The Broadcast/Production Operations Engineer supports the media technology needs of all live events and broadcasts that occur at Azusa Pacific University (APU), including, but not limited to, chapels, athletic games, concerts, and corporate events that occur at all levels and budget sizes of production. Responsible for technical design and direction for event and broadcast productions. Contributes to the maintenance, configuration, and design of broadcast systems as it applies to department operations. Will leverage knowledge of existing systems and services, as well as capabilities available in the marketplace, to create the most effective solutions to meet the media and live event needs of APU.
This position requires total commitment to excellence in customer service (supporting the department's WIN Statement - to create "Enthusiastic, Returning Customers"), and a good understanding of APU's overall business, business structures, and business practices.
Requires Bachelor's degree in Media Production or equivalent combination of experience and education
Prefer SBE Broadcast Certification
3-5 years broadcast engineering experience.
5-7 years of live-event production and/or broadcast and technical direction experience, preferably with experience across audio, video, lighting, graphics, etc.
Primary Duties/Essential Functions
Provide technical direction, assistance, and multimedia integration support to university productions.
Partner with the Event Production Manager throughout the life cycle of an event.
Knowledge of live broadcast programming concepts, principles, methodologies and techniques.
Ensure proper alignment, timing, and settings of systems in accordance with manufacturer and industry standard specifications.
Establish and maintain technical standards, policies, and procedures to ensure media systems are scalable, reliable and maintainable.
Train and mentor student operators and Media Services staff.
Support emergency backup and recovery functions.
Contribute to basic maintenance and configuration of production equipment.
Understanding of and ability to operate video/audio/graphics/lighting equipment for live productions.
Ability to fill in as a substitute Front of House live audio engineer for the audio team.
Research emerging trends in professional audio, broadcast, and media production technology.
Effectively relate professionally and communicate to all levels of the University faculty/staff, administration and students.
High attention to detail and organization.
Analyze and resolve problems.
Possess a user-centered attitude and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
Signal processing, transport and transmission equipment, digital audio and video standards and equipment.
Knowledge of video and audio codecs, frame/sample rates, and formats.
Strong knowledge of TCP/IP Networking.
Matrix and party line communications systems such as Riedel Artist, RTS, or ClearCom, from both a setup and operational perspective.
Knowledge of computing preferred, especially DSP programming (i.e. Soundweb London, Q-SYS, etc.), and computer based measurement programs (i.e. Smaart).
Knowledge of RF products, i.e. wireless microphones, in-ear monitors, and radios, preferably with experience on Shure products.
Knowledge of broadcast video equipment and proper signal flow.
Working knowledge of rigging and structural support.
Required to be available by telephone for management, consultation and liaison with support, after normal working hours and on weekends. This may require considerable onsite presence to manage emergency situations.
Azusa Pacific University is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.