Job Description:

WPSU, Central Pennsylvania’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate, is looking for a highly motivated Broadcast Engineer to join our team. As part of Penn State University, WPSU reaches 1.9 million viewers and listeners across Central Pennsylvania, bringing quality educational and entertainment content into their homes.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Working with engineering, IT and production teams to install, maintain and troubleshoot various broadcast and production related systems.

  • Maintaining consistent operational reliability of WPSU’s broadcast and production services. 

  • Ensuring compliance with applicable Penn State and industry information technology security standards.

  • Ensuring compliance with applicable FCC, OSHA, and DEP regulations.

  • Establishing and maintaining a preventative maintenance schedule for WPSU’s remote facilities.

  • Providing operational backup for television and radio traffic personnel.

  • Responding to emergency service outages 24/7.

Education and Experience: This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus 1 year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The candidate should have the following:

  • Experience with television and radio operations.

  • Knowledge in the areas of electrical, mechanical, IT and RF as they relate to television and radio broadcasting and operations. 

  • Must demonstrate sound and reliable troubleshooting techniques to solve complex problems.

  • Ability to comprehend technical documentation such as circuit and wiring diagrams.

This position is fully on-site at the WPSU University Park, PA studios.

This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. 

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Penn State offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, in addition to tuition discounts, and paid holidays. Please visit for more detailed information.

Job Location: 
University Park, PA
United States
Job Category: 
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 
(814) 865-3333