Under the general supervision of the Journalism Department Chair, the Broadcast Media / News Director directs the distribution of content produced in the radio and television facilities (newsrooms, control and broadcast studios). The incumbent oversees the coordination and collaboration of broadcast, digital and other content on a single platform, including creation of procedures and systems to support students' work and enforce journalistic and ethical standards; works collaboratively with faculty, students and technical and support staff prior to and during production times; handles online and other subscriptions, physical and technology needs within scope of the position; oversees contest entries; works with KCSN 88.5 staff to manage the Department's news media and production facilities (newsroom, ISO and recording studios in LA 380) and programming in the station housed in The Soraya's Kurland Auditorium complex. Coordinates and collaborates with the Department's Media Production Specialists, particularly the TV Lab Technician II position, in the Television News/control rooms and broadcast studios, and the Department's Information Technology Consultant; coordinates and collaborates with other student-run media and project staff and faculty, including at The Sundial, El Nuevo Sol and Agency 398, among others; trains, mentors, schedules and critiques students in coordination with the Department's curricular needs and as determined by faculty and staff; monitors supplies and resources; provides administrative support where needed and appropriate; and performs other duties as assigned.
About the Department
The CSUN Department of Journalism, a nationally accredited undergraduate program, supports nine award-winning, student-run digital news media operations in print/online and radio/television broadcast in English and Spanish, as well as a thriving public relations operation, Agency 398. The Journalism program is designed for students who seek careers in a wide variety of contemporary options - particularly in broadcast, public relations and participatory and ethnic media. Our dynamic and creative faculty include internationally recognized scholars in citizen and participatory media, Latin American diasporas and the media, border and immigration issues as well as visual communication and multiplatform storytelling. Our Master's degree in Mass Communication program teaches students critical approaches to journalism practice.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college in Journalism or in a related field. Equivalent to four years of full-time professional experience in commercial or public broadcasting, public affairs and/or related news media operations at a supervisory level; five years preferred. Master's degree and/or directorial experience in radio, television or digital production is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Demonstrated ability in utilizing principles, materials and equipment in broadcast, digital, web and related emerging strategies and practices; demonstrated knowledge of contemporary production software and techniques, such as audio/video capture and professional digital editing methods and technologies, as well as core concepts and values appropriate to the specific content creation and production activity. Demonstrated ability to define and organize a project; demonstrated competence in managing a project team. Demonstrated ability to create documents and written communications; and ability to build and sustain long-term relationships with a variety of constituencies. Demonstrated success in training others, provide lead work direction and assuming responsibility for outcomes. Proven ability to use software for spreadsheet and database analysis; and ability to work in a team environment and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Possession of internet research skills; Excellency in English oral and written communication skills; sound judgment skills; computer skills; interpersonal skills; and cross-functional team leading skills.
Additional Salary Information: The salary range for this classification is: $3420 - $6008 per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $3420 - $5800, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: 8067
About California State University, Northridge
About the University:
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to historically underrepresented students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise and through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.