Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

KOCO TV, a Hearst Property in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has an opening for an Assistant Chief Engineer. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to organize, plan, manage, document and execute assignments within a demanding live broadcast environment. This person is responsible for the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast and online program streams. Candidate will be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, maintaining regulatory compliance, and assuring quality control of on-air product. This position involves supervisory roles. The ideal candidate must excel in motivating and working with a high-energy team and should demonstrate success in budgeting, capital planning and personnel management. This position reports directly to the Director of Engineering.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Director of Engineering with the supervision of the daily operation of the station.
  • Directly manage and oversee broadcast operations staff and maintenance technicians, which include Master Control Operators, Studio Production Operators and other technical staff.
  • Effectively manage and motivate the department personnel to attain maximum focus to ensure smooth and efficient operations to produce the highest level of quality to the viewer.
  • Deploy and train personnel in new and existing equipment/technology/procedures including the station's broadcast automation system, live newscast production, and digital workflows.
  • Maintain transmitters, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution, encoders, and routing systems.
  • Exhibit a good working knowledge of television maintenance and IT systems, as well as FCC requirements and licensing.
  • Document and maintain engineering and operational policies and procedures.
  • Ability to adapt to multiple priorities and follow through until successful resolution.
  • Requires excellent judgment and ability to effectively handle complex issues under pressure or during emergency situations.
  • In-person attendance is required
Experience Requirements:
  • 5 years of experience in Television Broadcast Operations/Maintenance
  • Previous leadership and management experience
  • Budgeting and Capital planning
Qualifications Requirements:
  • Computer literacy is mandatory.
  • Attention to details is imperative.
  • SBE certification is a plus
  • Lifting 50 pounds, climbing ladders and other physical activity associated with equipment installation.
  • Must have a current driver's license.
  • Operational knowledge and experience with SNG, ENG and CNG functions
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.
Education:
  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
  • SBE certifications are preferred.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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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