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Full-Time Positions

WUNC Chief Engineer
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, Chapel Hill

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is hiring a Chief Engineer.

North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC is a public radio station headquartered in the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) of North Carolina. It’s often rated among the top areas to live in the country. The ocean and mountains are just a few hours away. North Carolina Public Radio serves more than 375,000 listeners weekly and is often ranked Number 1 in the Raleigh Metro Market for adults 25+. WUNC offers competitive salaries and WUNC employees receive a wide range of benefits including generous leave options, employer paid medical and retirement, and a variety of health, life and income protection plans. More information can be found at https://new.unc.edu/unc-benefits/.

The Chief Engineer will oversee all radio transmission of WUNC’s signal along with the broadcast and recording studios. This includes maintaining the station’s 8 transmitter locations, three remote studios and other various properties. Studio responsibilities include quality of signal for the entire signal path from studios to over-the-air and digital streams. Building facilities and utilities are managed by this position including HVAC systems, roofing, plumbing, locks and security. This position is also responsible for all FCC compliance issues. This position reports to the Director of IT and Engineering and works with a team of technical co-workers to create, maintain and repair systems.

Educational Requirements: 

Bachelor’s degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Qualifications and Experience:

Essential skills, knowledge and abilities: 

  • RF Engineering Skills & Knowledge
  • Studio Engineering Skills & Knowledge
  • FCC Compliance knowledge
  • Building Facilities Management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Project Management Skills

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a four-year college and ten (10) years progressive experience in the maintenance and repair of radio production, broadcasting, computer, and transmitter systems; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • FCC General Class License and/or minimum SBE Certification of “Broadcast Engineer” preferred.
  • Experience managing a budget.

Interested applicants must apply at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/185241. Candidates should be prepared to attach a current CV and cover letter, you may also attach a link to work with a description of your involvement. The deadline to apply is 01/04/2021.

WUNC-FM and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Fellowship Positions

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Part-Time Positions

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