Full Time Job

Director Of Engineering


Missoula, MT 07-03-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
KPAX, the Scripps CBS station in Missoula, Montana is hiring a Director of Engineering (DOE)! The DOE leads a team that provides world-class customer service to all business partners with a positive ''can-do'' attitude while managing the design, specifications, documentation, maintenance and installation of technical systems and workflow for designated station(s) and maintaining a thorough understanding of technology, facilities and operations.

• Model and lead a culture of empathy, customer service and leadership.
• Lead the research, design, installation and repair of all television, digital, OTT, Internet Systems, high power RF systems, production environments and all associated equipment using current platforms and protocols. Manage building facilities and grounds, including HVAC, power generation and security systems.
• Partner with the news department to develop, build and support content workflow and support systems including integration and problem-solving software, hardware, networking and infrastructure while facilitating a collaborative environment between newsroom and production control staff.
• Motivate and manage a staff of professional and technical engineers, operators and IT technicians. Develop and grow staff in technology and Scripps culture to meet the on-going and future technological needs of the station and evaluate staff growth opportunities and assessments.
• Establish and implement engineering policies and procedures.
• Evaluate and maintain the spectrum and broadband usage of the facility.
• Manage projects.
• Plan, design and document current and future broadcast and digital systems.
• Collaborate with other departments to determine current and future studio and transmission and workflow needs.
• Prepare and track capital, expense, repair and maintenance budgets.
• Use company purchasing management system to purchase and track assets and services as well as replacement cycles.
• Evaluate equipment solutions.
• Keep the station compliant with the FCC Rules and Regulations, as well as related local, state, and federal regulations.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• BS/BA in related discipline or equivalent years of experience preferred
• Generally, 10+ years of experience in related field preferred
• Prior managerial experience preferred
• Network, SBE and/or Project Management certification preferred

• ''Customer service first'' mindset, ability to deliver a high level of customer service
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strategic planning abilities
• Excellent managerial skills in working with management, users, staff, peers and vendors
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to relate technical matters to non-technical users
• Ability to relate business matters to technical staff
• Team player
• Self-directed and can work independently
• Strong project management skills
• Can manage shifting priorities, demands and timelines smoothly
• Knowledge of FCC rules
• Understanding of electronic, electrical, mechanical and information systems
• Keen interest in emerging broadcast related technologies and how they might be utilized in our business environment

• Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

We have hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers, kayakers, runners, skiers, gamers, musicians, community leaders, swimmers and every other mixture of diverse backgrounds, passions and life experiences. We are a community of welcoming, mission-focused, and lively people that continue to grow as we grow our company and rise to our full potential in every aspect of our business.


Missoula, MT where the Clark-Fork river really does run though this vibrant city. Set at the convergence of five mountain ranges, earning Missoula the name of the ''hub of five valleys''. Missoula is surrounded by 60,000 acres of wilderness and is an outdoor paradise, with national forests, ski areas, incredible hikes, and bicycling, raging rivers with excellent blue-ribbon trout fishing. Missoula has repeatedly earned its ranking as a top 100 Best Places to live and was recently recognized as one of the healthiest places in the US with the highest life expectancy compared to any other city in Montana. If you seek a life that isn't consumed by your work or your commute, where living is about community, exploring the same trails as Lewis and Clark as well as knew adventures and a place where ''fur babies'' are considered part of the Missoulian community than this is the place for you ! After Billings, Missoula is the second-largest city and metropolitan area in Montana and is home to the University of Montana, a public research university.

Where else can walk outside and jump on a mountain trailhead or drive two to three hours and arrive at the gates of both Glacier and Yellowstone National Park! The economy is growing, culture and arts are thriving calling filmmakers such as Paramount's Yellowstone to call on Missoula for some of the most beautiful scenic movie and TV show backgrounds. Truly the last best place!

If you are a current Scripps employee, please do not apply on this site. Please access our internal career site at Worklife > My Info > View Open Positions at Scripps.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb0k66-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

Company Profile

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets.