Television Production Manager of TV Cultural Affairs Channel

Position ID: 27107
Georgia State University
Arts & Sciences
Position Description
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TV Production Manager
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Managers of TV Cultural Affairs Channel

Television Production Manager

The Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta invites applicants for three positions at the rank of academic professional for implementing a recently expanded television production partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). Application reviews will start September 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled, with a goal that the person hired will start sometime in October 2014. Requirements include extensive television production and managerial experience; preference will be given to applicants with experience in university- or public broadcasting-related production environments and to those who have a successful record of grant writing. A graduate degree is preferred.

The three positions’ duties closely connect to implementation of an agreement between GSU and Georgia Public Broadcasting, which makes a GPB digital sub-channel available to the university that will carry statewide educational, arts and cultural affairs events across the GPB broadcast network and its statewide-contracted cable outlets. GSU will provide GPB with 12 hours a day of this programming; statewide partners will submit programming that will be post-produced at GSU, and GSU film crews will tape original content that will be formatted for airing.  Statewide broadcast starts June 1, 2015.

The Television Production Manager, will coordinate production teams that include graduate and undergraduate students planning for media industry careers, and so a record of effective mentorship and collaborative teamwork is also strongly preferred.  If the candidate has an advanced degree in production (M.A. or M.F.A.) then the position can be negotiated to connect to limited teaching, but instruction is not among the position’s required duties.  The person hired is expected to work with GPB and University officials to assure GSU compliance with the partnership contract, with FCC licensure requirements (such as consistency with our shared educational mission, accessible closed captioning, rules governing appropriateness of content), and consistent with the technical specifications required by GPB of final packaged content. The person will be expected to collaborate to develop and sustain community partnerships.

Television Production Manager.  Anticipated duties: (a) work under the Managing Director to identify opportunities for recording educational, arts, and cultural affairs events across Georgia of wide potential interest; coordinating and assigning crews for recording in the field to be edited and packaged for broadcast; (b) supervise and train student crews in the field.

Applications should include a letter of application and CV, degree transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.  Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and candidates from other traditionally under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Address applications to Dr. Doug Barthlow, Search Chair, Department of Communication, Georgia State University, 25 Park Place NE, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30302-5060. 

For more information, contact Dr. Doug Barthlow at or Dr. Greg Lisby, Chair, Department of Communication, at

CIP Discipline Code: 
Photo/Film/Video Studies/Technical/Production (Admin code)
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, other
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Position Starting Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2015
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Search Chair: 
Dr. Doug Barthlow
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator