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Assistant Director of Technology

Posted on Aug 17, 2020 by Request Technology

Detroit, MI 48201
IT
Immediate Start
$120k - $135k Annual
Full-Time


A prestigious company is on the search for an Assistant Director of Technology. This role will manage over broadcast file workflows and IT that supports broadcast. This person will have 6 to 8 direct reports and their responsibilities will include IT operations, new digital technology, broadcast maintenance, broadcast operations, and assisting in strategic planning of the station's broadcast engineering & operations. The major areas of responsibility include all new initiatives for IP and Cloud based Broadcast Operations for news, programming, station automation for control room & master control, and station delivery platforms for OTT, Streaming, and OTA.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Assistant Director of Technology will be an active hands-on manager working directly with the Director of Technology in overseeing a group of diverse Broadcast Engineers and IT professionals.
  • The overall responsibilities will include advance IT operations, new digital technology, broadcast maintenance, broadcast operations, and assisting in strategic planning of the station's Broadcast Engineering & Operations, IT and Digital groups.
  • The major areas of responsibility include all new initiatives for IP and Cloud based Broadcast Operations for news, programming, station automation for control room & master control, and station delivery platforms for OTT, Streaming, and OTA.
  • You will collaborate with the Director of Technology and all departments on new technologies and workflow to enable high quality, fast-paced content creation and will lead the technical side of the pro-active vision for Company'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.
  • A minimum of five-years' experience as an IT/Broadcast Maintenance Technician in a broadcast facility and a demonstrated leadership role in the Information Technology and Broadcast/Digital Media industry.
  • Familiarity with all applicable FCC, OSHA rules & regulations as well as recommended practices of SMPTE and ATSC will be considered.
  • Must have strong IT skills with a good understanding of IP based LAN, WAN and Cloud based systems.
  • 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 IT and Broadcast engineers.

DESIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • In-depth understanding of how a television station/media center works including IP data networking, maintenance and news production, studio operations, ENG/Field, file-based content creation/editing/transport, and transmission.
  • Ability to integrate new technologies into media operation for content development on multiple delivery platforms, such as broadcast, OTT & streaming.
  • UHF Transmitter site management experience and experience in supporting a live news operation technical environment.
  • CAD & Visio Design experience.
  • Experience in administration of broadcast file workflows.
  • Knowledgeable in control room automation systems (ELC, Ignite or Ross)
  • Clearcom intercom, audio processing with troubleshooting and configuration experience.
  • NCRS system administration and troubleshooting.



Reference: 930076334

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