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Director of TV (Wisconsin Public Television)

The Organization
Wisconsin Public Television/PBS is a network of six stations with 60 years of leadership and innovation in public broadcasting programming, outreach and technology. We are proud of our creative environment and our reputation for broadcast excellence. We are innovators and financially sound through successful stewardship of our resources. WPT is headquartered on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, rated as one of the most livable cities in the U.S.

The Position
WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board (ECB) and the University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX). This position is a split appointment and reports jointly to the Executive Director, ECB and the Director of the Broadcasting and Media Innovations Division, UWEX. WPT is a statewide network of six stations, five of which are licensed to the ECB and one to the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and administered by UWEX.

The Opportunity
If you are familiar with public broadcasting and PBS, you already know that Wisconsin Public Television is an award-winning network with a long history of support and success. This is an opportunity to have significant professional exposure at a statewide network that is at the forefront of programming and technology innovation. You will be living in a community renowned for its many assets: see this short video for an example of our most recent production:
(Wisconsin From the Air)

The Director of Television will provide visionary leadership to a statewide public broadcasting service and lead the development and implementation of the organization's strategy, strategic planning and budgeting. You will have broad visibility within the organization and nationally across the Public Broadcasting System.

The Director of Wisconsin Public Television has primary stewardship for the development, supervision and evaluation of total program efforts, broadcast standards, and the implied and obvious responsibilities of operating high quality public television services including compliance with federal and state laws and requirements of licensure and funding eligibility. This responsibility includes overall strategy and planning, broadcast standards, engineering, programming, production, community outreach, marketing, promotion, fundraising, partnerships, and budgeting and contract administration. The Director is responsible for establishing, growing, and sustaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.

The well qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in communications, business or related field plus ten or more years’ experience successfully leading television or radio broadcasting professionals including significant operational responsibility. We are searching for a proven leader with a successful track record of innovation in programming, production, fundraising, or operations. He or she will bring high-level analytical skills and financial and business acumen, outstanding people leadership skills and proven dedication to encouraging and developing diversity and inclusion as an organizational asset.

The minimum pay for this position is $100,192, though we expect to hire at around $120,000. Actual pay will be dependent on experience and qualifications.
The State of Wisconsin also offers a highly competitive benefits package.

Want to learn more?
See the full detailed position posting at www.wpt.org. Please direct inquiries and application materials to Carla J. Anderson, 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, 608-263-2163; carla.anderson@uwex.vilas.edu. The University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Educational Communications Board are Equal Employment Opportunity employers. Individuals of color, veterans, women and persons with disabilities are invited to apply.

An AA/EEO employer, ECB provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.