Marketing Specialist/TV Producer

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree preferably in public relations, broadcasting, or related field; or equivalent in experience.
One-year professional work experience preferably as a television producer including pre-production, production, and post-production.
Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with various constituencies.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated organizational skills.
Self-motivated team player with the ability to inspire trust and confidence with colleagues and the public.
Ability and willingness to travel.
Ability and willingness to work weekends.
Demonstrated ability to project a positive image.

Preferred Qualifications

Marketing, promotion and public relations experience in broadcast and news media environment.
Experience on-camera television and/or other media.
Experience serving as a host during on-air pledge periods.
Demonstrated ability to act independently in the creation and implementation of new program concepts.
Familiarity with, and an understanding of, the mission of public media.

Duties & Responsibilities

Communications and promotions.
Television Production.
Works collaboratively with production and development staff to create compelling local content.
Hosts local programming including on-air pledges as needed.
Works collaboratively with development and outreach/engagement to create and promote community events including program screenings, PBS characters appearances, fund-raising activities, and others to be determined.
Develops and directs staff and students to implement station marketing, promotion, and public relations activities.
Responsible for station e-newsletter.
Prepares and disseminates all station press releases.
Produces digital content media for web and social media platforms.
Acts as an on-air host for local fundraising efforts.

Supervision Exercised

Student worker(s)

Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recommendation letters and a work sample.

The position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Employee GroupPublic Broadcasting - Salary
Staff Pay Level3
Pay Range$32,536 - $70,855
DivisionGovernment and External Relations
DepartmentPublic Broadcasting
Position StatusRegular
Position End Date
Employment StatusFull-Time
Position Type12 month
Weekly Work ScheduleMonday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm Evenings and Weekends as required
LocationMount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science, and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 18 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland, and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

EEO Statement

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Posting Begins04/05/2020
Posting Ends
Open Until FilledYes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn of this vacancy?
    • CMU Website
    • Other website
    • Newspaper
    • Word of Mouth
  2. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO or Faculty
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Police
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  4. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree preferably in public relations, broadcasting, or related field; or equivalent in experience.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least one year of professional experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience as a television producer including pre-production, production, and post-production?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Recommendation Letters
  2. Work Sample