Head of Technology and Operations

TEGNA Inc   •  

Greensboro, NC

Industry: Media


5 - 7 years

Posted 29 days ago


The Head of Technology and Operations is responsible for leading the Engineering, Production, and Information Technology teams, which supports WFMY broadcast technologies in a 24/7/365 environment. This position is responsible for (including but not limited to):

  • Managing short-and-long term technology strategy
  • Day-to-day operations including equipment integration, maintenance for the core infrastructure, studios, control rooms, facility, post-production, and transmission for all live programming
  • Oversee compliance of FCC rules and regulations
  • Manage compliance of critical security policies, including Account, Password Security, Vulnerability Protection, Virus Protection, Untrusted Network, and IT Incident Reporting policies.
  • Manage Business Continuity and Disaster Contingency plans
  • Maintain financial responsibility for the Engineering and Production Departments including – expense budgeting, approvals, and reviews
  • Monitors and creatively scrutinizes daily on-air technical quality
  • Leads workflow improvements for both on-air and online products
  • Manages vendor contracts including technology, building maintenance, security, coffee/snack vending, and janitorial services
  • Leads capital planning and submission process for station
  • Leads project planning and project management for station wide initiatives

Job Requirements

Here's what you need:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education and a minimum of five years' experience in a broadcast operations/technology management role.
  • Strong customer service skills and unfailing professionalism. Demonstrate impeccable written and verbal communication and presentation skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership with a focus on team management
  • Understanding of IT processes including security, workflow, and management
  • In-depth knowledge of broadcast technologies including; ENPS Newsroom Systems, Sony ELC automation, RF Transmission, Broadcast Switchers, Router Systems, Field Cameras, Signal Path Workflows.
  • Demonstrated strong project management experience.
  • Ability to work well and make quick decisions under pressure.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule in support of a 24x7x365 operation.