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NPT Human Resources
Nashville Public Television
161 Rains Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

or e-mail us at: 
tv8@wnpt.org.


 

MCR Operations Technician


Nashville Public Television (NPT), Nashville’s PBS station seeking to hire a MCR Operations Technician. The MCR Operations Technician is responsible for performing duties in master control for television operations and other duties as assigned. Reporting to the Director of Programming, this position will operate in a full-time capacity.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure all on-air playlists are loaded and configured correctly and all programming meets the technical requirements for air.
  • Readily available to respond to alarms and other technical issues, including manual operation of automation, servers, tape machines, and graphic insertion utilizing all available equipment and software.
  • Regularly monitor and check broadcast feed for compliance with NPT quality standards and other items required in the daily monitoring checklist.
  • Maintain the official discrepancy report and other documentation as required, including the daily program logs.
  • Resolve any flagged issues with missing underwriting, promotion, filler or other interstitial elements.
  • Perform detailed quality evaluations of new content indicated on record, transfer and dub request documentation.
  • Monitor PBS communications for advisory and other important operational information.
  • Perform dubs for broadcast, clients, and in-house viewing.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems with automation and other systems.
  • Assist in admitting authorized visitors to the building.
  • Current and proficient in new technologies employed in the television operations of NPT, including the operation of applicable computer software.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge/Skills & Abilities: 

Demonstrated skills managing on air operations. ProTrack scheduling, Harmonic air servers with Polaris Interface, and Crispin automation experience a plus. Troubleshooting and critically thinking skills. Problem solving and analytical skills in real-time with on air issues.

Education and Experience: 

High School Diploma required. Two years’ experience with television broadcasting equipment and systems including automation systems, or similar education background. Traffic software experience and SBE certification preferred. Proficient with computers.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with physical impairments to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand for extended periods as needed. Onsite, in office position, Monday – Friday from 3 pm – 11 pm and weekends from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.


In addition to comprehensive and ongoing training, NPT offers benefits, including health insurance, and dental and vision insurance. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Attn: HR, Nashville Public Television (NPT), 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 or email to employment@wnpt.org. Position will be open until filled. 

 

NPT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our website for more information at https://www.wnpt.org/.


 

Executive Assistant


Nashville Public Television (NPT), Nashville’s PBS station is seeking to hire an Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant will serve as a liaison to coordinate and manage meetings for the Board of Directors and its related Committees. Reporting to the President & CEO, this position will be responsible for coordinating key office functions to ensure efficient operations.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Provide administrative support to the President & CEO and serve as liaison to the Board of Directors and related Committees.
  • Administer correspondence, manage incoming calls, travel and national board commitments.
  • Prioritize phone messages, emails and mail to include supporting calendar.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality of information relative to personnel, legal, fiscal, and other key administrative concerns.
  • Act as the official liaison with Board of Directors during scheduled and ad hoc meetings to include taking minutes.
  • Communicates and corresponds with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide administrative assistance to Tennessee Public Television Council (TPTC) as needed.
  • Provide administrative support to ensure compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and other government and industry regulations pertinent to NPT, including those mandated by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB).
  • Coordinate NPT’s governmental and legislative activities with American Public Television Stations (APTS) and TPTC as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
     

Knowledge/Skills & Abilities: 

Requires an excellent ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to plan, organize and integrate priorities and deadlines independently.  Must be able to understand the importance of working with Board Members and Board Committees.  Must have proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet. Ability to provide high level, priority management and calendar management support to executive management.  Exceptional interpersonal skills, proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a deadline driven environment. Excellent ability to build relationships with all staff, volunteers, and vendors/suppliers. Ability to discreetly handle sensitive and high-level confidential information.   

Education and Experience: 

Associates Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Executive Assistant Certification preferred; Three to five years’ experience as an Executive Assistant and/or administrative level. 

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Individuals may need to sit or stand for extended periods as needed.

In addition to comprehensive and ongoing training, NPT offers benefits, including health insurance, and dental and vision insurance. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Attn: HR, Nashville Public Television (NPT), 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 or email to employment@wnpt.org. Position will be open until filled. 

 

NPT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our website for more information at https://www.wnpt.org/.


