Broadcast & Facilities Engineer

Lakeland PBS seeks an organized and technical Broadcast & Facilities Engineer to maintain its on-air television equipment and facilities to assure quality technical operation and performance.

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Broadcast & Facilities Engineer is responsible for repairing, maintaining, and calibrating broadcast equipment. In this role, you will assist with installation and routine maintenance of broadcast equipment and systems, implement approved maintenance plans and procedures for equipment recommended by manufacturers, and maintain standard operating procedures. You will also be involved in the operation, maintenance, and installation of transmitter site equipment and systems including transmitters, STL equipment, and remote-control devices. This position requires you to be available on-call to assist with technical problems outside of normal business hours.

Duties also include assisting in the management, repair and maintenance of buildings and grounds owned or leased by LPTV.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate general knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, operate a broad range of video and audio equipment, automation systems, routing systems, power distribution, and related technologies. A two-year technical degree and five years of broadcast television experience is preferred, though an equivalent of experience in related fields and education will be considered.

LPTV has a long history of stability with an excellent board and staff. We have no debt, a solid cash position, and the start of an endowment fund. We have a strong community presence with an emphasis on local service, including our own nightly local news. We’re also a technology leader and have a strong online presence and are multicasting six digital channels.

Competitive salary with excellent benefits including generous PTO, and funded flex spending account with flexible health, life, retirement, and dependent care options. Send resume, letter of application, and three professional references to admin@lptv.org. Position open until filled. EOE.


Central MN Office Manager / Sales Associate

Lakeland PBS is seeking an outgoing, self-motivated individual with excellent people skills and organizational ability to be a part of our team based in Brainerd, MN. Responsibilities include representing Lakeland PBS to the public in central Minnesota, fund raising efforts including solicitation and management of business sponsors, and office management of our Brainerd based office / studio. Necessary skills include sales and marketing, public speaking, community knowledge and connections, and being self-motivated. A college degree or equivalent experience required. This is a FT position with excellent benefits including generous PTO and paid life and disability insurance and flex plan that funds health insurance and retirement. Salary depends on experience. Send cover letter and resume with references to admin@lptv.org. Position open until filled. EOE.


Part-Time Closed Caption Coordinator

Lakeland PBS is looking for a part-time Closed Caption Coordinator to work alongside our Technical Director for our 10:00 pm weeknight news broadcast from our Bemidji studios. Duties include: assisting the Technical Director with minor production tasks, operating the teleprompter for on-air personalities during the newscast, and monitoring the closed captioning feed for any discrepancies or errors. Hours include two-hour shifts two to three times a week from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Experience is not needed, although a passion for live broadcasts and production is preferred. Excellent starting job for any college student interested in getting experience in the broadcast industry. Send email of interest to reception@lptv.org. Position open until filled. EOE.