Director of Engineering - WSOC TV


Charlotte, NC, US, 28206

Location: NC-Charlotte

Job Title:  Director of Engineering - WSOC TV


Position Overview

WSOC TV Charlotte is looking for a Director of Engineering whose main responsibilities are to protect the license and maintain broadcast facility. 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. For IT responsibilities are the maintenance and replacement of all computers and servers, updating software, virus control, all network communication internal and external to the plant. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper maintenance and repair of all technical equipment in studio and transmitter facilities/towers, satellite downlink and microwave transmission systems 
  • Manage capital projects from concept to completion, including managing the financial components of the project, bid solicitation, documentation, and project management. 
  • Manage the technical and building facilities for ongoing operations 
  • Plan, execute, and track annual operating budgets 
  • Preparation and timely delivery of required status information and reports 
  • Work with the station management team to implement station and company goals and initiatives 
  • Present information and respond to question from managers, clients, customers and general public 
  • Ensure compliance with FCC, EPA, and Mass DEP relevant regulations 
  • Manage and develop the station technical team 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from four-year college or university or equivalent experience 
  • 5-10 years' experience in a media engineering management role 
  • Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, applicable electrical, mechanical, structural and civil engineering methods 
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of media engineering practices and standards including wiring design, HD-SDI, media file formats, transcoding, bonded cellular systems, master control and production systems, etc. 
  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook 
  • Must have solid working knowledge of PC and Apple computers, MS Windows, OSX and related software 
  • Must have solid working knowledge of computer networks, firewalls, switches and related systems and concepts 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong time management and organization skills 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • 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 
  • SBE certifications are a plus 
  • Experience in multiple, mid or major-market television stations is a plus 

About Cox Media Group
CMG Media Corporation (d/b/a Cox Media Group) is an industry-leading media company with unparalleled brands, award-winning content, and exceptional team members. CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses encompass 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 49 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 10 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. For more information about CMG, visit

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