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Director of Broadcast Engineering

Job ID 184345 Date posted 03/07/2018 Location Tulsa, Oklahoma Apply


The Director of Broadcast Engineering’s main responsibilities are to protect the license and keep all Radio and Television stations functioning.  This person will be responsible for maintaining the transmitters, their property, and their support equipment, i.e.; HVAC, generators and large building UPS systems, building plumbing and lighting, and property maintenance.  At the studio, the Director of Engineering oversees the master control operation that includes the playback automation system, the storage for all programs and commercial spots and maintains a relationship between master control, News, Traffic and Sales.  For news all studio equipment; camera switchers, graphics, ENG and the set and lighting. IT responsibilities for the DOE are the maintenance and replacement of all computers and servers, updating software, virus control, all network communication internal and external to the plant. This is a department head leadership position with several direct-reports.
Proven experience in managing on-air operations in a leadership role including equipment, budget, personnel and technology systems including staff management.

The ability to communicate and implement excellent customer service is a must. Must be able to articulate clearly across various skill-set audiences and management levels. Demonstrated proficiencies in idea generation and generating and presenting various reports and presentations across multiple disciplines and management levels.
Must have a mature sense of judgment and priority.
  • Manage, lead and continue development of Engineering and IT staff
  • Manage and maintain complex integrated systems with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, applicable electrical, mechanical, structural and civil engineering methods is required
  • Practical knowledge of electrical, plumbing, HVAC and basic construction techniques helpful
  • Oversee maintenance and repair of all technical equipment in studio and transmitter facilities/towers, satellite downlink and microwave transmission systems
  • Design, planning, budgeting and construction of new engineering projects to keep the station reliably on the air and competitive in the market
  • Development, preparation, timely submission for approval and implementation of capital budgets, projects and operating budgets
  • Create, maintain and forecast monthly operating expenses and provide detail information as needed
  • Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers and general public
  • Must have solid working knowledge of PCs, networks, routers, MS operating systems and application software such as Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Traffic systems such as Wide Orbit


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from four-year college or university preferred and 5-10 years of experience managing a broadcast engineering department
  • Cross-functional experience in both Radio and Television engineering and management
  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and as a strong team leader
  • Can easily identify priority items and complete in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Must possess positive customer service attitude with both internal and external contacts; flexible, patient, courteous, professional and problem solver
  • Experience in multiple, mid-market television and radio stations is required
  • SBE certifications are a plus

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-OK-Tulsa-2625 S Memorial Dr

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Director/Senior Director

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing

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