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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