WFTX, the Scripps FOX station in the Fort Myers, FL area is hiring a Director of Engineering (DOE)! The DOE models the way and leads a team that provides world-class customer service to all business partners, internal and external, to the Scripps organization with a positive “can-do” attitude while managing the design, specifications, documentation, maintenance and installation of technical systems and workflow for designated station(s) while maintaining a thorough understanding of technology, facilities and operations. #LI-NS1
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
- Model and lead a culture of empathy, customer service and leadership.
- Lead the research, design, installation and repair of all television, digital, OTT, Internet Systems, high power RF systems, production environments and all associated equipment using current platforms and protocols. Manage building facilities and grounds, including HVAC, power generation and security systems.
- Partner with the news department to develop, build and support content workflow and support systems including integration and problem-solving software, hardware, networking and infrastructure while facilitating a collaborative environment between newsroom and production control staff.
- Motivate and manage a staff of professional and technical engineers, operators and IT technicians. Develop and grow staff in technology and Scripps culture to meet the on-going and future technological needs of the station, and evaluate staff growth opportunities and assessments.
- Establish and implement engineering policies and procedures.
- Evaluate and maintain the spectrum and broadband usage of the facility.
- Manage projects.
- Plan, design and document current and future broadcast and digital systems.
- Collaborate with other departments to determine current and future studio and transmission and workflow needs.
- Prepare and track capital, expense, repair and maintenance budgets.
- Use company purchasing management system to purchase and track assets and services as well as replacement cycles.
- Evaluate equipment solutions.
- Keep the station compliant with the FCC Rules and Regulations, as well as related local, state, and federal regulations.
- Perform other duties as needed.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Associate degree in computer science, electrical or electronic engineering; or equivalent experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- At least 5 years broadcast operations experience required.
- At least 2 years supervisory experience required.
- Network, SBE and/or Project Management certification preferred.
WHAT YOU BRING:
- “Customer service first” mindset, ability to deliver a high level of customer service.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated strategic planning abilities.
- Excellent managerial skills in working with management, users, staff, peers and vendors.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to relate technical matters to non-technical users.
- Ability to relate business matters to technical staff.
- Team player.
- Highly self-directed and can work independently.
- Strong project management skills.
- Can manage shifting priorities, demands and timelines smoothly.
- Knowledge of FCC rules.
- Demonstrated understanding of electronic, electrical, mechanical and information systems.
- Must have a keen interest in emerging broadcast related technologies and how they might be utilized in our business environment.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.
HOW WE KEEP YOU SAFE:
Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by Dec. 1, 2021 or your start date, whichever is later, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing. This requirement excludes positions located in Montana.
SCRIPPS’ COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.