 

Engineering Associate


Nashville Public Television (NPT), Nashville’s PBS station seeking to hire an Engineering Associate. The Engineering Associate will assist with all aspects of production engineering and broadcast engineering responsibilities, including production tasks as needed. Reporting to the Senior Director of Engineering.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities Associated with Broadcast Engineering: 

  • Understands the broadcast chain for ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0.
  • Ability to install and maintain broadcast equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair broadcast and production equipment.
  • Understands how to set-up and shade studio cameras for NPT productions and studio rentals.
  • Understands how to set-up production server for multi-camera records and playbacks.
  • Provides support for NPT editors and quality control aspects for distribution using the latest PBS Technical Operation Specifications.
  • Provides support in maintaining building systems (HVAC, Security System, Electrical, Plumbing, etc.).


Education and Experience: 

Certification or degree in broadcast engineering or a related field is preferred. Additionally, three to seven years’ experience in a technical operations field is preferred. The willingness to gain additional knowledge/training in the field of broadcast engineering; informational technology and cyber security.    

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with physical impairments to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand for extended periods as needed. May require reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist, or lifting as required, up to 50 pounds.  Proper lifting techniques required.  Work space varies from inside, to working outside for extended periods during the day. While primarily a traditional work schedule, this position could include some nights and weekends. 


In addition to comprehensive and ongoing training, NPT offers benefits, including health insurance, and dental and vision insurance. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Attn: HR, Nashville Public Television (NPT), 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 or email to employment@wnpt.org. Position will be open until filled. 

 

NPT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our website for more information at https://www.wnpt.org/.


 

Information Technology Associate


Nashville Public Television (NPT), Nashville’s PBS station seeking to hire an Information Technology (IT) Associate. The IT Associate will assist with all aspects of information technology, production engineering and broadcast engineering responsibilities, including production tasks as needed. Reporting to the Senior Director of Engineering and will work closely with both the Senior Director of Engineering and the Network Administrator.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities Associated with IT: 

  • Understands the of basic Network Infrastructure.
  • Understands and maintains DNS, DHCP, Routers, Switches, Corporate Firewalls; VPNs.
  • Understands and maintains standard TCP/IP ports and network security (mail, network, basic IP).
  • Familiar with current Microsoft servers and active directory.
  • Familiar with Group Policy, Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines, Windows deployment services, WSUS and Linux.
  • Familiar in PC and Mac operations.
  • Ability to troubleshoot hardware / software related problems.
  • Ability to document the network.
  • Competent in Desktop Windows 10 Pro / Enterprise and MS Office products (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Teams, Visio).


Knowledge/Skills & Abilities: 

Ability to provide support within the information technologies (IT) and Engineering component of all of NPT’s broadcast and network infrastructure.  This includes operations and maintenance of all broadcast IT and networking systems for administration, production, and over the air systems.  Respect for the security of NPT’s considerable broadcast-related networking and IT infrastructure as well as associated delivery and operations systems. Work will be performed under general supervision, but ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and independently is a plus.  

Education and Experience: 

Certification or degree in information technologies, broadcast engineering or a related field is preferred.  Additionally, three to seven years’ experience in a technical operations field is preferred. The willingness to gain additional knowledge / training in the field of broadcast engineering; informational technology and cyber security.    

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with physical impairments to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand for extended periods as needed.  May require reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist, or lifting as required, up to 50 pounds.  Proper lifting techniques required.  Work space varies from inside, to working outside for extended periods during the day. While primarily a traditional work schedule, this position could include some nights and weekends. 


In addition to comprehensive and ongoing training, NPT offers benefits, including health insurance, and dental and vision insurance. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Attn: HR, Nashville Public Television (NPT), 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 or email to employment@wnpt.org. Position will be open until filled. 

 

NPT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our website for more information at https://www.wnpt.org/.


TV Production Internship Opportunities

NPT provides unpaid internships for students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in television production and equipment operation.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not taking interns at this time. We will reevaluate our decision when we feel that we can offer students a safe environment in which to learn.

Internships may be tailored to meet specific areas of interest. However, the basic focus of the program is behind-the-scenes production work, providing students with experience in both live and taped shows. The internship also includes non-broadcast related activities, such as studio set-up and maintenance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Run prompter
  • ​Edit weekly promos and other non linear editing
  • Grip and studio set-up work
  • Assist on field shoots
  • Log interviews
  • Research​
  • Other production related tasks as time permits


Motivated and committed individuals will benefit the most from this program. A positive attitude and a willingness to learn are essential.

Interns are required to receive college credit hours in exchange for internships.

IMPORTANT: Candidates must be available for at least two 5 hour blocks of time during normal business hours.

If you are interested in an internship in the NPT production department, please send an email with resume including course history of television production classes and particular area of interest to: internships@wnpt.org

Or mail to:

Internship Coordinator
Nashville Public Television
161 Rains Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203