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East Tennessee PBS Diversity Policy

East Tennessee PBS believes that when people of many different backgrounds come together, everyone benefits by a broader world view enriched with a variety of ideas, perspectives, and learning opportunities.

East TN Public Communications Corporation has a goal of diversity in workforce, management and governing board. Our Guidelines are laid out in both our FCC and EEO submitted files as well as our diversity policy and employee statistics. We will strive to take actions to satisfy Diversity Policy as new workforce, management and governing board is put in place.
If you have questions about our diversity police, please contact Vickie Lawson, President and C.E.O, at

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees, management and Board Members invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture but our reputation and company’s achievement as well. We embrace and encourage our employees’, management and Board Members differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status and other characteristics that make all of us unique.

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporations diversity initiatives are applicable but not limited to our EEO practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees, management and Board Members.
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives. Board Members participation through management in representing all groups.
  • Work/life balance through fair work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs. Balance in fair Board Meeting schedule to accommodate needs.
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity. Board participation in contributions to the community we serve with respect for diversity.

All employees, management and Board of Directors Members of East Tennessee have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and all other station sponsored and participative events. All employees are required to attend annual diversity awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill this responsibility.

Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject disciplinary action. Any Management or Board of Directors found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject disciplinary action by Board of Directors. employees who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the company’s diversity policy and initiatives should seek assistance from a supervisor or an HR Representative. Board of Directors or Management who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the company’s diversity policy and initiatives should seek assistance from Executive Committee Member representing the Board of Directors

Current Openings

Chief Engineer

Key Objectives:

  • Manage setup process for all technical broadcast equipment.
  • Direct and coordinate broadcast engineering support before, during, and after a broadcast production.
  • Perform diagnostics, troubleshooting, routine, and preventive maintenance of broadcast and other technical equipment in the production facility and transmission equipment in 4 locations including 2 TV transmitters and 4 STL/TLS microwave systems.
  • Monitor, analyze, and solve problems as it relates to broadcast equipment not limited to: cameras, digital switchers, communication systems, signal routers, media servers, character generators, studio automation, post-production, and non-linear editing systems.
  • Develop, manage, and update broadcast engineering documentation.
  • Lead studio standard operating procedures and general best practices for broadcast productions.


  • In depth understanding of broadcasting, production and programming systems, equipment, and procedures
  • Must be proficient in MS Office products such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint with the ability to provide Engineering and Operational plans
  • Exceptional organizational, time management and people skills with the ability to work cross-functionally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage and lead small teams within the confines of the production environment
  • Ability to professionally interact with co-workers in different departments
  • Ability to function well under pressure.
  • Comply with company policies and operating procedure manual
  • Maintain a good awareness of changes in trends, techniques, and client needs, and communicate that information effectively in staff and department meetings
  • Meets attendance guidelines of the job and adheres to regulatory, departmental and company policies
  • Perform other job duties as assigned and participate in special projects at management’s request
  • 5-7 years' experience working with major Network, Events, and/or Cable remote television production and operations
  • Experience with production equipment maintenance and procedures.
  • Previous V1, A1, LD, or TD experience a plus



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