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Position Title: JMC Television Studio Manager and Managing Engineer

We have an exciting career opportunity for a creative and experienced television studio engineer and production manager in a newly upgraded facility in the SJSU School of Journalism and Mass Communicationsin San Jose, CA

A full-time JMC Television Studio Manager andManaging Engineer will oversee a new state-of-the-art digital production television studio, control room and content management system, and facilitate productions of timely and creative digital productions on deadline for faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students in journalism, advertising, public relations, new media and social media.

The successful candidate must have three to five years of practical experience working as a digital broadcast engineer, and proven experience using and integrating control room switchers, audio consoles, studio lighting and green screen technologies, cameras, tele-prompters, routers, MATV systems, TV monitors, and intercom. The successful candidate must also demonstrate professional and creative skills and abilities with multiple computer based video editing systems, and proven experience integrating multimedia content on multiple web based platforms, plus organizing and managing the delivery, broadcast, streaming, and storage of a wide range of media content through a comprehensive studio management system.

This individual must be able to research technologies, and develop guidelines and training for a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and administrators who wish to develop and produce a wide range of top quality productions including, but not limited to, public information programs, advertising and promotional spots, multimedia campaigns, online streaming efforts and social media projects designed to support a 21st century media curriculum inspired by the critical thinking, planning and innovations of Silicon Valley. All efforts must demonstrate and respect a careful balance between creative 'thinking out the box’, and maintaining high standards for ethical, responsible and top quality media productions.

Specifically the Studio Manager/Managing Engineer must have the ability to effectively:

- Trouble shoot and repair broadcast equipment and issues related to overall systems.
- Read schematics and engineering drawings, and make informed decisions.
- Make or facilitate minor repairs to studio, control room and field equipment.
- Train faculty and students on the proper use of studio cameras and control room equipment.
- Direct live, multi-camera studio news broadcasts, and creative media productions.
- Manage and include multiple content sources in studio productions including Cisco Telepresence, live newsroom and remote update desk feeds, and timely and archived video reports.
- Develop a comprehensive content management and storage system and archive all productions.
- Oversee, schedule and manage all studio/control room reservations and productions.
- Work closely with the JMC School Director on planning technology trade outs, purchases and upgrades.

The successful candidate must:


- Be experienced with studio workflow issues.
- Have knowledge of MPEG-associated streams (lip sync, jitter, pixilation, MPEG artifacts).
- Understand and have experience working with Mac and PC computers, their software and networking.
- Demonstrate active listening, and effective time management and communications skills.
- Be professional and level-headed in all workplace assignments and JMC School interactions.

A degree in television production, Electrical Engineering or related fields (and/or extensive professional experience), would be ideal, and SBE Certification is preferred, but not required. A minimum of three to five years of experience working full-time in a commercial, non-profit or academic digital television studio and control room is desired.

This position will work up to 40 hours per week, with the possibility of some evenings and weekend productions. This is a full-benefitted position.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join an exciting, intellectually stimulating and energetic department located in the heart of San Jose.

We offer an area and industry competitive compensation package.

Hiring Salary Range: $83,000 - $95,000                

Email your cover letter, resume and salary history in Word to towerjobs@sjsu.edu

Tower Foundation is not a sponsoring organization.

Tower Foundation employment is separate and distinct from San Jose State University or State of California employment. Tower Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran’s status, consistent with all applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.