The KBVR-TV station manager is responsible for all student TV and video content. This includes multiple TV shows, public service announcements, and special broadcasts, all of which contribute to 24/7 playout on channel 26, online live streaming, KBVR website and YouTube.
The station manager ensures student staff, crew members, and volunteers are held to the highest ethical and professional standards and practices. The station manager assigns tasks, oversees all activities of the KBVR-TV team and delegates when appropriate. The station manager works with their Orange Media Network adviser and the Director to plan for the future while showcasing student work in a fair and unbiased fashion. As a leader, the station manager builds others up through mentoring, coaching and supporting, while also managing and directing work.
The station manager follows OMN policies and procedures to recruit, lead and supervise student staff and volunteers while advancing Orange Media Network’s reputation for excellence as a welcoming, engaging and inclusive organization. As a student leader within OMN, the KBVR-TV station manager sets the tone of the department as a collaborative, supportive and celebrative environment.
The station manager should be familiar with all aspects of TV and video production and OMN. They identify and facilitate trainings and workshops for all TV team members, including but not limited to: equipment training, producing, show directing, on-air hosting, ethics, writing, and shooting and editing video. The station manager acts as a liaison of the TV station and OMN and may be called upon to serve on committees or represent OMN publicly.
- Is comfortable shooting and editing video
- Is knowledgeable about live studio production
- Is knowledgeable about field video production
- Is knowledgeable of the SPJ Code of Ethics
- Is knowledgeable and experienced in building and maintaining source relationships
- Is knowledgeable of how to create video content and able and interested in learning to create content for all media platforms
- Is knowledgeable of legal regulations and ethical principles guiding television and video
- Is knowledgeable of Adobe Premiere
- Is knowledgeable in Ross Inception or other rundown creation system
- Is a strong writer and communicator
- Is comfortable with public speaking
- Is organized
- Is capable of leading and coaching others to be their best
- Is experienced with giving and receiving feedback
- Is capable of effectively using web tools and social media for building engagement
- Have prior experience on KBVR-TV, preferably producing experience
- Able to remain professional and calm when working with difficult individuals
- Meets university eligibility requirements
- Act in a professional manner at all times
- Be an enthusiastic coach for staff and volunteers
- Be an approachable leader within the OMN organization, capable of seeing things from the 5,000-foot level and representing the entire organization as needed
- Meet daily with Orange Media Network Director and/or adviser to go over feedback and areas for improvement; strategize for overcoming challenges
- Notify Adviser and the Director of Orange Media Network immediately should any ethical, legal, personnel or controversial problems occur
- Meet weekly with other Orange Media Network department heads as part of OMN Student Leadership meetings
- Meet weekly with adviser and all TV staff for weekly cohort meeting to review work and train.
- Report monthly to the Student Media Committee, presenting data, analysis and insightful information on engagement, viewers, staffing, strategies and accolades
- Hold 20 regular office hours each week at Orange Media Network, at least half of these hours should be during regular business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday). Hours may vary during different stages of the term
- Respond to emails and phone calls immediately, professionally representing Orange Media Network
- The station manager holds staff accountable to their position descriptions and expectations, and publicly acknowledges and celebrates accomplishment and growth at all levels of the organization
- Think only the best, work only for the best and expect only the best
- Work to create an inclusive culture of celebration and perseverance
- Leave a legacy of accomplishment through an unwavering commitment to reflection, growth and serving the OSU community
- Participate in OMN Boot Camp before school starts. Exact dates to be determined.
- Attend LeaderShape with OMN prior to the start of the school year. Exact dates to be determined.
- Schedule and program channel 26 each week for 24/7 playout, scheduling live shows and reruns. Set the schedule a week in advance, and provide those daily air schedules to OMN creative team and student leaders for building ads and promotion.
- Hire a team of show producers in accordance with OMN policies and procedures
- Ensure that producers of regular shows fill 30-minute or 60-minute timeslots to help in the programming and scheduling of channel 26. (Special events – live sports, debates, events, etc. – do not need a defined length )
- Post shows to OrangeMediaNetwork.com the same night as taping
- Ensure all content on KBVR-TV (channel 26, online, and social media) is accurate, fair, engaging, and of high technical and ethical quality prior to broadcast or upload.
- Provide leadership, coaching, and mentorship to the TV staff and establish procedures that encourage learning, student participation, accountability and media excellence
- Ensure all content strives to be representative of the myriad of experiences and identities of the OSU community through source selection, guest selection, topic selection, and image selection
- Ensure that all students are given opportunities to grow and try new roles, crew positions and leadership positions. Collaborate with adviser on new ways for crew to advance in their skills
- Take lead on coordinating and producing special broadcasts of events, collaborating with campus partners
- Collaborate with outside organizations around campus and provide opportunities for students to pitch new shows
- Represent KBVR and the Orange Media Network proudly and professionally while looking for opportunities to build audience and participation in the network.
- Update KBVR-TV’s social media accounts multiple times each day. Interact with readers, promote the station, and use Facebook Live and Periscope video to post engaging content
- Maintain and create KBVR-TV production planning documents and staffing/crew lists
- Ensure scheduling of KBVR productions in the Orange Media Network studios is done through the Facilities/Equipment Support office manager.
- In collaboration with adviser, ensure KBVR-TV staff, producers and crew are properly trained on video production safety, operation of technical equipment, ethics, as well as production planning and execution
- Contribute content for other Orange Media Network publications and collaborate with other student leaders on multimedia projects. Work collaboratively with other mediums to create a welcoming and inter-disciplinary environment
- Help create or provide content for the OMN page in the Gazette-Times, coordinating with the Barometer Editor and professional staff on dates and deadlines.
- Be a collaborator with fellow Orange Media Network leaders in the shared use of facilities, equipment and content to benefit all Orange Media Network publications
- Work to ensure that KBVR-TV’s productions are consistent with Orange Media Network’s mission, vision and policies
- Lead at least one all-staff training per term
- Write proposals for traveling for coverage, working with adviser and OMN professional staff
- Participate in the NMC 409 open house the first Wednesday of every term
Collaborate/delegate with staff:
- Ensure show producers have the resources they need to regularly create shows for their timeslot, including full crews, studio access, and technical needs. This is typically delegated to show producers
- Hold weekly meetings with each show to discuss the week’s content and review the previous work. This is typically delegated to show producers.
- Supervise producers and ensure every show as a complete rundown; every package or show element has a script; and every script is complete and accurate prior to air. Show producers are typically responsible for completing this work, under station manager’s supervision.
- Supervise producers are filling their slot and finishing post-show work the same night as taping, including uploading shows to YouTube, entering closed captioning, uploading thumbnails and dropping finished shows into channel 26 converter.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Hire staff with consultation from Director of Orange Media Network and/or adviser. Disciplinary action must be approved by adviser, based on University Human Resources guidelines and following OMN’s 3-strike process
- Follow hiring process and report all new hires to the office coordinator so that they can complete payroll forms
- Ensure that all volunteers have completed the volunteer agreement form and consistently meet those expectations
- Assist in planning and running Boot Camp training for KBVR TV staff for one week in early September before school starts and again before school starts in the spring
- Create agenda and meet weekly with KBVR TV staff and adviser to train, review the week’s strengths and areas for improvement, and most importantly, brainstorm
- Alert professional staff on issues with equipment, and collaborate with Adviser on resolving issues with student staff, productions, participants, guest and viewer issues
- Think only the best, work only for the best and expect only the best
Pay Rate: 20 hours per week, at $11.50 per hour