KUSM-TV Production Manager *Updated*

Montana State University
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:$66,000 - $74,000
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 23055

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Scott Sterling Director of Production 406-994-6202 [email protected]

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 Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date FLSA Exempt Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Eligible Salary $66,000 - $74,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications. Contract Type LOA If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The statewide public television service, Montana PBS, is a partnership of Montana State University-Bozeman (KUSM) and the University of Montana- Missoula (KUFM).

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 content.
  • 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 efforts.
  • 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 production output.
  • 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 storytelling.
  • Ensure locally produced content is compelling, ethical, and balanced, while meeting local and national PBS editorial integrity and funding standards.
  • 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 PBS viewers.
  • 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 facilities.
  • 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 emerging technologies.
  • Revenue & Budget

  • In cooperation with the Director of Production, establish production services revenue goals, create annual budgets and monitor related expenditures.
  • 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 attitude.
  • 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 the plan.
  • 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 departmental goals.
  • 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.

    Physical Demands

    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) Open Date Close Date Applications will be:

    Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position is filled.

    Special Instructions Diversity Statement

    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. https: // www. montana.edu/hr/recruitment/dualcareer.html.

    In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. https: // www. montana.edu/hr/recruitment- guidelines/affirmativeactionplan.html.

    MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https: // www. montana.edu/policy/discrimination/index.html.

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