Job Description:

The Virginia Foundation for Public Media and Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation, which does business as the Community Idea Stations, is searching for a Chief Content Officer (CCO). The CCO will set the vision, strategy, and goals for multiplatform content development and distribution in alignment with the organization’s mission to use the power of media to educate, entertain and inspire.

This position will report directly to the CEO and be a key partner in strengthening the organization’s relevance and long-term sustainability.  The CCO will be responsible for developing a robust pipeline of content and scheduling strategy to expand market reach. He/she will oversee content creation in television, radio and digital departments, managing a high-caliber, diverse and innovative team.  

Successful candidates will have experience in television, radio, and digital production and operations and possess creative vision with sound editorial and content judgement. Candidates should have experience managing multiplatform production contracts and budgets and have demonstrated knowledge of the public media system, including PBS and APT content standards and practices.

Candidates should be strong communicators with the ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders and decisive, inspirational leaders with strong change management skills. Candidates must be passionate about public media and having an impact in communities across Virginia. This position will travel throughout the state of Virginia, and a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required.

The Community Idea Stations use the power of media to educate, entertain and inspire. We are the largest locally owned and operated media company in the region, each week reaching more than 300,000 people throughout central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley of every age, demographic and economic circumstance through our TV and radio programs. Visit us at to learn more.

Our many employee benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) savings plan with match, and tuition reimbursement. We offer a generous amount of paid time off and holidays, flexible work arrangements, and a fun, casual atmosphere.

The Community Idea Stations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Location: 
Richmond, VA
United States
Job Category: 
Friday, March 22, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to or to Community Idea Stations, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street Richmond, VA 23235.

This position is open until March 22, 2019.