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Company Name : Indiana University
Company Location : Bloomington, IN
Job Position : Director of Content (Broadcast Operations Leader)
Job Category : Jobs in Indiana

Job Description :



Job Summary

The Director of Content (DC) leads the Content Group (CG) to ensure that RTVS provides highly relevant public media broadcast, digital, social media, and other content that supports RTVS’s public media mission and strategic plan, while engaging viewers, listeners, and online users- all with a focus on expanding audiences through existing and emerging distribution platforms.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Leads the CG and oversees 3 key areas – content, distribution and discoverability. This includes acquisition, creation, development, curation, and evaluation of all general audience programs and other content for WTIU’s television broadcast & streaming channels, WFIU’s radio broadcast and streaming channels, station websites, social media, mobile, over-the-top and other platforms.
  • Builds, develops, trains, and supervises a creative, energetic, mission-driven, team-oriented content, operations, and programming staff and, as appropriate, oversees the work of contractors and others.
  • Responsible for assuring staff and content adhere to journalistic and public media editorial and legal standards.
  • Sets and maintains quality standards for programming and content on all platforms.
  • Coordinates with the Director of Development to help the development staff secure funding for broadcast programs and digital content.
  • Responsible for the ascertainment and utilization of research, analytics, and information to monitor use and viewership, listenership, audience satisfaction, and to develop audience optimization strategies.
  • Develops a blended, platform agnostic, cross-platform strategy that uses each RTVS distribution platform to reinforce the value of content across multiple day parts and usage cases.
  • Coordinates with all platform directors and the director of production to ensure smooth, coordinated production efforts and maximum service impact.
  • Works to enhance the user experience across all platforms, develops quality content productions and drives audience/user growth.
  • Responsible for the development, management, and reporting on all productions, and development of budgets for the CG to be approved by the Executive Director.
  • Seeks out diverse content projects involving community leaders and organizations, and Indiana University schools and units.
  • Maintains and nurtures relationships with outside content producers and media partners. Watches over media trends in and out of public media.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance and quality oversight for all programming, productions, underwriting, and digital content, including FCC, CPB, PBS, NPR, and other reporting requirements, as well as rights management of produced and acquired content.
  • Acts as a trusted partner with the Executive Director and other key staff to ensure maximum value from their diverse connections, effectively utilize their time and personal participation in fundraising efforts as required.
  • Communicates clearly and openly across all levels of the organization to facilitate the effective use of staff resources, alignment of efforts toward mutual goals and appropriate information flow.
  • Functions as an inspiring and supportive team leader; identifies and acknowledges quality work; values and celebrates individual and collective success.
  • Acts as a reliable and valued colleague who offers thoughtful analysis, thinks strategically and is practical and approachable.
  • Serves as the point of contact and has a full understanding for all production/distribution related legal issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

General Responsibilities

  • Directs operations for technical aspects of the radio, television, and/or cinema broadcasting function for the university.
  • Hires, trains, evaluates, coaches, assigns work, sets goals and objectives, determines staffing needs, and directs the work of lower-level Broadcast Operations Leaders. Technical Specialists, Broadcast Technicians, and/or Audio/Visual Technicians.
  • Determines equipment needs for radio, television, and/or cinema facilities, including infrastructure, hardware/software, training, operations, policy, and internet streaming and webcasting; plans, purchases, and oversees installation and maintenance of radio, television, and/or cinema equipment and software.
  • Develops and implements processes, standards, and policies that impact broadcasting and production technology and equipment, while remaining compliant with FCC and other applicable regulations.
  • Researches industry trends and best practices, explores new and existing technology and equipment, and makes strategic recommendations to achieve long-term broadcasting and production goals.
  • Administers capital equipment budget, including solicitation and coordination of requests, needs assessment, and final determination of specifications; initiates equipment grant application process and administration of awarded grants including allocation and reporting.
  • Coordinates and/or troubleshoots signal transmission with cable and satellite services providers to align technical systems, scheduling, and procedures.




  • Bachelor’s degree in broadcast, electrical, or electronics engineering; telecommunications management, IT, or related field


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Telecommunications, or a relevant field



  • 4 years technical experience in public broadcasting, audio/video/IP production, Engineer in Charge, systems design, or related field
  • 1 year of management experience in relevant field


  • 10 years media production or media distribution experience
  • 3 years managing personnel/large scale projects and leading stakeholder relationships

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered



  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated 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

Working Conditions / Demands

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.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

Selected candidate will be made an offer within the range of $95,000.04 – 103,000.08 per year based on commensurate experience and internal equity within the department.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Sr. Operational

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Marketing & Communications

Job Family: Broadcasting & Production

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on 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 does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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