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Director Broadcast Operations & Engineering

13443

Southfield, MI, US, 48033

Technology
Southfield
Full-Time

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as CBSNews.com and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  

 

CBS 62 (WWJ-TV) AND CW50 (WKBD-TV), the CBS News and Stations owned & operation in the #15 Television Market Detroit, has an immediate opening for 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 Vice President/General Manager with a dotted line to the Division Senior Vice President of Engineering.

 

Job Description:

  • 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 B.O.&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 concert with the News Director and Director of 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.  Ensure the contract is fairly applied. Participate in negotiations for contract renewals.

Requirements:

  • 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.

 

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

 

At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit