Job Title – Operations Manager – WUTV
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WUTV is a public access, educational station that serves as an experiential learning lab for undergraduate students in the School of Communication, Film, and Media, particularly those majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in Journalism or Digital Media & Entertainment. The Operations Manager provides instructional support and secondary supervision of applied learning opportunities for skills courses related to aforementioned concentrations; oversees day-to-day operation of student-produced and student-managed programs and newscasts while assisting students with originating, researching, writing, and producing programs and news stories; supervises technical production of programs and newscasts from inception to broadcast; assists students with developing digital content for programs and news stories; recruits, trains, mentors, and supervises student staff; aids in maintaining station website and acts as a liaison between the WUTV General Manager and student staff. The Operations Manager possesses a thorough knowledge of budget logistics and has the ability to estimate cost, ascertain vendor quotes, and prepare reports.
Oversee day-to-day operation of student-produced and student-managed programs and newscasts while assisting students with originating, researching, writing, and producing programs and news stories Supervise technical production of programs and newscasts from inception to broadcast; assists students with developing digital content for programs and news storie Recruit, train, mentor, and supervise student staff Aid in maintaining station website and acts as a liaison between the WUTV General Manager and student staff Possess a thorough knowledge of budget logistics and has the ability to estimate cost, ascertain vendor quotes, and prepare reports
Provides instructional support and secondary supervision of applied learning opportunities for skills courses related to Journalism and Digital Media & Entertainment concentrations
Manages application process for programs and newscast, student staff positions, and makes recommendations regarding said hires, terminations, and disciplinary actions; and evaluates student performance Plans and leads student leadership and professional development initiatives
Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications or related field required,
Minimum of two years of experience utilizing Adobe Suite a minimum of two years of experience with collegiate television pre-production, production, and post production utilizing television control room hardware and software along with specialized systems such as TelVue, NewTek TriCaster, and Inception A minimum of one year of television news experience with pre-production, production and post-production. Experience with budgets, gathering vendor quotes, and crafting reports
Master’s Degree in Mass Communications or related field
Minimum of three years of experience working with and/or supervising collegiate broadcast media or a minimum of two to five years of supervisory professional experience in the broadcast news industry Minimum of two to four years of professional experience in developing digital content for programs and news stories; a minimum of two years of professional experience utilizing Adobe Suite applications Minimum of two years of experience operating specialized systems such as TelVue, NewTek TriCaster, and/or Inception Minimum of three years of television news and/or programs experience with control room hardware and software along with pre-production, production, and post-production experience Minimum of two years of experience in social media management Experience with budgets, gathering vendor quotes, and crafting reports
$35,796 – $47,000/annually
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia, as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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