Job Description:

Indiana Public Media

Bloomington, IN


Indiana University Bloomington seeks a leader for Radio and Television Services (RTVS), which includes the NPR and PBS affiliates for Southwest Indiana and media services (contract production) for many campus units across the multi-campus University.





The Executive Director has overall responsibility for setting strategy, leading, and managing the eight divisions of RTVS: News, Educational Services and Production, Public TV Station WTIU, Public Radio Station WFIU, Membership, Corporate Development, Operations and Engineering, and the Business Office. The Executive Director reports to the IU Executive Vice President and Provost of the Bloomington campus.





The executive leadership of the campus, the university, staff of RTVS, and community stakeholders have created the profile of the ideal candidate for the position. We will consider candidates who most closely reflect this profile. For more detail, please visit the posting where you submit your application HERE.






Seven Years of increasingly responsible experience in electronic media management, including long-range planning, development, fiscal management, and proven leadership ability; public broadcasting experience; strong sense of ethics.


Bachelor’s degree in journalism, media, management or related field.


Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Public speaking, including on-air comfort level
  • Written skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Ability to see and establish connections between public broadcasting and the campus


Projected start date is Spring or Summer 2020.





Master’s preferred.

Experience in a university setting

Creativity and a sense of humor






Indiana University has retained Livingston Associates to assist in this search. For consideration, please submit a letter of introduction including your vision for the future of Radio TV Services and why you will be the ideal person to lead the organization in achieving that vision, as well as a resume at


Date for full consideration: January 5, 2020. Inquiries are welcome. Contact Livingston Associates at (410) 243-1974.



Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


  • Indiana University is committed to excellence through diversity.
  • Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
  • Indiana University encourages applications from candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds.



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About Indiana University:

Indiana University is a major multi-campus leading public research university, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education.  Established in 1820, the university serves over 100,000 students on seven campuses and two learning centers across the state, through nine medical education centers, and with over 33,000 students across the state, nation, and world taking courses through IU Online.  In May 2019, IU graduated 21,500 students, and worldwide living IU alumni exceed 712,000.


The university’s budget is $3.7B and it garnered $680M in externally funded research grants and contracts in FY19.  In 2020, IU will exceed its Bicentennial Campaign fundraising goal of $3B. Over the past decade, the university has invested over $2.5B to renew and expand its facilities.


Indiana University is a single university under one board of trustees and one president.  It is not a university system.  IU strives to achieve full diversity, and to maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom.



About Bloomington and Southwest Indiana:

Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship research campus and the home of RTVS.  It serves 45,000 students with abundant academic programs that span disciplines including sciences, technology, humanities, and the performing arts.  In recent years, it has redeveloped many of its academic programs to include the

  • Media School
  • School of Public Health
  • Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
  • Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
  • Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
  • O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs


These programs join the campus’ exceptional leadership in Music with the Jacobs School of Music; Business through the Kelley School of Business, and Law through the Maurer School of Law.  Deemed one of the most beautiful college campuses in America, IU Bloomington is also home to abundant facilities for the performing arts including operas, orchestras, theater, touring Broadway shows, and many more events.  The campus just opened the fully renovated Eskenazi Museum of Art, a teaching museum that boasts one of the finest collections of any university art museum.


The campus is set in the city of Bloomington, Indiana, within an hour of the Indianapolis International Airport and an hour’s drive south of the state capital city of Indianapolis.  The city is a vibrant community of arts, festivals, quality schools, affordable housing, and near 20,000 acres of state parks.


Indiana University Bloomington is celebrating its bicentennial in 2020. As it enters its third century, the campus is reimagining its relationship with surrounding rural communities. Through the nationally-recognized Center for Rural Engagement, IU Bloomington is bringing the strengths of a leading research institution to bear on the issues our neighbors are facing. The students, faculty, and staff are partnering with local communities to address health, resilience, and quality of place.



About Radio/TV Services:

Indiana Public Media comprises WFIU Public Radio, WTIU Public Television, Educational Production & Services, News, a robust website, and a host of locally produced programming. Support units include Corporate Development, Digital, Membership, Engineering and Business Office.


Known on campus as Radio and Television Services, RTVS reports area news, produces audio and video programming, creates digital content, and develops educational programs and activities. RTVS helps IU faculty and staff produce and distribute audio and video to support their teaching, research, and service activities; the in-house production company offers full remote and studio production support in High Definition. Outside production clients include IU Athletics for live video board game presentations, live satellite feeds to network or cable television and regional and national program production.


WFIU, a public radio station, has been broadcasting from the Bloomington campus of Indiana University since October 1950. The station is a charter member of the National Public Radio network and broadcasts 24 hours a day to 20 counties throughout Indiana. In Bloomington, WFIU 1 broadcasts at 34 kilowatts via 103.7 FM, and WFIU 2 broadcasts on 101.9 FM.

WFIU 1 also broadcasts on 95.1 FM in Terre Haute, 100.7 FM in Columbus, 101.7 FM in French Lick/West Baden, 98.9 FM in Greensburg, and 106.1 FM in Kokomo. WFIU 2 also broadcasts on 100.1 FM in Seymour.


WTIU, a PBS television station owned and operated by Indiana University, serves over 607,126 households in 29 counties in West and South Central Indiana. WTIU airs programming on five digital channels 24 hours a day, and produces local, regional and national programs.


For us, this work is a public trust. We help listeners and viewers discover. We aspire to inspire.


Job Location: 
Bloomington, IN
United States
Job Category: 
Customer Service
Human Resources
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Project Management
Job Type: 
Full time
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