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Director of Content

Summary of Duties:

Northwest Public Broadcasting’s (NWPB) Director of Content is responsible for the development and production of original programming across multiple platforms, collaborating with the Directors of Audience, Development, Marketing and Digital on content strategy, and to produce content from concept to delivery.

The Director of Content will lead NWPB’s transformation from a linear television/radio station to a 365-day multiplatform content publisher serving the residents of Washington with local, regional and national content that is both relevant and enriching to their lives and interests. The Director of Content will develop a vision and strategy for content development and production, cross-platform distribution, and audience development efforts. The Director of Content will oversee the News department, video and audio content creation, and will be expected to establish, oversee and grow a Production Services arm of NWPB.

The Director of Content will also seek to expand the NWPB content production and distribution opportunities through co-productions. Externally, the Director of Content will serve as the public face for content, content related partnerships, helping to build audiences and funders; and public media system colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and six (6) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least three (3) years of managerial experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment.
  • Experience in multimedia production.
  • Experience building and leading diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of strategies to execute content production that build audience and engage the community.
  • Demonstrated experience in reading, analyzing, and interpreting general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • Demonstrated experience in solving practical problems and dealing with multiple variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other media production software.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in public media/broadcasting.
  • Knowledge of web-based content distribution applications.
  • Social media content management.
  • News reporting or editing experience.

 

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Benefits: View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.
FTE: 100%
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

To learn more or to apply, please visit WSU Jobs.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

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].

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Director of Development

Summary of Duties:

The Development Director 3 is responsible for supporting the Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB) fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of NWPB activities with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money. These efforts may include, but are not limited to annual giving, major gift development of $25,000 or more, and planned gift identification and advancement. Extensive travel in Washington State, the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere is required. A Development Director 3 manages a portfolio of approximately 125-150 donors, secures 12-16 major gift pledges, opens/plans a minimum of 20 solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $750,000 and $1,500,000. The Development Director 3 closes a third of major gifts on an annual basis in the range of $50,000 and $100,000. This position includes supervisory responsibility.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which includes two (2) years of full-time fundraising experience, demonstrated success in proposal writing and submission, evidence of ability to plan and execute a fund drive (i.e. responsibility for a project from conception to realization), demonstrated success in face-to-face solicitations of gifts of $50,000 or more, OR comparable experience.

  • Comparable experience includes progressively responsible full-time consultative sales in real estate, industrial equipment, vehicles, custom services, or bulk commodities, which include long term relationships between salespeople and clients, which includes negotiating the terms and conditions of individual sales with customers, program oversight and management, clearly defined goals and objectives, and a demonstrated track record of sales success.
  • A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience.
  • Experience demonstrating strong interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining internal and external relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate, develop and steward client/donor relationships.
  • Understanding of proposal development and writing, fundraising and/or client development principles and techniques; project management skills; and relevant event planning/management.
  • Demonstrated success in proposal writing and submission.
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid driver’s license at time of hire. Evening and weekend work required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fundraising experience closing major gifts of $100,000 and above.
  • Evidence of ability to plan and execute a fundraising project from conception to realization.
  • Experience with underwriting or advertising sales.
  • Experience with organizational membership account development and growth.
  • Public Media experience.

Additional Information:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits: View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

FTE: 100%

Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

To learn more or to apply, please visit WSU Jobs.