Manager - TV News Operations

The Walt Disney Company   •  

Philadelphia, PA

Industry: Media


5 - 7 years

Posted 34 days ago

Job Summary:

WPVI-TV News Operations Manager

WPVI-TV, the local news leader in Philadelphia, is seeking to hire a News Operations Manager that will support the news operation and help lead the department in the next era of newsgathering. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a multi-platform news environment, gathering and delivering content with multiple technologies.


  • Manage the logistical/technical operations of the news department including the management, scheduling, and news gathering functions of the following news personnel: Media managers, editors, photographers, and transmission operators
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and provide operational support for news personnel
  • Maintain skill and proficiency of news staff by developing and implementing regular training exercises
  • Work closely with News Director and Director of Technology/Engineering on capital initiatives and future-proofing the news operation
  • Function as technical liaison between news and Broadcast Technology/Engineering departments
  • Coordinate live, remote events with news, programming, and engineering departments
  • Interface with third party vendors and support technicians
  • Adhere to Disney policies and best practices for a broadcast/news environment

Qualifications & Requirements

The ideal candidate must:

  • Possess strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Be able to function efficiently in a modern, fast-paced newsroom environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage changing priorities and deadlines under pressure.
  • Understand and have experience with modern news-gathering and transmission technologies (live streaming, bonded cellular, IP over KU-band satellite, accelerated data transfer services).
  • Show a desire to expand their knowledge with the latest technology in news gathering.

Preferred Experience

A minimum of 5 years experience managing employees in a major television market, 10 years preferred

Experience with the following is a plus:

  • Dalet Galaxy (Media Asset Management system) and OneCut
  • Ross Overdrive and Xpression
  • ENG/SNG gathering vehicles and technologies (Microwave, satellite, bonded cellular, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Software Products

Preferred Education/Training

A degree in a RTF related field and/or equivalent experience.

WPVI-TV is a 24/7 operation and the candidate may be required to work non-traditional shifts, weekends/holidays, and be willing to be on call and/or work extra hours as needed. Candidate should be able to lift and carry equipment as necessary.