Assistant Director of Engineering

Hearst Television, Baltimore, MD, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $100,000

Salary max: $100,000

Duration: Full-Time

Why Hearst TV

Hearst Television is a national multimedia company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S. cities, reaching one out of every five U.S. householdsIt delivers local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform.


WBAL-TV is the Baltimore NBC Affiliate which has been on the air over 70 years.  With a rich history in the Baltimore Market and a ratings leader, WBAL is home to WBAL-TV 11 News, the Baltimore Ravens, the Maryland Lottery. 

What you’ll do

Hearst Television Station WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, has an opening for an Assistant Director of Engineering. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to organize, plan, manage, document and execute assignments within a demanding live broadcast environment. This person is responsible for the equipment that provides the content of our broadcast on-air program streams. Candidate will be responsible for monitoring multiple channels, maintaining regulatory compliance, and assuring quality control of on-air product. This position involves supervisory roles. 

  • Directly manage and oversee broadcast operations engineers and maintenance technicians, which include Master Control Operators, and other technical staff.
  • Effectively manage and motivate the department personnel to attain maximum focus to ensure smooth and efficient operations to produce the highest level of quality to the viewer.
  • Deploy and train personnel in new and existing equipment/technology/procedures including the station’s broadcast automation system, live newscast production, and digital workflows.
  • Exhibit a good working knowledge of television maintenance and IT systems, as well as FCC requirements and licensing.
  • Document and maintain engineering and operational policies and procedures.
  • Ability to adapt to multiple priorities and follow through until successful resolution. 
  • Requires excellent judgment and ability to effectively handle complex issues under pressure or during emergency situations. 
  • In-person attendance is required

Who you are

  • 5 years of experience in Television Broadcast Operations/Maintenance
  • Computer literacy is mandatory.
  • Attention to details is imperative.
  • SBE certification a plus
  • Lifting 50 pounds, climbing ladders and other physical activity associated with equipment installation.
  • Must have a current driver’s license.
  • Operational knowledge and experience with functions of television station.
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.

Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

 Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

Want to learn more about Hearst Television? Visit Hearst Television's website.