Ensure the operational continuity and budgetary compliance of engineering, production, news technical and facilities including mechanical systems, tower/transmitter oversight.
Develop and implement current and long-range technical operation plans, prepare departmental expense and capital budgets.
Maintain three year capital plan.
Ensure that all projects are properly implemented and executed.
Develop and update three year building/future technology plan.
Responsible for station compliance with FCC, OSHA and FAA regulations and internal company policies.
Establish procedures and standards for operation and maintenance of equipment and proper studio operations.
Oversee the management of personnel.
Develop and implement systems to ensure fault tolerant and error free operation of Stations' broadcast equipment; daily oversight of local Hub/Spoke technology assuring efficient error free operations.
Extensive knowledge of all broadcast systems and knowledge of government regulations and industry standards required ensuring the station's technical compliance.
Bachelor's Degree in electronics/electrical engineering plus a minimum of 10 years broadcast engineering management experience. SBE certification is preferred.
Significant technical expertise in the planning, implementation and maintenance of television station facilities, including RF facilities. A proven history of embracing new technologies including nontraditional IT based broadcast systems to improve operational efficiencies. Understanding of digital and automation technology is essential.
Requires a strong leader with an ability to direct and motivate technical staff. Demonstrated knowledge of IT based broadcast systems including ECL and iTX environments.
Varied and extended hours, weekends, holidays required. Local and national travel required.
Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must be able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with excellent attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills.