Job No: 513627
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Operations Coordinator
Department: Radio Station WGLT
WGLT (which operates NPR stations in Bloomington-Normal and Peoria) is seeking a full-time Operations Coordinator to join our growing team of civically minded media professionals.
The Operations Coordinator (OC) must care about all things audio — how it’s created and how it’s consumed. The OC plays a key role on WGLT’s many platforms, including broadcast radio, streaming, and on-demand audio. The OC should be technologically curious, eager to learn how our automation system and audio “chain” works, and, with the support of station management, actively pursue training to build that expertise. The OC will also support production of local WGLT and WCBU shows, including audio-editing work, with a keen attention to detail and an ability to work well with others.
The OC also develops and implements station policy with regard to daily mechanical, electronic and computer-based operations, equipment, and systems, including production and studio use, acts as a liaison with university IT for servicing of staff computer and software issues, technical maintenance of website and web streams, and works with station content director(s), part-time engineer, and general manager on decision regarding broadcast equipment replacement and purchase, and works with general manager and part-time broadcast engineer to ensure all RF equipment is in working order and in compliance with FCC regulations.
The WGLT team is mindful of and values work life-balance. Please visit our prospective employee website to familiarize yourself with the benefits of working at Illinois State University: https://hr.illinoisstate.edu/prospective/
1. Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:
a) Progressively more responsible work experience in IT related profession.
b) Significant media production, website writing, and/or journalism experience.
c) College course work in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, or in media production, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
-60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one year
-90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two years.
*Note: Students in the final semester of a degree program, may be allowed to complete a credential examination and will receive full consideration, including being interviewed. An offer may be extended with understanding that proof of degree based on institution is provided to the employing institution Human Resources Office at least two weeks before the proposed start date.
2. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, with customer service orientation.
3. Broadcast or media announcer, journalism, and/or production experience.
1. Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, communications, or journalism-related field.
2. Senior Broadcast Engineer (SBE) certification.
3. If not already certified and dependent on program availability, willingness to complete radio engineering training programs provided by NPR (at station expense; information is available here: https://www.nprdistribution.org/training).
8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Move about in various locations across campus as needed to complete day-to-day work.
2. Effectively communicate on a daily basis.
3. Remain at a workstation for extended periods
4. Ability to occasionally lift and move relatively large personal computers or LAN servers (up to 50 pounds) into rack-mounting above eye level generally once per month.
Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Certification of Retirement Annuity
Transcripts - See Special Instructions to Applicants Section for additional options
PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If using education to qualify, college or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.
In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation, such as a DD214, must be submitted prior to the application deadline.
Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:
Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Breanna Crippen
Address: Illinois State University
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300
The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
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