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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N7025 / Mgr,Broadcast Operations
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, manages and coordinates all on-air operations, uplink operations, and remote services for the university's television station, KNME. Oversees the Teach and Learn Network (TALNET), and the state microwave system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.
  2. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  3. Manage and coordinates the station's uplink facilities, to include scheduling, booking, and billing.
  4. Ensures that all on-air broadcast systems operate within FCC rules and regulations; maintains accurate records, discrepancy reports, and test reports; logs entries as required by fcc regulations.
  5. Develops bidding, invoicing, marketing, and budget projects, within existing budget constraints; ensures accurate accounting of all assigned revenue sources.
  6. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  7. Researches and makes recommendations to management for capital and operating equipment acquisitions.
  8. Manages and coordinates the state microwave system, to include scheduling, booking, and billing.
  9. Oversees the provision of technical support services for studio and remote production activities; oversees other specialized services, such as cable systems, uplinks/downlinks, and other distibution systems.
  10. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of FCC and other federal, state and local broadcasting regulations.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of television communications uplink, downlink, microwave, and other distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of available television communication distribution systems, equipment, and facilities.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of on-air and remote broadcasting processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017