Senior Director Technical Operations Newspath

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Ref#: 32186
CBS Business Unit: CBS News
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.
Description:

Director of Newspath/Network Operations will provide leadership and technical support for a large News Organization with highly qualified and motivated broadcast professionals of all levels.

Responsibilities include (but not limited) to:

  • Manage Technical facilities, transmission and support for Newspath NY, DC , LA and London
  • Trouble shoot and help support Newspath affiliates and foreign clients technical needs
  • Develop and implement large projects and coordinate with engineering and construction.
  • Forecast and manage annual capital budgets.
  • Manage union staff and uphold contract.
  • Plan and implement special events and breaking news remotes
  • Constantly seek new technology for more efficient and cost effective news gathering
  • Participation on Industry wide organizations/conventions.
  • Willing to be on call 24/7 in a news environment

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Ability to travel on short notice and for extended periods
  • Familiarity with bonded cellular technology
  • Understanding of all forms of transmission: jpeg, mpeg, HEVC, microwave, satellite, fiber, etc.
  • Knowledge of all forms of newsgathering equipment, cameras, audio equipment, drones, satellite trucks, etc.
  • Familiarity with computers, networking, firewalls, etc.

Preferred:

  • College degree
  • Engineering degree (not a must but preferred)

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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