Tampa, Florida

Chief Engineer WMOR

WMOR, the Hearst Television-owned, independent station in Tampa, FL is searching for a demonstrated leader and effective manager for the position of Chief Engineer. The position will be directly responsible for the execution, supervision, and management of installations, operations, and maintenance of all studio and field equipment. This position will manage the technical, IT, and operational engineering staff. 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 Chief Engineer reports directly to the General Manager and assists in achieving station and departmental objectives and priorities.

WMOR is 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.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead WMOR's present and future technology and engineering-based operational strategies
  • Regulatory compliance and oversight
  • Capital planning, execution, and project management with the collaboration of all other departments
  • Technical and engineering operational budget management
  • Develop and maintain a 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
  • In-person attendance is required

Qualifications/Experience Requirements:
  • 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 workflows and editing experience
  • VOIP systems background
  • Satellite commercial delivery systems knowledge - Pitch Blue, Path fire, etc.
  • Broadcast Encoders, Mux & IRDs experience
  • Understanding of ATSC, ASTC3/ 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 a fast-paced environment

Education Requirements:
  • BS or AS degree in engineering and/or equivalent industry experience.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Tampa, Florida

Hearst Television is a national multi-media company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S cities, reaching one out of every five U.S households. We deliver local and national news, weather, information, sports, and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the media industry’s premier companies, where quality journalism and service to the community are our core values. The company and its employees have been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a subsidiary of The Hearst Corporation. Founded in 1887, Hearst is one of the world’s most admired private media and information companies with some 200 business in more than 150 companies. 

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