Director of Broadcast and Media Technology

    • Job Tracking ID: 512234-850583
    • Job Location: Charlotte, NC
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 19, 2023
    • Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

SUMMARY/POSITION OVERVIEW

The Director of Broadcast Technology is responsible for the technical support of INSP and Inspiration TV linear television networks. This person will direct a crew of engineers/technicians in design, maintenance and support of program origination and distribution systems. Support responsibilities extend to air operations, media management, traffic interface, and distribution management. The Director is responsible for an "always on" environment, dependent on emergency power systems and high reliability design. This person will work as a part of a larger technology team consisting of the VP IT Director, Sr Eng IMAGICOMM Communications, Senior Project Manager, and Director of Digital Media Development. Direct reports will be Broadcast Technology Manager and Media Technology Manager.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

* Manage a team of staff engineers/technicians charged with support of television origination and distribution systems.
* Administer the Broadcast and Media Technology department budget and assist the SVP with capital budget planning.
* Lead, mentor and motivate the Broadcast and Media Technology staff.
* Interface with air operations and cable distribution teams in operational and project activities.
* Manage internal teams and external service providers with an emphasis on efficient and high-quality project delivery.

Experience and Skills:

JOB REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS


* Degree in Electronics/Information Technology related fields.
* Certifications or exhibited experience in Information Technology.
* 10+ years of experience in broadcast origination and transmission services.
* 5+ years in a director or manager role in television technology.
* Expertise in broadcast automation systems and standards.
* Expertise in digital distribution of entertainment programming, both satellite and terrestrial.
* Practical application knowledge of programming with emphasis on metadata driven workflows.
* Strong focus on high-quality service and support.
* Ready to apply governance and change management processes to continual improvement.
* Thrives in the environment of high-availability 7/24/365 broadcast origination.
* Skilled as a project manager of multiple simultaneous projects.
* Agile and able to adjust priorities to meet demands of potentially conflicting projects.
* Excellent communication and presentation skills.
* Strong organizational, interpersonal, and motivational skills.
PREFERENCES:
* Experience with Crispin television automation, Harmonic Spectrum servers, Telestream Vantage Traffic Manager, and Adobe Products.
* Experience with Arris/Motorola encode/transport systems.
* Experience in teleport operations.
* Experience with IP terrestrial transport for video.

INSP - Who we are

By any standard, INSP is one of today's most successful cable networks and multi-media entertainment companies with a staff of talented producers and storytellers who create, acquire, and distribute premium, popular programming content across an array of platforms.

Our INSP Linear cable network is available in every market, nationwide, to more than 60 million households via Dish Network, DirecTV, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse and more than 2,800 cable systems, along with vMVPD's including FRNDLY TV, SLING TV, Philo and Fubo TV. It is viewed by more than 47 million households a year and attracts a loyal audience, so much so that we rank among leaders in the total amount of time viewers spend watching.

INSP's ratings consistently exceed most high-profile networks, making us among today's highest-rated cable networks. With 7 consecutive years of year-over-year ratings increases (2014-2021), the INSP audience continues to expand. We are the only network with this record of consistent growth, and in 2021, we had the highest ratings of any year in our longstanding history.

The INSP linear network provides a trusted viewing experience, with a lineup of acquired timeless and popular classic Westerns, along with branded original programming. We feature stories of action and adventure, showcasing everyday heroes and developing new heroes with original programs.

INSP, LLC as an employer provides a collaborative work environment and values a healthy work-life balance for its employees. We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package for full-time employees, a 401(k) Plan (with company match), and generous paid time off.

If you want to join a talented team, that is committed to excellence, then INSP is the place for you!