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Director Broadcast Operations & Engineering


West Sacramento, CA, US, 95605

West Sacramento

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  

Director of Engineering 
Position Purpose: KOVR/KMAX-TV the CBS/CW owned and operated stations in Sacramento, CA are looking for a Director of Engineering to lead our IT, broadcast and maintenance staff. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional IT and broadcast technology skills and understand the interrelationship of both. Extensive knowledge of all broadcast systems, including evolving  technologies and systems is a must. 

Key Responsibilities: 
Oversees staff that maintains station operations and station building through preventative and corrective maintenance. 
Oversees staff that is responsible for on-air production. 
Establishes routine maintenance procedures and schedules for all broadcast equipment. 
Oversees and assists with the installation and maintenance of control consoles, audio routers, recording equipment, microphones, digital audio systems, transmitters, antennas, control systems, remote equipment etc. 

Responsibilities include:
Compliance with FCC rules/regulations and Federal/State environmental agencies. 
Overseeing ENG repeater systems, building security, HVAC Systems, OSHA Compliance for Studio, Teleport and Transmitter. 
Overseeing technical SOX compliance. 
Overseeing stations asset management.

- 5+ years top 25 broadcast television market experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Interact with management and staff at all levels and ability to multi-task, delegate and handle pressures and deadlines.
- Knowledge of all applicable FCO rules and regulations 
- Advanced experience with digit�! video and audio routing, EAS, studio control room and engineering IT systems 
- Computer literacy in applicable software packages which may include (Microsoft OS and Office Suite, 
- Automation Systems, Novel, Linux, etc.) 
- Ability to troubleshoot broadcast equipment to the component level 
- IT skills including local area and wide area networking 
- Knowledge of electrical systems UPS, and standby generators and record keeping 

Education and Licensing: 
Associates or technical degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field or equivalent level of experience preferred
Knowledge of television transmitters and RF facilities a plus 
SBE CBRE Certification a plus 




Hiring Salary Range: $140,000.00 - 155,000.00. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


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Nearest Major Market: Sacramento