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BROADCAST ENGINEER - WGVU

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Job no: 493870
Position type: PSS - Professional Support Staff
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Public Broadcasting
 

Essential Functions:

  • Operates a wide variety of computer, television and radio equipment.
  • Operates and monitors television and radio equipment transmission to maintain correct audio and video signals.
  • Operates satellite uplink and downlink equipment.
  • Responsible for operational and maintenance logs as required by the FCC and WGVU.
  • Performs operational checks on broadcast equipment.
  • Assists with the installation of broadcasting equipment.
  • Maintains knowledge of FCC rules and SBE standards..
  • Supervise student employees.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Provides support for broadcast productions and business television events.
  • Trains students, interns and temporary employees in the set-up and operation of television broadcast equipment.
  • Performs duties characteristic of lower and/or similarly classified technicians/engineers
  • Provide technical support to staff for PC hardware and applications

Required Qualifications:

  • High school graduate.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in RF troubleshooting, operation and maintenance of television and radio production/broadcast equipment.
  • Minimum of two years related experience in micro-computers and peripheral equipment repairs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer operating systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret complex electronic equipment schematics.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of electricity and electronics and sophisticated electronic testing equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FCC rules and industry standards.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully operate office equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully provide quality customer service.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain satisfactory work performance and attendance records.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and prioritizing work assignments and maintaining work flow to meet deadlines.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work independently, organize own work and coordinate work activities of others.
  • Willingness to work any shift, weekends, holidays and overtime.
  • Ability to work under inclement weather conditions.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain positive interpersonal relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • SBE Certification
  • Substantial experience in the operation and maintenance of broadcast facilities.
  • Experience configuring data network devices

Supervision Received:

Receives minimal supervision from a designated supervisor.  Much of the work is self-initiated.  Person is expected to function with considerable independence and apply appropriate policies and procedures within the assigned area of responsibility. .

Supervision Exercised:

Hire, train, schedule and coordinate the work of student employees and may act as lead worker to PSS staff members within the department/unit/division. 

Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Department/Division:  WGVU / University Relations

Campus: Pew

How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline:  November 30, 2021

Job Type: Full Time, 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday (6 months) and Wednesday through Sunday (6 months). Schedule rotates with other Broadcast Engineer. Willingness to work any shift, weekends, holidays and overtime as stated in the job description.

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Advertised: 08 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 30 Nov 2021 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Television Production Internship


- Intern will report to and work closely with one of WGVU's Producers/Directors in television.
- Internship will be hands-on and tailored to the individual's abilities
- Internship hours range from 4-20 hours per week and may require flexible weekly
- scheduling to accommodate varying production schedules. Some evening, weekend
- and holiday hours may be required.

Responsibilities
 


- Work on in-studio television productions
- Work on in-the-field television productions
- Camera operation, prompter operation, grip, learn audio operation, learn the graphic operation
- Keep production areas clean, tidy, and organized. 
- Other responsibilities as needed.
 

WGVU ADA compliance Internship


WGVU Public Media on the GVSU Pew Campus / Remote

Part-time

Paid | credit


Description: The ADA compliance intern will be responsible for making sure that the wgvu.org and wgvunews.org are ADA compliant. This experience will give students an opportunity to learn more about the standards for WCAG 2.1. It will also provide unique opportunities for interns to get valuable hands-on experience in making CMS sites accessible to all users.

Responsibilities:

  • Making sure that images are properly Alt tagged
  • Ensuring that images and text on pages are high contrasted for visually impaired users
  • Creating and updating Site Maps
  • Audit the navigability of the website via keyboard.
  • Making sure that users are informed when being redirected to another page.
     

Contact

If interested please contact Vance Orr III at orrv@gvsu.edu or by phone at 616-331-6784.