The public radio network, which had already announced that Rogers' initiative would "aggregate job opportunities, job growth areas and career counseling," will include radio and web components. GPB Spokeswoman Nancy Zintak tells CL that they hope the effort serves as "WebMD for Georgia jobs."
We're not exactly sure what that means - maybe it lists symptoms caused by the state's woeful education rankings or offers possible suggestions on living healthy in the wake of Gov. Deal's decision to reject the Medicaid expansion - but Rogers will soon have some additional help. GPB had previously stated that Rogers, who is set to make $150,000 annually, would oversee a producer on the initiative.
Zintak says that this employee would work on the radio show and help with editing, booking guests, and screening calls. In addition, this person would take on a "heavier lift" on the initiative's website.
GPB posted the position and job description on Tuesday, which you can see after the jump.
Executive Producer, Job's Initiative (CONTRACT) C-2-13
Georgia Public Broadcasting - Atlanta, GA
Georgia Public Broadcasting
Executive Producer, Jobs Initiative
Coordinates and manages the functions of production services to include radio broadcast production and web/social media management for the Jobs Initiative programming.
Manages and directs the work and daily activities at every stage for all Jobs Initiative programming and projects to ensure a satisfactory final product.
Supervises staff to ensure that all contractors, producers, and staff complete assigned work satisfactorily and works to identify qualified personnel for present and proposed projects.
Serves as liaison between the Jobs Initiative program and outside agencies, organizations, producers and individuals to implement projects, seek financial support and create business opportunities that generate viable program ideas for the initiative.
Evaluates the needs of staff to pursue business opportunities for the project.
Assists in the scheduling of facilities, equipment, and personnel for Jobs Initiative projects.
Performs editing functions and screens programs and program ideas submitted by independent producers, companies or others for possible creation.
Prepares proposed budgets and works with appropriate accounting staff to examine and review the budget for Jobs Initiative projects and productions.
Responds to questions and requests for information, prepares routine correspondence, letters or other documents and makes duplicates of programs for clients and potential clients related to the Jobs Initiative project.
Prepares and maintains files, records, reports, and documents associated with daily responsibilities of this position.
Bachelor's degree in Business/Public Administration, Telecommunications, Broadcast Engineering, or related field required;
Five years of progressively responsible management experience in production, broadcasting, or a related field required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Supervisory experience required.
Experience producing public radio talk programming and a radio broadcast preferred.
Familiarity with web and social media management preferred.
This is a CONTRACT position.
Compensation is based on experience.
Send application materials to:
Qualified candidates must upload required materials to include a resume, cover letter, references on the GPB Job Center located at www.gpb.org/jobs.
Meanwhile, Rogers' role will continue to focus on "big picture" planning as he shapes the programming's vision, which Zintak says may include content features and live webcasts as part of a "comprehensive" website.
She was unable to share more details regarding the show's debut, saying that it depends on how quickly the state-run media outfit fills the position. She added that radio plugs for the show will launch in April.
For the time being, the former state senator has already hand crafted a few "working titles" for his show. Zintak says some of those could be revealed as early as next week. Any guesses, Fresh Loafers, on what the title may be?
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