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OPB Seeks VP of Engineering and Technology

Position is part of senior management

Looking for an executive broadcast engineering opportunity? Oregon Public Broadcasting may want to hear from you.

OPB is seeking a vice president of engineering and technology. The person will be the organization’s chief technology officer and “technology strategist,” someone who can “identify and capitalize on broadcast and digital technology solutions to advance OPB’s business.”

The position was formerly held by Don McKay, who retired.

The engineering team supports a statewide distribution system, multi-channel master control systems, radio studios and TV and radio production activities, as well as OPB’s computer, IT systems and operations. To mention a few more key facts about the organization: There’s a network center with its own director, four maintenance engineers and five master control operators that answer to the VP. OPB operates a statewide network of five digital TV stations, 45 DTV/TV translators, 16 full-service radio stations and 18 FM translators; it maintains more than 70 remote radio sites. Chief engineers and maintenance engineers are located in Bend, Corvallis, LaGrande and Portland. There’s also a four-person IT team that includes the director of IT and several other staffers.

OPB believes 1.5 million people each week listen to and watch OPB, with many more accessing content online, through mobile devices and tablets, and through social media.

This position reports to the president/CEO. The probable salary range is between $100,000 and $115,000, depending on qualifications.

Application information and required experience can be found here.

Radio World also asked OPB Manager of Benefits & Recruitment Glenn Brown for some more info, knowing our readers may be interested in this. Brown provided the attached Word document with more information about the organization and the position. If you are interested you should read through it as well.

And of course, if you get the job, let us know!