NOW HIRING: WCTV Seeks New Executive Director

Below is an announcement from Wilmington Community Television:

WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television (WCTV) seeks a new Executive Director to lead our thriving community media center in Wilmington, MA. The ideal candidate should align with current strategy of being an active station, with staff producing content on a regular basis and members contributing either as producers or volunteer assistants. The station embraces social media and online video-on-demand as tools to make sure content is reaching a wide audience. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, which offers support and guidance on the company’s mission.

WCTV works closely with other local non-profits and town departments on their media needs. It has become a close ally of the school department, working with students and teachers alike. The Executive Director fosters these relationships and charts a path that is beneficial to the station and its partners.

The community television landscape is changing, both from a content perspective and in looking at traditional funding. WCTV seeks a bold leader who can help the station navigate these changing times. An ideal candidate should be ready to take on a variety of roles, from managing staff and recruiting volunteers to seeking business sponsors and marketing the station’s efforts.

The Board of Directors will begin its search immediately. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to kenneth.lord@wpsk12.com. Please include any salary requirements in your letter.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of WCTV
    • Manage staff and make sure assignments are being carried out
    • Ensure staff productions are meeting set quality standards
    • Ensure media needs of community partners are being met
    • Foster collaboration between staff and volunteers
    • Ensure organization is compliant with all federal and state non-profit requirements, as well as any town or cable franchise requirements
  • Collaborate with Board of Directors
    • Set goals and objectives that align with station mission; report back regularly on accomplishments
    • Create annual budgets (operational and capital); report back monthly on expenses and revenue
    • Provide regular updates on station activity, legislative changes that impact the industry and marketing efforts in the community
    • Review job descriptions and staffing needs of the station on a regular basis
  • Serve as the primary public representative of the organization
    • Establish relationships with community partners & town officials
    • Attend and organize events to educate the public about WCTV
    • Create marketing objectives that ensure the public is aware of station offerings
  • Secure funding from traditional and non-traditional revenue streams
    • Work with the town on cable license agreements
    • Solicit business sponsors for WCTV productions
    • Explore production services as a viable revenue source
    • Write grant proposals to fund specific WCTV initiatives
    • Work with the Board of Directors on fundraising ideas

Qualifications:

  • College degree in Communications, Management or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff
  • Demonstrated ability to build and follow a budget
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to shoot and edit professional quality video strongly preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Background in community media preferred
  • Knowledge of Wilmington a plus
  • A valid driver’s license is required. This person will need to drive their personal car to events on occasion.
  • This person must be able to lift at least 40 pounds and may be required to work on their feet at length.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a CORI background check.

Benefits:

  • Company health plan, which includes options for dental and vision care
  • 9 holidays, 3 floating holidays, and paid time off

Established in 1987, WCTV is a non-profit organization serving the media needs of Wilmington, Massachusetts. A 2019 community survey found 9 out of 10 people believe it’s an important part of the community that shouldn’t be lost.  77% of respondents said they had watched a WCTV program in the past year, with a quarter of residents reporting that they watch weekly.

WCTV’s social media channels regularly reach thousands of people each day. The station uses those accounts to promote content from staff and volunteer producers. Last year, WCTV was home to more than 500 locally produced pieces of content, with online viewership measured in tens of thousands of views each year. Programming includes not just traditional studio shows and events, but also podcasts, which have become very popular with our community producers.

WCTV’s Youth Programs run year-round and have grown in recent years to include about 100 students, from 4th grade through high school. These programs have become a vital part of the operation, making connections with families and providing a space for young content creators.

We welcome interested applicants to visit wctv.org to learn more about our organization.

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