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JOB NO.: UW-14079

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Employment Class: Limited

Working Title: Director, Wisconsin Public Media

Position Summary:

The Director of Wisconsin Public Media, which includes Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) & Wisconsin Public Television (WPT), provides visionary leadership, guidance, and administrative oversight through management staff to achieve strategic objectives. For 100 years public broadcasting in Wisconsin has been a leader in broadcast excellence and innovation; we are financially sound through successful stewardship of our resources. The Director establishes and nurtures relationships at the local, state and national level to advance and support public media through balancing the interests of multiple partners while focusing on meeting audience and stakeholder needs and preferences. The Director also initiates and guides work that maximizes the collaborative efforts between WPR & WPT and content partners across the University and beyond. The Director’s work is significantly focused on building organizational capacity and leveraging emerging opportunities through work with external partners and prospective partners including diverse educational, not-for-profit and civic organizations.

The Director leads a unit of approximately 240 full-time and 70 part-time and student staff and has five direct reports. The Director reports to the Provost, University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). We are headquartered on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, rated as one of the most livable cities in the U.S. You will be living in a community renowned for its many assets; see this short video of the Madison area:

WPT & WPR operate as collaborative networks with broadcasting licenses held by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (ECB) and affiliated public radio stations. The Executive Director of ECB is a key partner in oversight of WPR & WPT. Within this collaboration the University of Wisconsin provides broadcast and non-broadcast, online, education and other content for WPR & WPT, technical support, fund development, community engagement and marketing. ECB oversees statewide distribution, engineering and broadcast efforts. WPR & WPT work closely with their 501(c)(3) member support organizations, The Wisconsin Public Radio Association (WPRA) and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television (Friends) to develop community support for the services.

The Director of Wisconsin Public Media has leadership and oversight responsibility for operating and capital budgets of more than $28M from multiple and variable revenue sources: university, state and federal government; audience memberships; major and planned giving; grants, business sponsorships, special events and sales of goods and services. Responsibilities incorporate capital funding and strategic planning to acquire equipment and technology on which the programmatic and service departments depend to fulfill their missions. The Director also leads annual and ongoing advocacy efforts at the state and federal level. Additional responsibilities include leadership of staff development, performance and compensation design and diversity and inclusion practices.

Instructions to applicants:

To ensure consideration, please apply by at by Friday, March 30, 2018; this is job # 14079. If you are a current University of Wisconsin employee use Applications must contain all of the following: A detailed resume; a cover letter outlining how your experience qualifies you for this position; and a list of three-five professional references with contact information and email address; at least one must be a supervisory reference and one must be direct-report reference. Questions? Please contact Carla Anderson, HR Director, WPR & WPT at 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, 608-263-2163; [email protected].

Advertised: 08 Mar 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: 30 Mar 2018 Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 3/9/2018
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