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Chief Engineer

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Chief Financial and Operating Officer

QUALIFICATIONS:   Minimum 5 years’ experience in engineering positions.  A working knowledge of analog and digital technologies and engineering practices; comprehension of laws and FCC rules and regulations related to broadcasting.    Formulate and execute short-term and long-range plans for the organization; ability to analyze technologic trends affecting broadcast and non-broadcast electronic media and relate their impact to Public Media Connect.


  1. Oversee the procurement, operation and maintenance of Public Media Connect’ s production and dissemination technologies.
  2. Supervise the engineering staff and evaluate their performance.
  3. Support and advise the Chief Financial and Operating Officer and other senior management in developing and implementing an on-going system to train, upgrade skills and evaluate engineering staff. 
  4. Develop and supervise the execution of all preventive maintenance and procedures. 
  5. Coordinate and instruct other personnel in the proper care and operation of related equipment, such as portable cameras, graphic generators and editors.
  6. Research and develop operating techniques and maximize the potential of  technical facilities. 
  7. Maintain schematic diagrams and other such documentation as necessary to expedite troubleshooting and expansion of technical facilities.
  8. Assure strict adherence to FCC rules and regulations in all technical operations and oversee the maintenance and quality control of all broadcast equipment, including proofs of performance for all transmitters.
  9. Assist in the preparation and submission of all applications for license renewal and other FCC permits as necessary.  Provide technical assistance and documentation support  in order to assist in preparing equipment procurement grants (Foundational, Individual, NTIA, BEMC) as necessary.
  10. Recommend system upgrades and modification to senior management to keep systems efficient and reliable.
  11. Recommend and administer engineering annual budget; plan and recommend station’s capital budget.
  12. Plan and carry out strategy to attract tenants for tower/transmitter site. Suggest additional ways to bring revenue to stations using new technology, equipment and resources.
  13. Participate in negotiating collective bargaining agreements as necessary.
  14. Perform other duties as required by the Chief Financial and Operating Officer and/or other senior management.
  15. Work cooperatively with others to further the mission and goals of the organization.

Email: hr(at)thinktv(dot)org or call 937-220-1671

Development Associate

Department: Development
Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Events Manager
Location: Cincinnati

Summary of Position:
This position supports the Events Manager in a wide variety of duties and responsibilities that are related to the planning and execution of CET’s primary fund raising events- the multi-day Action Auction and a one night celebration/gala. The required tasks are those related to data management, oversight of event volunteers and handling the day-to-day details required to deliver a successful event. This position operates at a rapid pace. Clear communication, multitasking, critical thinking and advanced organizational skills are necessary for this position. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and be able to work effectively with others in a small office environment. May occasionally be required to work outside the core work hours to support events and meetings. This position includes a potential for growth within the Events Office.

Primary Duties:
” Work with Events Manager and Volunteers to be the primary data manager for CET fundraising events
” Assist Events Manager in organization and coordination of fundraising events
” Responsible for contacting a select list of major donors and sponsors to secure their participation in CET’s fundraising events
” Collaborate with Events Manager, CET Staff and Volunteers on Action Auction procedures
” Produce weekly reports with data extracted from donor database
” Work cooperatively with volunteers to assure that their experience at CET is pleasant, positive and productive
” Monitor and order office supplies for the Events Office
” Setup meeting room with refreshments for monthly committee meetings
” Create and /or organize meeting materials for each committee meeting attendee
” Create meeting minutes for committee meetings and distribute to committee members
” Cover the receptionist position during lunch at least once a week
” Work to further the mission and goals of the organization
” Collaborate, as needed, with Development Associate located in Dayton on Action Auction details
” Support telemarketer working at CET in support of the Action Auction
” Support, as needed, other CET events

” A minimum of 3-5 years in a development position or nonprofit setting
” Work independently with minimal supervision
” Flexibility in hours of work as needed
” Ability to lift items up to 25 lbs.
” Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Needed Skills:
” Superior organizational skills and ability to multi-task
” Proven ability to prioritize conflicting needs and address matters proactively and diplomatically
” Exceptional attention to detail
” Strong written and oral communication skills
” Ability to work, as a team, with volunteers
” Strong customer-service skills
” Computer skills – must be highly skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and Power Point

Email: hr(at)thinktv(dot)org or call 937-220-1671

Master Control Operator

Job Duties:

  • Preform on-air switching (manual and automated) for all broadcast channels, monitor and control on-air quality, and keep program and transmitter logs and records
  • Operate transmitters and satellite antennas by remote control
  • Set up and operate video tape recorders, digital disk recorders and other server based storage devices for on- air playbacks, recordings, feeds, and for production / post production activities
  • Set up and operate Technical Center equipment, including audio and video signal processing, patching, routing, and distribution
  • Maintain levels, waveforms, phasing, and other technical qualities and standards in accordance with FCC rules and regulation and Public Media Connect polies and procedures
  • Communicate with other Public Media Connect staff and other TV broadcast entities as required, pertaining to Master Control operations
  • Assist Maintenance Engineers in trouble-shooting, construction, installation, and routine maintenance projects
  • Interact and assist other Master Control Operators on a regular basis to insure smooth operations
  • Perform light/ regular maintenance task, area housekeeping and other related work as assigned


  • Must be able to work varying shifts (sometimes alone) including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must have reliable transportation, a working phone, and a valid driver’s license
  • Must reside within the Greater Dayton area
  • Must be willing and able to lift and carry typical studio, EFP, and remote truck equipment and work on ladders up to 24 feet


  • One or more years of broadcasting engineering operations experience
  • FCC broadcast license/ permit or SBE certification highly preferred
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in electronics and / or Broadcasting Engineering Technology or related experience preferred

Email: hr(at)thinktv(dot)org or call 937-220-1671

Public Media Connect is an Equal Opportunity Employer