Overview

Jacksonville, FL, USA
icrunchdata Network
This position reports to the Station General Manager and, at their direction, coordinates and implements strategic technology and operations initiatives associated with both broadcast television and digital platforms to align with station goals. The Director of Technology will supervise and manage all aspects of the Broadcast station and its multi-platform content distribution. The Director of Technology supervises a team of Broadcast Engineers and IT professionals, ensuring that the department effectively and proactively services the stations’ news, local programming, and digital operations. This role oversees the physical plant operations and improvements. The Director of Technology prepares and manages the fiscal operating budget for the technical department, including capital budget. This mission critical role will be responsible for collaboration with all departments on new technologies and workflow development to enable high quality, fast-paced content creation and will lead the technical side of the creative vision for WJXT’s digital experiences on all platforms. QUALIFICATIONS Applicant should have a bachelor’s degree (computing or engineering program preferred) and/or formal training in IT or a related field. Previous employment in the capacity of Director of Technology/Engineering or minimum of 5 years as an Assistant Chief or similar position, in broadcasting, production or institutional organization is preferred. Experience at a major news operation is highly desirable. Familiarity with all applicable FCC, OSHA rules & regulations as well as recommended practices of SMPTE and ATSC will be considered. Excellent verbal and writing skills will be expected as well as strong interpersonal skills. Proven experience as a team builder and leader that provides clear structure and managerial oversight of the Technology Department. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some travel with occasional night, weekend, and on-call work in support of a 24-7 television operation. DESIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES Excellent stress and crisis management skills, with the ability to multi-task and make informed and appropriate decisions under pressure. In-depth understanding of a broadcast station including news production, live event production, studio operation, file-based content creation and editing/transport/transmission Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them Ability to integrate new technologies into media operation on multiple delivery platforms such as broadcast, streaming and OTT Experience in administration of broadcast file workflows Significant experience evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing, and maintaining broadcasting industry equipment and information technology systems Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously Ability to successfully work with our third-party master control hub Knowledgeable in control room automation systems (ELC, Ignite or Ross) Thorough understanding of FCC rules and regulations

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