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CBS Corporation Director of Engineering in West Sacramento, California

Director of Engineering

REF#: 33766

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: West Sacramento, CA


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.).


Position Purpose: KOVR/KMAX-TV the CBS/CW owned and operated stations in Sacramento, CA are looking for a Director of Engineering to lead our IT, broadcast and maintenance staff. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional IT and broadcast technology skills and understand the interrelationship of both. Extensive knowledge of all broadcast systems, including evolving technologies and systems is a must.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees staff that maintains station operation and station building through preventative and corrective maintenance.

  • Oversees staff that is responsible for on-air production.

  • Establishes routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment.

  • Oversees and assists with the installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment etc.

  • Responsibilities include compliance with FCC rules/regulations and Federal/State environmental agencies.

  • Oversees ENG repeater systems, building security, HVAC Systems, OSHA Compliance for Studio, Teleport and Transmitter.

  • Oversees technical SOX compliance.

  • Oversees stations asset management system.



  • 5+ years top 25 broadcast television market experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Interact with management and staff at all levels and ability to multi-task, delegate and handle pressures and deadlines.

  • Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations

  • Advanced experience with digital video and audio routing, EAS, studio control room and engineering IT systems

  • Computer literacy in applicable software packages which may include (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, Automation Systems, Novel, Linux, etc.)

  • Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level

  • IT skills including local area and wide area networking

  • Knowledge of electrical systems, UPS, and standby generators and record keeping

Education and Licensing:

  • Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience

  • Knowledge of television transmitters and RF facilities a plus

  • SBE CBRE Certification a plus


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