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Background Check Statement:
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Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Chief Engineer and Production Manager designs, analyzes and develops solutions to technical issues related to equipment and systems.
Responsible for engineering work and equipment maintenance. Configures, deploys, and maintains various types of electronic equipment to ensure optimum transmission and broadcast or cable performance. Installs and maintains all audio and video equipment for radio and television studios. Maintains and applies specialized knowledge of FCC regulations to keep all broadcast facilities and productions in compliance. Provides technical support to servers and equipment, and participates in troubleshooting. Responds to equipment outages, malfunctions, and related technical problems, and conducts diagnostic testing, repair, and replacement activities. Determines what equipment is needed and maintains in-depth knowledge of the specifications of all equipment. Aligns, adjusts, and calibrates equipment according to specifications. Maintains records of repairs, calibrations, and tests. Maintains knowledge of Radio Frequency systems and engineering.
Develops procedures for maintaining FCC compliance. Monitors and responds to Discrepancy Reports. Troubleshoots problems. Analyzes data related to output and efficiency of equipment. Designs delivery systems that are uniquely suited for the particular output generated. Implements creative production and post-production techniques for AppTV programming. Investigates efficient means for solving problems with limited resources.
Solves problems that affect the functionality of any media component or system in the Beasley Media Complex.
Repairs and performs maintenance on video and audio equipment in the TV studios, audio labs, video editing suites, WASU-FM, AppTV and other areas of the department as needed.
Instructs students in operation of professional grade TV and audio equipment.
Supervises and provides set-up for all video and audio production for the Kellar Radio Talent Institute.
Supervises production of television projects.
Expected to know and comply with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, as well as university policies that govern purchasing and contracts.
Understanding of academic-based radio and television stations.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.