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Governance

KSMQ Public Television is governed by a citizen Board of Directors. The Board oversees the finances of the organization and certain operational functions. The Board does not make programming decisions. The Board of Directors currently meets six times each year. There are also smaller board committee meetings. All of these meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held at Riverland Community College, 1900 8th Ave. NW, Austin, Minn. Below is the 2016 meeting schedule.

KSMQ 2017 Executive Committee Meeting Schedule Meeting Dates

KSMQ 2017 Executive Committee Meeting Schedule

February 9, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building

April 13, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building

June 8, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building

August 10, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building

October 12, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building

December 14, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building

 

2017 KSMQ Board of Directors             
2017 KSMQ Finance Committee

Unless otherwise indicated, meeting location:

East Building, Room C-110
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Avenue NW, Austin, MN 55912

Jan. 25, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

March 9, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

May 11, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

July 13, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

Sept. 14, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

Nov. 9, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of KSMQ Public Television


Pam-Bishop

Pamela K. Bishop
Chairwoman
Southern Minnesota 
Initiative Foundation
Owatonna
Joined April, 2012


Fred-Bogott-sm

Fred Bogott
Vice Chairman
Retired Physician
Austin
Joined March, 2015


DanNistler

Dan Nistler
Treasurer
Merchants Bank 
Rochester
Joined January, 2016


TedH16

Edward "Ted" Hinchcliffe, Ph.D.
Secretary
Hormel Institute - University of Minnesota
Austin
Joined January, 2016


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Roger Boughton
Immediate Past Chairman
Retired
Austin
Joined November, 2011

Jeff Baldus
Austin Area Community Foundation
Austin
Joined January, 2016

Joyce Balls-Berry, Ph.D.
Psychiactric Epidemiologist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester
Joined March, 2016

Mary Davenport, Ph.D.
Interim President
Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester
Joined January, 2014

Stephen King
Director, Mower County Corrections
Austin City Council Member
Austin
Joined January, 2014

Amy Mattson Lauters, Ph.D.
Chairwoman, Dept. of Mass Media
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato
Joined May, 2016

Patrick Schwab
Senior Vice President - Sales
Hormel Foods Corp. - Austin
Joined May, 2016

 
 
 
Regional Advisory Committee

The KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee provides feedback and general advice to the station as it relates to overall service to the region. By reviewing potential programs and station initiatives, the committee serves as a connection between the station and the communities it serves.

If you are interested in serving on the KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee, call the station at 507-481-2097, toll free at 800-658-2539, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee Members

Gail Dennison
Austin, Minnesota

Brigitte Fisher
Austin, Minnesota

Mary Mundy
Wabasha, Minnesota

Nathan Wradislavsky
Austin, Minnesota

Jacob Zimmerli
Austin, Minnesota

Chad Christenson
Austin, Minnesota

Employment

Technical Support Specialist

JOB TITLE:  Technical Support Specialist                                                                                               

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

EXEMPT STATUS:  Exempt

REPORTS TO:  Chief Engineer

  1. I.  JOB SUMMARY: The Technical Support Specialist is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.  This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related products remain in operational condition.

Regular duties:   The Technical Support Specialist is primarily responsible for the installation and updating of broadcast/IT networks, and office computers.  The Technical Support Specialist must possess an understanding of technical production processes and workflow to better assist with daily activities.     

Duties are assigned but not limited to:

  • Install, operate, and maintain broadcast/computer equipment and networks
  • Troubleshoot, perform hardware and software maintenance and installs all production and broadcast related equipment
  • Maintains quality control of recorded materials and takes responsibility to discern the issue to correct it
  • Performs all broadcast related job functions required by the FCC and maintains broadcast signals within FCC guidelines
  • Provides set up and operation support of video and audio for live remote broadcasts
  • Attends training sessions relevant to the job functions at the station
  • Implement technical infrastructure and provide systems integration for present needs and provides on-going research and vision for future needs
  • Installs and maintains office computer and networking equipment.  Provides updates and repairs as required
  • Manages and maintains station IT network and server platforms
  • Manages business continuity and data recovery procedures and operations
  • Upholds the integrity of the station’s digital facilities and contents, including e-mail services, firewalls, and FTP servers
  • Makes recommendations for future upgrades
  • Other duties as assigned

