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at State of Louisiana

Posted: 3/26/2020
Job Reference #: 2730609

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

The Louisiana Educational TV Authority (LETA), also known as Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB), is seeking to find a candidate for the Director of Production.  
Preference will be given to the candidate that has 1) excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, 2) excellent administrative and managerial skills, 3) familiarity with public media programming, FCC rules and PBS ethical standards, experience as an editor, report or producer of documentary, news and/or public affairs content, 4) ability to create a culture of innovation and creativity, 5) ability to be effective in leading complex projects in a fast-paced environment & 6) ability to work as part of a management team and under deadlines.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. 
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*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Candace Morgan
H R Director
LA Educational TV Authority
Production Division
7733 Perkins Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA  70810
(225) 767-5660


A baccalaureate degree in mass communications, broadcast television production, broadcast journalism, journalism, English, film studies, or cinematography, plus five years of production experience in television, radio, or multimedia.
Additional experience in production in television, radio, or multimedia will substitute for the required degree on the basis of six months of experience for fifteen semester hours of college. 
Experience may be with a commercial, public, government, or non-profit entity for television, radio, or multimedia distribution.
TV Lighting/Stage Director is not qualifying toward the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To administer all activities related to the pre-production, production and post-production phases of all programs produced for state and national distribution.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Broad direction from the Executive Director and Deputy Director.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct over Television Production Manager and all contracted television professionals within the Department.

Location of Work:
Louisiana Educational Television Authority.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from the Executive Director and the Deputy Director by lack of overall authority for management of the agency.

Differs from Television Production Manager by final responsibility for managing productions.

Differs from Television Senior Producer by final responsibility for content development, overall management and assigning of projects.

Examples of Work

Administers, directs, controls and supervises all agency produced and co-produced television programming to assure that all content goals are successfully achieved by projects produced and transmitted through the broadcast and non-broadcast systems of LETA, and for national and international distribution.

Determines, manages and coordinates priorities in the development of program content, working with in-house and outside professionals to develop scripts and production concepts for designated program objectives and production and post-production facilities coordination.

Advises the Executive Director and Deputy Director regarding production content and development decisions, budgetary guidelines, agency and personnel commitments.

Develops preliminary project budgets for research and scripting resources, personnel services, equipment and material usage with regard programs for state, national and international productions.

Develops administrative policies for the Production Department.

Provides administrative activities in devising and reviewing budgets for production projects, including personnel use, needed technical facilities and monetary requirements.

Oversees the creation of all contracts for production services, client-based projects, agency product distribution and any associated peripherals. Provides consultation services to the agency legal department.

Responsible for creating legal decisions regarding user rights, copyright laws and legal implications on all programs' contents. Provides consultation to all producing personnel concerning all projects compliance with Federal Communication Commission and Public Broadcasting System rules, regulations and guidelines. Lawsuits, fines and other

Creates needed contractual positions for non-agency professional personnel required to produce specific program content, visual, digital services, etc. Creates or oversees the creation of contracts for such and is an official signatory for the agency on such legal documents.

Responsible for the determination and creation of all future programming for the agency's broadcast network, digital transmission systems and internet-related activities. Determines said needs through research with Program Directors, professional experts in various fields and other production entities.

Develop new strategies and methods for the dissemination of information to the citizens of the state and the nation through such technological systems as broadcast, cable, Internet streaming technologies and advanced methods to be determined in the future.

Oversees national and international distribution and promotion activities of Agency productions through coordination with Agency Programming and Promotions Department.

Coordinates and oversees funding of production projects through grant writing, underwriting clients and various other resources.

Provides management, professional and administrative guidance and support and reviews and evaluates work of contract personnel in production development and creative construction phases.

Coordinates with other agency departments as to their responsibilities in the production processes.

Researches and recommends capitol outlay equipment, to be used by production personnel.

Develops quality control measures for all projects and assists producers, their associates, subordinate production personnel and assigned engineers in responding with corrective measures.

Negotiates with and devises legally binding documents with distributing entities for national and international distribution of programs. Signatory on these documents.

Functions as News Director, coordinating and overseeing all statewide public affairs programming for the network. Subject
matter is analysis for need within the state and specials on topical issues are developed and produced.

Administration of yearly budget creation and revision.

Represents Louisiana Education Television Authority at various public functions.

Heads agency committees on computer resources, facilities, Web presence, design implementation, digital upgrades and more.