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Systems Engineer

Classification: Union, non-Exempt
Status: Permanent Employment
Schedule: Weekdays (Monday-Friday) at 30+ hrs per week
Compensation: $23.64 / hr.
Location: Berkeley, CA

 

Overview:

KPFA is a listener supported FM radio station in Berkeley, CA operating several FM transmitters, translators, and Autonomous System 397715 in the SF Bay Area

We are looking for an enthusiastic Audio and Network Systems Engineer to co-manage and develop our current technical infrastructure as we work to implement new tools and technologies. Along with the Chef Engineer and Transmitter Engineer you will complete the Engineering Team in supporting our shows and station with a reliable technical foundation.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • First responder to technical issues impacting air, staff workflow; escalating issues for remediation to the Chief Engineer if appropriate
  • Monitor all LAN, WAN, broadcast radio, and computer network infrastructure for availability and reliability
  • Set up email, network, domain, phone, and door access accounts
  • Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements
  • Troubleshoot issues and outages
  • Conduct system installations, including configurations, testing, and maintenance on both software and hardware
  • Audio Engineer recordings as needed, providing oversight during live productions
  • Ensure normalized program material is delivered to air consistently through regular equipment, documentation, communication, and system evaluations
  • Resolve analog and digital audio quality issues in the production and broadcast chain

 

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Desire to learn, grow, and expand understandings of interconnected technical systems
  • Experience as a System Administrator, Network Administrator or similar role, 2yr min.
  • Comfortable with Windows, Linux, BSD Environments and related technology toolkits
  • Solid understanding of the OSI or TCP/IP model
  • Familiarity with audio editing software (SoundForge, Audacity, Audition,Hindenburg)
  • Possess excellent listening and communication skills to collaborate with others
  • Professional certifications (CCNP, MCSA, SBE Certified Audio Engineer) are a plus
  • Knowledge of one or more scripting languages (php,js,perl,python,bash) are a plus
  • Experience in a broadcast facility or audio production is a plus
  • Ability to lift rack mounted equipment and adjust cables in tight spaces
  • Required work authorization: United States

To apply: Contact Cheif Engineer Brian David at [email protected] with cover letter and resume by 12 noon on Friday December 1th.  Please use “KPFA Systems Engineer Applicant” in the subject heading of your email.

KPFA is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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Operations Department Intern

KPFA 94.1 FM
Berkeley, CA 94704
Classification: internship
Compensation: Unpaid

 

KPFA 94.1 FM is looking for an experienced, self-motivated Operations Department Intern/s and offers a 6 month internship program intended to give students valuable “hands on” experience and exposure to radio production.  We are currently accepting interns enrolled through accredited colleges/universities for our January 2019 internship session. Applicants must be enrolled as a student, interested in a long-term exposure to multiple aspects of Media Production.  Applicants are willing to work hard, have great organization and time management skills, are attentive to detail and have the ability to multi-task in a moving and deadline driven environment. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn from working professionals in a 70 year old radio institution.

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY

As an Intern, the primary responsibility is to assist Operations Department Staff with daily station tasks.  Daily tasks include line producing for live shows, engineering studio recordings, editing and mixing taped programs, producing Station Promos, monitoring program content to comply with Station and FCC policies and other duties as assigned.

Interns are required to work 1 day shift per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 10am-4pm).  Fridays from 11am-3pm will be dedicated to radio production classes for the first 3 months and then toward producing content on KPFB, 98.3 FM in Berkeley.

Toward the end of the program, Interns will be tested for certification to be potential fill-in technical producers at KPFA.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

On-Air

  • Assist Technical Producers with peripheral equipment for live programs.
  • Assist Producers with specialized equipment setup for live programs.
  • Assist with regulating the timing of programs for live and taped shows.
  • Receive and screen incoming calls during broadcast.‬
  • Notify Chief Operator about any abnormalities noticed during scheduled shift.

Off-Air

  • Engineer studio recordings, support staff for content prep and production.
  • Edit/mix audio content for playback and prepare evergreen shows.
  • File CDs, and maintain the studio area in neat and professional manner.‬‪
  • ‪Accurately log discrepancies and troubleshoot technical problems.
  • Other duties as required by management.
  • Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management, and clients
  • Represent Pacifica Foundation and KPFA 94.1 FM in the highest regard within the community and business environment
  • Develop and maintain effective communications with internal and external partners
  • Work in compliance with station policies and procedures

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills & Abilities Required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in document editing applications such as Office and LibreOffice
  • Attentive to detail plus great organization and time management skills
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong time management in order to meet multiple daily deadlines
  • Self-motivated, positive, and highly organized individual
  • Previous experience with data entry and any audio editing software a plus

Education Required

  • High School Diploma

 

To apply: Contact Operations Manager Antonio Ortiz at [email protected] with cover letter and resume by 12 noon on Friday December 6th.  Please use “KPFA Operations Department Intern Applicant” in the subject heading of your email.

 

Job Type: Internship
Experience:
Organizational Skills: 1 year
Records Management: 1 year
Administrative Support: 1 year
Education: High school
Location: Berkeley, CA
Required work authorization: United States
KPFA is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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KPFA Pacifica Foundation Radio is an EOE/AA Employer
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For internship opportunities at KPFA Radio see our Internship Page.
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