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KTUU-TV Director of Engineering & IT

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Director of Engineering & IT directs the efforts of the engineering department and supports all other departments to ensure achievement of common business goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensure equipment and systems are operational and secure; plan, design, and manage installation or improvements of equipment; manage capital budget & planning; provide vision and design for new equipment and systems; ensure compliance of OSHA, FCC and FAA regulations. This position reports to the general manager of the station.

REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of 10 years television maintenance engineering experience. 5+ years of experience in broadcast operations and IT. 5 years of supervisory experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of FCC regulations and requirements.
  • Proficient with computer operation and computer repair.
  • Broad background in broadcast production and engineering, strong knowledge of broadcast engineering operations & equipment.
  • Working knowledge of transmitter equipment, broadcast automation systems, network servers, computer hardware & software systems.
  • Ability to read schematic diagrams.
  • Ability to learn new equipment and implement procedures for use.
  • Ability to plan and execute a budget for the department.
  • Must be able to handle high stress situations and pressure deadlines.
  • Able to react quickly to changing circumstances while remaining calm.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate with non-technical personnel to resolve equipment issues, get along/work with people on all levels of the company.
  • Must be flexible in work schedule. Evening & weekend hours may be necessary to deal with critical issues.
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to delegate projects.
  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills, be creative and adaptive.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, very conscientious with strong initiative.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to lift equipment up to 40 lbs

This job description might not include all of the duties performed in this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send cover letter, resume, and job application (available on website) to: lswen@ktuu.com. Northern Lights Media, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer! Offers of employment are contingent upon a pre-employment background check.

DEADLINE: 2012-12-07