Syracuse University's WAER seeks Broadcast Engineer

January 23, 2013 by

SYRACUSE -- Syracuse University public radio station 88.3 WAER is looking to hire a broadcast engineer.  The eventual hire oversee all technical aspects of the NPR affiliate's technical facilities, including the on-air audio chain from the studios to the transmitter, as well as IT-related duties such as computer and network maintenance.


General Manager Joe Lee tells that the job was posted today and applications will be taken through February 22.  Here's the full description as posted on Syracuse University's

Job Title: Broadcast Engineer.

Location: Haft Hall.

Pay Range: $37,000-$45,000 annually.

Hours: Standard business hours plus around the clock emergency first response.

Job Type: Full-time.

Job Description: Plan, evaluate, install, repair and maintain all WAER technical facilities.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering or related field, 3-5 years prior experience in a related field or equivalent combination of education and prior experience.

Job Specific Qualifications: The successful candidate will have experience in broadcast engineering including systems design, digital equipment applications, computer maintenance and repair, network systems and transmitter operations and repair.

Responsibilities: Plans, implements and documents all aspects of WAER’s technical facilities including analog and digital transmission facilities; performs emergency repairs and maintenance at studio and transmitter sites; assist with completion of FCCapplications and permits; act as WAER’s “Designated Chief Operator” as defined byFCC; plans and implements equipment upgrades; installs computer software and maintains computer network; provides emergency reponse to technical issues, coordinates external services and technical projects; lifts heavy equipment up to 50lbs, serves as vendor liaison.

Physical Requirements: Lift up to 50lbs, maneuver in tight spaces.

Application Instructions: Cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references must be attached. At least one reference from an immediate supervisor.

Job Posting Date: 01/23/2013.

Application Deadline: 02/22/2013.

WAER is owned and operated by Syracuse University.  Just like any other job vacancy at Syracuse University, applications must be submitted through the website.

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