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Director of Technology

Tribune Company

Fort Smith, AR
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  • Director of Technology

    Location US-AR-Fort Smith
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/17/2018 10:54 PM)
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    Reports To: General Manager


    Complete responsibility for the station’s technical operations including technology, studio, on-air news, remote operations, production, HVAC system, and electrical power systems. Will direct the development and administration of departmental operating plans and budgets and capital projects. Directs and administers guidelines to assure the proper functioning and maintenance of all technical equipment and systems. Additional duties include staff selection and development, compliance with all local, state and federal law.


    • Manages the planning, design, purchasing, installation, and repair of all television, mobile and internet systems and equipment.
    • Prepares the annual KFSM technology budget.
    • Identifies and implements opportunities in new media for KFSM 5NEWS content.
    • Evaluates and maintains the spectrum and broadband usage of KFSM.
    • Responsible for the selection development and assessment of the technical staff.
    • Oversees the coordination of technical projects, design and documents on-going and future television and on-line systems.
    • Work closely with other departments in the selection of technical solutions and maintenance of equipment.
    • Ensure compliance of all FCC rules and regulations as well as related local, state and federal regulations. Ensure that KFSM is compliant with all internal control polices as specified by Local TV LLC.
    • Perform other duties as required.



    Experience in an engineering news or operations department at a commercial broadcast station. Strong knowledge and understanding of digital technology, including computers and networks. Must understand preparation of capital budget and tracking expenses. Must understand current emerging technologies.


    Bachelor’s degree in related field.


    • Posses the ability to analyze complex technology solutions.
    • Must be able to identify and implement new technology in a highly competitive local news market.
    • Ability to reintegrate new technology into operations and changes in media delivery for multiple platforms.
    • Ability to select, develop, and lead technical staff.
    • Previous experience in content distribution via computer networks
    • Must have excellent written and oral communication.


    Additional Requirements:

    • Must be willing to submit to a background check
    • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

    Equal Employer Opportunity

    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.


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