Position Type: Professional Location: Brockport Division/Equivalent: Academic Affairs School/Unit: Journalism, Broadcasting and Public Relations Categories: Professional Non-Faculty
The College at Brockport
The College at Brockport, State University of New York is accepting applications for a Chief Engineer in the Department of Journalism, Broadcasting and Public Relations. Reporting to the department chair, the Chief Engineer is responsible for overseeing and maintaining media and broadcast operations. This is a 12 month position.
Manages media equipment inventory; maintains and cleans equipment; maintains computers and software; troubleshoots malfunctions, and makes minor to intermediate repairs according to standard procedures and operating manuals. Oversees sign-out and return of portable equipment and develops policies regarding late returns and damaged/lost equipment. Adds bar codes, security tags, and updates and assures accuracy of equipment database; investigates missing, lost or overdue equipment. Hires, trains, schedules and manages student workers who support equipment sign-out and editing/field gear support. Provides training and instruction for faculty, staff and students on using media software and hardware; provides technical advice, training and hands-on assistance as requested; assures effective communication of policies and procedures. Provides technical support to faculty, staff and students on media equipment; provides hardware, software, connectivity and compatibility troubleshooting functions and installation support. Makes recommendations to faculty on multimedia and video equipment and software use, and on design and production techniques for materials and presentations; assists with development of special multimedia products as requested. Compiles and maintains departmental records and statistics related to all media facilities, such as equipment use, supplies use, and inventories, repair and service records, and relocation status.
Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) degree by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university OR an Associate's Degree in broadcast engineering or electrical engineering and three years of full-time experience in television and/or radio operations; experience in broadcast engineering or radio and/or television operations; demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and maintain broadcast operations; and, proficiency with computer software systems such as Adobe Software.
Advanced degree in related field; prior teaching or training experience at the two or four-year college level; broadcasting and/or multimedia related certification; knowledge of FCC regulations; and, knowledge of current video streaming technology.
Department Description The Department of Journalism, Broadcasting and Public Relations has one major, Journalism & Broadcasting, and four concentrations: Media Production, Multimedia Journalism, Public Relations and Media Studies. The department has approximately 200 majors and 30 minors, 8 full-time faculty and 2 full-time professionals. We are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education and we are committed to providing an environment where students engage in theoretical as well as experiential learning opportunities. Our facilities include two TV studios, one audio lab with six podcasting rooms, one specialty computer lab and a large variety of field recording gear.
The College and Region The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters' programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation.
The College is located along the famous Erie Canal, in the village of Brockport in western New York State, a region known for its low cost of living and stable housing market. The College benefits from a small-town atmosphere, even while located near major metropolitan cities. Brockport is:
16 miles west of the city of Rochester, which is the home of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, the Strong National Museum of Play, and the Rochester Red Wings AAA baseball franchise;
45 miles east of Buffalo, which is the home of the University of Buffalo, the Bills NFL franchise, and the Sabres NHL franchise;
75 miles from Niagara Falls USA, which features the American, Horseshoe and Bridal Veil Falls;
140 miles from Toronto, the largest city in Canada and the home of the University of Toronto; and
350 miles from the many attractions of New York City.
The area features a number of technology companies, including Paychex, Xerox, and Kodak, and other large companies such as Wegmans and Excellus. Rochester and its suburbs feature some of the highest-quality public, private, parochial, and charter schools in New York State. The region is known for its natural beauty, including Lake Ontario, the Genesee River (with three major waterfalls in Letchworth State Park), and the Finger Lakes region with its notable vineyards and wineries.
Salary and Benefits Competitive salary commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurances, retirement and generous paid time off.
Application Instructions Interested candidates should apply online at jobs.brockport.edu and submit a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone number of three professional references. Review of application materials will begin immediately and application materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled
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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Diversity Statement We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College's commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.
Founded in 1835, The College at Brockport is a nationally recognized comprehensive public college focused on student success. We are proud of our academic quality and exceptional value. Our 464-acre campus has 67 buildings occupying about one-quarter of the campus, with rolling grassy fields and wooded land. Each year, The College at Brockport awards approximately 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees in the Rochester area, with many alumni staying in Rochester to work or attend graduate school. Our alumni serve in leadership roles in business, government, public safety, health care, the arts, sciences and education.