Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
Northwest Public Broadcasting's (NWPB) Director of Content is responsible for the development and production of original programming across multiple platforms, collaborating with the Directors of Audience, Development, Marketing and Digital on content strategy, and to produce content from concept to delivery.
The Director of Content will lead NWPB's transformation from a linear television/radio station to a 365-day multiplatform content publisher serving the residents of Washington with local, regional and national content that is both relevant and enriching to their lives and interests. The Director of Content will develop a vision and strategy for content development and production, cross-platform distribution, and audience development efforts. The Director of Content will oversee the News department, video and audio content creation, and will be expected to establish, oversee and grow a Production Services arm of NWPB.
The Director of Content will also seek to expand the NWPB content production and distribution opportunities through co-productions. Externally, the Director of Content will serve as the public face for content, content related partnerships, helping to build audiences and funders; and public media system colleagues.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and six (6) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least three (3) years of managerial experience. A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment.
Experience in multimedia production.
Experience building and leading diverse teams.
Demonstrated experience with a variety of strategies to execute content production that build audience and engage the community.
Demonstrated experience in reading, analyzing, and interpreting general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Demonstrated experience in writing reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Demonstrated experience in effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
Demonstrated experience in solving practical problems and dealing with multiple variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other media production software.
Experience in public media/broadcasting.
Knowledge of web-based content distribution applications.
Social media content management.
News reporting or editing experience.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
This position is expected to end 1 year after the start date. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Close Date:
This position has been re-posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin immediately.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
2) Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
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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 its C...ommunity 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.