Job Description:

Nebraska Public Media is searching for an innovative and collaborative Senior Director of Engineering.  This is a remarkable opportunity to lead a large and critically important division of this state-wide public media organization. Nebraska Public Media has a staff of more than 170 professionals and a budget exceeding $22 million.    

Nebraska Public Media operates nine television and nine radio stations and is recognized for the ground-breaking work of Nebraska Public Media Labs. Looking toward the next generation of public media, this is a unique space for experimentation, exploration and incubation of new opportunities in content creation and storytelling.

The Senior Director of Engineering reports to the Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for a variety of staff and functions concerning broadcast, internet-based distribution and production equipment. 

The salary range for this position is mid $70k to $109k with the anticipated starting salary range of $100k. While the stated range provides a framework for compensation, we recognize that each candidate brings unique value and may negotiate in the higher end of this range or above based on the candidate’s level of experience, education, and skills. Nebraska Public Media staff also enjoy a very attractive benefits package, including university tuition abatements.  

Nebraska Public Media is based in Lincoln, Nebraska, the state’s capitol and home of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln offers a relatively low cost of living, a strong school system and many cultural and recreational activities.    

Among the responsibilities of this position, the Senior Director of Engineering:  

  • Coordinates staff and equipment and assigns work priorities within areas of responsibility, including the day-to-day technical operation and maintenance of the  broadcast operation center and/or transmission systems including associated equipment.
  • Coordinates ordering of parts from suppliers and distributes to appropriate engineering areas.
  • Evaluates technical performance of signal generation, distribution and/or transmission systems.
  • Assumes operational responsibility and control for certain engineering areas, including budget assigned to those areas.
  • Acts as principal coordinator and project manager for network distribution and supervises statewide interconnection service.
  • Initiates television engineering research and participates in the design of modification of technical operation procedures, project planning and management.
  • Supervises the construction and implementation of new or modified technical systems.
  • Evaluates technical specifications and operating standards of equipment as well as personnel requirements and the performance of staff.
  • Formulates technical standards of operations for review and approval of the Chief Technology Officer.

The Senior Director must be able to assume responsibility for the entire network system in the absence of the Chief Technology Officer.

The Director will manage a highly skilled technical staff. Candidates will be considered based on knowledge of broadcast production and transmission equipment; cloud media over managed IP for content contribution and distribution; terrestrial and microwave system theory, design and implementation; high power systems, analog and digital systems and communication systems; studio and remote electronic equipment; and hardware associated with a network system. Knowledge of FCC policies, procedures, rules and regulations is essential.

To be considered, candidates must have at least eight years of experience in broadcasting and internet-based distribution systems; including varied broadcast and internet based functional areas involving both operational and maintenance experience and at least three years’ experience in a supervisory capacity. Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field may substitute for four years’ experience in broadcasting electronics.

For a full job  description, candidate requirements, and application procedure. please reference: Careers and Internships | Nebraska Public Media

NETA Consulting is pleased to assist Nebraska Public Media  in this requirement process. To discuss this position, feel free to contact one of our associates:


Nebraska Public Media is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and offers competitive salary and benefit packages.

Job Location: 
Lincoln, NE
United States
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Full time
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