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Mast TV General Manager

Mast TV General Manager

Description

The Mast Student Television General Manager establishes a direction for the studio, gives specific tasks to staff members, creates and maintains the annual budget, organizes weekly meetings between Mast Student Television employees as well as The Mooring Mast employees. Checks the organization email account, updates the various social media websites, settles disputes between staff members and outside associates and hires staff members. In addition to working within the television station, the General Manager must work closely with the Editor-in-Chief of The Mooring Mast to continue strengthening Mast Media.

Job Summary

  • Work closely with the Editor In Chief of The Mooring Mast to hire employees and work together to maintain staff and production.
  • Assume full responsibility for any material published or aired for Mast Student Television and the various social media platforms.
  • Be responsible for the financial operations of the television station.
  • Be responsible for the overall accuracy, completeness, and overall quality of the media; review the appropriateness of material for publication and airing, including techniques used in gathering information.
  • Ensure that production is properly equipped and that adequate space is provided for production.
  • Ensure a safe, comfortable environment for producers and volunteers in the studio.
  • Maintain professional contact with related professional organizations outside the campus with members of TV productions on other campuses.
  • Manage all training for hired staff as well as review content that is being produced.
  • Have thorough understanding of video production and editing to the point of confidence in training of these skills.

Duties to University Student Media Board (USMB)

  • Enroll in and successfully complete the 4-credit course Communication 427: Media and Leadership for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.
  • Work closely with the outgoing general manager during the last month of the school year and attend PLU’s Student Leadership Institute (SLI) prior to Fall Semester of the upcoming school year. Submit proposals for budget and staffing to USMB and a proposal for staff organization.
  • Administer all aspects of the media, including reporting, writing, layout design printing, advertising, photography, editorial decisions, circulation, production, videotaping, recording, and editing.
  • Assume full responsibility for any material published or aired, and address any complaints filed against the media outlet.
  • In conjunction with the advisor and University appropriate officials, prepare and issue requests for contractual bids for equipment and service.
  • Be responsible for the accuracy, completeness, and overall quality of the media; and in conjunction with the advisor, review the appropriateness of material for publication/airing, including techniques used in gathering information.
  • Ensure that the publication/production is properly equipped and that adequate space is provided for production.
  • In conjunction with the advisor, maintain professional contact with journalistic organizations outside the campus and with members of printing trades, publishing firms, television productions, radio productions, and similar operations on other campuses. Meet regularly with the other media outlet heads to discuss content and promote cross-platform collaboration.
  • Serve as a voting member of USMB.

Key Qualifications

Be a student enrolled at PLU full time (twelve credit hours or more) at the time of selection with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Be enrolled for a minimum of twelve semester hours and maintain a 2.5 grade point average or higher during tenure in office. Have demonstrated past ability to provide leadership and use sound judgment.

Questions

Contact masttv@plu.edu.