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WPRI TV 12, in Providence, Rhode Island has an opening for a Chief Engineer. Five or more years of previous leadership and television management experience are preferred.
Candidate must have a strong understanding of live news broadcast processes and procedures and significant experience working in a news producing live television environment. Candidate must be well organized, detail oriented and possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal). In addition to working well independently, must also work well as part of a team. Being a 24/7 broadcast facility, this position may require working some evenings, overnights or weekends. A valid drivers’ license and an excellent driving record is required.
The successful candidate should have IT Certification. A thorough knowledge of Windows 7/8/10/2012 and 2016 server & workstation a must. A working knowledge of fiber optic distribution systems as well as LAN/WAN/VPN, Video over IP and VOIP technologies is important. Candidate must be able to read technical drawings/ documentation. Candidate must have a strong understanding and ability in creating live news broadcasts.
Requirements & Skills:
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The Chief Engineer must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Chief Engineer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.