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ViacomCBS DIRECTOR BROADCAST OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

REF#: 36741

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

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:

CBS 3, and CW Philly has an immediate opening for a Director, Broadcast Operations & Engineering. This is a challenging, multi-dimensional position with many responsibilities - technical, financial, operational, contractual, and HR related. The position reports to the Duopoly President/General Manager with a dotted line to the Division Senior Vice President of Engineering.

  • Overall responsibility for all day-to-day broadcast activities, including compliance with all regulatory and governmental agencies (FCC, FAA, OSHA, etc.), station asset management, information technology, ENG/DSNG operations, transmission facilities, remote facilities and building operations.

  • Responsible for creating and complying with all BO&E expense budgets and administering station’s capital budget.

  • Oversees staff training, employee safety and quality control for all broadcast productions.

  • This position has the ultimate responsibility for the TV technical plant/transmitter and must maintain a proactive role in maintenance to prevent on-air failures of any kind 24/7/365

  • Work in concept with the News Director and Creative Services to identify new technologies for efficient and cutting edge operations.

  • Oversees the maintenance and repairs of the office, studio, transmitter, and telephone systems.

  • Provide facilities (sometimes on short notice) to support any and all in-house production efforts..

  • Manage local engineering, IT and building maintenance staffs.

  • Manage the company’s relationship with represented employees and their union agents. insure the contract is fairly applied. Participate in negotiations for contract renewals.

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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.

  • Proven success in managing represented employees within a large corporate environment.

  • Six years minimum of broadcast engineering management experience, including studio, RF systems, telecom and digital mass storage systems or equivalent.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technical area or Business, or equivalent experience managing local television station broadcast operations and engineering department.

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EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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