5067 Information Technologies Coordinator-TV


TITLE Information Technologies Coordinator-TV





MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Broadcast Services


The Information Technologies Coordinator-TV is responsible for design, engineering, and administration of the information management systems required to support the mission of the television station. This position works with the Chief Engineer-TV to plan future equipment and process needs, coordinates with other information technology units within the University, and assists the Director of Broadcast Services to plan and evaluate on-going technology and integration efforts. Responsibilities include examining business workflow, identifying opportunities for information technology-based solutions, and implementation and management of those systems. The Information Technologies Coordinator-TV develops in-house IT infrastructure, coordinates the work of outside information systems vendors, manages staff training for new systems, and audits performance of the department’s information management systems.


Education: Completion of college and/or technical courses equivalent to an Associate’s degree in electronics, applied science or a scientific or technical field is required.

Experience: Four years of computer applications programming and IP-based network experience in a performance-oriented environment is required. Applications development experience on a variety of platforms is required. Experience with multi-vendor network systems administration is required. Experience with Cisco IOS network management in a VLAN environment is preferred. Experience in television master control with broadcast automation control systems is preferred. Supervisory experience is preferred. Proficiency in C++, SQL, and Web development experience is preferred. Experience working with vendor-supported applications development is preferred.

Skills: The ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and work with people possessing different levels of technical knowledge is required. Must have analytical skills with the ability to diagnose and solve technical performance problems and apply computer-related solutions to workflow performance issues. The ability to design, engineer, and administer scalable networks in a multi-vendor, mixed protocol/topology environment is required. Server administration skills in mixed-OS environments are required. The ability to manage large-scale redundant NAS storage systems is required. The ability to write original code-based application solutions for process needs, as well as mange code development of others, is required. The ability to follow verbal and written directions as well as the ability to communicate effectively with others, including coordination with University IT personnel and units is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: After-hour ‘on-call’ involvement to respond to failures of mission critical systems in a timely manner is required. Must be able to insert and remove control room rack equipment weighing 25-50 pounds with the help of another employee.


1. Ensures effective operations by designing, acquiring, engineering, and administering the departmental information management infrastructure.

2. Maximizes performance by analyzing and identifying process and workflow tasks that can be streamlined by applying automated information management solutions.

3. Ensures the success of the stations by maintaining key relationships between the department and outside vendors and other University information technology departments.

4. Evaluates and facilitates the acquisition of new technology resources by understanding the functions of the stations, analyzing current processes and advising on appropriate alternatives to meet process needs and managing the purchase and implementation of new IT systems introduced within the department.

5. Ensures that station personnel are able to perform their duties by maintaining the integrity and security of Broadcast Services information systems and infrastructure by developing and implementing appropriate procedures and protocols for responsibly maintaining those systems and infrastructures.

6. Ensures optimum utilization of resources by developing and maintaining effective systems for monitoring resources, keeping logs, and tracking metrics for evaluating system performance.

7. Ensures that station staff are appropriately trained and able to operate the various information management assets as required by providing consultation and inservice training as needed.

8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Chief Engineer-TV.

10. Contributes to the overall success of Broadcast Services by performing other duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer-TV or the Director of Broadcast Services.


The Information Technology Coordinator-TV is supervised by the Chief Engineer-TV and supervises student workers.