Senior Broadcast Technician (Technical Specialist)
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana



Job Summary

This position encompasses the convergence of computer automation and broadcast operations. Monitoring the needs of both stations radio and Television.

Department Specific Responsibilities

  • Deploys automated services as needed while working closely with Traffic and Programming departments to solve logistical and workflow problems.
  • Manages major elements of small to medium size installation projects, including planning, procurement, resource management, documentation of the project, training, and interaction with other departments.
  • Responsible for upgrading and integrating broadcast equipment software as new programs become available.
  • Serves as a technical resource for hourly and staff workers, the position writes and posts procedures for new TMC processes, while updating old procedures as necessary.
  • Maintains records on existing hardware, software, and cabling.
  • Operates a digital television control including the setup and operation of recording and playback devices, troubleshooting broadcast/computer processes, and evaluating the quality of incoming and outgoing signals.
General Responsibilities
  • Monitors productions and signals, determines proper operation of broadcast quality equipment, provides troubleshooting guidance, and corrects basic and complex issues involving sound quality, production playback, and file transfer.
  • Manages, designs, plans, installs, operates, and maintains video production facilities, tape and server recording and editing equipment, and lighting and stage equipment, including digital cameras, switchers, graphics, routing, recording, playback, encoding, embedding, compression, and multiplexing with multiple layers of audio.
  • Assesses equipment needs for productions, procures necessary materials, and configures installation to ensure consistent operations during production.
  • Designs and implements preventive maintenance schedules and operating procedures to maintain equipment.
  • Regularly tests, adjusts, and evaluates installed systems and approves post-production media for technical quality for release to other broadcasters.
  • May train Broadcast Technicians and/or Audio/Video Technicians on procedures and production equipment operations.



  • Bachelor's degree in broadcast engineering, production engineering and/or related field

  • 2 years in related field
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered


  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure

Working Conditions / Demands

This role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. This role frequently requires the ability to handle equipment. This role frequently requires the ability to remain stationary and ascend/descend ladders/stairs. This role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. The role requires the ability to detect items in close proximity as well as far away; discern between colors; detect objects in peripheral space of self; discern items in detail; and to have good depth perception. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$47,132.80 - $52,582.40 annually

Work Hours

Requires ability to work shifts during nights, weekends, holidays, and special events

Hours of work vary according to need

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Marketing & Communications

Job Family: Broadcasting & Production

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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