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The WOSU Headquarters in July 2021.

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Current Openings

General Manager

WOSU Public Media, a service of The Ohio State University and a distinguished public radio and television licensee, invites applications for the position of General Manager.

This professional will be responsible for the overall vision, strategic initiatives, budget, management, and reputation of WOSU Public Media, which includes PBS, NPR, and classical music-affiliated stations and multiple distribution arms.

Function Statement
Responsible for the overall vision, strategic initiatives, budget, management, and reputation of WOSU Public Media, which includes PBS, NPR, and classical music affiliated stations and multiple distribution arms.

Position plans, directs, and leads the management of WOSU to create and distribute national and local content on broadcast stations, web, digital, social media, and other distribution platforms. Responsible for building a sound fiscal organization through prudent budgeting and revenue generation from grants, community, individual, corporate, foundation, state, and federal sources to support to aid the mission and vision of WOSU. Builds advocacy and beneficial collaborations through the Friends of WOSU Board community board and other local and campus leadership. Directs the organization’s integration and investment into media technology.

Collaborates to develop quality local programming and public engagement initiatives to best serve the community. Adheres to Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines and provides timely and appropriate reports. Negotiates with local, state, and federal agencies on behalf of WOSU Public Media.

Develops strategic and tactical plans with WOSU’s senior team. Builds relationships with appropriate community and campus organizations to extend the mission of WOSU in alignment with Ohio State’s land-grant mission. Focuses on building a healthy, productive work environment for all staff and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization. Works collaboratively with directors within OSU’s Administration and Planning division on initiatives and projects. Serves on local and national boards and advisory groups as appropriate to become a community asset, build a broader perspective, and grow WOSU’s presence.

Responsibilities

  • Plans, directs, and leads the management of WOSU television and radio stations, web,
    and other program creation and distribution resources.
  • Build a great culture and team – with the goal of ensuring staff members feel acknowledged and empowered.
  • Directs the integration of technology. Collaborates to develop quality programming.
  • Directs sound and responsible fiscal operations and reporting functions. Follows FCC and CPB guidelines.
  • Assures a healthy, productive work environment, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization.
  • Responsible for building a sound fiscal organization from grants, community, individual, corporate, and foundation support to support the mission, vision, and initiatives of WOSU.
  • Builds support and advocacy through the Friends of WOSU Board community board and other local and campus leadership.
  • Builds relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including appropriate community and campus organizations, to extend the mission of WOSU.
  • Develops long-range strategic and tactical plans, assuring alignment with Ohio State’s land-grant mission and community needs.
  • Works collaboratively with directors within OSU’s Administration and Planning division
    on initiatives and projects.
  • Serves on local and national boards and advisory groups as appropriate to become a community asset, build a broader perspective, and grow WOSU’s presence beyond Columbus.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s Level Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is desired. Minimum seven (7) years of successful and relevant senior management leadership experience in public media, nonprofit, business or education fields is required. Experience managing and preparing a budget is required. Demonstrated experience as a fundraiser and relationship builder is required as is the ability to lead, manage, and retain a diverse, talented, motivated staff. A thorough understanding of public media and its unique programming, technology, fiscal and fundraising challenges and opportunities is desired. Demonstrated record of supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Must be able to define, effectively communicate and implement an organizational vision within and outside of WOSU.

WOSU is assisted in this search by NETA Consulting. If you are interested in applying, send a cover letter expressing your interest, a detailed professional resume, and a one-page vision statement for WOSU and public media. Applications and materials should be submitted by email to apply@netaconsulting.org.

Applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted no later than Friday, December 2, 2022.

For additional information, please contact Linda O’Bryon at Linda@NETAConsulting.org or Milton Clipper at Milton@NETAConsulting.org.

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from all individuals. Ohio State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.


TV Traffic Manager

WOSU Public Media seeks a TV Traffic Manager to manage all Traffic operations for WOSU’s TV broadcast channels.

Job Description
Under the general supervision of the TV Program Director, compiles a variety of Traffic/Operations information and produces broadcast reports in support of WOSU TV’s broadcast channels.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the TV Traffic Assistant.
  • Prepare daily linear and digital broadcast logs.
  • Serve as the coordinator to the BEMC JMC on network record schedules and receipt of broadcast materials for all WOSU TV’s broadcast channels.
  • Assist the TV Program Director and TV Promotions Producer in implementing a unified approach to on-air promotions.

Minimum Education Required

  • Bachelor’s Level Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of broadcast traffic and operations required.
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Must be computer proficient, experience working with ProTrack highly preferred.
  • Must be well organized and capable of working independently under established and self-prioritized deadlines.
  • Preference given to those with an understanding of PBS programming operations procedures.
  • Successful completion of a background check.

Apply Now.


Enterprise Reporter

WOSU Public Media and 89.7 NPR News seek an enterprising multimedia journalist who can report for radio. The successful candidate will generate meaningful story ideas, perform research, conduct interviews, and produce news stories for radio, the web, and other digital channels that meet deadlines and WOSU news editorial guidelines for accuracy, fairness, and balance.

The WOSU News Reporter is expected to produce top-quality NPR -style news stories of local and regional interest for WOSU Radio, wosu.org, and other channels.

Job Description:

  • Focus primarily on in-depth long-form reporting- investigating and producing enterprising stories that serve our growing audience.
  • Produce brief stories for WOSU Newscasts and short interviews on occasion with hosts.
  • Serve as a fill-in host for 89.7 news programs, podcasts, and other channels.
  • Participate in fundraising and promotional activities, on-air and in the community.
  • Represent WOSU to the industry and community.
  • Report local news from WOSU for national programming as appropriate.
  • Participate in meetings and in editing and coaching sessions and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Will occasionally be required to work nights and weekends.

Minimum Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications:

  • At least two years of news reporting experience
  • Strong writing skills
  • Understanding and commitment to basic journalism standards of accuracy, fairness, and balance

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in public media
  • Anchoring and hosting experience
  • Knowledge of Columbus and Central Ohio.

Apply Now.


Daily News Reporter

WOSU Public Media and 89.7 NPR News seek an enterprising multimedia journalist who can report for radio. The successful candidate will generate meaningful story ideas, perform research, conduct interviews, and produce news stories for radio, the web, and other digital channels that meet deadlines and WOSU news editorial guidelines for accuracy, fairness, and balance.

The Daily News Reporter is expected to produce brief “spot” news stories each workday.

Job Description:

  • Produce long-form stories and short interviews with hosts when longer stories are warranted.
  • Serve as a fill-in host for 89.7 news programs, podcasts, and other productions.
  • Participate in fundraising and promotional activities, on-air and in the community.
  • Represent WOSU to the industry and community.
  • Report local news from WOSU for national programming as appropriate.
  • Participate in meetings and in editing and coaching sessions, and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Will occasionally be required to work nights and weekends.

Minimum Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications:

  • At least two years of news reporting experience.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Understanding and commitment to basic journalism standards of accuracy, fairness, and balance.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in public media.
  • Anchoring and hosting experience.
  • Knowledge of Columbus and Central Ohio.

Apply Now.