Job Description:

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 engineering and IT professional, who relishes using that knowledge and experience to innovate in delivering a consistently excellent user experience, collaborate in the development of new products, and motivate, lead and grow a team.  The Vice President, Technology & Operations, will be integral in formulating the organization's technology vision and ultimately responsible for developing the infrastructure and talent to support that vision.  We are looking for someone who is highly organized, a sharp thinker and excellent communicator, with a servant-leader mindset.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, working collaboratively with other team members.

Develop and implement the technology strategy and vision for TPR's operations, staying abreast of and appropriately championing new technologies and products.

Oversee the strategic design, acquisition, implementation and management of an enterprise-wide technology infrastructure.

Develop, implement and maintain plans and standards to ensure reliable, high-quality audio and visual broadcast and streaming, IT resources and web platforms, and backup systems where appropriate.

Work closely with others in the company to develop new initiatives that create dynamic experiences for audiences, sponsors and partners.

Ensure compliance with FCC and other regulatory requirements.

Oversee the operation and maintenance of major building systems.

Develop and manage annual operating and project-specific budgets and annual capital budget.

Lead development and maintenance of accurate documentation of signal flows, processes, equipment specifications, maintenance schedules, and similar. 

Develop contingency and crisis management plans to ensure uninterrupted operations.

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

Fulfill administrative obligations, including conducting regular employee reviews, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.

Provide management oversight for other engineering and IT staff.

 

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field.

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

 

EXPERIENCE:

A minimum seven years' management experience in a progressively complex technology environment.

Demonstrated project management skills, including effective deployment of internal and contracted personnel, detailed timeline development and tracking, and budget development and adherence.

Leadership of multi-station broadcast facilities.

Track record of utilizing technology for innovation.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Strong communications and personal relations skills, including the ability to work well with other team members.

Ability to multitask and work on diverse projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment, with rigorous attention to detail.

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

Able to work extended hours as needed and to travel, sometimes on short notice.

In-depth knowledge of broadcast and streaming industry standards, equipment, technologies, signal flows and best practices.

Familiarity with legacy radio systems, broadcast operation systems, mobile and emerging platforms and AOIP technologies, and similar technologies.

Understanding of FCC regulations.

Valid standard Class C driver's license and reliable personal transportation.

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:

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

Talking:  Frequently 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 documents or other materials.  Ability to differentiate color coding of wiring and components.

Physical:  Ability to travel. Ability to lift items weighing up to 75 pounds, climb ladders and use common hand and power tools, and to stoop, squat and bend as necessary to configure and repair equipment. 

Organization: 
Job Location: 
San Antonio, TX
United States
Job Category: 
Engineering/Operation/Technical
Deadline: 
Job Type: 
Full time
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TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to hr2020@tpr.org. No calls, please. Please indicate where you saw the ad when applying.