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Director of Technology

Tribune Company - Salt Lake City, UT

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Director of Technology


US-UT-Salt Lake City

Posted Date

4 months ago

(10/11/2017 6:23 PM)

Job ID






is looking for a Director of Technology

to oversee, design and develop IT-based broadcast systems at its studio, transmitter and remote locations. The role is both strategic and hands-on. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the implementation and management of IT-centric technologies and operational models within a broadcasting environment; specifically in Local News and field operations.


This leadership position, reporting directly to the Station General Manager, requires extensive experience in planning, budgeting, managing, maintaining and troubleshooting a wide variety of IP-based systems critical to our broadcast operation. While overall leadership and management of personnel and systems is critical to this position, all station executive positions are expected to assume and perform daily operational duties with their respective teams. Candidate must be able to demonstrate successful relationship building as a client-facing, customer service-oriented leader.

Applicant must be proficient with complex IP systems as well as possess a cursory knowledge of digital audio/video systems. Experience with non-linear editing, broadcast station automation, graphics generation and rendering systems (and related storage technologies) is desirable, but not required.

Prior experience with station building construction or other facility build-outs is a plus. This “never stops learning” position requires the desire and drive to stay competent in the latest trends in broadcast television and related internet/web systems.

The candidate must be highly organized with a good sense of how to prioritize deadlines and juggle multiple simultaneous objectives. He/she must have the ability to lead and manage multiple projects from conceptual stage through to launch, including budget tracking and reporting. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to interface with all levels of management & user community are essential. The candidate must have the ability to manage and develop the team, helping staff technicians reach their highest potentials. As is typical with critical IT and broadcast systems, the applicant must be willing to be on call and is expected to join team members in sharing this responsibility.


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Degree in engineering, computer science or related field.

Minimum 7 years of managing mission-critical Broadcast/IT environments at a television station, pably in a news environment.

Proven experience in managing major projects.

Extensive experience in broadcast systems, networking, servers, desktop, monitoring, end user support.


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Due to the volume of applications received we will not be able to verify receipt of your resume or applications. A KSTU/Fox 13 representative will contact you for a phone or in-person interview, should your application be selected.

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit



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Director of Technology Tribune Company - Salt Lake City, UT, United States


Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Company Profile:
Tribune is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The company’s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago’s WGN-AM. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune’s print and broadcast properties and extend the company’s nationwide audience.