General Manager, WGCU



Job Summary

The General Manager, WGCU provides strategic direction and effective management of all WGCU operations.

Job Description

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

Responsible for the operational management and administrative direction within WGCU and supports the mission and vision of the department and the University.

Provides guidance and direction to senior management involved in development and community relations, technology and operations, and content for five television and three radio program services, and wgcu.org.

Leads strategic planning and staffing responsibilities.

Develops and manages the operating budget to ensure program alignment with fiscal allocation. Purchases equipment, supplies, and services in accordance with university procurement policies and procedures.

Provides leadership and direction in policy development and implementation.

Develops appropriate technology infrastructure to support all operations.

Meets the state and federal reporting requirements for all accounts.

Represents WGCU Public Media to professional organizations at the state and national level.

Develops and maintains partnerships throughout the University in order to attain departmental goals and objectives.

Serves as essential personnel and provides assistance in the event of an emergency on campus.

Maintains Financial Disclosure in accordance with Chapter 112 F.S.

Other Duties:

Serves on institutional committees representing the interests of the department.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Communications, Journalism, Management or closely related field.

Eight years of professional full-time experience in television or digital multimedia with at least 5 years’ experience at a senior management level.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.

Experience with strategic and financial planning, marketing, fundraising and community relations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Communications, Journalism, Management or closely related field.

Ten years of progressively responsible professional full-time experience in a Public Media joint licensee. With at least 6 years’ experience at a senior management level.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.

Knowledge of audience measurement data and multi-cast programming.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Skill in preparing clear and concise reports, and other written materials.

Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with colleagues, donors, constituents and other stakeholders.

Ability to implement new systems and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.

Ability to develop and manage a budget within fiscal allocations.

Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.

Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals and objectives.

Ability to utilize data and information to make decisions and projections.

Ability to effectively plan and delegate the work of others.

Ability to conduct short-range and long-range project planning studies.

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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