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Pioneer PBS employees are talented, passionate and dedicated citizens who love the small towns and farming communities of this region. We embrace changing technology and move forward with creativity and humor. We're a fun group and would love to have you -- whether it's in a volunteer, part-time or full-time position. Join a team who shares your commitment to enrich thousands of lives every day. View our open positions below for details and on how to apply. 

Media / IT Specialist

The Media/IT Specialist is responsible for hands-on project implementation as directed by Chief Technology Officer, serving Pioneer PBS employees with the technology and tools to execute their jobs from production and communications to administration and master control operations.

Functional Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Install and configure computer hardware, operating systems, and applications within the company, whether desktop tools or system infrastructure.
  • Maintain an up-to-date asset inventory including computers, operating systems, software, and licensing.
  • Discuss issues, provide suggestions and researched potentials costs of those potential solutions.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills in preparing records, reports, and inventory management. 
    • Troubleshoot computer, network and media/broadcast issues that arise and communicate potential solutions with CTO and designated teams.
  • Ability to provide clear information on maintenance needs and all expenses related to fixes to CTO for approval.
  • Must be able to quickly determine potential solutions to complex problems and emergency situations. 
  • Routine maintenance of hardware and software, such as planning for and performing software upgrades and file backups on the network.
  • Solve IT problems promptly.
  • Assist limited computer users through phone, email, virtually or in person as assigned.
  • Prepare documents for easy how to’s and train users to work with new computer hardware or software.
  • Set up or repair various equipment, computer equipment and related devices.
  • Assist engineering team in various larger scale projects.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to the mission and goals of Pioneer PBS.
  • Research industry trends on equipment and present findings to CTO for future planning.
  • Communicate status updates with teams and CTO. 
  • Maintains a neat, clean, safe, and organized workplace.
  • Other duties as assigned and within the realm of job.


Qualifications and Education Requirements

The Media/IT Specialist will have the following skills, abilities, and knowledge.

  • The successful candidate for this position has completed or is working to complete a degree in a technical field or at least 4 years of IT/Media or broadcast experience.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive, and various databases, video storage, etc.
  • Training in various internal software will be provided. 
  • Ability and willingness to learn new software as required and adapt quickly to all work situations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills in preparing work guidelines and schedules, as well as records, reports, and inventory control.
  • Ability to operate test equipment, interpret results, and collaborate on corrective actions.
  • Must be able to work varying hours and weekends as projects may dictate to impact users as little as possible.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently, yet take direction, and work successfully in a team environment.
  • Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment.
  • Ability to document electronically the maintenance that is accomplished.


Preferred Skills

The Media/IT Specialist must have a pleasant, professional manner. Must have the ability to coordinate and meet multiple deadlines, a desire to learn software, and strong organizational skills.

Pioneer PBS is located in Granite Falls, Minnesota, and has been in operation for over 50 years. This is a full-time salaried position. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to:  Shari Lamke, President and General Manager, PBS, 1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN 56241 or  For additional information, please contact Shari at 320-289-2915. 

Pioneer PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN 56241 | 1-800-726-3178 |

Television Systems Engineer

Pioneer PBS has great opportunity for an immediate opening as a Television Systems Engineer.  This position is responsible for hands-on maintenance and operational readiness as well as the coordination of monitoring, maintenance and management of all Pioneer PBS Broadcast, Towers and Transmitters, including documentation of meeting FCC and FAA compliance as well as meeting any State, Federal or any grant requirements. Provides cohesive plans to the Chief Technology Officer and coordinates on any expenses necessary and/or scheduling to maintain the equipment. Tracks current leases, stays ahead of expiring leases and coordinates with Chief Technology Officer around execution of and electronic filing of all lease agreements.

Pioneer PBS is located in Granite Falls, Minnesota, and has been in operation for over 50 years.  This is a full time position with salary and full benefits. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to:  Pioneer PBS, PBS, 1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN  56241 or  For additional information, or a detailed job description, please contact Shari Lamke at or call (800) 726-3178.

Pioneer PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

1 Pioneer Drive, Granite Falls, MN 56241 | 1-800-726-3178 |


Pioneer PBS is very fortunate to have an extremely loyal group of dedicated volunteers. Our awesome volunteers happily spend their time at our studio in Granite Falls helping stuff envelopes for membership mailings that take place throughout the year. New friendships have been formed doing this meaningful volunteer work that helps grow the Pioneer PBS membership base, while enjoying a sweet treat and coffee. You know that the volunteers have arrived when you hear the joyful conversation laughter coming from the conference room. Additional volunteers are always welcome so if this sounds like something you would enjoy, please contact a of our development team at (800) 726-3178.