Director of Television Production

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Lincoln, NEW MEXICO
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: ;

Position Information

Working Title Director of Television Production
Department University Television-0912
Requisition Number S_210318
Posting Open Date 05/12/2021
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 06/02/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The Director of Television Productions is an experienced television professional with a deep understanding of and skillset in creating, developing, implementing, and evaluating television productions and related original digital content for local, regional, and national audiences and serves as Executive Producer for a variety of content including live sports, documentaries, and series following journalistic standards and practices with editorial integrity at the core of content creation. The Director ensures that content reflects diversity and is responsive to community needs/issues and station priorities. The Director works as a hands-on producer as needed.
The Director reports to the Chief Content Officer and supervises a group of producers working closely with the station’s team of videographer/editors, audio engineers, remote and studio crews, graphics designers, and outside producers to maintain quality standards while actively seeking and experimenting with new production models and evolving delivery methods in creating engaging content for television and online platforms.
The Director secures rights/contracts for sports productions working closely with the University of Nebraska, NCAA, Nebraska State Activities Association, BTN, and Creighton University, among others. The Director is responsible for department and project budgeting, staff training and evaluation.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or related field. Minimum of five years’ experience producing television content —proven abilities in directing, writing, and producing a variety of television content in more than one genre of live television, documentaries, and series And 3 years’ experience leading a team of producers.
Work history will show a strong background, working knowledge, and a demonstrated proficiency in producing television programs and developing projects in more than one genre including live sports, news, public affairs, cultural affairs, humanities, science, or outreach are necessary.
Experience must demonstrate strong skills in writing, producing, and directing television content, communication, interpersonal, supervisory, and customer relations.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree. Experience creating original digital video content, live sports production, project planning, project management and budget development experience preferred; strong understanding of the tenants of public media and producing for noncommercial television as an Executive Producer.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances.
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary Negotiable
How to Apply

Click on “Apply for this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

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Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
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