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Broadcast Systems Technician

December 6, 2018

Ensure KCTS 9 television production and transmission meets PBS audio, video and technical standards to reach more people, build a strong organization and inspire a smarter world

Qualified applicants please apply here


I Administer Broadcast Systems

  1. Create preventative maintenance schedules and conduct preventive maintenance.
  2. Administer network, media storage, archive and edit systems in broadcast and production environments.
  3. Administer, analyze, diagnose and repair broadcast servers and other systems that are part of the broadcast network.
  4. Follow best practices for maintaining the security, availability and integrity of broadcast and production media systems and data.
  5. Support Broadcast Equipment.
  6. Support installation, maintenance, repair, and monitoring of broadcast equipment: master control, cameras, routing switchers, converters, monitoring, and test equipment.
  7. Collaborate with Engineering team to maintain systems documentation.
  8. Collaborate with Engineering team to design implementation of broadcast and production systems.

II Collaborate

  1. Must be able to communicate effectively within the Engineering department and with other departments.
  2. Work with Communication Technician to support transmission.
  3. Work with Producers, Directors and Production Managers to identify technical production requirements.
  4. Work with IT Department to support the security, availability and integrity of broadcast systems and data interfacing with IT managed systems.
  5. Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, manufacturers, contractors, and broadcasters.
  6. Support Engineering Manager in developing the annual engineering operating budget and capital budget.
  7. Train others to use broadcast systems.
  8. Function as Engineer-in-Charge (“EIC”) during studio and remote productions.
  9. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


  1. AA degree in electronic, network or computer technology from an accredited technical school or equivalent experience required.
  2. Understanding of a broad range of computer operating systems, applications and hardware required.
  3. Experience planning, implementing and administering network infrastructure including managed switches, cabling and other network equipment required.
  4. Solid understanding of TCP/IP protocols (e.g. HTTP, FTP, SNMP, NTP) and how TCP/IP-based services work (DNS, DHCP) required.
  5. Understanding of IPv4 layer 2/3 networking technology, including NAT
  6. Experience in broadcast television preferred.
  7. Working knowledge and ability to operate and maintain audio, video, broadcast electronics preferred.
  8. Project Management experience preferred.
  9. CAD skills preferred.


  1. Ability to regularly type on a keyboard.
  2. Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 30 pounds required.
  3. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Washington State driver’s license.
  4. Ability to use a variety of hand tools, power tools.
  5. Ability to work outside regular business hours as needed.

Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background

This is a full time, regluar, bargaining unit position.