Ithaca, NY
May 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information

Vacancy ID S2090 Job Title MANAGER OF TELEVISION & RADIO OPERATIONS Department Communications School/Parent Organization Provost and Educational Affairs Parent Org Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 06/05/2017 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52.2 Normal Start Time 8:30 AM Normal End Time 5:00 PM Position/Job Summary
Provide leadership in the management of three student- operated co-curricular media organizations within the Roy H. Prk School of Communications: Ithaca College Television (ICTV), WICB-FM, Internet radio station VIC. Coordinate television and radio programming and studio schedules, mentor student producers, on-air talent, and managers. Ensure efficient use of resources and high quality of programming that is publicly distributed. Work with faculty, staff, alumni, and other professionals with expertise in radio and television production and programming to provide training to students. Prepare and file license renewals for WICB-FM and maintain current knowledge of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and cable television regulations. Advise students on appropriate underwriting, sales, promotion, publicity and fund-raising efforts. Oversee project and operating budgets and ensure compliance with Ithaca College policies and procedures and with state and federal regulatory agencies.
Position/Job Responsibilities
1. Oversee, manage, coordinate and administer the activities of the student-operated radio stations WICB-FM and Internet station VIC. Establish and maintain production standards for all radio programming origination. Ensure compliance with legal requirements of the Federal Communications Commission. Prepare and file license renewals in compliance with station and School policies and procedures. Devlop and update radio policies and standards.

2. Oversee, manage, coordinate and administer the activities of student-operated ICTV which provides programming on cable and online. Mentor students in developing programs and production and distribution schedules. Develop and update policies and standards for ICTV. Ensure compliance with appropriate cable regulations.

3. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

4. Encourage content development and programming for traditional and emerging audio and television platforms to include web and mobile platforms.

5. Coordinate the use and maintenance of on-air and production facilities in consultation with the Director of Technical Operations and with faculty and administration in the Park School.

6. Maintain a current knowledge of professional practices and industry trends in radio and television by seeking appopriate professional development through conferences and networking. Work closely with the Director of Technical Operations to research, recommend, and design facility and software changes to keep the operations current.

7. Manage all television and radio operational and project budgets and appropriately allocate operating and project budget resources. Work with students to develop travel authorizations and coordinate student travel for radio and television production, and for attendance at conferences and award ceremonies.

8. Maintain high visibility during working hours at the television and radio station(s), including, but not limited to, evenings and weekends; meet regularly with student staff to coordinate, guide, monitor, and evaluate television and radio operations and mentor student leaders in managerial aspects.

9. Work with student station leaders to recruit new student volunteers and solicit proposals for new shows. Recruit, select, supervise, and mentor paid student staff and assistants and take personnel actions including appointment, promotion, and dismissals. Manage selection, develop schedules, and approve time cards for paid student employees including those who maintain WICB's required on-air presence over college breaks and the summer.

10. Ingetrate faculty, staff alumni, and outside professional expertise into the television and radio operations. Coordinate workshops and feedback sessions for station staff.

11. Advise and evaluate student staff on professional broadcast procedures and help them develop managerial skills; establish and maintain professional standards appropriate to a college student organization in program production, content and broadcast operations.

12. Work with members of the Technical Operations staff whose expertise is in audio, TV studio, and remote television production to ensure proper training on and operation of radio and television equipment. Develop and supervise a systematic performance evaluation process and procedure including critiques of student staff performance.

13. Prepare reports on the state of the organization on a regular or as needed basis. Develop and assess student learning outcomes.

14. Develop, supervise and coordinate appropriate sales, promotion, publicity and fund-raising efforts to include, but not limited to, websites, advertising and other related activities.

15. Serve as representative of ICTV, WICB-FM and VIC at career fairs, recruiting functions, open houses and other public events.

16. Serve as a member of the Co-Curricular Council and collaborate with the advisors of the other student media organizations to include The Ithacan (the student newspaper), Park Productions, The Studio, and Park Design House. Work with faculty to effect appropriate interaction between the curriculum of the Park School and ICTV, WICB-FM and VIC activities.

17. Support all-College events and serve as-needed on committees that require expertise and involvement of our radio and/or television operations such as commencement and other major campus events that are broadcast and/or fed to other broadcast outlets.
Position/Job Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in broadcasting or related field and a minimum of five years' television and/or radio production and management experience; ability to organize and effectively work with a largely unpaid and volunteer student staff to produce high quality television and radio programming and an exceptional learning environment; strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills and proven ability to work on multiple projects with internal and external constituencies and various communications professionals; ability to manage budgets and schedules are required. A Master's degree or other advanced professional degree relevant to broadcasting and previous experience in mentoring or teaching college students is preferred.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume, cover letter and list of three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description College Description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. Our strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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Market Hiring Range $58,000 - $68,000 FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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