WESH 2/CW18 is searching for a demonstrated leader and effective manager for the position of Director of Engineering. The position will be directly responsible for supervision of the installation, operation, and maintenance of all studio and field equipment. This position will manage the technical, IT and operational engineering staff responsible for production of the highest quality broadcasts in the market. In addition to oversight of technical and engineering operations, the position will also serve as the lead for security, infrastructure, logistics planning of special events and capital projects. The Director of Engineering reports directly to the General Manager and assists in achieving station and departmental objectives/priorities.
WESH 2/CW18, a Hearst Television duopoly, is a proven leader in local news on the leading edge of technology application and has a rich history of public service to the community. We are looking for a results-oriented technical and operational leader to join a management team that is committed to excellence. The ability to communicate and interface with various functional departments while managing priorities is key to success in this role.
Lead WESH 2/CW18’s present and future technology and engineering based operational strategies
FCC compliance and oversight
Capital planning, execution and project management with collaboration of all other departments
Technical and engineering operational budget management
Develop and maintain 5-year technical plan
Establish and maintain operational technical/engineering standards and policies
Ensure proper training and education of staff as applicable whether in technical and engineering departments or other functional departments
Data network, data communications, computer systems and broadcast technologies experience
Working knowledge of computer operating systems (Windows, Linux, Oracle, etc.)
Background in audio/video technologies at all levels of production
Knowledge of multi-channel station automation and servers
File-based newsroom workflows and editing experience
VOIP systems background
HD routing switchers, production switchers, cameras, robotics and multi-viewers experience
Satellite commercial delivery systems knowledge – Pitch Blue, Path fire, etc.
Broadcast Encoders, Mux & IRDs experience
Understanding of ATSC / 8VSB signals, MPEG2, DOLBY AC3, CALM ACT, EAS, CAP, IP Video, HDTV, ENG and STL microwave transmission
Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate a team
Ability to effectively communicate
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in fast paced environment
BS or AS degree in engineering and/or equivalent industry experience