Director of News Technology - KIRO TV

Location: 

Seattle, WA, US, 98121

Location: WA-Seattle

Job Title:  Director of News Technology - KIRO TV

 

Position Overview

The Director of News Technology is responsible for ensuring the superior quality of KIRO 7 News video and audio presentation through: effective management of its technical operations and equipment; maintenance of high photojournalistic and news video editing standards; and the efficient planning and management of News operating and capital budgets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • To coordinate photojournalist, news video editing, remote broadcast, and news engineering activities and productivity.
  • To be active and aggressive in maintaining high-quality product and conduct from work group members.
  • To initiate and approve requests as appropriate for the purchase, replacement, or repair of equipment and services.
  • To oversee staffing and supervisory duties, including hiring, discipline, scheduling, and evaluation of operations staff and work group members in accordance with KIRO policies.
  • To plan and manage the News operating and capital budgets.
  • To help to determine the future direction of KIRO News operations through regular and clear communications with News Director, other Department Heads, Senior staff leaders, and employees.
  • To provide logistical planning and technical coordination for News programming, projects, and special events.
  • To oversee the operation and regular maintenance of News equipment, including but not limited to: broadcast cameras, camcorders; video players, recorders and editing systems; audio systems and tape recorders; communications equipment, including twoway radios, cellular telephones, and scanners; news video transmission equipment, including satellite & microwave vehicles and gear; helicopter; news vehicles and other transportation equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 10 years of hands-on experience in news acquisition, editing, journalistic desk and on -air production functions in a newsroom of similar market size.
  • Market diversity is highly desired.
  • Broad knowledge of news ENG acquisition, editorial, assignment desk and control room technologies.
  • Experience in major enterprise-level technology and engineering construction or renovation projects is desirable.
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record required.
  • Able to effectively schedule a team of employees.
  • Experience managing a team of 15 employees or larger.
  • Knowledge of journalistic standards and ethics for news gathering
  • The candidate should have a degree in technology with a focus in electronic media. Factory training on newsroom systems is a plus.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to work well with others and deal with employee issues appropriately.
  • The employee is frequently required to lift and/or carry up to 60 pounds of equipment.
  • Must be able to work in confined areas
  • Specific vision abilities include close and color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent relevant experience as a News Operations Manager at a local station in a top 20 market is strongly preferred

The salary range for this position is $90,000 per year to $134,000 to per year.  Final compensation for the role will be determined by a variety of factors such as skills, certifications, and relevant work experience.   

 

Benefits for this role include: 

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance available to the employee and employee’s family (i.e. child, spouse, domestic partner). 

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent care) and Health Savings Accounts 

  • Short-term and long-term disability and life insurance (supplemental and accidental, death, and dismemberment) 

  • Participation in CMG’s 401(k) plan with generous company match and both pre-tax and Roth options  

  • Paid flexible vacation and up to four weeks (160 hours) of paid wellness time, inclusive of paid sick and safe time under applicable law. 

  • Up to eight (8) paid holidays throughout calendar year 2024. 

  • Up to two (2) weeks of paid parental leave  

  • Employee assistance program 

  • All other benefits required by applicable law. 

 

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 www.coxmediagroup.com

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