;
  • Manage troubleshooting of any technical issues relating to all social digital efforts.
  • Bachelor’s degree in television, mass communication, marketing, or digital media preferred;
  • Experience with producing short form video stories;
  • Media file management experience;
  • Passion for social media and thorough skills and strategic understanding of social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube;
  • Computer literacy required (Word, Outlook, Excel);
  • Video editing experience (preferably Final Cut X);

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong communication and writing skills;
  • Strong collaboration skills and “team player” attitude;
  • Ability for independent thought, problem-solving skills and the foresight to involve others when needed;
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Accuracy and reliability for exceptional attention to detail;
  • Even temperament, especially when working under tight deadlines;
  • Must be able to lift a maximum of 50#, and have the ability to perform physical functions as required;
  • Be a self-starter, show initiative;
  • MMJ experience a plus;
  • Drone license also a plus.

KSMQ Public Television offers a Competitive Salary (commensurate with experience) and a full benefits package including health, dental and vision coverage, retirement plan with employer match, paid vacation, and a safe/great work environment.

Please send resume with three references and link to your demo reel to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Or by U.S. Mail:

Human Resources
KSMQ Public Television
2000 8th Ave. NW
Austin, MN 55912


KSMQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer