The Director of Content (DC) leads the Content Group (CG) to ensure that RTVS provides highly relevant public media broadcast, digital, social media, and other content that supports RTVS’s public media mission and strategic plan, while engaging viewers, listeners, and online users- all with a focus on expanding audiences through existing and emerging distribution platforms.
- Leads the CG and oversees 3 key areas - content, distribution and discover ability. This includes acquisition, creation, development, curation, and evaluation of all general audience programs and other content for WTIU’s television broadcast & streaming channels, WFIU’s radio broadcast and streaming channels, station websites, social media, mobile, over-the-top and other platforms.
- Builds, develops, trains, and supervises a creative, energetic, mission-driven, team-oriented content, operations, and programming staff and, as appropriate, oversees the work of contractors and others.
- Responsible for assuring staff and content adhere to journalistic and public media editorial and legal standards.
- Sets and maintains quality standards for programming and content on all platforms.
- Coordinates with the Director of Development to help the development staff secure funding for broadcast programs and digital content.
- Responsible for the ascertainment and utilization of research, analytics, and information to monitor use and viewership, listenership, audience satisfaction, and to develop audience optimization strategies.
- Develops a blended, platform agnostic, cross-platform strategy that uses each RTVS distribution platform to reinforce the value of content across multiple day parts and usage cases.
- Coordinates with all platform directors and the director of production to ensure smooth, coordinated production efforts and maximum service impact.
- Works to enhance the user experience across all platforms, develops quality content productions and drives audience/user growth.
- Responsible for the development, management, and reporting on all productions, and development of budgets for the CG to be approved by the Executive Director.
- Seeks out diverse content projects involving community leaders and organizations, and Indiana University schools and units.
- Maintains and nurtures relationships with outside content producers and media partners. Watches over media trends in and out of public media.
- Responsible for ensuring compliance and quality oversight for all programming, productions, underwriting, and digital content, including FCC, CPB, PBS, NPR, and other reporting requirements, as well as rights management of produced and acquired content.
- Acts as a trusted partner with the Executive Director and other key staff to ensure maximum value from their diverse connections, effectively utilize their time and personal participation in fundraising efforts as required.
- Communicates clearly and openly across all levels of the organization to facilitate the effective use of staff resources, alignment of efforts toward mutual goals and appropriate information flow.
- Functions as an inspiring and supportive team leader; identifies and acknowledges quality work; values and celebrates individual and collective success.
- Acts as a reliable and valued colleague who offers thoughtful analysis, thinks strategically and is practical and approachable.
- Serves as the point of contact and has a full understanding for all production/distribution related legal issues.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Directs operations for technical aspects of the radio, television, and/or cinema broadcasting function for the university.
- Hires, trains, evaluates, coaches, assigns work, sets goals and objectives, determines staffing needs, and directs the work of lower-level Broadcast Operations Leaders. Technical Specialists, Broadcast Technicians, and/or Audio/Visual Technicians.
- Determines equipment needs for radio, television, and/or cinema facilities, including infrastructure, hardware/software, training, operations, policy, and internet streaming and webcasting; plans, purchases, and oversees installation and maintenance of radio, television, and/or cinema equipment and software.
- Develops and implements processes, standards, and policies that impact broadcasting and production technology and equipment, while remaining compliant with FCC and other applicable regulations.
- Researches industry trends and best practices, explores new and existing technology and equipment, and makes strategic recommendations to achieve long-term broadcasting and production goals.
- Administers capital equipment budget, including solicitation and coordination of requests, needs assessment, and final determination of specifications; initiates equipment grant application process and administration of awarded grants including allocation and reporting.
- Coordinates and/or troubleshoots signal transmission with cable and satellite services providers to align technical systems, scheduling, and procedures.
- Bachelor's degree in broadcast, electrical, or electronics engineering; telecommunications management, IT, or related field
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Telecommunications, or a relevant field
- 4 years technical experience in public broadcasting, audio/video/IP production, Engineer in Charge, systems design, or related field
- 1 year of management experience in relevant field
- 10 years media production or media distribution experience
- 3 years managing personnel/large scale projects and leading stakeholder relationships
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
- Proficient communication skills
- Maintains a high degree of professionalism
- Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
- Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
- Excellent organizational skills
- Excellent collaboration and team building skills
- Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
- Instills commitment to organizational goals
- Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills
- Effective conflict management skills
- Builds and manages effective teams
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
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