Director of Content, AZ PBS
Arizona State University
Campus: Downtown Phoenix
The director will be responsible for original content development and production, program acquisitions and all scheduling for Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s largest public media outlets serving the No. 12 market in the U.S. with four TV channels and a growing digital platform. Reporting to the general manager, s/he will be a part an integral part of the senior leadership team. The director has oversight of the station’s editorial and aesthetic presence on air and online. The position oversees three critical areas: program production, program acquisition and program scheduling.
Depends on experience
In designing and implementing the strategic direction for the station’s overall content areas, the director plans and reviews the activities and operations of the department. In collaboration with fellow station leaders, s/he identifies issues which may impact the department, resolves problems affecting the department and directs measures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency. This position works in close collaboration with the news and public affairs team and develops long- and short-range goals to strategically align the department with overall goals of the station. This leader also interfaces with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, which operates Arizona PBS, to develop new and innovative programming for air and online.
Original Content Creation
A key priority for Arizona PBS is the development of original content for web as well as broadcast. The director will oversee the creative development of original productions for these platforms, working in close collaboration with the revenue, audience research, production/operations and marketing divisions.
The director works in collaboration with an Arizona PBS consultant to set the broadcast schedules for the four Arizona PBS channels and coordinates with the web team to program the Arizona PBS website and digital properties such as Facebook and Instagram.
In designing the schedule, the director is charged with developing new audiences. This means working in collaboration with the audience research team to acquire programming that not only augments the national PBS schedule, but helps expand the audience demographics and viewership/online users.
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND eight (8) years of related administrative experience, which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Twelve (12) years of related administrative experience, which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
- Evidence of having a leadership style that is collaborative, nimble, creative and inspiring
- Demonstrated knowledge of production and production budgets
- Demonstrated knowledge of audience research and measurement tools
- Experience in applying audience data analysis in decision making
- Demonstrated knowledge of the creative and maker communities
- Experience in working collaboratively across all departments
- Experience in articulating programming priorities across all platforms and enable channel optimization
- Experience in solving problems and making creative and data-driven decisions
- Evidence of effective management skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of department budgeting and forecasting
- Experience in balancing leadership in a collaborative environment
- Evidence of effective verbal and written communication
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.May be required to perform tasks in the field within and/or across University campuses.Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.
Arizona PBS, focused on becoming the standard-bearer for transmedia storytelling in public media, is seeking a creative, nimble, ambitious and inspiring media leader to develop and drive all content creation, acquisition and distribution for this multi-channel digital enterprise. The director of content is a newly created position designed to support the station’s mission of reaching new audiences in the quest to serve lifelong learners across Arizona and the U.S. The director will be responsible for original content development and production, program acquisitions and all scheduling for Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s largest public media outlets serving the No. 12 market in the U.S. with four TV channels and a growing digital platform. Reporting to the general manager, s/he will be a part an integral part of the senior leadership team
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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Instructions to Apply:
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
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Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
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