Job Description:


Cascade Public Media’s mission is to inform and inspire our community to make the world a better place.

Our vision is to be the most essential and relevant media organization in the region.

Ensure KCTS 9 television production, transmission, and distribution meets PBS audio, video and technical standards to reach more people, build a strong organization and inspire a smarter world while demonstrating CPM’s values of integrity, community, innovation and diversity.

Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background. Our organization serves a diverse community, in terms of ethnicity, class, culture, language, sexual orientation and disabilities and we are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion amongst our staff population. We encourage everyone interested in this role to apply even if you don’t meet all of the requirements.

Hourly Rate: $34.00 - $35.00

Location: Seattle, onsite

CPM offers competitive benefits to team members working 20 hours or more a week. Benefits include:

  • 11 paid holidays
  • 1 personal holiday
  • 12 days of vacation to start
  • 12 days of sick
  • Half-day Fridays during Summer
  • Company-matched 401(k) Retirement Plan that is fully-vested immediately
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • $50 per month subsidy toward an ORCA card 
  • Medical 
  • Dental
  • Vision 


  • Install, maintain, repair and monitor broadcast and production equipment: master control, servers, cameras, routing switchers, converters, monitoring, satellite reception, distribution, and test equipment
  • Create and maintain systems documentation
  • Create and implement preventive maintenance schedules
  • Collaborate with Engineering team to design broadcast and production systems
  • Order and maintain inventory of supplies
  • Support network, media storage, archive and edit systems in broadcast and production environments
  • Analyze, diagnose and repair broadcast servers and network systems as needed
  • Follow best practices for maintaining the security, availability and integrity of broadcast and production media systems and data
  • Must be able to communicate effectively within the Engineering department and with other departments as necessary
  • Work with Producers, Directors and Production Managers to identify technical production requirements
  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, manufacturers, contractors, and broadcasters
  • Train others to use broadcast audio/video and computer equipment and systems
  • Function as Engineer-in-Charge (“EIC”) during studio and remote productions, and post production
  • Collaborate with other team members to foster a positive and productive culture and contribute toward the overall growth of the CPM
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice


  • Advanced working knowledge and ability to operate and maintain audio, video, broadcast electronics and computer based systems required
  • Understanding of a broad range of computer operating systems, applications and hardware required
  • Working knowledge of IPv4 layer 2/3 networking technology including NAT and network hardware required
  • High power RF and CAD skills preferred
  • Working knowledge of electrical and mechanical fabrication techniques preferred


  • AA degree in electronic technology from an accredited technical school or equivalent experience required 
  • Five years’ experience in broadcast television or equivalent required 
  • Two years’ experience as an EIC for studio or remote productions required
  • Project Management experience preferred


  • Ability to regularly type on a keyboard
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 30 pounds required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or reliable means of transportation to meet requirements of the job 
  • Ability to use a variety of hand tools, power tools and various machines
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours as needed


Job Location: 
Seattle, WA
United States
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Full time
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