Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 23055
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Scott Sterling Director of Production
Classification Title Managing Director
Working Title KUSM-TV Production Manager Updated
Brief Position Overview
Join Montana PBS's dynamic and creative content team as the Production Manager
at KUSM-TV in Bozeman, MT.
The full-time Production Manager provides departmental leadership and
technical expertise in studio and field television productions. The Production
Manager assists with oversight of broadcast, promotion, and production
services staff as well as KUSM-TV production facilities and equipment. The
Production Manager will collaborate with award winning producers and create
original, high quality, video content that furthers the educational and public
service mission of Montana PBS.
Position Number 4C0002
Department KUSM State Base Fund
Division President's Office
Appointment Type Professional
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $66,000 - $74,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience,
education, and qualifications.
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type Open
The statewide public television service, Montana PBS, is a partnership of
Montana State University-Bozeman (KUSM) and the University of Montana-
The KUSM-TV Production Manager will work alongside the Director of Production
to oversee and provide leadership for the various production teams; manage
equipment, facilities, and budget resources for multiple concurrent projects.
The Production Manager will bring experience and knowledge that guides the
various production teams in creating meaningful, compelling long form, short
form, and informational programs.
The Production Manager will pitch, develop, produce, and direct original
content intended for broadcast on Montana PBS, including news-public
affairs, documentary, performing arts and drama programming, and live
fundraising and special events.
The Production Manager will produce and contribute to the award-winning
content Montana PBS brings to the national stage, via distribution through
PBS, APT, and NETA, and work closely with independent producers to create
content that is relevant and important to our viewers.
The Production Manager directly supervises and supports the production
services department and staff for all contracted productions, including
live broadcast/streaming events, MSU sports coverage and post-produced
The Production Manager will work closely with the Director of Digital
Engagement, Director of Education, and Development team to ensure local
programming serves an important role in the stations Social Media
campaigns, PBS LearningMedia and Educational Outreach, and fundraising
Duties and Responsibilities
Local Content Production
Serve as a leader with broadcast and production services staff to
continually grow and improve the station's local, regional and contracted
Leverage new technologies and storytelling methods to create compelling
long form, short form, and informational programs.
Seek ongoing professional development for all production staff and
encourage professional growth in media technologies and narrative
Ensure locally produced content is compelling, ethical, and balanced,
while meeting local and national PBS editorial integrity and funding
Work closely with the Directors of the Digital Engagement, Education, and
Development departments to ensure local programming serves an important
role in the station's fundraising, education, and social media campaigns.
Serve as a creative and technical resource to the department, advancing
other team member's projects.
Engage in co-production relationships with independent producers to
further their distribution goals and bringing original content to Montana
Equipment and Facilities
Provide oversight and support for all production related equipment and
facilities, including but not limited to field kits, studios, control
rooms, cameras, lighting and audio systems, and post-production
Provide oversight of long term and short-term plans for repair,
maintenance, and replacement of equipment.
Provide leadership and training to staff in learning and implementing new
technologies, and current industry trends and standards.
Lead and encourage strategic thinking for the implementation of new and
Revenue & Budget
In cooperation with the Director of Production, establish production
services revenue goals, create annual budgets and monitor related
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Bachelor's degree and/or a combination of relevant professional work experience in the television production field.
Demonstrated experience in managing multiple and complex productions from conception to completion.
Understanding and demonstrated practice of editorial integrity and journalistic ethics widely accepted in public media.
Demonstrated understanding and adherence to broadcast technical specifications and deliverables.
Significant achievements in the creation of content, resulting in the enhanced reputation of the public or commercial television industry, and/or Awards such as NATAS Emmy, Cine, or Regional Awards.
Demonstrated mastery of television production facilities, field equipment, and post production theory, equipment, and workflows.
Generally recognized peer status within the public or commercial television industry, demonstrating a breadth of knowledge and mastery of the television production field.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Experience working for, or with, a public television station.
The Successful Candidate Will
Serve as an innovator and technology leader in the KUSM-TV production
department, searching for opportunities that further the mission and reach
of Montana PBS's original content.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills and a teambuilding
Be a positive force for change and a guide to Montana PBS's future.
Possess the ability to see the big picture, strategizing the future of
KUSM-TV's original productions, and the initiative to personally implement
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the television production process that
leads to compelling long-form video content.
Possess strong writing skills and attention to detail.
Demonstrate a highly motivated, independent work ethic with advanced
multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
Positively represent Montana PBS to internal and external constituents.
Enthusiastically support directors at both stations to reach their
Exhibit the highest level of professional conduct, embracing Montana PBS
standards for honest and ethical behavior.
Demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the mission of Montana PBS and
Montana State University.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
Significant in and out of state travel may be required, in addition to
varied work schedules that may include evenings and weekends.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of
duties, responsibilities, or requirements, but a general description of the
job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to
assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The
requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required, and includes
This position has supervisory duties? Yes
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search
Position End Date (if temporary)
Applications will be:
Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until
the position is filled.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to
continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally
diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life
integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain
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