Director of Operations

Director of Operations

  • Full Time
  • Tulsa
  • 100,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 100,000

Website KTUL Tulsa News Channel 8


KTUL-TV ABC, a Sinclair owned and operated affiliate, is seeking a Director of Operations in Tulsa, OK.  In this critical management role, you will work in conjunction with the Chief Engineer, Production Supervisor and Engineering Supervisor to coordinate the on-air operations, engineering and production activities. This role will also coordinate technical support for all departments at the station.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

Planning & Organization

Coordinate human and technical resources to maintain on-air operations
Develop and maintain technical training programs for Master Control, Floor Crew, Production personnel, and station engineers
Continuously meet with departmental supervisors to review projects and resolve problematic issues
Conduct monthly meetings with the On-Air Operations, Engineering, and Production Departments to discuss departmental issues and promote team effort
Conduct weekly meetings with key departmental personnel to insure a coordinated response to the station’s production and technical needs
Develop and track the annual operation budgets for Engineering, On-Air Operations, and Production. Assist with budgets in News and G&A
Consult with other departments to develop the station’s capital budget
Track future technology by attending NAB, SBE, and reviewing technical journals
On-Air Operations

Review daily Discrepancy Reports to look for problematic areas and developing trends
Monitor problem areas to insure proper solutions are developed and implemented
Provide personal contact with departmental personnel to stress the importance of individual contribution
Train and review Master Control Operators and Engineers to understand FCC regulations to maintain full compliance
Provide on-going training to all Operators to build their level of technical knowledge and expertise
The personnel schedule is reviewed weekly, resolving scheduling problems and keeping overtime to a minimum
Engineering Responsibilities

Coordinate human and technical resources to maintain on-air operations and complete assigned projects. Provide Engineering services to all areas of the station quickly and efficiently
Maintain full compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations
Monitor Close Caption closely and maintain Close Caption log
Ensure Chief Operator reviews transmitter, operation logs, tower lighting, and EAS logs
Confirm emergency information crawls run properly along with warning tone and audio in the subchannel
Confirm PSIP data and Nielsen codes are properly provided within the broadcast signal
Develop and maintain an effective maintenance program with minimal down time for all studio, news, computer, microwave, tower, and transmitter equipment
Establish an ongoing training program for technical personnel
Ensure that engineering personnel are scheduled to support the news, live events, and other special projects
Maintain the news automotive fleet for safe and daily operation
Maintain the infrastructure of the building to keep it safe and pleasant environment
Communicate key broadcast or building issues quickly to the General Manager
After each power outage, review that all systems are returned to normal, including the station elevator
Production Responsibilities

Supervise station production personnel to maintain high levels of creativity and technical standards
Review daily QCR Reports to look for problematic areas and developing trends
Analyze the needs of production projects to ensure the appropriate equipment and personnel are assigned
Inform other departments of the station’s production capabilities
Assist production supervisor to maintain Production quality, reasonable limits of time, materials, and manpower for each project
Stress the importance of high technical standards in all aspects of production
Review training procedures with production supervisor. Update procedures as necessary
Develop and maintain a system to efficiently schedule and complete all commercial, promotional, and news production
Ensure that all newscasts have needed staffing
Review Good Day Tulsa ratings and monitor content.  Encourage sales efforts, and balance with content and ratings
Administrative and Financial

Complete all assigned reports and paperwork in a timely fashion
Review purchase orders to ensure that each expense is correctly coded to the appropriate budget line and are properly received once items arrive
Submit timely Concur expense reports for American Express PCard
Send all purchase orders that exceed $2,500 to the Business Manager for approval
Review the monthly expenses of Engineering, Production, and On-Air Operations
Keep expenses within the budgeted limits, excluding special projects or catastrophic failure
Submit the monthly Technical Report to the News Director.  A weekly report will be submitted to the General Manager, as well as the Regional Engineer
Review equipment usage to determine the strengths and weakness of the plant. Produce a capital and operating budget that utilizes the facility to its full potential
Maintain security and confidentiality of company business
Ensure station policy is established, understood, observed, and administered in a fair and equal manner
Keep all budgeted positions filled with qualified personnel
Ensure that each staff member is evaluated annually

Minimum 5 years’ experience in live event production, studio production and technical operations is required
Familiarity with remote production facilities and studio facilities is also necessary
Experience working with Engineering budgets is required
Good interpersonal skills and a proven ability to lead and manage a team is necessary
The ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced environment is essential
Strong organizational, time management and project management skills are also required.  The ability to work under pressure independently is required
Knowledge of live television environments, including the ability to work flexible hours is necessary
Occasionally required to bend and lift up to 30 pounds, when transporting equipment.  Must be able to drive a car.  Must be willing to travel and attend live sporting events
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is needed
This position works primarily in a professional office setting and may also work in a remote production unit
Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!




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