Job Description:

For more information about Indiana University Radio and Television Services (WFIU/WTIU), please visit the Indiana Public Media site.

The Director of Production (DP) oversees all aspects of the RTVS Content Group's (CG) content productions, projects, policies, objectives, and initiatives. This person also plays a significant group role in determining the CG strategic content plans and is involved in discussions about which projects are given a green light.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Schedules and ensures proper utilization of CG's production facilities and personnel while setting and assuring strict production deadlines.
  • Assigns producers to projects and monitors the progress of all productions.
  • Acts as coach and mentor for production staff and provides inspirational leadership and provides leadership in addressing problems that arise from time to time.
  • Fosters a culture of multi-platform coordination and collaboration among production staff, ensuring production staff embrace a platform agnostic mindset and works closely with the News Unit and Development Unit to provide production assistance for some news content.
  • Informs the Director of Content aware of production related legal and policy compliance issues that need to be addressed.
  • Leads a group of producers and production staff to produce multi-media content for distribution on several platforms, including broadcast television, broadcast radio, streaming, web, and social media. This original content includes, but is not limited to, public affairs/news, documentary, performing arts and music, lifestyle, and educational programming.
  • Works closely with the News Unit and Development Unit to provide production support for News and Development content 
  • Ensures that all production activities are carried out in accordance with RTVS/IU policies and procedures
  • Works with other members of the production team to identify potential problems with schedules, budgets, or other issues
  • Conducts initial assessments of prospective projects to determine if they can be resourced properly and whether they are likely to be successful
  • Works with the other leaders to select projects to receive green light status
  • Organizes the production schedule, including making staff project assignments while supporting content producers with their production planning
  • Monitors the progress of productions to ensure that they are on track to meet deadlines
  • Reviews the production process including holding regular production meetings and reviewing rough cuts of projects
  • Keeps the Director of Content and Director of Broadcast Operations, Director of Engagement, and Director of Digital Operations up to date on the status of all projects and issues that may need to be addressed
  • Responsible for working with the Development and Marketing Units to make sure proper implementation and production of all underwriting, production, and promotions support
  • Prepares production budgets for the Director of Content to review
  • Leads by using strong interpersonal communication skills and a team building attitude while strategizing for future RTVS original productions- implements plans.
  • May occasionally produce content as needed.

General Responsibilities

  • Directs operations for production and content aspects of the radio and television broadcasting function for the university.
  • Trains, evaluates, coaches, assigns work, and supervises the work of a team of digital marketing staff.
  • Contributes to development of processes, standards, and policies that impact broadcasting and production technology and equipment, while remaining compliant with FCC and other applicable regulations.
  • Coaches broadcasting and production employees in creating and curating multimedia content.
  • Researches industry trends and best practices, explores broader production offerings, and makes strategic recommendations to achieve long-term broadcasting and production goals.
  • Serves as a liaison and ambassador for university broadcasting and production efforts to external constituent groups, including listeners, university stakeholders, national networks, professional organizations, and businesses.
  • Assists in budget planning and administration, including expenditures and revenue projections, program costs, capital needs, corporate development goals, contract negotiations, and report filing.
  • Determines content needs, frequently in collaboration with other broadcasting and production organizations, that appropriately deliver local, state-wide, and national coverage of relevant topics.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education. 



  • Bachelor's degree in media production or related field



  • 5 years in public broadcasting, commercial broadcasting, audio/video production and engineering, systems design, or related field 
  • 1 year of management experience in relevant field


  • 2 years managing personnel/large scale projects 



  • Some positions may require a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University



  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills
  • Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
  • Instills commitment to organizational goals
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Effective conflict management skills
  • Builds and manages effective teams
  • Strong digital knowledge and oversight capabilities


  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the media production process including video, audio, and new media
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of production related legal issues
  • Good communication and commitment to accuracy
  • Expert experience with scheduling software, including implementation and continuous management, seeking optimization of resources
  • Experience with Media Pulse and Asana project management software
  • Experience using the power of media to amplify underrepresented voices and championing diversity in storytelling and content creation
  • Ability to lead/manage others and inspire a spirit of collaboration


This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.


Position may involve occasional evening, weekend, and/or holiday work.

Job Location: 
Bloomington, IN
United States
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Full time
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