Full Time Job

Supervisor Of Technology


Memphis, TN 02-10-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
WATN/WLMT, the ABC/CW affiliate in Memphis Tennessee, has an immediate opening for a Supervisor of Technology. This position reports to the Head of Technology and will direct and oversee portions of the day-to-day operation of the Technology Department. Responsibilities will include management of team members, hands-on maintenance of infrastructures such as broadcast equipment, IT network, transmitter, and staff members' training.

• Assist in planning and managing local, capital, and corporate projects.
• Maintain, upgrade, and support Broadcast and Information Technology throughout the station, including the studio and transmitter facilities.
• Manage the troubleshooting and repair of computer hardware, software, and peripherals, including network servers, storage, network operating systems, PCs and PC applications, LAN cabling, system security, and virus protection.
• Manage and approve all documentation, including system configuration and wiring infrastructure to facility standards.
• Maintain and design broadcast systems (IE: routers, control room systems, studios, weather systems, digital asset management, and newsroom systems).
• Schedule staff to cover shifts.
• Maintain a good working relationship with all other departments.
• Maintain knowledge and stay current on technological advances, including computer software and hardware, media and entertainment technologies, television broadcasting, studio production, and workstation products.
• Train on IT and broadcast system operation and maintenance to service all aspects of the television environment and digital platforms.
• Available to work various hours and days, including weekends, overnights, and holidays, as needed.

Job Requirements:

• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and non-technical end users.
• Demonstrated leadership, team management, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Be a self-starter and team player.
• Be able to perform well under pressure and meet deadlines focused on customer service and satisfied stakeholders.
• Excel as a ''hands-on'' engineer capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
• Experience in field operations including trucks, satellite, microwave, and IP newsgathering technologies a plus.
• Reading and creating detailed engineering documentation.
• Extensive experience in broadcast systems, networking, servers, desktop, monitoring, end user support.
• Ability to lift 50lbs, climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces, pull and install wiring, use hand and power tools, work on small components and perform other physical tasks.
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education and a minimum of five years' experience in a broadcast operations and technology role.
• Travel: Rarely: less than 10%
• Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment
• Physical Demands Set: Medium work: Involves standing prolong hours, stooping, bending, lifting/pushing up to 25 lbs.

Travel: Occasionally: 10-25%

Work Environment Set: Moderate risk: involves moderate risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions

Physical Demands Set: Heavy work: Involves standing, stooping, bending, using force, lifting/pushing up to 50 lbs.


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