Station Operations Manager

Posted: 7/19/2019

Location: Centennial, Colorado
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

The Station Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring the sustained superior quality of KDEN- TV News video and audio presentation.

This individual is the technology guru of the Noticiero Telemundo Denver newsroom, constantly correcting, evaluating and implementing digital news gathering solutions. The role is critical to facilitating a smooth and error free newscast and acts as the primary liaison between Technology and News departments.

Essential Functions (Responsibilities):
  • Provide strategic, logistical planning, and insight to upcoming events, special programs and/or elements to be included in news coverage.
  • Lead, develop, and coordinate electronic and digital news gathering operations: video gathering, editing, remote broadcasts, microwave, SNG trucks and news vehicle and system maintenance.
  • Responsible for Productions Control Room and Studio Technology including direct supervision of Automated Production Control (APC) Operators and photographers
  • Administration of centralized Post Production System.
  • Responsible of station Vehicle Fleet.
  • Provide technical guidance, training, and leadership for editorial and newsgathering personnel, including photographers or others as assigned.
  • Oversee overall News operations.
  • Ensure necessary equipment is in place and in working order to support assigned employees.
  • Oversee staffing and supervisory duties, including hiring, performance management, scheduling, and evaluation of photographers and work group members in accordance with KDEN policies.
  • Mentor and develop news employees' technology skills, especially in the use of digital and wireless tools.
  • Collaborate in the planning of the TV News operating and capital budgets. Plan, supervise, and track operational expenditures.
  • Budget, plan, and manage large remote broadcasts including breaking news and special events. Available by phone 24x7 for breaking news and disaster recovery scenarios.
  • Responsible for maintaining station disaster recovery procedures for News team.
  • Be fully proficient with the newsroom computer system and KDEN voice and data systems.
  • Contribute to the direction of KDEN-TV News operations through regular and clear communications with News and Engineering Department Heads, other Department Heads and employees.

  • Eligibility Requirements:

    Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.

    • Willingness and ability to work long hours, late nights and weekends as required

    • Must be willing to work at the station in Denver, CO.

    • Must be willing to work in the field in all types of weather conditions, varying work schedules, and to travel as part of assigned duties.

    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs., have a driver’s license and valid US Passport.

    Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.

    • Bachelor's degree in Communications or related field

    • Have strong news judgment with knowledge of legal and ethical issues in multi-media platforms

    • High level of experience in technical expertise across emerging multi-media platforms

    • Knowledgeable about FCC rules and laws pertaining to news broadcasting in multi-media platforms and employment and labor regulations.

    • Understanding and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and technical expertise.

    Experience preparing departmental budgets, developing strategic plans and presenting in front of large audiences.

    • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure, breaking news, environment.

    • Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels

    • A pioneering spirit with desire to learn emerging technologies and invent the future

    • Believes that teams are smarter and more dynamic together

    • Bilingual in English and Spanish

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