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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Company: Berkeley Community Media

Berkeley Community Media (BCM) is the non-profit public, education and government access cable television media center for Berkeley, California. The BCM Board of Directors consists of multiple elected officials and three board- appointed officials. BCM is funded by the City of Berkeley and the local cable television provider and is located within facilities operated by the Berkeley Unified School District. BCM provides residents of Berkeley instruction and facilities to learn video production, create programming and share it with their community via cable television and the internet.

The mission of Berkeley Community Media (BCM) is to strengthen our community through increasing and enhancing communication among its residents. BCM exists to provide Berkeley residents and organizations with the tools and training needed to effectively communicate with one another and with our schools and governmental bodies through the use of television and other electronic media. These resources provide community members with a non-commercial forum for ideas, opinions, information and creative expression originating at the grassroots level.

BCM does not select nor censor programming. It is the local residents, organizations, schools and government bodies that determine what information is important to share with the community.

Programming on the channel includes shows provided or produced by Berkeley residents, gavel-to-gavel coverage of selected municipal meetings, and programs produced in cooperation with the City of Berkeley and the Berkeley Unified School District. BCM programs two cable television channels which are on the air 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Channels 28 & 33 on Comcast Cable in Berkeley, on Channel 99 via AT&T U-verse, and on the web at www.betv.org!

For more information Watch Berkeley Community Media's orientation video:
http://youtu.be/I2UjtBJMN_0

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Berkeley Community Media Board of Directors seeks a visionary and imaginative strategic leader who will help chart the future course of Berkeley Community Media. The Executive Director will work in partnership with the board and staff to accomplish Berkeley Community Media's mission.

WORK LOCATION:
Berkeley Community Media facility is located at 2239 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, California 94704; however, there may be situations where the Executive Director will be required to work at other sites throughout the City of Berkeley.

NATURE OF WORK:
Candidate must be willing to work 40 hours per week, including some nights and weekends as determined by the Board of Directors.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Community and Public Relations
Provide excellent customer service to BCMs customers and funders, including the City of Berkeley. Assure that the organization and programs, products, deliverables and services are consistently provided in a non-discriminatory and professional manner.

Human Resource Management
Oversee BCMs staff, interns and volunteers to provide excellent customer service to BCMs clients. Effectively manage the staff to comply with BCMs personnel policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations. Maintain complete and accurate personnel records. Handle selection of new staff as authorized by the BCM Board.

Fundraising
Oversee fundraising planning and implementation, identify resource requirements, research funding sources, establish strategies to approach funding organizations, prepare and submit proposals and administer fundraising records and documentation.

Outreach and Community Relations
Represent BCM to the community and provide information to the public to increase public awareness and increase membership. Proactively communicate with BCM members and other stakeholders to maintain customer satisfaction.

Financial, Tax, Risk, and Facilities Management
Prepare an annual budget proposal for Board of Directors approval. Implement the approved annual budget. Prudently manage BCM's resources within the budget guidelines while ensuring optimal operation of the facilities and excellent customer service.

Administration and Support
Implement Board policies and directives. Responsible for support of Board activities including staffing for all Board and Committee meetings, assist with meeting schedules, locations, agenda and support materials. Advise and inform Board members and interface between the Board and staff. Act as a liaison with other organizations, including the City of Berkeley and Berkeley Unified School District. Ensure that policies and procedures comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Perform outreach, office, clerical and record keeping functions using e-mail and Microsoft Office computer applications, assembling packet materials, communicate in writing and verbally with the public and City officials and perform other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• At least two years of professional managerial or supervisorial experience in the non-profit sector, media education, video production, broadcast or cable television station or comparable setting.

• An Associate of Arts or higher degree from an accredited college or university is required. Major course work in broadcasting, communications, theater arts, graphic communications, cinema, education, educational technology or related field is preferred. Equivalent professional experience may be considered as a substitute for the required education level.

• Two years of verifiable professional broadcast and/or video production experience including studio and/or field production.

• A minimum of one year of verifiable professional hands-on experience using prosumer and/or professional quality media production equipment.

• Possession of a current and valid Driver's license.

• Intermediate level PC computer skills including MS WORD, EXCEL, Windows XP/7 or similar software.

• Eyesight and hearing must be sufficient to be able to critically judge the quality of sound and video from A/V monitoring equipment (headphones, speakers, television monitor screens, waveform monitors, vectorscopes, VU meters, etc.) in production, post production, and playback.

• Ability to work independently or collaboratively.

SECURITY CLEARANCES AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS:
BCM may require that successful candidates who become eligible for appointment go through a background investigation to determine the candidate's suitability for employment in this classification. Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include, but are not limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials and/or other relevant factors. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination.

Category:Management / Directors / Executive Directors

Contact Info:To apply for this position send a cover letter, current resume and two professional references by email to berkeleycommunitymediaed@gmail.com

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates' qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Verification of Experience/Education:
Verification of experience/education may be required at a later date. If verification is required, failure to provide it may result in disqualification from the selection process. Applicants who possess a degree that is from a foreign and/or non-accredited college or university may be required to provide an equivalency certification of the degree.

The application procedure is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance to participate in this recruitment, please include the information in your cover letter. Notification in advance will enable the agency to evaluate arrangements to reasonably accommodate your need.

