Northern California Public Media (NorCal) seeks a Director of Engineering. Based in Sonoma County, CA, NorCal serves the San Francisco Bay region. Comprised of two public television stations, KRCB and KPJK, and one public radio station, KRCB FM, NorCal offers PBS and NPR programming to the community.


The Director of Engineering is the Chief Engineer for broadcast and supervisor of IT for the organization, responsible for the leadership, management, and technical aspects of the broadcast operation, including developing equipment systems specifications, systems design/integration, installation, proper operation and maintenance of a wide array of state-of-the-art computer-based systems used for modern-day television and radio broadcasting. In addition, the Director of Engineering is responsible for the organization’s administrative IT infrastructure and must be experienced with real-time and non-real-time digital video-audio technology, broadcast automation, traffic systems, and digital television delivery.


  • Meet with Engineering staff to review technical issues/concerns and formulate and manage solutions
  • Manage transmitter and translator operations, studio and broadcast origination site/equipment, antenna systems, transmission lines and/or microwave relays, satellite downlink, IP networking
  • Manage Emergency Alert System
  • Manage all ancillary systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, generators, and mechanical
  • File FCC reports in timely manner and maintain knowledge of FCC rules and regulations to protect the broadcast licenses
  • Coordinate and oversee training program for station technicians and engineers
  • Develop and manage capital expense and operational budgets


  • Knowledge of digital television systems
  • Knowledge of digital radio frequency broadcast systems
  • Knowledge of Title 47, Part 73 of the Code of Federal Regulations
  • Solid understanding of high-power RF fundamentals and practices
  • Fluent understanding and ability to read and create wiring diagrams, flowcharts, and schematics
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Strong organizational skills; able to manage priorities and workflow and meet daily deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Solid understanding of electronic theory and capability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair a wide variety of electronic equipment and systems
  • Federal Communication Commission License First Class, General Radiotelephone, or Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) certification
  • Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field, BA/BS degree preferred, or minimum three years related experience or equivalent in broadcast and IT engineering management


This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. Apply via email with cover letter, resume (include

your physical address, not just an email), and salary requirements to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject line: Engineer—NorCal. Open until filled.

Non-profit. EEO. Northern California Public Media does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.


NorCal Public Media, a Bay Area non-profit television and radio (PBS/NPR) broadcaster, is seeking a seasoned Executive Assistant to perform administrative duties for CEO and the executive management team. This is a part-time, in-house, benefits eligible position.

Minimum Requirements: NorCal is seeking a candidate with strong computer and Internet research skills, including proficiency in MS Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel) and other related computer applications, as well as familiarity with online calendar systems. The candidate must take pride in acute attention to detail, as well as strong communication and organizational skills. A proven work experience, of at least 5 years, as an Executive Assistant who exercises discretion and confidentiality with sensitive company information is essential. Experience with non-profits is helpful.

Responsibilities Include:

  •  Manage daily calendar of CEO and facility
  •  Make travel, meeting, and event arrangements
  •  Coordinate meetings and conference calls
  •  Assist in event planning and execution
  •  Handle requests and queries appropriately
  •  Update portions of NorCal website relating to Transparency Policies and Board of Directors
  •  Maintain records of Board meetings, minutes, and Board attendance
  •  Assist with preparation for Board and Committee meetings, and take minutes of Board meetings
  •  Transcribe and distribute minutes of staff meetings
  •  Update Staff Organizational Chart when necessary
  •  Support Business Manager on various tasks
  •  Front desk coverage as necessary
  •  Additional duties as assigned

How to Apply: Reply via email with cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject line Executive Assistant—NorCal. No phone calls please. Reply by 2/29/2020.

Non-profit. EEO. NorCal does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.

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