[Videolib] Job Posting - Executive/Senior Director, American Archive Media Strategies

From: Rubin, Nan <RubinN@thirteen.org>
Date: Mon Jul 27 2009 - 09:30:16 PDT

  Please share widely - This is a new position at the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting.




Nan Rubin, Project Director,

Preserving Digital Public Television


450 W. 33rd St.

NYC NY 10001

212-560-2925 (direct line)

Rubinn@thirteen.org <mailto:Rubinn@thirteen.org>

www.ptvdigitalarchive.org <http://www.ptvdigitalarchive.org/>



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   Executive/Senior Director, American Archive Media Strategies


   General Description


   To provide leadership and strategic direction in guiding and
implementing all aspects of the American Archive, public
broadcasting's comprehensive archive of valuable radio and television

   programming, ensuring its collection, management and preservation.


   Specific Duties


   1. Establishes annual operating plans with specific goals and
objectives that align with and support the achievement of the
American Archive vision.


   2. Leads the creation and implementation of all operating processes,
policies, standards and protocols for the American Archive relative
to identification, prioritization and amassing digital public media
content, preservation of physical assets, appropriate management of
digital rights, enhancements to cataloguing tools and other
applications, setting documentation standards including cataloguing,
captioning and other asset description methods, working with the system
on the growth and evolution of PBCore and related metadata models, as
well as other operational and financial activities. Ensures that
American Archive projects and grants are executed according to these
processes and policies, and that all relevant components are performed
appropriately and defined outcomes are relevant and measurable.


   3. Provides leadership and support services such as technical
assistance, training, and/or information resources to public
broadcasting stations and producers to ensure that content is ingested
into the American Archive, including 'born digital' content now and in
the future.


   4. Oversees the planning, execution, and application of research and
development activities that informs American Archive's decision-making
on protocols, management, services and outreach activities. Establishes
measurable outcomes for American Archive research and development
investments, monitors the performance of American Archive in achieving
these outcomes, and applies this information to future decisions.


   5. Directs tracking and reporting activities to reflect American
Archive's progress and outcomes relative to objectives and projects,
information such as financial indicators, adherence to timelines and
budget, stakeholder feedback, and other relevant data. Monitors and
analyzes information/data to ascertain trends, and recommends and
implements changes in direction, new approaches, and/or procedures to
improve operational efficiency and effectiveness, as appropriate, as
well as to ensure achievement of established objectives.


   6. Ensures that proper tools are in place to communicate and
disseminate critical American Archive information to stakeholders and
partners (internal and external to CPB), ensuring that communications
are ongoing and focused to ensure the effective development of support
and buy-in for American Archive initiatives, as well as the swift
resolution of problems and issues that could hinder achievement of
objectives or otherwise obstruct the successful operations of the
American Archive.


   7. Works with other senior management to communicate American
Archive's strategic direction throughout the public broadcasting system,
CPB, particularly with the Executive Office and, as necessary, with the
CPB Board or American Archive Committee of the Board, as well as
represent the American Archive to Congress, other national and digital
archives, media companies, stakeholders and the American public by
providing data, materials, and any other relevant information to
educate, secure support, and establish a shared understanding related to
the American Archive.


   8. Creates effective partnerships and builds and fosters alliances
with other organizations in support of American Archive objectives.


   9. Conducts required/effective staff management responsibilities and
ensures that all activities are performed in compliance with budget,
procurement,and other CPB policies, standards, and procedures.


   Other Duties


   10. Participates with CPB's senior management to set the overall
strategic direction of the department to include establishing policy,
goals, and objectives necessary to ensure that the department achieves
CPB's mission related to digital media strategy.


   11. Keeps abreast of activities in the marketplace related to digital
archiving, particularly those activities that may present opportunities
for the American Archive to enhance its efforts in development and
outreach initiatives.


   12. Represents and creates awareness of CPB's efforts related to the
American Archive at internal meetings, with stations and other
stakeholders, at coalitions, and at public broadcasting-related events
as required.


   Required Qualifications


   1. Masters Degree in information management, digital
archiving/library sciences, or a related field, or equivalent


   2. Ten years of work experience reflecting progressively responsible
programmatic and administrative roles in digital archiving and
asset/information management, as well as demonstrated experience with
the management and implementation of large-scale digital archiving
management systems.


   3. Prior management experience, with demonstrated experience
developing and implementing strategies and processes for achieving
business objectives.


   4. Demonstrated experience planning, organizing and managing multiple
priorities, projects, and activities as well as critical deadlines,
while being flexible to addressing and responding to changing needs.


   5. Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and lead
others, resolve conflicts, and ensure the achievement of results.


   6. Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as
advanced capabilities relative to collaboration, negotiation,
persuasion, and making effective presentations.


   7. A high level of confidence, integrity, can-do attitude and a hands
on approach to problem-solving as well as an executive presence for
interacting with and influencing key leadership and stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal skills for building and fostering key
relationships internal and external to CPB.


   8. Critical thinking, sound judgment and problem analysis/resolution
capabilities at both the strategic and operational levels.


   9. Project management expertise, particularly an understanding of
project planning, budgets, and financial/performance tracking.


   10. Advanced proficiency with the technology associated with digital
archiving and asset/information management.


   Desired Qualifications


   1. A related Doctorate degree.

   2. Familiarity with the public broadcasting system and CPB.


   Other Important Information


   * This position operates under minimal supervision and minimal
instruction - with the incumbent setting his/her own standards, plans
and procedures for accomplishing individual objectives. Also, handles
and/or provides guidance to others for handling problems and questions.

   * The work environment is one with significant volume and multiple

   * Travel required: 15 - 25%.

   * Direct budget accountability: $8 million per year


   Reports to: Vice President, Digital Media Strategy


   Send resumes to:

   jobs@cpb.org <http://jobs@cpb.org <http://jobs@cpb.org/> >

   Corporation for Public Broadcasting

   401 Ninth Street, NW

   Washington, DC 20004

   Attn: Human Resources Office



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