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Our hot job of the week is Director of Engineering at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. Go to www.scripps.com/careers and search Req. #5916 to apply online.
The E.W. Scripps Company is seeking an experienced leader to assume the role.
- Effectively manage the planning, design, installation and repair of all television, mobile, and internet systems and equipment.
- Evaluate and maintain the spectrum and broadband usage of the facility.
- Motivate and manage a staff of professional maintenance engineers, operators and IT technicians.
- Coordinate projects; manage the scheduling of personnel; and plan, design and document on-going and future television and online systems.
- Work with related departments; in the determination of current and future studio and transmission needs; in the preparation and tracking of capital, expense, repair and maintenance budgets; in the evaluation of equipment prior to purchase.
- Communicate professionally with individuals and groups within and outside of WCPO. Communicate on a frequent basis with all other departments.
- Maintain good personnel labor relations. Identify training needs, motivate and develop staff to meet the on-going and future technological needs of the station.
- Keep WCPO compliant with the FCC Rules and Regulations, as well as related local, state and federal regulations. Work with Corporate personnel in particular areas of common interest.
- Perform other duties as needed and as directed by the General Manager.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- An Associate Degree in electrical or electronic engineering form an accredited institution is preferred.
- Minimum 7 years' local news broadcast TV experience.
- A BSEE degree is advantageous.
Early programming was hard to come by so the station created its own. Before long, WCPO was one of only two TV stations nationwide feeding programming to the networks for rebroadcast. In later years, WCPO was the first station in the country to launch an hour-long noon report. It was also the first Cincinnati station to use regular mobile reports and taped interviews. In addition, WCPO broke ground with live coverage of spot news, using remote vans and later a jet helicopter all led by legendary news veteran, Al Schottelkotte. Today WCPO continues a strong news tradition with outstanding achievements recognized locally and nationally. 9News was the first local television news organization to create an investigative unit. This unit, the "I-Team", continues to serve the community as a watchdog against fraudulent business practices, crime and government waste of tax dollars. The station has won numerous awards for news excellence including: The Alfred I. DuPont award, the Edward R. Murrow award, the Jack R. Howard award and Ohio Associated Press awards. WCPO is owned by The E.W. Scripps Company which is a leading media enterprise driven to develop and expand its digital strategies while embracing its rich history in delivering quality journalism through 19 broadcast television stations, 13 newspapers and Scripps Howard News Service.