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Director - Broadcast Engineering

Location: 

Bethpage, NY, US, 11714

Brand:  News12
Requisition #:  5589

News 12 is our award-winning, hyper local news station covering communities throughout Long Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester, Hudson Valley, Connecticut and New Jersey. News 12 New York is our National streaming service for regional news, weather and News 12 originals.

 

If you’re committed to delivering high quality news and storytelling with a hyper local lens, we have positions available for both on and off-air talent with opportunities for development and growth.

Job Summary

News 12 and specifically News 12 NY is looking for a Director of Broadcast Engineering to help manage our production and distribution infrastructure, including IP systems and streaming technology. News 12 is a progressive and innovative hyper-local news organization with multiple newsrooms in the tri-state area.  This role is responsible for maintaining, developing, and overseeing the technical operations of our broadcast distribution platforms to support live news production of News 12 New York. The Director Broadcast Engineering is a leadership role requiring excellent technical knowledge and the ability to innovate production capability and workflows, while helping to build a culture of excellence.
 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all technological requirements, solutions, and operations for News12’s broadcast distribution platforms and OTT distribution systems.
  • Design and deploy IP video distribution systems integrated with a corporate network environment for the division’s OTT brands.
  • As needed, help engineering managers to guide and supervise, a team of Broadcast Engineers responsible for maintaining 24/7 operations and production, as well as OTT distribution.  
  • Responsible for system design, as well as maintaining a hands-on role in subsequent purchase, configuration and support of all broadcast systems.
  • Work as a team to research, design, purchase, and implement broadcast technology.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement strategies for optimizing content delivery.
  • Secure and help manage relationships with third party vendors/contractors for all broadcast studio needs.
  • Stay up-to-date on new broadcasting techniques, industry trends and advancements in technology to ensure utilization of the most innovative and effective methods.
  • Monitor and analyze performance metrics to identify areas for improvement and implement solutions.  
  • Manage budgets and resources effectively to ensure cost-efficient operations.
  • Maintain a secure IT network following industry best practices; develop and maintain disaster recovery plans to minimize downtime and ensure uninterrupted content delivery.
  • Communicate regularly with senior management and provide reports on the performance of broadcast distribution operations.
  • Act as a liaison between technical and non-technical teams, translating complex technical concepts into easily understandable terms.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and industry standards.
  • Coordinate and act as the liaison between News12 New York and Corporate IT, Network Security, app Development, and the Digital Head end teams.
  • Handle other facilities related, security, IT, or operations related issues as they arise, responding promptly to any technical issues or emergencies.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience required
  • 10+ years of experience in broadcast engineering, including experience with IP video distribution systems
  • Highly knowledgeable in many kinds of technology including video and audio production equipment, Windows, Linux and Mac OS systems administration, cloud computing, and many areas of IT and network design/administration
  • Previous experience helpful in all areas of technical production: repair, configuration, and operation of studio production equipment, including Broadcast Audio, Video and Control Systems, Video Servers, Storage Area Networks, RF Systems, Editing, Post Production Systems, and Master Control playout software/hardware
  • Advanced knowledge of IP video distribution systems
  • Knowledge of network design and implementation as well as industry best practices
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate and interact with employees and leaders at all levels of the organization and communicate highly complex technical problems or projects to a non-technical audience
  • Hands on experience with AWS cloud computing including hands on experience
  • Ability to apply conceptual thinking and creativity to complex business problems

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

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This position is identified as being performed in/or reporting to company operations in New York State. Salary ranges are supplied in compliance with New York State law. Pay is competitive and based on a number of job-related factors, including skills and experience. The starting pay rate/range at time of hire for this position in the posted location is $155,509.00 - $255,479.00  / year. The rate/range provided herein is the anticipated pay at the time of hire, and does not reflect future job opportunity.


Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty

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