BERKELEY COMMUNITY MEDIA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Deputy Director, Telecommunications Policy and Strategy

Company: The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), City of New York

DoITT provides for the sustained, efficient and effective delivery of IT services, infrastructure and telecommunications to enhance service delivery to New York City's residents, businesses, employees and visitors. As the City's technology leader, DoITT is responsible for maintaining the foundational IT infrastructure and systems that touch every aspect of City life from public safety to human services, from education to economic development crossing the full spectrum of governmental operations.

Job Description:
• Assist with managing, developing and implementing telecommunications procurement policy and long-term strategy;
• Manage vendor selection pursuant to the outstanding RFP;
• Administer and oversee the City's telecommunications contracts;
• Conduct initial review of agencies' contract requests, policy documents and budgetary exercises;
• Aggregate Citywide telecommunications services data and create a monthly reporting dashboard for telecommunications services to the City;
• Reviewing the City's telecommunications strategy and reporting on operational, budgetary and other issues to be addressed by executive staff at DoITT or other City agencies;
• Identifying and advocating for efficiencies to be achieved in telecommunications procurement by the City;
• Researching issues under consideration by the FCC and PSC and proposing and developing responses;
• Coordinating regular meetings with the City's telecommunications vendors and City agencies;
• Reviewing the City's telecommunication accounts in preparation for budgets and contract rate reviews;
• Performing business continuity planning and emergency mitigation and recovery planning.

Preferred Skills:
• Substantial telecommunications-sector experience at a large-scale enterprise, including strategic planning, creative problem solving, technical management, network maintenance and repair, enterprise contract negotiation, project management, risk management, budget administration, and technical writing;
• Knowledge of public safety telecommunications, and telecommunications service providers, operations and finances;
• Proven ability to work effectively with professionals and specialists in a variety of fields, including law, accounting, finance, utility ratemaking, auditing, and business process engineering;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and database skills (Excel and Access).

Qualification Requirements:
1. A BA/BS including 24 credits in the field of telecommunications and 4 years' experience in the performance of analytical, planning, operational, technical, or administrative duties in telecommunications or related field. 1 year must have been in a highly specialized capacity and 18 months in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity.
or
2. An Associate's degree including 12 credits in the field telecommunications and 5 years' experience described above.
or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent

New York City Residency Required within 90 Days of Appointment

Category:Management / Directors / Executive Directors

Salary: up to $125,000 Commensurate with Experience

Contact Info:Please go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID #138905
or
Email resume to EXECrecruit@doitt.nyc.gov
(Indicate '138905 Deputy Director Telecomm Policy and Strategy' in subject line)

Senior Special Projects Manager

Company: City of San Antonio, TX

Under administrative direction, responsible for the development and maintenance of all activities related to the Public, Education, and Government (PEG) cable access programming and operations of the City, including administration, budget preparation, and supervision related to staff and activities, including outreach, training, production, and programming; and to perform other job related work as required. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status, and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Essential Job Functions:
Plan, organize, and direct PEG services, activities and productions.

Develop and implement effective and efficient operation of all policies, procedures, organizational systems and long-range strategic plans, including goals, objectives and timetables.

Hire staff to help carry out PEG access services and activities.

Manage and supervise PEG staff to include scheduling, planning, organizing, training and evaluating.

Develop revenue generation model.

Manage the operation of program production, together with its related facilities and equipment.

Develop, oversee and implement rules and regulations for the use by the public, education community and government agencies of the media center.

Manage the completion, scheduling, promotion and production of programming to ensure fair and equitable delivery of services.

Manages equipment inventory, to include performing preventative maintenance, installation, design and assembly of video systems.

Develop and present periodic reports as needed and requested.

Maintain awareness of current events, developments and trends through news media, professional literature and participation in professional associations.

Negotiate and ensure compliance with PEG access-related contracts.

Seek additional grants and funding sources; determine production and office equipment and supplies and oversee the purchase and installation of such, including the preparation of bid specifications and vendor selection.

Promote City and PEG access television to residents, non-profit organizations and all potential users and viewers.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in planning, business, finance, or related field; including two (2) years of supervisory experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in broadcasting, communications, business management or a closely related field highly desirable.

A minimum of three (3) years increasingly responsible managerial, supervisory and/or administrative experience in a PEG access television-related environment with regular customer contact and training, programming and production duties.

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, identify and address problems, meet deadlines, and stay within budget.

Experience coordinating work of directors, editors, and designers.

Proven track record in managing television production and broadcasting in Public, Educational and Government access related fields.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Physical requirements include visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard. Subject to sitting, standing, and walking to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the PEG access field and technical requirements of operating a PEG access television facility, including digital file servers and playback scheduling software, digital switchers, non-linear editing systems, software and related applications.

Knowledge of current television recording formats, program production, developing programming schedules.

Knowledge of basic principles of training.

Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations, operating rules and procedures.

Knowledge of the use and maintenance of production equipment.

Knowledge of principles and practices of effective supervision; the background, present use and potential of community television and PEG access; PEG facility, equipment, and supply needs for media center use.

Ability to perform general maintenance and basic repair on video and audio equipment.

Knowledge of administrative and management procedures, practices, and
techniques.

Knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures.

Knowledge of presentation requirements and methods.

Knowledge of organizational strategic planning and operations research.

Knowledge of public administration practices and local government issues.

Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.

Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed action and implement.

Ability to compile and prepare clear and concise reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public.

Ability to respond to inquiries, complaints, and requests.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Category:Television Production

Salary: $66,769.04 - $113,506.90 Annually

Contact Info:For more information and to apply, visit http://goo.gl/zZyeFs