Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the Fox Network, and the FOX Television Stations. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.
Reporting to the CIO, SVP Of Technology, we are looking for a Vice President of Broadcast Technology to coordinate and implement strategic technology and operations initiatives associated with both broadcast and digital platforms to align with the company standardizations (cloud first) and technical goals.
The major areas of responsibility include all new initiatives for IP and Cloud based Broadcast Operations for news, programming, station automation, virtualization & cloud initiatives , station delivery platforms for OTT, Streaming, and OTA, Technology support of all News and local production, Information Technology and Transmission.
This mission critical role will be responsible for collaboration with all departments on new technologies and workflow development to enable high quality, fast-paced content creation and will lead the technical side of the creative vision for digital experiences, disaster recovery and resiliency on all platforms.
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate and implement strategic technology and operations initiatives associated with both broadcast television and digital platforms to align with station goals and projects
Supervise and manage all aspects of the Broadcast implementations, projects and the multi-platform content distribution across Fox
Supervise a team of IT Broadcast Solution Engineers to architect, implement and manage modern broadcast technologies that support our business
Prepare and manage the fiscal operating budget for the technical department, including capital budget
Collaborate with all departments on new technologies and workflow development to enable high quality, fast-paced content creation and lead the technical side of the creative vision for 2021’’s digital experiences on all platforms
Experience / Skills
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Bachelor’s degree (computing or engineering program preferred) and/or formal training in Technology or a related field
Minimum 7-10 years in a broadcasting operations management role
Proven experience as a team builder and leader that provides clear structure and managerial oversight of the Technology Department
Significant experience evaluating, selecting, installing, servicing, and maintaining broadcasting industry equipment and information technology systems
Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
Experience in administration of broadcast file workflows and play-out systems
Broadcast IP Routing deployments
Knowledge in AWS cloud solutions
Knowledgeable in control room automation systems (ELC, Ignite or Ross)
Thorough understanding of FCC rules and regulations
Familiarity with all applicable FCC, OSHA rules & regulations
In-depth understanding of a broadcast station including news production, live event production, studio operation, file-based content creation and editing/transport/transmission
Ability to integrate new technologies into media operation on multiple delivery platforms such as broadcast, streaming and OTT
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to successfully work with our third-party master control hub
Excellent verbal and writing skills will be expected as well as strong interpersonal skills
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including, travel with occasional night, weekend, and on-call work in support of a 24-7 operations
Excellent stress and crisis management skills, with the ability to multi-task and make informed and appropriate decisions under pressure
NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER
Experience at a major news operation
Bit Central and Grass Valley ITX system knowledge
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.
At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.
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