AP-Administrative ProfessionalUniversity Title:
Broadcast Telecommunications DirectorWorking Title:
Edward R. Murrow College of CommunicationDepartment:
Educational and Public MediaDepartment Link:
87062Hiring Unit :
Northwest Public BroadcastingWork Location:
99164This position is in a Bargaining Unit:
NoSummary 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.Additional Information:
Northwest Public Broadcasting
Is a trusted source of quality content, dedicated to enriching our community by sharing and creating distinctive programs which engage, enlighten and entertain. NWPB reaches more than 3.6 million people in 44 counties throughout Washington state and parts of Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, and operates $7.4M budget. NWPB is a community service of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU.
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
Pullman is one of the biggest little cities you’ll ever visit. Full of cosmopolitan amenities and down-home charm, this eastern Washington gem nestled in the Palouse, is also home to the flagship campus for Washington State University. The city has repeatedly been recognized as one of Washington’s safest cities, one of America’s safest college towns, and one of the best college-town neighborhoods for adults. Whether you’re looking to go to school or relocating to the area, Pullman offers a diverse community committed to inclusion, sustainability, and a high quality of life. Pullman is a dynamic hub for higher education, research, and culture. Pullman is part of the Knowledge Corridor that connects WSU to the University of Idaho in Moscow eight miles to the east and Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city, 75 miles to the north. Just a short drive away excellent outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant as well including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating.
Competitive benefits available, more details at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits.
TemporaryJob Appointment (FTE%):
100%Position Term in Months:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.Required Qualifications:
Positions require a Bachelor’s 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.Additional Requirements:
•Proven experience managing organizational changes; knowledge and experience of rapidly changing media technology and audience needs.
•Demonstrated familiarity and experience leading revenue generation and fundraising activities.
•Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible experience managing general administrative and operating functions within, or associated with, public broadcasting, nonprofit administration, news and public affairs reporting, governmental agency administration, and/or corporate social responsibility leadership.
•Experience working in public, non-commercial broadcasting.
•Digital media production, live and web streaming.
•Experience with FCC regulations and compliance.
•Exceptional written and oral communications skills.
•University and dual licensee experience.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background checkOpen Date:
10/22/2020Open Until Filled :
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Screening of applications will begin November 5, 2020, and will continue until the position has been filled.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Candidates should highlight experience in senior management positions and fundraising background. Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application.
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 veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]Posting Number: