Feb 24, 2021

Broadcast Engineer

$41,911 - $42,615 yearly
  • Youngstown State University
  • Youngstown, OH, USA
Full-Time Engineering

Job Description

Youngstown State University owns and operates WYSU-FM, a 50,000 watt radio station at 88.5 FM that serves the Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania area from its new studios in Melnick Hall, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. The station broadcasts a mix of news and information programs, classical music and jazz on its main analog channel, and a 24-hour classical music service on its HD2 channel.  WYSU’s funding comes from YSU, its members, area businesses and organizations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the State of Ohio.  

WYSU-FM is non-commercial, community-based public radio, which has built a reputation over the past 51 years as the region’s leading source for quality programming.  Its mission to provide trusted, in-depth news; engaging conversation on important issues; and music that stimulates the mind and spirit, has earned it the reputation for being a cultural and intellectual bastion for this area.  

As one of Youngstown State University’s strongest daily links to the community, WYSU strives to be a valuable asset to that community by providing a forum that promotes the artistic and intellectual activities and values of the university, its faculty, staff and students. Thousands of listeners throughout Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania equate WYSU – and by extension, Youngstown State University – with integrity, cultural growth, and intellectual advancement.

We are pleased to announce an opening for a Broadcast Engineer within WYSU at Youngtown State University.

Broadcast Engineer

Institution: Youngstown State University
Location: Youngstown, OH
Category: Admin - Broadcasting, Radio, and Television
Posted: 02/11/2021
Type: Full-Time
Salary: $41,911 to $42,615 USD Per Year
Job Category: Professional Administrative
Union Status: Included

Must be available during non-business hours for emergency response.

Major Work Characteristics/ Summary of Position   
Plans, manages, and evaluates technical operations of broadcasting and production studio services. Coordinates activities concerned with acquisition, installation, maintenance, or modification of studio and broadcasting equipment. Evaluates need for new broadcasting equipment; inspects and coordinates testing and maintenance of studio and remote broadcasting equipment.

Minimum Qualifications   
Bachelor’s degree; four years of broadcast engineer or IT engineer-related experience. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work well under pressure; well organized, strong sense of responsibility. Ability to be on call in case of disasters or off-air situations.

Preferred Qualifications  
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field; training in sophisticated electronics, management, broadcast transmitting systems, digital broadcast systems, microwave, audio, and video signal processing distribution and switching. Training in computer hardware, software, and networking.

Physical Requirements     
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor physical demands strength ratings, this position will perform medium work.

MEDIUM: work involves exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or an amount greater than negligible and up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs other related duties as assigned.

Human Resources, Youngstown State University

Please visit www.jobs.ysu.edu to see the full job posting and to apply to this position.

Online Application Form: https://jobs.ysu.edu/postings/6591

Youngstown State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Increasing the Diversity of its Faculty, Staff, and Students.






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