• Director, Technology

    Location US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/11/2018 1:07 PM)
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  • Overview

    Location: Houston/Dallas

    Reports To: Station Manager

    Complete responsibility for the technical operations including technology, studio, on-air news, remote operations, production, HVAC system, and electrical power systems for both KIAH and KDAF stations. Will direct the development and administration of departmental operating plans and budgets and capital projects. Directs and administers guidelines to assure the proper functioning and maintenance of all technical equipment and systems. Additional duties include staff selection and development, compliance with all local, state and federal law.


    • This position will define and implement the technical advancements necessary to operate KIAH and KDAF TV stations, including transmitter operations and maintenance, technical production operations, Management Information Systems (MIS), and facility maintenance. Will provide the design and implementation of systems as required for future technical enhancements.
    • Responsible for preparation and monthly accountability of the yearly budget for the Departments. Negotiates capital and operating purchases, insures that the stations are in FCC compliance, and supervises major RF transmission line repairs and realignment.
    • Responsible for facility maintenance, repairs and budgets, service contracts, inspections, building upgrades and remodels.
    • Responsible for all live production equipment and its’ maintenance, repairs, upkeep and troubleshooting. Equipment installation and maintenance of the transmitter, microwave and satellite systems, video servers edit suites, studio lighting, video routing, terminal equipment, monitors, video switchers and audio consoles.
    • Will work closely with the NEWS department to insure production quality, as well as on air and master control quality. Will provide leadership and supervision of the production technical staff.
    • Will provide structure for the safety concerns of the stations and will work with HR in state and federal required safety compliance.
    • All other duties as assigned in support of the stations.


    Experience in an engineering news or operations department at a commercial broadcast station. Must have experience in leading technology support for live newscasts. Strong knowledge and understanding of digital technology, including computers and networks. Must understand preparation of capital budget and tracking expenses. Must understand current emerging technologies.  Weekly travel to each station is required.


    Bachelor’s degree in related field.


    • Possess the ability to analyze complex technology solutions.
    • Must be able to identify and implement new technology in a highly competitive local news market.
    • Ability to reintegrate new technology into operations and changes in media delivery for multiple platforms.
    • Ability to select, develop, and lead technical staff.
    • Previous experience in content distribution via computer networks
    • Must have excellent written and oral communication.

     Additional Requirements:

    • Must be willing to submit to a background check
    • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States


    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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