Disney ABC Television Group Executive Director - Technology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Executive Director at WPVI will oversee the operations and maintenance functions of technical personnel, equipment, infrastructure, and building facilities to ensure a smooth and efficient operation for broadcast, production and NexGen endeavors. This person will also assist the Division Technology team in the development of long-term goals and action plans to ensure smooth implementations of new technologies to meet company-wide goals.

Responsibilities :

  • Operate WPVI in compliance with all FCC OSHA and FAA regulations as well as all company policies and procedures

  • Oversee the management and development of WPVI technology personnel

  • Facilitate short and long-term technical projects to insure proper execution and implementation

  • Assist Division Technology in the development of long-term goals and action plans to ensure smooth implementations of new technologies to meet company-wide goals.

  • Troubleshoot and repair complex equipment used in daily operation including equipment associated with broadcast operations, network infrastructure, transmission facilities, production control rooms, etc.

  • Develop and manage operational budgets and maintain proper documentation.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum of five years of technical management experience working in a broadcast facility

  • Proven experience in leading a diverse team of technologists to set and accomplish organizational goals

  • Effectively managing complex projects and operational budgets

  • Strong IT based skills, networking and IP video distribution infrastructure, with knowledge of SMPTE 2110 and SMPTE 2022 beneficial.

  • RF experience is necessary.

  • Knowledge of planning, technical design, construction, maintenance and operation of all aspects of broadcast facilities.

  • Able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with excellent attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills

  • Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills with the ability to direct and motivate the technical staff and work well with all station departments.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and days

Required Education :

  • BA or BS from a four year accredited college or university or equivalent experience

Job ID: 597654BR

Location: Philadelphia,Pennsylvania

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.