Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) is seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial, and a visionary leader to serve as the chief executive officer and general manager of the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission (GPTC) d.b.a. Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). The desired candidate should demonstrate the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community and have a commitment to understanding the challenges facing digital media, education, and public broadcasting. The CEO will be responsible for the oversight of all daily operations, activities, and functions of GPB and the Foundation for Public Broadcasting in Georgia, Inc. The CEO reports to the Chairman of the GPB Board.
Job Responsibilities Include:
• Oversees the daily operations and activities of all departments and divisions of GPB, which include television and radio operations, studio and field productions, finance and human resources, education services, broadcasting engineering and technology, programming and content, marketing and communications, development and fundraising, regulatory compliance, and reporting.
• Provides oversight and is responsible for strategic planning initiatives and setting the direction of GPB to include funding initiatives, potential partnerships, contracts, and grants from various sources and/or agencies.
• Establishes short- and long-range organizational goals and objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
• Ensures sound financial and operational planning, integrated technology, and diversity and equity initiatives.
• Monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
• Oversees compliance of all rules and regulations governing public broadcasting entities.
• Serves as principal liaison and advocate for GPB with state legislature, CPB, NPR, PBS, FCC, and other state and/or national officials and local governments.
• Serves as chief representative on behalf of GPB in the community to all donors and stakeholders, including individual givers, sustainers, leadership and planned giving, foundations, corporations, and program sponsors/underwriters.
• Represents GPB in conducting lobbying activities before the Georgia General Assembly; testifies in legislative committee hearings; attends related meetings; and keeps officials, station licensee administration, and any governing boards up-to-date on activities and needs of GPB.
• Initiates and maintains cooperative relationships with other public broadcasting entities and stakeholders in the state.
• Assesses and collaborates with various agencies and entities on matters relative to the mission and vision of public broadcasting and GPB.
• Works closely with the Board of Directors for the Commission and Foundation to provide direction and oversight and facilitate private philanthropy to support the activities and programming of the GPB; and makes presentations regarding GPB operations, programs, and activities.
• Advises administration and boards on communications matters affecting GPB and participates in and provides leadership to national and regional professional organizations.
• Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of department staff.
• Oversees the development of annual operating budgets, as well as cost and productivity analyses.
• Consults and coordinates with the State Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Communications Commission on legal advice about regulatory and governmental issues affecting GPB when needed.
• Oversight and approval of company contracts, budgets, accounting, and other administrative and financial documents as applicable.
• Provides oversight, assistance, and direction to management leaders and supervisors as needed.
• Supervises and evaluates assigned staff, review and approves relevant recruitments, processes employee concerns and problems, counsels and disciplines, and completes performance evaluations.
• Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; seven years of experience in public broadcasting, telecommunications management or a related field required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Supervisory experience required. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and advanced verbal and written communication skills required. Skills in sound fiscal management, business operations, policies and procedures, and a demonstrated ability to implement new strategies, preferred. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Knowledge of the following is essential: Understanding marketing and development strategies; all facets of state-of-the-art broadcasting operations; technological, regulatory, and environmental issues; mission, vision, and trends in public tv, radio, digital, and educational broadcasting; contracts and grants development and management; federal and state legislative and regulatory agency processes and practices; FCC and CPB regulations and standards; recruitment processes and practices.
We Offer: Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, retirement plans; Pre-tax benefits for health, dental, vision, life, specified illness and accidental insurance; Health and child care spending accounts; Disability insurance; and opportunities for training and professional development.
To Apply: Upload resume, cover letter, references and an applicant form on the GPB Job Center located at www.gpb.org/jobs. ONLY Applications submitted through the GPB Job Center with a complete application, resume AND cover letter WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Deadline to Apply: June 9, 2023
Georgia Public Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.