IT Support / Security Specialist at PAR

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It Support / Security Specialist

Positive Alternative Radio, Inc. is searching for applicants for a full-time, IT Support / Security Specialist based in Blacksburg, Virginia. We desire candidates who are passionate about their work and who strive to bring excellence to everything that they do.

PAR broadcasts in the mid-Atlantic region with five brands of non-commercial, Christian music radio. We are focused on clear, honest communication and building a culture where team members feel valued and appreciated. We think it’s good stewardship to bring out the best everyone has to offer to further our mission.

Location: Based in Blacksburg, VA.

Travel: Some travel required. Most travel within 2-3 hours.

On-call: 7-days a week for emergency situations.


· Maintain computer systems including repairing and replacing PCs.

· Administering computer systems antivirus & software security updates

· Administering computer network hardware and software

· Administering IT systems including servers, remote access, & email systems.

· Administration of VoIP phone systems

· Troubleshooting of computer hardware and software

· Assist engineering & technical staff in other areas of engineering

· Perform other duties as assigned by management

Skills required:

· Computer troubleshooting skills for Windows and MacOS environments

· Ability to set up hardware and install software

· Data collection and reporting

· Hardware maintenance and repair best practices

· Problem solving abilities

· Patience and active listening skills

· Hands-on experience in IT systems and networking

· Network security best practices

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations: Offices are closed to the general public due to COVID-19 protocols.


   Cybersecurity: 1 year (Preferred)

   Willingness to travel: 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Work Remotely: No

With 6 offices in 4 states, 5 studios, 2 virtual radio stations, and 61 radio signals reaching 9 states, Positive Alternative Radio has a massive vision for changing the world. We continue to grow and expanding our reach. Our team members consist of anything from on-air talent to leadership, accounting, engineering, human resources, graphic design, partner services, underwriting sales, cybersecurity, office management, and web design.

Blacksburg, VA – Home Office

Lynchburg, VA – SpiritFM

Fredericksburg, VA – WPER

Winston-Salem, NC – Joy FM

Johnson City, TN – WCQR

Ashland, KY – WalkFM

Our terrestrial stations currently reach North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky,  Ohio, Maryland, Delaware. Along with our terrestrial signals, our Encouraging Radio smartphone app and SmartTV App is listened to around the globe! 

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Positive Alternative Radio, Inc.
P.O. Box 889
Blacksburg, VA 24063

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PAR Corporate Office: 800.627.9747
PAR Partner Services: 877.321.3811
PAR Corporate Fax: 540.552.1800