Career Information

NET offers a full spectrum of communications services to the citizens of Nebraska, the nation and the world. Some of these services include:

  • A nine-station, statewide noncommercial public television network affiliated with PBS.
  • A nine-station, statewide noncommercial public radio network affiliated with NPR.
  • NET Labs – a cutting edge center for experimentation in emerging media.
  • State-of-the-art audio, video and multimedia production capability delivered via broadcast, satellite, cable, Internet and broadband delivery channels.

NET is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and offers competitive salary and benefit packages. Most of our employment opportunities are located in Lincoln, Nebraska, population approximately 250,000.  Lincoln is the state capitol, and is also the home of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln -- part of the Big Ten Conference and a major research university in the Great Plains region.

 

Director of Information Technology Services

NET, Nebraska's PBS & NPR Stations, is looking for a hands-on manager who will provide technological leadership to include research, planning and adopting emerging computing and communication technologies in support of NET, a state-of-the-art telecommunications facility serving Nebraska.

Responsibilities include oversight of hardware, software and infrastructure; development and execution of policies, budget, and strategy; planning and implementation of IT projects; and contract management.

Manages team that is responsible for implementing and supporting various platforms including but not limited to Windows and Linux servers, LAN/WAN, VPN, TCP/IP, VMware and Hyper-V virtualization, Avid editing systems, broadcast and OTT distribution and storage related networking needs, Network Security, Remote and Cloud-based applications, backups and disaster recovery planning.

To be successful in this critical role requires self-motivation, a strong work ethic and can do attitude. The candidate must be interested in continued learning and be proactive in seeking ways to utilize technology in support of business initiatives.

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Media Services Coordinator

NET, Nebraska’s NPR and PBS Stations is looking for a professional to coordinate and produce NET broadcast program schedules on a monthly basis and changes when necessary. Communicates and works with the NET Program Manager and contractual service provider for program services to insure accuracy in the schedules. Acquires program offer information for national and local productions, enters metadata, rights and acquires media needed to distribute the content. Responsible for producing NET television broadcast logs and NET Radio logs. Coordinates program acquisition and formats for Pledge drives. Insures correct Pledge program versions are acquired and ready for broadcast. Communicates any deviations or discrepancies in Pledge schedules. Coordinates television and radio underwriting contracts insuring flights are properly placed to execute contracts for NET World and NET Radio placement. Maintains the media library database, insuring that NET broadcast production masters are secured in the archive/vault. Serve as backup for Media Services Traffic positions.

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Data Journalist

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, NPR and Member stations are creating an innovative system of regional newsrooms and the newest one, in the Midwest, is focused on investigative journalism.

We’re looking for an experienced data journalist to work with newsrooms at stations in the region, NPR and the Midwest Newsroom investigative team to pursue impactful reporting that holds those in power accountable and reaches audiences on both broadcast and digital platforms.

This position will report original stories, contribute data analysis and reporting for newsroom projects, and collaborate on data visualizations for digital platforms. This position will also collaborate on projects, and bring experience with new approaches and methodologies.

The Data Journalist will be based at NET Nebraska, in Lincoln, and will be a University of Nebraska-Lincoln employee with a competitive benefits package. This position will work closely with NPR and Midwest Newsroom partner stations KCUR in Kansas City, St. Louis Public Radio and Iowa Public Radio. This is a three-year, grant-funded position. The Midwest Newsroom partners intend to raise funds to sustain the position beyond that period.

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Production Engineer

NET, Nebraska's PBS & NPR Stations, is seeking a professional to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for monitoring all equipment in the Avid edit suites, assist the maintenance department with troubleshooting, software upgrades and equipment installation; computer editing, setup and operation of video cameras, and operation of media servers. This position will monitor the Studio and editing aspects of the Network Monitor and Control System.

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TV Master Control Operator

NET, Nebraska’s NPR and PBS Stations is looking for a professional to perform scheduled switching operations for Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) Media Control and/or Network Operations Center as logged, using automated playlists and manual processes. Perform video server, videotape, and optical disc operations; records and plays programming for all of NET's multi-channel broadcast television, cable, Video-On-Demand, and streaming services. Use remote control software to operate statewide Digital TV, FM and HD radio transmitters and translators. Perform on-going system measurements for NET using waveform monitors, vectorscopes stream analyzers, and audio measurement devices. Monitor and control all auxiliary services, including but not limited to: Closed Captioning and Radio Talking Book. Responsible for control of the statewide Emergency Alert System and AMBER alerts. Other duties include satellite uplinks and coordination with the Public Broadcasting Service on their Diverse, Disaster and Maintenance System.

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Vision Maker Media Director of Accounting & Finance

VMM is looking for a professional responsible for the direction and management of business operational and accounting financial systems that ensure legal and audit requirements are met and compliant, and that best practices of maximum efficiencies are obtained, including its programs and initiatives, grants and project administration. This position is responsible for financial leadership, management and procedures, accounts receivables and payables. Oversees and coordinates financial and contractual aspects of sales, acquisitions and marketing as well as daily office operations.

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