Job Description:

Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) is seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to assist the Executive Director in leading a diverse and motivated team located in Jackson, Mississippi.  MPB is committed to improving the lives of Mississippi by producing strongly relevant original content on both digital and broadcast platforms revealing the stories of Mississippi. This position is classified as Non-State Service, Exempt. EOE M-F

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Reports to the Executive Director as the second highest-level manager in the organization and serves as a key member of the executive leadership team
  • Manages diverse operations that include Finance, Human Resources, Technical Services, Education, Communications, News, Radio, Television, and Operations
  • Demonstrated competency in strategic planning and change management
  • Helps establish policies to promote positive company culture and vision
  • Oversees daily operations of the agency and the work of functional executive leaders
  • Works with Executive Director and Managers to establish budgets, policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with FCC regulations
  • Experience working with non-profit management and commercial or public broadcasting
  • Understanding of television broadcasting and other digital distribution platforms
  • In depth knowledge of broadcast legal and regulatory compliance
  • Understanding of all dimensions of radio and television broadcasting and other distribution platforms
  • Degree in Media and Communications, Broadcast, Television, Film or related field is preferred
  • Negotiation skills
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of modern automated business and accounting systems
  • Demonstrated delegation and decision-making skills
  • Experience in Public Media and content development.

     

    EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

    A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university; AND Eight (8) years of experience related to the described duties; six (6) years of which must have included line or functional administrative or advanced technical supervision;

    OR

    A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university; AND Nine (9) years of experience related to the described duties; six (6) years of which must have included line or functional administrative or advanced technical supervision.

Job Location: 
Jackson, MS
United States
Job Category: 
Administrative
Engineering/Operation/Technical
Legal/Government/Policy
Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Job Type: 
Full time
Hours Per Week: 
40.00
Send Application Materials To: 
  • See Web Site for complete description (www.mpbonline.org)
  • Applicants may email resumes to careers@mpbonline.org
  • Applicants may submit application via Mississippi State Personnel Board www.mspb.ms.gov
  • Applicants may submit State of Mississippi application to Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Attn: Personnel, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS  39211
Phone: 
(601) 432-6565