Full Time Job

Director, Technology Operations & Engineering

CBS Television Stations

Philadelphia, PA 06-21-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
CBS Philadelphia & Philly 57 has an immediate opening for a Director of Technology, Operations & Engineering. This is a multifaceted position with many responsibilities - technical, financial, operational, contractual, vision, strategy, and people leadership. The position reports to the President & General Manager with a dotted line to the division senior vice president of engineering.

Job description:
• Responsible for all day-to-day broadcast & streaming transmissions, including compliance with all regulatory and governmental agencies (FCC, FAA, OSHA, etc.), station asset management, information technology, ENG/DSNG operations, transmission facilities, remote facilities, and building operations.
• Responsible for crafting and aligning with all department expense budgets and coordinating the station's capital budget.
• Leads all aspects of staff training, employee safety, and quality control for all broadcast & streaming productions.
• This position has the ultimate responsibility for the TV technical plant/transmitter and must maintain a proactive role in maintenance to prevent on-air failures of any kind 24/7/365.
• Work in concert with the VP of News and VP of Marketing to identify new technologies for innovative, efficient, and ground breaking operations.
• Coordinates the maintenance and repairs of the office, studio, transmitter, and telephone systems.
• Coordinates and innovates in a new, innovative AR/VR studio, the first of its kind on the East Coast delivering, news, weather, storytelling, and information distinct from the competition

Provide facilities (sometimes on short notice) to support any in-house production efforts.
• Lead local engineering, IT, directing, and building maintenance staff.
• Own the company's relationship with represented employees and their union agents.
• Ensure the contract is fairly applied. Participate in negotiations for contract renewals.

• A spirit of innovation.
• A yes-mindset. A passion for leading people and encouraging others to be their best.
• Deep experience and training in broadcast operational, personnel, and facilities management.
• Experienced contemporary knowledge in broadcast, streaming, IT, digital, and automation technologies, including design, integration, maintenance, and project management.
• Proven ability to collaborate with inter-departmental colleagues and third parties.
• Excellent communication, analytical, design, planning, and management skills.
• Shown success in handling represented employees within a large corporate environment.
• Six years minimum of broadcast engineering management experience, including studio, RF systems, telecom, and digital mass storage systems or equivalent.
• Bachelor's degree in engineering/technical area or business or equivalent experience handling local television station broadcast operations and engineering department.

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Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rbbj1y-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.