Director of Broadcast Technology and Engineering

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 890117 - Athletics - Broadcast Operations
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
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Position Function:

Mississippi State University Athletics is seeking a Director of Broadcast Technology and Engineering to work with its Broadcast Operations Department.

Mississippi State Broadcast Operations Department produces events on ESPN and SEC Network platforms including linear and digital networks, as well as in-venue displays. The Director of Broadcast Technology and Engineering should be a self-starter who is extremely organized, able to work effectively alone or in a group, and can bring a positive attitude to work each day. Exceptional trouble shooting skills will be required and innovative solutions to complex problems will be necessary. This individual will collaborate with full and part-time staff to oversee that all broadcast equipment is in good working order, is setup in the proper manner, and is being operated appropriately.

Salary Grade:  15

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Managing the day-to-day technical support, installation, repair, and maintenance of key infrastructure components of Mississippi State Broadcast Operations control rooms.
• Ensuring all cameras and on-site setups are operating and transmission paths and feeds are functioning properly for each broadcast.
• Work as a member of the live production team to identify, analyze and resolve system problems as they arise.
• Providing operational assistance and instruction to full and part-time staff, as well as student workers.
• Working closely with ESPN and SEC Network to maintain technical knowledge for live broadcasts.
• Preparing and maintaining various technical records and engineering logs pertaining to broadcast equipment performance and discrepancies.
• Performing modifications according to engineering specifications and determining priorities regarding repair, maintenance, and modifications.
• Monitoring inventory of replacement parts and other engineering supplies; providing equipment specifications and ordering equipment according to university and department procedures.
• Participating in training and development to keep abreast of the latest technological advances and working in tandem with the production staff to develop and implement training programs for other technical staff in all aspects of broadcast standards, practices and basic electronic theory and troubleshooting.
• Assisting with the acquisition of capital equipment and preparation of maintenance budgets.
• Performing other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises the Assistant Director of Broadcast Technology.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in related field with four (4) years of experience and relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which
comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. A minimum of four years in
television broadcast engineering with one to two years in a supervisory capacity.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Preferred knowledge of (or similar equipment):
• Ross Video Acuity and Carbonite Switchers & XPression Graphics Systems
• Evertz Router, Timing, Multiviewer and DreamCatcher Replay System
• RTS Adam-M Intercom and AZEdit Software
• DiGiCo Audio Mixing Console
• Ikegami, Sony PTZ and Marshall POV Broadcast Cameras
• Fujinon Broadcast Lenses
• Fiber optic transmission paths and feeds
• Studio Technologies Announcer Consoles & Intercom/IFB modules
• KVM System
• Proficient skills related to installing, repairing, and terminating various types of cables.
• Extensive technical knowledge of control room systems such as routers, servers, switchers, replay, graphics, cameras, and other video related equipment.
• Strong troubleshooting skills with ability to precisely identify problems and solutions on-the-fly.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work nights and weekends as required by events.
• Excellent organizational, management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge of NCAA and SEC regulations.
• Attention to detail.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

• Job regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion.
• Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with one to the point of being objectionable. Injuries may require professional treatment.
• Job frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, reaching, stooping/kneeling/crouching/ crawling, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 10 pounds.
• Job occasionally requires climbing or balancing and lifting more than 100 pounds.
• Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

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Please attach your Resume and cover letter to the Application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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