Head of Technology & Operations

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

Job Description

KIDY FOX, the TEGNA-owned FOX property in San Angelo, Texas is looking for a dynamic and enterprising Head of Technology and Operations. 

The Head of Technology and Operations is responsible for leading the Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, Transmitter and Information Technology teams, which supports broadcast technologies in a 24/7/365 environment. This position Supports the San Angelo and Abilene TV markets and is responsible for (including but not limited to):

  • Managing short-and-long term technology strategy
  • Day-to-day operations including equipment integration, maintenance for the core infrastructure, studios, control rooms, post-production, facility, towers, and transmission for all live programming
  • Oversee compliance of FCC rules and regulations
  • Oversee compliance of critical IT security policies, including Account, Password Security, Vulnerability Protection, Virus Protection, Untrusted Network, and Incident Reporting policies.
  • Manage Business Continuity and Disaster Contingency plans
  • Maintain financial responsibility for the IT and Engineering Departments including – budgeting, approvals, and financial reviews
  • Assists in the technical support of all critical hardware and software
  • Monitors and creatively scrutinizes daily on-air technical quality
  • Leads workflow improvements for both on-air and online products
  • Manages vendor contracts
  • Leads capital planning and oversees the submission process
  • Leads project planning and project management for station wide initiatives
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned by Regional Director Media Technology and General Manager


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education and a minimum of two years’ experience in a broadcast operations/technology supervisory role.
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership with a focus on team management
  • Understanding of IT processes including security, workflow, and management
  • In-depth knowledge of broadcast technologies including; ENPS Newsroom Systems, RF Transmission, Broadcast Switchers, Router Systems, Field Cameras, Signal Path Workflows.
  • Ability to work well and make quick decisions under pressure.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule in support of a 24x7x365 operation


About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.  

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 49 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and two radio stations in 41 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 35 million across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA's stations have over 25 million social followers.  TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards. 

 TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service.  In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.  For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.  

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Job Snapshot

About Us

KIDY/KXVA-TV are the TEGNA FOX affiliates in San Angelo and Abilene, Texas.  With over 30 years’ presence in the Concho Valley and the Big Country, we are perfecting our news operations and competing to become THE news source for the viewers that we serve.  We are actively involved in community projects and believe strongly in giving back to our communities.  There isn’t a better time than now to join our growing news operation as we plan and work toward the future.