Job Description:

TITLE: Broadcast Engineer

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Technology & Operations

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, exempt

SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio (TPR) is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of hundreds of thousands through seven radio stations across a wide swath of Texas. TPR produces and delivers top-quality content via radio broadcast, video and audio streaming, digital networks and live events, and works collaboratively with other media organizations to produce and provide even richer content and programming.

We are seeking an experienced broadcast engineer to participate in the installation, maintenance and repair of radio studio, transmitting, and ancillary equipment, in order to maintain superior service in all coverage areas and on all platforms, while complying with FCC technical requirements. The broadcast engineer also will assist with technical support and maintenance of information systems in use within the organization and assist with the oversight of building operations at our headquarters facility. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, resourceful, self-starter, with strong time management and critical thinking skills.


Act as the primary contact for technical support and emergencies by promptly responding 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Assist with maintaining station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance.

Install, troubleshoot and repair audio, transmitting, IT and telephone equipment for office and broadcast operations.

Ensure compliance with FCC regulations and requirements by maintaining operating parameters within licensed limits.

Support the operation and maintenance of major building systems such as HVAC, lighting and security.

Assist staff in preserving superior technical standards by providing training and assistance on the proper use of software and equipment.

Participate appropriately in station fundraising, sponsorship activities and live events.

Advise supervisor and other staff, as needed, on actions essential to maintaining performance, safety and security at studio and transmitter facilities.

Fulfill administrative obligations related to required documentation, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.


Self-motivated, with a "willing spirit" and the ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision.

Demonstrated professionalism and personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members.

Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work after hours as needed, sometimes on short notice and be on-call 24/7 for emergencies or scheduled maintenance.

Must have a valid standard Class C driver's license, transportation and the ability to travel on short notice.


Associate degree in electronics technology or related field, or equivalent experience in operations or maintenance at a broadcast station.

FCC General Radio Telephone License and/or equivalent SBE Certification preferred.


Minimum of three years technical experience working at a broadcast station, digital media outlet or related field.


Working knowledge of basic electronics theory and principles and the ability to read diagrams and schematics.

Strong electronics troubleshooting and audio background.


Familiarity with digital audio storage systems, automation systems and traffic systems.

Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, telecommunication laws related to broadcast station operation and compliance.

IT skills including workstation and server troubleshooting and repair, local area networking and desktop support.

Multimedia skills, including experience in technical setup for webcasting and video conferencing.

Experience working with antenna systems, broadcast transmitters, STL, audio over IP console and routing systems, voice over IP telephone systems, audio processing and remote control systems.

Background in oversight of building mechanical systems such as HVAC monitoring, security card reader systems and programmable lighting controllers.


Finger Dexterity: Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects or hand tools.

Talking: Verbally conveying information, instructions, and ideas clearly and quickly.

Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations, in person or by phone.

Repetitive Motions: Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands and fingers.

Visual: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect printed materials. Must be able to differentiate color coding of wiring and components.

Physical: Ability to travel. Must have the ability to lift 75 lbs., climb ladders and use common power tools.

Job Location: 
San Antonio, TX
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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