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The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Operations Division Director is responsible for directing the operations of the production division in the provision of quality

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel and occasional out-of-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of a large professional and administrative support staff through lower-level supervisors, including approving hiring recommendations, reviewing performance evaluations, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and reviewing and approving a variety of actions, policies, or procedures recommended by subordinates. Oversees the operation of the production division by developing and monitoring operational budget, determining division goals and objectives, and developing and implementing work procedures. Conducts meetings with production division supervisory staff to discuss program ideas, progress and feasibility, budgetary needs, and conformity of programs to agency mission statement. Assigns programs for production by subordinate staff and establishes and monitors target dates for research and planning completion and pre-production, production, and post-production activities. Participates in strategic planning for the agency and provides research for biennial budget and other grant requests to obtain funding for program production. Coordinates and negotiates fees with contract producers to produce programs that will bring recognition to Arkansas, to ensure compliance with Arkansas Educational Television Network programming standards. Produces television programs for broadcast by researching program subject matter, writing scripts, and coordinating filming and editing activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of current television production techniques, equipment and software, including analog, digital, and web-based technologies. Knowledge of FCC rules, guidelines, and regulations for public broadcasting. Knowledge of the principles of human resources and organizational management. Knowledge of television production techniques, standards, and procedures. Ability to direct the operations of the production division. Ability to direct the work of subordinates. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports. Ability to organize, analyze, evaluate, develop, and produce program ideas and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in radio and television, journalism or a related field; plus five years of experience in television programming or a related area, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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