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Assistant Director of Technology - Television/Media Industry

Posted on Aug 29, 2020 by Request Technology - Robyn Honquest

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

Assistant Director of Technology

They will pay relocation

Looking for a candidate to manage over broadcast file workflows and IT that supports broadcast. You will have 6 to 8 direct reports.


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.


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.


  • 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: 937846390

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