Occasional duties:

  • Operates technical equipment as needed
  • Assists with local productions as needed (e.g. Audio mixer, technical director, robotic camera operator, teleprompter, and graphics


II.  QUALIFICATIONS:
This position requires a minimum of five years experience in public TV or radio membership, or five years related experience with a comparable organization.  Bachelor’s degree in engineering, IT or related field.       

Knowledge and Competencies: 

  • Strong PC and MAC computer skills, including Windows XP/Vista, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, and related software
  • Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word , Excel
  • Ability to handle complex tasks in a time sensitive environment
  • Ability to learn and apply FCC rules and regulations
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must have the ability and flexibility to travel to ancillary studio and other locations as required
  • Must be willing to work a varied, flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Must possess excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and timelines as required
  • Must be detail oriented and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while shifting priorities as Willingness to learn new specialized software tailored to specific broadcast applications required

III.  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Physical requirements are related primarily to the essential functions of any job.  In order to perform the essential functions of this position, you must be able to sit, walk, stand, use your hands, reach, speak, and hear. You must be able to lift or exert energy up to 50 pounds 25% of the time.  Close and distance vision (20 feet or more) and the ability to observe an area that can be seen to move up and down or left and right are required by this position.

 

Please send your resume and three reference names to:

 

HR Manager

KSMQ Public Television
2000 Eighth Ave. NW
Austin, MN 55912

Or you may email your information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

KSMQ Public Television is an equal opportunity employer.  

KSMQ Diversity Policy

KSMQ-TV

Diversity Goals

July, 2012

Workforce, Management and Boards

KSMQ-TV serves southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa, including the cities of Austin, Albert Lea, Rochester, Mankato, Owatonna and Mason City. For the most part it is a rural area with a rich agricultural history. There are a few mid-sized cities in the KSMQ-TV viewing area, the largest being Rochester (home to the world famous Mayo Clinic), with a population of 106,769. Austin is home to the corporate offices of Hormel, one of the largest food companies in the world. Hormel also has a significant production facility in Austin.

The current approximate population of the KSMQ-TV viewing area is 600,000. Of those, 2010 census data suggest that people of color make up approximately 11% of the population.

Management: KSMQ-TV management will attempt to intentionally include diverse candidates when seeking applicants for management positions. The hiring manager will contact at least two job centers and/or employment agencies located in areas where diverse populations reside in greater numbers. The goal of this process will be to create a workforce that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area.

Board of Directors: The CEO shall seek counsel regarding selection of a pool of potential Board members from at least two community service agencies in the viewing area. The goal of this process will be to create an overall Board that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area. The CEO will use the process of intentional inclusion as developed by the Blandin Foundation in order to enhance the diversity of the Board.

Regional Advisory Committee: The KSMQ-TV Regional Advisory Committee provides feedback and general advice to the station as it relates to overall service to the region. By reviewing potential programs and station initiatives, the committee serves as a connection between the station and the communities it serves. The station will broadcast a message on its primary television channel on a regular basis encouraging people of color to consider joining the Regional Advisory Committee. The goal of this process will be to create a Regional Advisory Committee that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area.

Workforce: KSMQ-TV management will attempt to intentionally include diverse candidates when seeking applicants for general employment positions. The hiring manager will contact at least two job centers and/or employment agencies located in areas where diverse populations reside in greater numbers. The goal of this process will be to create a workforce that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area.

  

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KSMQ Channels

Channel 15 Dish Network, Direct TV, Jaguar or Antenna.
Channel 779 Charter.
Channel 8 Mankato Charter.
And Other local Cable Systems.

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