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

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tv8@wnpt.org.


 

Senior Human Resources Director

Nashville Public Television

Summary:

The Senior Director of Human Resources is responsible for developing and executing Nashville Public Television’s people strategy, as well as partnering with leadership to reinforce NPT’s organizational culture. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), this position will serve as a thought partner, ensuring the overall management, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function, thus ensuring the organization possesses the people, skills and capabilities to develop and execute the mission of Nashville Public Television.  Our ideal team player is a dynamic leader not only in compliance but with experience building a positive & respectful culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.   


Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Provides the management of human resources functions; including but not limited to recruitment, diversity, compliance, benefits, total compensation, performance, training, discipline, and organizational development.
  • Develops and enforces fair employment practices.
  • Regularly reviews opportunities to improve policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Develops and manages human resources, and compensation budgets.
  • Conducts investigations and manages the conflict-resolution process for personnel matters.
  • Supports managers by recommending best management practices.
  • Maintains and increases job satisfaction through new employee onboarding; employee recognition programs and employee exit evaluations.
  • Creates a culture of constructive performance coaching; regular and on-going feedback; development opportunities for staff.
  • Collaborates with the executive and senior team to develop a corporate strategic plan, long-term station direction and budget.
  • Consults with counsel as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge/Skills & Abilities: 

Must be mission-driven and passionate about the role of public media.  Demonstrated management skills with a commitment to diversity, inclusion and employee development.  Have high integrity and accountability with a proven track record of following through on commitments.  Effective and proactive communication skills.  Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively.  Collaborative and works effectively with diverse stakeholders as a team.  Current knowledge of state and federal requirements, health care benefits, retirement benefits and HR best practices. Current knowledge of FCC/EEO outreach and reporting compliance. Maintains discretion and confidentiality always.   Ability to navigate professionally through personnel and time sensitive matters.  Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word and Excel. 

Education and Experience: 

AA/BA/BS degree in related HR or Organizational Development, or equivalent experience.  Minimum of five to ten years of human resource management experience.  At least one Human Resources Certification preferred: SPHR, PHR and/or SHRM equivalent certifications. Experience using ADP Workforce Now a plus. 


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.  Required to perform regular work duties in person and remotely.  Some travel domestically may be required.                                                     

Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Attn: HR, Nashville Public Television, 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203; or submit e-mail to employment@wnpt.org. Position open until filled.

 

NPT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


 

Engineering & IT Associate

Nashville Public Television

Summary:

This position reports to the Senior Director of Engineering and will work closely with both the Senior Director of Engineering and the Network Administrator.  This position assists with all aspects of information technology, production engineering and broadcast engineering responsibilities, including production tasks as needed.   

Essential Duties/Responsibilities Associated with Broadcast Engineering: 

  • Understanding of the broadcast chain for ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0
  • Install and maintain broadcast equipment
  • Troubleshoot and repair broadcast and production equipment
  • Set-up and shade studio cameras for NPT productions and studio rentals
  • Set-up production server for multi-camera records and playbacks
  • Provide support for NPT editors and quality control aspects for distribution using the lastest PBS Technical Operation Specifications
  • Provide support in maintaining building systems (HVAC, Security System, Electrical, Plumbing, etc.)

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities Associated with IT: 

  • Understanding of basic Network Infrastructure
  • Understanding and maintaining DNS, DHCP, Routers, Switches, Corporate Firewalls; VPNs.
  • Understanding and maintaining standard TCP/IP ports
  • Understanding and maintaining network security (mail, network, basic IP)
  • Familiarity with current Microsoft servers and active directory
  • Familiarity with Group Policy
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Familiarity with Windows deployment services
  • Familiarity with WSUS
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Familiarity in PC and Mac operations
  • Ability to troubleshoot hardware / software related problems
  • Ability to document the network
  • Competence in Desktop Windows 10 Pro / Enterprise
  • Competence in 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 degreed in information technologies, broadcast engineering or a related field is preferred.  Additionally, three to seven years of experience in a technical operations field is preferred as well as a  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 disabilities 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.

Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Attn: Engineering/IT Associate, Nashville Public Television, 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203; or submit e-mail to employment@wnpt.org.  Position open until filled.

 

NPT is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 

Video Editor

Nashville Public Television

Nashville Public Television (NPT) seeks an experienced Video Editor. Works independently and collaboratively to provide NPT with creative, efficient, high-quality post-production and editing. Provides editing services by operating non-linear edit systems to creatively assemble video/audio elements into completed segments and/or programs. Also occasionally operates electronic studio production equipment, including cameras, graphics and monitoring equipment. Executes post-production projects by creatively selecting and composing visual elements to tell compelling stories for television and digital platforms. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Minimum three years of experience in video editing on non-linear edit systems. Thorough understanding of post-production equipment and techniques. Demonstrated skills in non-linear editing.  Graphics and animation experience a plus. Experience with Photoshop, After Effects and Adobe Premiere. Computer literacy required.

Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Attn: Video Editor, Nashville Public Television, 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203; or submit e-mail to employment@wnpt.org. Position open until filled.

 

NPT is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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