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Chief Engr, WVTF Public Radio

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice Pres Advancement
Department: University Relations
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Engineering, Other

Job Description

Chief Engineer WVTF Public Radio: Design, construct, maintain, monitor and repair the technical facilities of multi-station public radio system serving most of Western & Central Virginia with twenty five electronic sites. Supervise the station's technical and logging operations. Consult with, and provide training to station personnel about the station's technical operation. Monitor daily operations to insure legal compliance with technical rules and regulations of Federal Communications Commission. Maintains studio and transmitter physical plants.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in a related field or training and or experience equating to an advanced degree. Ability to operate a variety of test equipment for both analog and digital systems. Must be knowledgeable of current FCC Rules and Regulations and radio station operations. Must be able to lead and supervise people. Must have good interpersonal skills for dealing with people both inside and outside the radio station. Must be able to work under adverse weather conditions and travel to remote locations on short notice, and at all hours. Prior experience in broadcast or military communications electronics and operational experience with a broadcast station is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in public broadcasting.

Pay Band

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

Feburary 22 ,2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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