DIRECTOR BROADCAST OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING

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Ref#: 36741
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
Description:

CBS 3, and CW Philly has an immediate opening for a Director, Broadcast Operations & Engineering.  This is a challenging, multi-dimensional position with many responsibilities - technical, financial, operational, contractual, and HR related. The position reports to the Duopoly President/General Manager with a dotted line to the Division Senior Vice President of Engineering.

  • Overall responsibility for all day-to-day broadcast activities, 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 creating and complying with all BO&E expense budgets and administering station’s capital budget.
  • Oversees staff training, employee safety and quality control for all broadcast 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 concept with the News Director and Creative Services to identify new technologies for efficient and cutting edge operations.
  • Oversees the maintenance and repairs of the office, studio, transmitter, and telephone systems.
  • Provide facilities (sometimes on short notice) to support any and all in-house production efforts..
  • Manage local engineering, IT and building maintenance staffs.
  • Manage the company’s relationship with represented employees and their union agents. insure the contract is fairly applied.  Participate in negotiations for contract renewals.

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Qualifications:
  • Deep experience and training in broadcast operational, personnel and facilities management.
  • Expert contemporary knowledge in broadcast, IT, digital and automation technologies, including design, integration, maintenance and project management.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with inter-departmental colleagues and third parties.
  • Superior communication, analytical, design, planning and management skills.
  • Proven success in managing 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 managing local television station broadcast operations and engineering department.
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