Gray Television
Columbus, Georgia, United States
18 days ago
Job Type
Job Function


About Gray Television:

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WTVM:

WTVM is a Gray Television owned ABC affiliate in Columbus, GA. WTVM produces more than 50 hours of live local news programming every week. Viewers rate WTVM as the most-watched local station for news, weather, and sports coverage in the market. WTVM provides engineering and IT services to WXTX and WLTZ under shared services agreements. We source 20 content streams into our market across the 3 full power stations and 4 low power stations. This position is part of a diverse technical team responsible for the short and long-term technology strategy and the health of the station. This is a career opportunity for the right candidate to join and support the number one News station in Columbus, Georgia.

Job Summary/Description:

WTVM, an ABC affiliate in Columbus, GA, is seeking a Director of IT Engineering. This is a department head position that will oversee the IT infrastructure and planning for the entire operation. Gray is very aggressive about Network/Internet security. Previous broadcast experience preferred.

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

- Responsible for overseeing the operation of critical IT systems within the television station.
- Reports directly to the Director of Technology
- Designs and maintains the network infrastructure
- Address security needs
- Provide desktop support
- Hardware and software maintenance
- Manage multi-site IT infrastructure


- 3+ years experience in an IT leadership/management role preferred
- Strong Leader who can work collaboratively and independently
- Degree in IT related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience required
- Full and complete knowledge of IP Addressing, NATs, Packet Filtering, and all related IP methodologies
- Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA and other industry certifications a plus
- Experience managing multi-site IT infrastructures preferred
- Basic knowledge of fiber technologies
- Experienced with network wiring and cabling
- Able to effectively communicate high level technical details to non-technical people
- Self-starter with solid prioritization skills
- Strong multitasker with experience handling multiple dynamic tasks at once and see through to completion.
- Available for on call emergencies as necessary
- Experience in broadcast television or a related field a plus

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WTVM-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before or by the first workday.

Job ID: 72370467

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