A full-time position is available in the Minnesota House of Representatives as a television engineering director with the nonpartisan Public Information Services Office. The office supports the mission of the House of Representatives through news and information services including: reporting on committees and floor sessions, publications, photography and television coverage.
Responsibilities include: oversee all technical operations of television production and signal distribution; monitor signals during television production; maintain television equipment and facilities; specify and recommend priorities for equipment and facilities; design, supervise and coordinate installation of television systems; coordinate with House IT staff on IT-based television equipment and networks; and assist with maintenance of House audio/video technology. Responsibilities also include coordinating with Minnesota Senate television engineering staff on shared television-related systems.
This position requires strong organizational abilities and the ability to promptly and creatively troubleshoot and address technical issues. Proven abilities with Microsoft Office software, and knowledge and familiarity with television-related system designs and design software are needed. An ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years engineering experience in broadcast television. Familiarity with all phases of audio/visual production required, and experience in a live news environment preferred.
Candidates should have good communication and human relations skills, and the ability to develop and maintain respected working relationships with office and other legislative staff. Must be able to regularly lift 35 pounds and physically remove or install television-related equipment.
Must be able to work long and irregular hours, especially during the legislative session, including nights and weekends. View information about the office at http://www.house.mn/hinfo/hinfo.asp.
This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
To assure consideration, your cover letter, resume and any other materials must be received by 4:30 p.m. (CT) Nov. 27, 2017. Late applications may not be considered. Interviews for this position (either by phone or in person) may begin as early as Nov. 16, 2017. Send cover letter, resume and any materials to: