SBE Chapter 37
November 1, 2014  
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Chief Engineer: O&E Mgr.

OTA Broadcasting LLC

Help Wanted

Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial

Company: OTA Broadcasting LLC

Job Title: Chief Engineer: Operations and Engineering Manager

Location: California

Job Description:  A Southern California network affiliate seeks a creative Operations and Engineering Manager to oversee all technical operations of two separate muti-stream stations, including solid state transmitter operation and troubleshooting, broadcast IT and networking, studio and news technical Operations, and Master Control.  This is a hands-on position.

The successful candidate will join our management team and work to support all departments to maintain equipment and procedures and identify areas where new processes can be implemented to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Minimum Job Skills:  The successful candidate should have demonstrable knowledge of:

  • Broadcast networking and IT.
  • Multi-channel station automation and video servers
  • File-based newsroom workflows and editing
  • HD routing switchers, production switchers and multi-viewers
  • Satellite commercial delivery systems – PitchBlue, Pathfire, etc.
  • Card-based ENG systems
  • Broadcast signal encoding and multiplexing
  • Thorough knowledge of FCC Rules & regulations
  • Excellent understanding of and ability to supervise Master Control Operations

Additional Job Skills:  The successful candidate should also have an understanding of:

  • Windows & MAC OS
  • TCP/IP
  • Understanding of VPN’s, VLAN’s and port routing

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Superb communication skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • The ability to work successfully with other station departments.
  • The ability to lift 40 lbs
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented individual that is able to work under pressure to deadline with little or no supervision
  • On-Call 24x7, evening and weekend work required
  • Some travel as needed

Interested applicants should contact Cindy Cavell by e-mail: ccavell@cavellmertz.com


(Entered: 10/30/2014. Posted: 10/30/2014-12/31/2014)