The Town of Concord is seeking a full-time 40 hour per week Station Manager to oversee day-to-day operations of the Public-Education-Government (PEG) Cable Access Stations for the Towns of Concord and Carlisle, known as Minuteman Media Network. Ensures compliance with FCC and Cable franchise regulations, creates internal protocols for station employees, monitors station transmission and digital connectivity, and content management. Develops complex and innovative marketing and branding solutions to help improve community involvement. Requires equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in Communications or similar area of study, plus a minimum of one year in station and/or media network management or six years in the field performing comparable work. Working knowledge of community television marketing, video production and network strategies, including experience with Apple/IOS technology, cable media and other related technological equipment required. Must be able to work nights and weekends to cover meetings and events. Starting salary range: $47,238 - $59,248.
Applications must be received by Friday, October 25, 2019. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline, and/or to accept applications after the deadline, to best serve the interest of the community.
After the deadline, all applications will be reviewed and the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to one or more interviews and/or other assessments. All applicants will be notified of their standing in the process as soon as a decision has been made regarding their individual application.
Appointment of the final candidate will be contingent upon the results of pre-placement conditions including criminal and motor vehicle record checks, a physical exam, and a drug screening. Costs for these pre-placement requirements will be borne by the Town.
Under the general supervision of the Public Information & Communications Manager, oversees and administers the day to day operations of the Public-Education-Government (PEG) Cable Access Stations for the Towns of Concord and Carlisle known as Minuteman Media Network. Responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control. Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations. Exercises considerable ingenuity and initiative in developing programming, outreach efforts and station management. Incumbent is called upon to use a substantial judgement in operating the station and managing the crew, particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent or established procedures. The Station Manager is regularly called upon to handle significant amounts of tasks and details, each varying in substance, content, and need requiring a flexible approach to ones workload.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.
- Oversees the Town’s Cable Access Television Stations, has primary responsibility for all PEG-related technology and its programs including station computers and video production equipment.
- Plans and organizes work based on goals articulated by the Public Information & Communications Manager.
- Monitors station transmission and digital connectivity, content management, and online media station.
- Delegates duties to the station staff and enforces the norms of behaviors and standards of performance established by the Public Information & Communications Manager. Ensures compliance with all FCC and Cable franchise regulations; creates internal protocols for station employees and analyzes media outlets, community news and other media/literature to develop relevant and useful on-air content.
- Performs duties related to intake coordination for members of the public and schedules requests for service and staff in conjunction with Concord’s PICM. Monitors and tracks the availability and use of all studio space and equipment including those within the loaner programs.
- Develops complex and innovative short-term and long-term branding and marketing schemes for the network; increases community involvement and ‘membership’; develops training programing including orientations and production workshops for students, volunteers, staff and members of the general public.
- Coordinates meetings and programming initiatives with community leaders to create governmental interest pieces which are informative, interesting, and compelling for the community; maintains productive and meaningful working relationships with Departments and Committees within the Towns of Concord and Carlisle.
- Maintains and manages network websites, YouTube channels and social media accounts; maintains community bulletin boards to create messages, channel slides and PSA’s as requested or assigned. Drives traditional viewership through online engagement and relevant programming.
- Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.
- Performs other related duties as required, directed or as the situation dictates.
- Regular attendance at the workplace is required.
- Provides supervision, coaching and general oversight to network staff including: Technical Services the Division’s: Technical Services Coordinator, Lead Producer, Education Coordinator, Editors, Videographers and Studio Aides.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with all Town policies and applicable State laws. Responsibilities include assigning and directing work, addressing complaints, monitoring staff for effectiveness, providing staff reviews and feedback and resolving issues as they arrive.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications or similar area of study, plus a minimum of one year in station and/or media network management or six years in the field performing comparable work. Working knowledge of community television marketing, video production and network strategies.
- Extensive knowledge of and ability to work with Apple/IOS technology, cable media and other related technological equipment; ability to create and edit videos and podcasts suitable to mass distribution.
- Ability to work nights and weekends to cover meetings, events and other areas of interest for the general public.
- Valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to effectively deal with all members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with coworkers.
- Complete working knowledge of FCC Regulations and municipal cable franchise agreements. Thorough knowledge of town and state laws, regulations, policies and standards as they relate to PEG programming and management.
- Ability to work with a high level of detail and to delegate and prioritize tasks to maintain efficiency and effectiveness.
- Capability in dealing effectively with numerous interruptions and proficiency in identifying and analyzing complex issues to develop appropriate recommendations and work assignments.
- Works with outside organizations and agencies evaluate projects and has specific public knowledge related to content and potential programming.
WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Conducts frequent visits to sites and assists with equipment, video production, and community events, subject to all weather conditions and extremes and sometimes rugged terrain. May be subject to fulgurations in weather, temperature and environment. Prolonged periods of walking, standing, climbing, bending, and lifting required; must be able to lift and carry heavy equipment weighing up to fifty pounds.
- Work in the office and studio is performed in a television studio-type environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, but regularly subjected to frequent interruptions and the demands of other individuals needing assistance or requesting service.
- Regularly operates television equipment, computers, cameras, laptops, cellular phones, video display terminals, DSLR cameras, servers, and other standard studio equipment requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity at or to normal range.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.