Position: Operations Manager
Company: E. W. Scripps Company
Job Type: fulltime
Compensation: / year
You've been preparing your entire career for this opportunity and what better place to live and work than Detroit Motor City?
WXYZ is one of the oldest TV stations in the country, with deep roots and connections to Detroit and all of southeast Michigan. We serve our community through our Community Action Team and our Call for Action consumer team. We also produce Detroit2020, which is our initiative to unify and inspire change, and make Detroit a better place to live, work, and raise families. And as part of downtown Detroit's resurgence and our commitment to our city, we've opened a brand-new downtown streetside studio.
WXYZ is proudly owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, one of America's largest and most innovative local media companies, with TV stations in 24 U.S. markets and a rapidly-growing portfolio of digital businesses. You can grow your leadership and your career at Scripps.
The Operations Manager will oversee the daily scheduling of technician/employees and the staffing of special events programming. Oversee facilities scheduling of studios, control rooms and production edit rooms. Responsible for operation of master control, air operations, satellite services and duplication.
Lead the team that oversees the station production resources. Work with Operations Office Manager and staff Supervisors in handling station daily operational activities.
Collaborate with leadership and coordinate resources to support all departments. Work with News and Promotions to provide editing, control rooms, studios, and remote crews to effectively support all platforms including digital web, mobile, and social channels; facilitate any special needs. Work with Programming to provide production support for station events and initiatives. Work with Sales to provide remote crews and editing for client commercial productions.
Manage production labor expenses and supply costs. Oversee budgets for studio engineering, directing staff, staging and lighting costs. Approves payroll and oversees vacation and holiday assignments. Prepare billing for production services.
Maintain good personnel relations, motivating and developing staff to meet current and future operational needs of the station. Company contact for Union officials. Coordinate activities of the negotiating team for collective bargaining agreements with the DGA, IBEW and I.A.T.S.E.
Work with Director of Engineering to develop methods and uses for current technologies. Work with Building Manager to maintain a safe and secure workplace.
Perform other duties as needed and directed by the General Manager.
Education & Experience/Certifications
Bachelor's degree preferred-- TV Production/Communication Studies
8+ years experience
Skills & Abilities
Positive attitude and good communication skills
Up-to-date understanding of technical equipment at the station & production processes.
Good people skills and patience.
On-call 24-7 and available.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including "The List" and "The Now," runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation's largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the ! people will find their own way."
As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.
medical, dental, optical, life insurance, STD, LTD, 4011k, paid time off
Date Available: 9/13/2017