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Director, Media Technology and Service Strategies

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
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Position Announcement #118001 – Director, Media Technology and Service Strategies

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a private, nonprofit corporation created to ensure universal access to noncommercial high-quality programming and telecommunications services. We invest in programs and services that are educational, innovative, locally relevant, and reflect America’s common values and cultural diversity. We feel that our fundamental purpose is to encourage the development of programming that involves creative risks and that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, particularly children and minorities. 

CPB is currently seeking to hire a Director, Media Technology and Service Strategies (Level 8). Salary $70,500 - $110,100. This position reports directly to the VP, Media Strategy Operations.

General Description:

The Director, Media Technology and Service Strategies oversees and/or executes planning processes, strategic initiatives, and projects that support CPB’s media technology strategies and provides insight to the department on emerging technologies media trends. The Director keeps abreast of l media trends and provides analysis of those trends to inform CPB’s business decisions and strategic planning by identifying and assessing the impact of changing technologies and business models on public media’s infrastructure and operations.  The Director assesses technology aspects of CPB’s grants, including technical and digital development practices, and provides guidance on improvements that will enhance outcomes.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Supports CPB’s understanding and management of large-scale, technically complex projects and serves as a resource to the organization by advising on and/or facilitating projects involving newer and emerging media technologies and business strategies.
  1. Develops new grant rounds and projects, specifically providing insight into the feasibility and costs of projects involving new technologies for broadcasting or other media platforms.
  2. Acts as the lead on digitally focused projects and initiatives within the scope of the department’s objectives, performing required project management activities to ensure their effective and efficient execution and completion. 
  3. Aids projects officers and department managers in assessing the technology components of projects and grant proposals.
  4. Provides CPB with insight on trends in media infrastructure and technologies, including broadcast technologies and digital applications related to the development, creation, and distribution.
  • Participates in identification and establishment of project objectives and key initiatives, particularly related to CPB’s investments in media technologies, including spectrum, interconnection, and broadcast transmission and production.
  • Informs strategic and tactical planning processes, both system-wide and at the local level, to develop and enhance system operational effectiveness and efficiencies.
  • Supports public media’s strategic planning efforts through the identification, compilation and synthesis of information pertaining to public broadcasting business models, technical capabilities, audience trends and strategic initiatives through the analysis of relevant available data.  Identifies and develops solutions to data and/or research gaps that would best inform these efforts.
  • Establishes ongoing evaluation and follow-up actions to assess the effect and/or impact of projects and strategic initiatives and identify opportunities for improvement to support and enhance their future success.
  • Fosters and maintains effective and productive working relationships within CPB and with public broadcasting organizations, in order to create synergy around media technology strategies and secure and share information regarding industry trends and activities.  Ensures cross-departmental initiative alignment and efficiency.
  • Establishes communication processes and vehicles within CPB and, as appropriate, to other stakeholders, including reports, memos, positions papers, presentations, etc., for sharing information related to the results of department projects and investments.
  • Supports, as needed, other department projects, including research and analysis initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, project management or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
  • A minimum of seven years work experience in a professional level position requiring skills in project management.
  • Experience in developing emerging media technology strategies and managing projects for for multiple platform delivery.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of media technologies, including broadcast technology and web-based applications, and knowledge of media technology trends.  Understanding of CMS and CRM systems.
  • Strong knowledge of web technologies and the delivery of solutions with creative and engineering components.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data analytics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and on teams.
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, with a demonstrated proficiency in business writing and analytical skills. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced business, technology or similar degree.
  • Cable and/or broadcast experience.
  • Familiarity with contract or grant management.
  • Familiarity with the Communications Act and FCC broadcast regulations.


For more information about CPB, our programs, and our mission, please visit our website at www.cpb.org

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary history at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=corporatio&jobId=213148&lang=en_US&source=CC2   


The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is committed to the principles of diversity and equal employment opportunity. It is the policy of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to hire and promote employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation as a student, political affiliation, physical or mental handicap or disability, or other protected basis under applicable federal and District of Columbia law.


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