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Media and Network Technology Associate Director

Posted on Aug 22, 2020 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

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

*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious media Company is currently seeking Media and Network Technology Associate Director. Candidate 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. 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 digital experiences on all platforms.


Bachelor's degree (computing or engineering program preferred) and/or formal training in IT or a related field.

5+ 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.

Strong IT skills with a good understanding of IP based LAN, WAN and Cloud based systems.

Proven experience as a team builder and leader that provides clear structure and managerial oversight of the IT and Broadcast engineers.

Technical Skills:

  • 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: 933136068

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