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CBS Corporation DIRECTOR, BROADCAST OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING in St. Petersburg, Florida

DIRECTOR, BROADCAST OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING

REF#: 34900

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: St. Petersburg, FL

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:

WTOG CW 44 has an immediate opening for Director, Broadcast Operations & Engineering. This is a challenging, multi-dimensional position with many responsibilities - technical, financial, and operational. The position reports to the Vice-President/General Manager with a dotted line to the Division Vice President of Engineering.

Specific Functions:

  • Oversee the planning, management, Installation, and maintenance of the stations’ technical infrastructure: studios, transmitters, Translators, IT and telecommunication systems, digital production platforms, automation systems, and all aspects of the physical plant.

  • Assure 24/7/365 technical and operational integrity for the TV and digital operations with particular emphasis on error-free commercial operations, and thorough disaster preparedness.

  • Develop and adhere to annual operating budgets for technical manpower, building/facility functions, and equipment repairs.

  • Develop, manage and adjust capital facilities planning to anticipate business needs, increase the stations’ competitiveness, drive productivity, and take full advantage of contemporary technologies.

  • Aggressively apply performance based management techniques to the development of the Broadcast Operations & Engineering staff.

  • Assure compliance with applicable Federal Communications Commission and OSHA rules and regulations, SOX Compliance, and IT LAN Retention documentation.

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.

  • Seven years minimum of broadcast engineering management experience, including studio, RF systems, telecom and digital mass storage systems or equivalent. Solid high power digital uhf transmitter experience preferred.

Education:

  • Applicable college degree or equivalent experience required

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Only qualified candidates considered for this position will be contacted for an interview. We regret that we cannot accept phone calls or respond to individual inquiries.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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