A Filcro Media Staffing director broadcast engineering executive search for review
Major TV Network Broadcast Operations and Engineering Technology (BO&E)
Based New York City, NY - USA based Search Firm Filcro Media Staffing with Tony Filson as OIC Reporting to Vice President Network Operations Engineering, New York City, NY - USA
A diversified U.S. based global media and entertainment conglomerate with major television network, sports, cable TV, radio, Motion picture, publishing, outdoor advertising, entertainment and media holdings. The firm operates media businesses globally and this search was relevant to all domestic and international distribution of their broadcast signals on multiple media platforms.
Director Distribution Network Operations and Engineering Technology
The Vice President of Network Operations and Engineering had been searching for a Director with exceptional IT skills for over six months through other resources and was unable to identify a candidate that met all the technology criterion required for the Network’s future plans for global distribution to stations, affiliates, MSO, SAT and wireless partners.
Filcro Media Staffing had conducted previous searches for Manager, Director and VP level technology and engineering staff in the past and made the Network aware of an opportunity at a competitor that could be to the Network's advantage, while working on another engineering and information technology search.
Industry and Sector inclusion
Network Television Broadcasting - Engineering and IT
Cable Television Broadcasting - Engineering and IT
MSO Distribution - Engineering and IT
Radio Network Distribution - Engineering and IT
Satellite Network Broadcasting - Engineering and IT
Filcro Media Staffing Recruits
The Filcro Media Staffing Officer in Charge of Search - Tony Filson (TF) identified, recruited and attracted the candidate to meet the following criterion:
Design, implement, and manage transmission plans for television events worldwide and guide IT projrct management for implementation.
Supervise the installation of complex systems and software for remote broadcast and telecommunications facilities
Evaluate the most cost effective, reliable, and appropriate method of transmission routes and services operating in a zero tolerance-for-defects environment.
Hire, train, and manage IT and engineering technical personnel and transmission service providers.
Generate detailed budgets and quotes and approve and monitor spends to ensure financial goals
Execute technology-driven project management responsibilities for implementation and operations guidance
Coordinate the analog to digital and High-Definition conversion of remote satellite backhaul and fiber optic transmissions; including cost analysis, vendor selection, equipment procurement, and integration.
Manage fiber network connectivity between the Network, studio, and broadcast origination facilities.
Work internal departments on installation, activation and maintenance of new and existing circuits.
Manage Disaster Recovery plan fiber infrastructure.
Manage the annual budget process for the operating, staff travel, IT, expense, and capital budget lines for the Transmission and Broadcast Operations departments. Track and report variances.
Create, compile, organize, and analyze key technical data and operational trends.
Provide business analysis, reports, and recommendations to improve business and operational efficiency.
Assist with long term strategic planning and new technologies research, traffic and facilities scheduling, vendor negotiations, and staff training. Maintain long-term contracts database.
Provide information and analysis in response to technical inquiries for the global fleet of satellites.
Some of the challenges facing the new (BO&E) Broadcasting Operations Director
Locating resources internal and external to the organization and getting them to work in a cooperative manner, on time and on budget
Negotiating competitive business terms with IT vendors and clients
Reviewing current operating expense statements, analyzing costs and developing new financial structures for technology
Maintaining the accuracy of the delivery inventory and resources across multiple media platforms.
Negotiating lease cancellations, subleases and contracts for idle delivery assets to be leveraged toward future delivery needs.
Advanced (IT) technology implementation that integrates all platforms globally
New CODEC adaptation and development across multiple platforms
Filcro Media Staffing proceeded to Identify, recruit and attract a "best in the industry" broadcast operations and engineering executive who had worked in an advanced technology Network distribution environment for one of the Network's closest competitors.
Filcro Media Staffing completed the search in 3 weeks.
The executive has made a smooth transition to the new Network and has proven to be a valuable asset in the global distribution and advanced technology surrounding the organization's broadcast operations and engineering divisions.