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Director of Technology and Engineering

Director of Technology and Engineering (open to apply 4/9/2021)

(email jobs@wrti.org to be contacted when position is open for applications)

The Director of Technology and Engineering is responsible for daily broadcast operations and leads the management and development of WRTI’s broadcast, information technology, and physical infrastructure. Reporting to the General Manager, this senior leadership team position maximizes the quality, reliability, and robustness of WRTI’s infrastructure in support of its public service mission.  This position provides strategic leadership for evaluating and evolving WRTI’s content delivery and physical infrastructure, as well as the administrative systems and technology necessary to best leverage data and systems to build programming, donor, listener, and staff capacity and service.

Essential Duties

  • Ensure proper operation of all facilities, including transmitters, relay points, and translators, control systems, audio routing and playback systems, studios, and all related equipment in the on-air, production, and transmission process
  • Ensure station is operating within FCC parameters and policy. Maintain station licenses. 
  • Create and manage a comprehensive engineering and technology plan that includes all broadcast, digital, and administrative assets and systems, including capital investments for broadcast infrastructure
  • Direct the day to day operations to ensure reliable and effective operations of all systems and services including the broadcast network, automation, digital services, and administrative systems
  • Identify technology opportunities to increase organization effectiveness and efficiency internally and externally
  • Manage engineering and technology budgets, overseeing all broadcast and technology expenditures to ensure they conform to the stated plan and goals of WRTI
  • Work with philanthropy and content peers to identify, procure, and implement department technology solutions
  • Create and manage key metrics and reporting to assess and monitor engineering and technology performance
  • Participate in industry groups and projects to ensure awareness of trends, identify opportunities, and stay up to date with compliance and performance standards
  • Represent WRTI's technological needs and plan to various university departments including IT and Telecommunications
  • Oversee and manage all engineering and facility contractors
  • Serve as member of the senior leadership team providing organizational, community, and industry leadership on engineering and technology issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience 

Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or related fields desired. At least five years of broadcast engineering experience required. Minimum Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Certification in Certified Broadcast Technologist (CBT), Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist (CBNT), or Certified Broadcast Engineer (CBE).  Certified Senior Radio Engineer (CSRE) or higher preferred. A combination of education and experience will be considered.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience managing complex engineering and/or technology environments
  • Thorough knowledge of broadcast engineering principles and practices
  • Strong information technology experience including assessment, design, and implementation
  • Experience with music digitization and automation preferred
  • A strong commitment to the user experience as a measure of technological and policy effectiveness
  • Strong writing and other communication skills
  • Public media experience preferred


WRTI is located on main campus of Temple University in Philadelphia and serves a large audience of classical music and jazz listeners in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Our vision is to be an institution that inspires a rich life and positive social change through the power of music. Our mission is to champion music as a vital cultural resource. We pursue that mission through our values of curation, discovery, performance, community, education, and preservation.