4 days old
2018-01-112018-02-09

Director of Technology

Knoxville, TN
  • Job Code
    2017-7743
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Director of Technology

ID
2017-7743
# of Openings
1
Department
Tech-Eng-IT-Ops
Employment Status
Regular Full-Time

Job Overview

WTNZ Director of Technology

 

Director of Technology is a department–head leadership position, managing the station’s technology with a core team of engineering and IT staff. The Director of Technology while staying within regulatory mandates ensures that station’s technical and news operations, building facility, digital production, as well as distribution systems produce and deliver high-quality video streams across multiple platforms.

 

Overall Responsibilities

  • Oversee television technical operations, including master control play-out systems and servers, HD studio facilities, edit suites, remote equipment, video streaming, IT infrastructure, as well as all other technical and facility systems and platforms.
  • Ensure around-the-clock (24X7) high-quality broadcast and digital platform operations.
  • Supervise technical engineering and IT staff.
  • Plan and implement the station’s capital investment as well as technical operating budgets with a commitment to remain within these resources.
  • Provide internal authority and responsibility with FCC matters and with other regulatory authorities such as EPA and OSHA.
  • Plan and implement broadcast and IT operations throughout technical plant as well as connectivity with the Raycom Media Wide Area Network.
  • Maintain engineering, broadcast and IT procedures and documentation, including Standard Operating Procedures, up-to-date technical drawings and service contracts.
  • Implement systems for routine and emergency maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment with a stress of continuity of service
  • Ensure broadcast and IT network administration and the troubleshooting of hardware, software and network connectivity.
  • Provide physical plant (building) facilities maintenance management.
  • Provide regular reports to supervising management on state of equipment, systems and facilities.
    • Oversee management and planning of projects, as required.
    • Maintain technically accurate records. Required Education and Experience
  • Degree or equivalent experience in television engineering, broadcasting, computer science, or related field required.
  • Solid understanding of all current broadcast television encoding and transmission systems and standards
  • Minimum 10+ years technical experience, 5+ years in technical management position, in broadcast engineering and/or video production or equivalent with HD and IT-based systems with a stress in the following areas: Broadcast play-out and automation systems and workflow, News operations (where applicable), HD multi-camera studio production, including sets and chroma key operations, audio, lighting, character generator, motion graphics systems as well as live digital workflow. Also, experience is required in field production for single camera and multi-camera shoots, including operating remote audio, and video production equipment. Expertise is also required in post-production operations, including non-linear editing as well as online video distribution
  • Expertise in RF installation, repair and operation including terrestrial or electronic news gathering microwave, high power television transmitters as well a C-Band and Ku-Band satellite transmission, reception and operation.
  • Familiarity with fiber installation and operations as implemented in IP or in video use.
  • Expertise with IT systems and IT network administration, implementation as well as management of IT solutions for a multi-site organization including file-based content, back-up systems, website and databases.
  • Expertise in encoding and transferring multimedia files. 
  • Facility (building) management expertise with specific experience with complex power management systems, emergency generator and heat ventilation and cooling a must.

Qualified applicants, online and attach resume.  Candidate must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen and MVR check.  No phone calls please.  EOE-M/F/D/V

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Categories

  • Engineering

Raycom Media, Inc. was created in 1996 with the purchase of 15 television stations, two radio stations, and a sports marketing, production, events management, and distribution company. Shortly after this first acquisition, Raycom Media quickly acquired two other companies and began an unheard of growth in the media business.

Raycom, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 53 television stations in 37 markets and 18 states. Raycom stations cover 13.1% of U.S. television households and employ nearly 4,000 individuals in full and part-time positions. In addition to television stations, Raycom owns Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company in Charlotte, NC) and Tupelo-Honey Productions (a Sports and Entertainment Production company based in New York), as well as Broadview Media (a post production/digital signage company based in Montgomery). Raycom is also responsible for the design and hosting of Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail website.

Raycom owns over-the-air syndication, regional cable, and digital media rights to Atlantic Coast Conference Athletics.

With a strong belief in community, Raycom Media television stations take editorial positions on key community issues. It is the vision of the company that it be involved in the communities its broadcast properties serve. By editorializing on local issues and seeking out divergent points of view, Raycom Media television stations create an atmosphere of community dialog.

Raycom Media is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.

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