Supervisor, Station Broadcasting at The E.W. Scripps Company in Clearwater, Florida

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Come join a dynamic new national media powerhouse focused on the over-the-air TV consumer. The Scripps Networks (a growing portfolio of entertainment and news networks) provides absorbing entertainment and objective, intelligent news as we use our own distribution platforms to serve this unduplicated national audience. We meet the audience where it is with the programs it wants.

The Supervisor, Station Broadcasting is responsible for the leadership and management of all day-to-day technical, operational and administrative requirements of one of the Scripps Networks Station Group locations. Manage and maintain all broadcast equipment and systems used in the daily operation of the station as well as any ancillary systems used in the support and troubleshooting of technical issues as they arise.

What You Will Do:


  • Manage and maintain all broadcast equipment/systems responsible for daily on-air operation of the station; Use of RF engineering knowledge to maintain and repair all technical equipment in studio and transmitter facilities, satellite downlink/uplink, and microwave transmission systems


  • Manage and maintain all ancillary systems responsible for supporting the on-air operation, such as HVAC, networking, electrical, and mechanical.


  • Exercise knowledge of FCC rules and regulations to protect the entity’s license.


  • Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise.


  • Carry-out troubleshooting as needed or escalate to Engineering Support for further diagnosis.


  • Implement new engineering projects as directed by Regional engineering manager, Station Monitoring, or Engineering Support. Manage project(s) and report status to Regional engineering manager as needed.


  • 24/7 on-call availability to ensure continuous operation of the station.


  • May be responsible for certain administrative duties related to business and operation transactions.


  • Work closely with the Station Engineer/Technician in developing their knowledge and understanding of the various needs of the station as effective back-up support staff.


  • Coordinate and oversee training program for Station Technicians and Engineers.


  • Other duties as assigned.


What You Will Bring:

Education & Experience/Certifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or a related field preferred


  • 5+ years of experience in broadcast station operations or engineering


  • Broadcast Engineering Certification, i.e. FCC license, Society of Broadcast Engineer (SBE) certification is a plus


Skills & Abilities


  • High proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.


  • Strong time management skills in meeting deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.


  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the region on an as-needed basis.


  • Must have a strong understanding of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural, and civil engineering methods.


Work Environment


  • Must be physically able to bend, lift and, carry up to a maximum of 35lbs., as well as climb on step-stools, ladders, and other necessary equipment.


  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.


ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.