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Senior Director/Chief Content Officer

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants will be required to attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references (three separate attachments). Please note: a background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment.

Position Details

Posting Details

Internal Transfer Only?
Classification Title Senior Director
Working Title Senior Director/Chief Content Officer
Position Number 20004278
SPA/EPA EPA
Type of Position Permanent
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If Time Limited Position, please specify length of time
Posting Text

The University of North Carolina Center for Public Television (UNC-TV), headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, and a division of UNC General Administration (UNC System Office) seeks a community-focused, team-driven strategic thinker and leader for its Senior Director/Chief Content Officer position. The Senior Director/Chief Content Officer will report to UNC-TV’s Executive Director & General Manager and will be responsible for ensuring that UNC-TV’s four services have the content needed to make them strong, viable, and relevant content distribution services across multi-platforms for North Carolina viewers, UNC-TV members, and other stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be a strong communicator, have a passion for media and provide thoughtful leadership and vision working closely with the content directors and their teams, which includes Programming, Production Services, National Productions & Original Content for Lifestyle, Science/Innovation, Arts, Public Affairs & Civic Engagement, Children’s Media and Educational Services, and Online Learning. The Senior Director/Chief Content Officer is a key member of the senior management team, which sets the priorities and strategy for UNC-TV.

To learn more about UNC-TV and to read a full job description, please visit our website, http://www.unctv.org/content/employment

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The UNC Center for Public Television functions to provide research, development, and production of noncommercial educational content and program materials and to provide distribution of noncommercial television programming through the broadcast facilities licensed to the University of North Carolina; otherwise to enhance the uses of television for public purposes.

Primary Purpose of the Content Division is to create educational content and engaging storytelling across multi-platforms to support the mission of UNC-TV and serve the people of North Carolina and beyond.

SPA Minimum Qualifications

N/A

Hiring Salary Range
EPA Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, management, public relations, production, filmmaking, or related fields required. Advanced degree in management important. Eight to ten years of experience as a respected creator of content and leader in a media organization with multi-platform content is required. Experience with creating compelling messages for different target demographics and a proven track record of community engagement and partnership development is required. Expertise in all major business software applications (Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, etc.) and HR-related experience including hiring, managing, and performance reviews is required. Audience development and creating brand strategy experience is essential.

This individual should be an expert in all things related to content and channel optimization, brand consistency, segmentation and localization, analytics, and meaningful measurement.

• Ability to lead and inspire teams of diverse, creative personnel and content creators to achieve UNC-TV’s stated goals.
• Strong leadership skills that allow the definition and management of goals involving diverse contributors and content types.
• Strong people skills; ability to create productive, cross-functional teams to accomplish the broad goals of UNC-TV.
• A willingness to embrace change and to adapt strategies.
• Knowledge of the latest platforms, technology tools, and marketing solutions.
• A passion for new technology tools and usage of those tools with blogs and social media outreach.
• Knowledge of marketing trends (and the ability to adapt or ignore them as dictated by data).
• Excellent negotiation and mediation skills.
• Strong listening skills.
• Proven editorial and content development skills.
• Experience in creating or overseeing development of multi-platform content.

Desired Education/Experience/Skills (Additional Qualifications)
Competencies
Management Preferences
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references (three separate attachments).

Please note: a background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment.

EEO

The University of North Carolina General Administration (GA) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. UNC GA is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

EEO Contact Information

Applicants experiencing any difficulties with or who have questions about the application process are asked to contact Belinda Nix, Employment Specialist at (919) 962-4647.

Department Location-City Research Triangle Park
Department Location-State North Carolina
Job Open Date 03/28/2017
Job Close Date
Posting Number 000257

Applicant Document

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References (Supervisory Relationships)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * REQUIRED: Do have you have a Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, management, public relations, production, filmmaking, or a related field?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * REQUIRED: Do you have eight to ten years of experience as a respected creator of content and leader in a media organization with multi-platform content?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * REQUIRED: Do you have experience with creating compelling messages for different target demographics? If so, please briefly describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear about this exciting opportunity?
    • Agency Referral
    • Careerbuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Durham Herald
    • Glassdoor
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Indeed
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Monster
    • NACUBO
    • News and Observer
    • NC Works
    • PBS Connect
    • Related Listserv
    • TVJOBS.com
    • UNC Collaborative Job site
    • UNC General Administration website
    • UNC-TV website
    • Other