Summary of Duties: The General Manager of Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB) will oversee a statewide, public media service known for excellence. The General Manager will strengthen NWPB by bringing strategic and visionary leadership to the planning and execution of all aspects of organization's structure, operations and finances. Under the authority of the Dean of the Murrow College of Communication at WSU, the General Manager will be responsible for and direct the use of all resources and assets of NWPB including personnel, fiscal, physical infrastructure and broadcast/digital content. As a mission-driven organization, the General Manager will actively work with the fundraising and other revenue teams for NWPB, from membership to major gifts, from underwriting to strategic partnerships.
NWPB operates as a combined multi-media organization, delivering TV, Radio, digital media and streaming services, reaching approximately 80% of Washington state. The GM will be responsible for growing these programmatic efforts.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree in area specialty or related field and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience, which has included at least four (4) years of management/supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.