Director of Engineering

Job Number: R50012499

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Engineering

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: September 17, 2020

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Fox TV Stations

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.


RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

  • The direct supervision of the Engineering Maintenance Department consisting of IATSE Maintenance Technicians and daily oversight of Master Control Hub/Spoke automation technology.

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining all broadcast equipment and systems to ensure efficient, fault tolerant and error free operations.

  • Providing oversight of design, construction, and preventive maintenance of broadcast facilities and assume responsibility for on-time, satisfactory completion of assigned projects within established budgets.

  • Maintaining working knowledge of support systems such as emergency power generation and switching systems, UPS and power distribution devices and HVAC.

  • Developing and implementing current and long-range technical operation plans with an emphasis on emerging technology and competitive ENG systems to support all television and News operations, including the identification, evaluation and implementation of new technologies and equipment needs, as well as recommendations regarding technical and/or support systems’ requirements for existing operational infrastructures.

  • Under the guidance of the Regional VP of Engineering, prepare departmental expense budgets and oversee the preparation of both current and future three year Capital Improvement plans.

  • Oversee weekly payroll summaries submitted by the Operations and Maintenance staff.

  • Devising and implementing new methods and standards to streamline operations and reduce on air errors. 

  • Documenting and maintaining strict FCC, EAS and OSHA regulation compliance and internal company policies.

  • Other duties as assigned.


The Individual must be a strong leader with excellent verbal and written communication skills, must have the ability to direct and motivate the technical staff and work well with all station departments. Strong organization skills, accuracy and attention to detail is required. Must represent the Station in a manner consistent with the business standards and policies of the Company; display and maintain professional appearance and demeanor, based on the Station’s standards; work varied hours, holidays and weekends and be available to work during severe weather situations, as needed; proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint and AutoCAD software a must. SBE certification is desirable. Knowledge of television transmitters and RF facilities a plus. Must be fluent in the interpretation of current Collective Bargaining Agreements in force with labor unions to ensure both procedural and substantive rights of the Company and Union are observed; while identifying possible changes within these contracts to ensure the success of company operating initiatives.

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional IT/IP knowledgebase specifically related to the adoption of digital audio/video over IP transport. Bachelor’s Degree in electronics/electrical engineering preferred and a minimum of ten (10) years broadcast engineering and similar management position held. Certification or higher working knowledge of digital broadcast systems including but not limited to: full power UHF broadcast transmitters, encoding equipment, server technology, LAN, WAN, and storage technologies is a must. Strong follow-through, written communications, and interpersonal skills required. Position requires moderate workstation and telephone use. Light sitting, standing, bending, walking, stair climbing, driving, traveling, attending meetings, and lifting a maximum of 50 lbs. is also required.

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.