Director of Engineering

Website WHDH-TV, 7 News Boston, MA

Local News-Boston, MA

WHDH, Sunbeam Television’s independent station in Boston, is seeking a Director of Engineering.


  • Responsible for the leadership and management of all day-to-day technical, operational and administrative requirements of the station including, planning of future equipment installations, requirements, and budgetary recommendations
  • Plans and manages staffing, training and hiring processes for Engineering Department
  • Manage maintenance of computer software, hardware, and local area network applications
  • Ensure software license compliance and all software versions are up to date
  • Supervise preventive maintenance and/or troubleshooting of broadcast electronic equipment, including but not limited to, cameras, audio and video equipment, microwave transmitters and receivers, satellite receivers, and computing equipment
  • Oversee transmitter maintenance and have required RF skills
  • Works with corporate leadership to develop and implement new technologies and technical infrastructure for the station
  • Proactively engage with necessary third parties to resolve technical issues in an expedited manner as they arise
  • Exercise knowledge of FCC rules and regulations to protect the station’s license, as well as all local, state, and federal regulations applicable to the station
  • Other duties as assigned


Skills Required:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in broadcast electrical system and equipment maintenance
  • Experience training and managing technicians with a positive and constructive attitude
    Proficiency in evaluating, troubleshooting, installing, and maintaining broadcast equipment and IT systems
  • Dedication to quality and time management while upholding to all FCC regulations
  • Hold a valid driver’s license
  • 24/7 on-call availability to ensure continuous operation of the station
  • Technical degree in electronics or a related field, or an equivalent of work and educational experience
  • Broadcast Engineering Certification, i.e. FCC license, SBE certification and A+ certification is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High proficiency with computers to include Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong time management skills in meeting deadlines while maintaining attention to detail
  • Must have a strong understanding of applicable electrical, computer networking, mechanical, structural, and civil engineering methods.

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