Director of Engineering

Hearst Television, Rogers, AR USA

The story is yours!

Duration: Full-Time

KHBS/KHOG TV has an opening for a 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 air channels, maintaining regulatory compliance, and assuring quality control of on air product. The individual will be directly responsible for the supervision of the daily operation of the station. Responsibilities include oversight of all studio and field equipment and the supervision and motivation of the technical staff. The position will also be responsible for scheduling and planning of the technical staff. The ideal candidate must excel in motivating and working with a high-energy team and should demonstrate success in budgeting, capital planning and personnel management. This position reports directly to the General Manager and serves on the station’s Department Head Team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of all studio and field equipment.
  • Supervision of the daily operation of the station.
  • Supervise technical and operational staff.
  • Oversight of IT integrity and infrastructure.
  • Maintain transmitter, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution and routing systems.
  • Exhibits working knowledge of television maintenance as well as FCC requirements and licensing.
  • Has ability to adapt to multiple priorities.
  • In-person attendance is required

Experience Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in studio, SNG and ENG broadcast operations
  • Previous leadership and management experience
  • Budgeting and Capital planning
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Computer literacy is mandatory.
  • FCC General Class License a plus.


  • College Degree
  • SBE certifications are preferred.
  • 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.

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