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Digital Operations Technician

VPM is a public media organization serving Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. The VPM News team produces award-winning journalism for our NPR station in Richmond and distribution across our digital channels to over 2 million people in VPM’s coverage area. As an independent, non-profit service, we strive to create and serve a more informed public.

We are looking for additional part-time Digital Operations Technicians to work on an as needed basis covering all shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.

Technicians are responsible for acquiring content from varied sources in different formats, monitoring signal streams and ensuring that scheduled events run correctly. This position is responsible for preventing, monitoring and reporting on-air errors.

The ideal candidate should have the ability to perform basic troubleshooting of both standard and high-definition broadcast streams and automation. With a basic understanding of or experience in broadcast video and audio standards as well as digital signal flow, the candidate should have excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work well under pressure. Experience in a server-based broadcast operation and knowledge of broadcast automation and video file server technology is preferred.  Technicians report into the Digital Operations Supervisor.

•    Operation of station broadcast automation systems. 
•    Edit and monitor daily on-air playlist.
•    Setup and record satellite and other electronic delivery feeds.
•    Ingest and prepare audio/video content onto servers.
•    Quality control of all programming and transmission systems.
•    Monitor and maintain daily playlists.
•    Report technical discrepancies and all operational problems/issues.
•    Additional duties as assigned.

•    Proven understanding of and adherence to basic FCC rules, including EAS systems and logs
•    Ability to work varied shifts including nights and weekends and holidays.
•    Ability to problem solve and perform basic troubleshooting.
•    Knowledge of broadcast automation and video file server technology is a plus.
•    Strong interpersonal skills a must for this collaborative environment.
•    Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Previous master control experience preferred.

Apply by sending your resume to [email protected]. The position will remain open until filled.

EOE M/F/D/V VPM reserves the right to alter, change, modify, and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation, to any party.