Station Engineering Director (7301)

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WSET is currently seeking a Station Engineering Director. This multi-faceted position will manage and coordinate all aspects of the technical operation of the station in compliance with FCC regulations, including administration of Engineering, Master Control, and Production personnel, broadcast facilities, equipment, and budget. Act as Chief Operator and administer logs, licenses, inspections, and other documentation as required by the FCC.

General Responsibilities:

  • Plan, manage, train, hire and oversee Engineering, Production and Master Control personnel and activities.
  • Coordinate or perform maintenance of computer and broadcast equipment of the television broadcasting station
  • Assist and advise in planning of future equipment installations, requirements, and budgetary recommendations
  • Supervise maintenance of computer software, hardware, and local area network applications on systems throughout the station
  • Establish the procedures to insure that all IT, station equipment is operational and secure
  • Manage station facilities, ensure safe work environment.
  • Keep software versions up to date. Insures software license compliance. Follows all corporate directives for IT security
  • Supervise preventive maintenance and/or troubleshooting on almost any electronic device or support electronics whether in-house or installed at transmitter; including but not limited to: cameras, video equipment and/or audio switching equipment, processing and monitoring equipment, microwave transmitters and receivers, satellite receivers, and computing equipment
  • Supervise and/or perform transmitter maintenance of all transmitters, tower lights, emergency alert systems.
  • Respond to trouble calls with broadcast or computer equipment (sometimes after regular hours and weekends)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in broadcast television
  • 21st century skill set, a great team-oriented attitude and a dedication to quality
  • Strong leadership skills and exceptional communication are absolutely essential for the successful candidate to possess
  • A strong IT background
  • A college degree and SBE certification is highly desired

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Required Experience


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