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General Manager - WCMU Public Media

Job Title of Opening    General Manager

Location    Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Job Type    Full-Time

Job Category    Management

Enter a Description of the Job Opening:    Plans and leads the complex activities of a joint licensee public broadcasting unit. Provides strategic direction for long-term financial stability to a unit that relies on non-university funds for 75% of the operating budget. Develops and delivers cohesive programs to enhance the university’s image and public relations, while promoting and maintaining clear and consistent connections between Public Broadcasting and CMU. Leads efforts to develop partnerships with other university units and external organizations, including rural schools, particularly as it relates to connecting and converting content to digital media. As a member of the President’s executive staff, participates in university-wide decisions. Provides strategic leadership in responding to various external changes and influences, including those promulgated by the FCC, other federal agencies, and statewide initiatives. Leads all unit activities including programming, fundraising, outreach, engineering and business operations. Leads efforts at securing external grant funds to support activities, as well as major gifts. Provides leadership in expanding opportunities for public broadcasting beyond traditional areas to broaden funding base and external support. Responsible for policy planning and implementation. Oversight of budgetary planning and expenditures. Responsible for the direction, development, and leadership of staff. Ensures compliance with government and licensee regulations.

Requirements (Experience, Education, Etc.):    Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in business, broadcasting, or related field. Six years management experience, including leadership in broadcasting or a related field. Demonstrated success in leading fundraising efforts and securing external funding. Experience participating with senior management in strategic decision- making. Demonstrated ability to interface and work cooperatively with external units and organizations. Demonstrated ability to manage, lead, and supervise other professionals. Demonstrated commitment to diversity. Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job. Master’s Degree, preferably in business, broadcasting, or related field. Demonstrated experience with a joint licensee of both television and radio. Demonstrated experience in a university setting. Previous experience working in a unionized environment.

How to apply:

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Type : Full-Time

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