Technical Director, Crawford Family Forum #110-13
|Salary Range:||$58,547 - $87,820|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Business Group:||Southern California Public Radio|
|Description:||Position Summary: |
The Technical Director, CFF will be a leader within the Broadcast Operations Department. The positions primary focus and responsibility is the technical planning, coordination, and operation of the broadcasts, recordings, and live events at SCPRs Crawford Family Forum (CFF) facility. This position will work within the Broadcast Operations Department and will collaborate with colleagues both within and outside of the department to maintain the technical quality of CFF and off-site SCPR events, broadcasts, and technical systems. The Forum Technical Director may be called upon to be present during strategic planning meetings with all levels of SCPR management and must maintain the highest levels of discretion and confidentiality.
Technical coordination of the day-to-day operations of the Crawford Family Forum (a 140-person public gathering space/broadcast studio) located at Southern California Public Radios Headquarters (Mohn Broadcast Center).
Provides ongoing high level of customer service to both internal and external Forum users.
Acts as Technical Director for CFF productions directing technical staging, audio recording, live sound reinforcement, presentation technology, video recording, lighting and other technical needs.
Works with Broadcasting and SCPR Live Events staff to assist in the production of the SCPR live events at the Forum and off-site.
Collaborates with video production teams throughout SCPR to support the technical needs of video recording, production and distribution of CFF content.
Collaborates with video set-up and teardown in the CFF, assists with video streaming and recording.
Manages and maintains audio, video, and broadcast equipment in the CFF. Ensures that the CFF is professionally managed, organized and tidy.
Works with SCPR IT staff on the information technology and communication needs of varied uses of the CFF.
Manages the technical resources of the CFF and supplements them through outside sources as needed for events.
Works with the Director of Operations and Forum Producer in the management of production and facilities budgets (repair and maintenance, stage equipment, lighting, utilities, professional fees and cleaning.)
Coordinates with production, facilities, and other internal and external staff to ensure repairs and maintenance, utilities, and cleaning.
Coordinates and manages stage changeovers in the CFF for its different uses (board room, live broadcasts, performance space, public gatherings, etc.)
Production and Technical Direction:
Performs or coordinates the professional broadcasts and/or recordings of all CFF content.
Coordinates and operates live programming originating from the CFF utilizing POTS and ISDN codecs, IP and broadband technology and satellite distribution
Works creatively with microphones, microphone placement, mixing consoles, outboard equipment, and audio processing technology to ensure that the highest audio quality possible is delivered to SCPR audiences and clients.
Performs broadcast engineer functions including control board operation; preparing audio and video for radio broadcast and internet distribution.
Operates digital audio workstations, digital audio recording devices, CDR and DVD-R authoring, and digital distribution systems.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience.
Five or more years experience as a sound reinforcement engineer, or theatrical sound design or broadcast, recording.
Experience operating and maintaining public address systems
Experience with live video production and lighting
Computer literate with experience using PC and Mac platforms.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Solid background in electronics, audiovisual systems, audio systems signal flow and basic electronics wiring.
Posses a thorough knowledge and experience of field recording and sound reinforcement and studio recording, post production, and live broadcast procedures and protocols.
Highly creative and innovative with significant professional experience in the content creation process.
Working knowledge of theatrical lighting systems.
Working knowledge of live-streaming video and audio for the web including video capture, audio and video encoding, quality assurance and troubleshooting.
Extensive knowledge of microphones, broadcast consoles and audio storage media.
Knowledge of digital video systems, internet video creating, cameras, video control systems, and signal distribution
Operational expertise of audio signal processing equipment; to include equalizers, compressors, limiters, de-esser's, AD/DA converters, outboard equipment, and signal to noise ratios.
Familiar with broadcast news operations, spoken word, and music production.
Ability to work independently.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Project management and communication skills.
Strong time management and teamwork skills.
Reporting To This Position: None
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
Position may require weekend, evening and holiday work.
o Required to move about in an office environment
o Required to move about in the community
o Reach with hands and arms
o Balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
o Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
o Required to lift standard audio equipment and computers up to 50 lbs.
o Moderate noise level
o Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.
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