Provide leadership in the creative, fiscal, and operational
management of the Roy H. Park School of Communications’
student-powered media production units: Park Productions and its
complimentary organization, The Studio. Under the mentorship of the
Park Media Lab Director, students at Park Productions and the
Studio will collaborate with faculty and industry professionals to
contract and create media projects for community organizations,
government agencies, and higher education institutions that engage
local and international audiences. The director will:
- Coordinate with students, staff, faculty. alumni and other
contracted professionals in the development of media content and
programming for traditional and emerging platforms (video and/or
digital) that either is sponsored or is seeking contracting,
licensing, or other funding and distribution.
- Manage media projects including the design, scripting,
producing, and editing of video and digital content.
- Oversee project and operating budgets, solicit internal and
external funding, and meet revenue targets set by the Dean.
- Provide mentoring as well as learning opportunities for
students to develop their skills and knowledge of content
production and distribution and client relations.
- Ensure compliance with Ithaca College policies and procedures
and with state and federal regulatory agencies.Provide leadership
in the creative, fiscal, and operational management of the Roy H.
Park School of Communications Park Productions and its
complimentary organization, The Studio. Collaborate with students,
staff, faculty. alumni and other contracted professionals in the
development of media content and programming for traditional and
emerging platforms such as television and web that either is
sponsored or is seeking contracting, licensing or other funding and
distribution. Manage media projects including the design,
scripting, producing and editing of video and digital content.
Oversee project and operating budgets, solicit internal and
external funding and meet revenue targets. Provide learning
opportunities for students to develop their skills and knowledge of
content production and distribution and client relations. Ensure
compliance with Ithaca College policies and procedures and with
state and federal regulatory agencies.
- Oversee and manage the operation of Park Productions, a
student-powered media production house within the Roy H. Park
School of Communications that creates media content on a contract
basis for internal and external clients or content that is
grant-funded. Oversee and manage its subsidiary co-curricular
organization The Studio, which incubates student ideas for media
content and seeks to create opportunities for them to monetize and
distribute this content.
- Work with clients to develop budgets and proposals for content.
Develop production plans, select students and other contract
personnel, and oversee production and post-production of video and
digital projects. Ensure that projects meet legal requirements for
securing rights, developing, and executing appropriate contracts
and paying production personnel.
- Manage all financial aspects of Park Productions and The
Studio, develop grant opportunities, and prepare grant
applications; develop bids and proposals for external projects;
appropriately allocate operating budgets and project budget
resources, and meet annual revenue targets set by the Dean.
- Recruit, select, supervise, and mentor students working in Park
Productions to provide learning opportunities in project
management, production and post-production, client relations, and
distribution. Recruit, select, supervise, and mentor students
involved in The Studio to provide opportunities for them to develop
and pitch media concepts that can be monetized and/or distributed
beyond the campus.
- Manage hiring process of student employees and process their
payroll. Submit all student employee information online; oversee
and authorize timecards for students across all departments in
Park, as needed.
- Work to integrate faculty, staff, alumni, and external media
professionals' expertise into the operations of Park Productions
and The Studio.
- Evaluate the work of student assistants and direct personnel
actions including appointment, promotion, and dismissals. Meet
regularly with student managerial staff to coordinate, guide, and
monitor activities and operations.
- Develop and update appropriate Park Productions and The Studio
policies and procedures, including job descriptions, rules, and
regulations and regulations for the use of the rented space for The
- Conduct community and professional outreach, including building
a network of professional contacts, mentors for students, potential
collaborators, and clients. Manage events such as pitch sessions,
visiting artists/ guest professionals, and student film
- Maintain a current knowledge of the media production and
distribution landscape and proficiency with current production and
post-production hardware and software. Participate in researching
and proposing new hardware and software for use for Park
Productions and The Studio.
- Serve as public spokesperson for the Roy H. Park School of
Communications and Park Production / the Studio at recruiting
events, professional symposia, guest visits, etc.
- Teach one or more courses per academic year (up to 4 credits)
within a curricular area of the School of Communications as needed
and in consultation with the Dean’s office and the appropriate
- Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and
contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse, and respectful
College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when
interacting with staff, faculty, students, and visitors to the
College. Promote a flexible, collaborative, and welcoming work and
living environment and engage in educational opportunities to
increase awareness and understanding of diversity and
Bachelor's degree in Communications or related field and a minimum
of 5 years direct experience in managing and executing media
production and post-production projects for grants, external
clients and/or public distribution. Demonstrated ability to
organize and effectively mentor students to conceptualize and
produce media content for external distribution. Excellent
attention to detail, interpersonal, organizational, oral, and
written communication skills; ability to oversee multiple projects
and work with various internal and external constituencies and
various communication professionals; ability to manage budgets for
complex projects. Master's degree in communications or related
field preferred. Hiring Range: $71-74K DOE As an employee at Ithaca
College, you’ll get much more than a competitive salary and the
traditional advantages. We pride ourselves on providing our
benefit-eligible employees with the most comprehensive benefits
possible, including work/life balance, generous paid time off
policies, career-enhancing trainings, employee and dependent
tuition assistance, and opportunities to give back to the
community. Beyond benefits, you’ll enjoy the kind of uniquely
rewarding work environment that can only be found in a vibrant
Most of the work of the for this position is carried out within a
generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. The incumbent will
be required to use a personal computer and associated media
production equipment (e.g.) cameras, lights, etc. as well as other
office equipment used in the day-to-day operations. The successful
candidate may need to deliver/move various materials and/or
equipment on campus requiring the ability to walk or drive or make
other travel arrangements.
Apply online with cover letter, resume and three professional
Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position
$71,000-$74,000, commensurate with
qualifications, experience and field. We pride ourselves on
providing our benefit-eligible employees with comprehensive
benefits, including work/life balance, generous paid time off
policies, career-enhancing trainings, educational benefits, and
opportunities to give back to the community. Beyond benefits,
you’ll enjoy the kind of uniquely rewarding work environment that
can only be found in a vibrant college community. For an overview
of our benefit offerings, please visit https://www.ithaca.edu/human-resources/employee-benefits-wellness