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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Program Manager,TV
Position Classification Code: J2037
Job Family: External Affairs
Pay Level: 08
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Coordinates and monitors program scheduling for university television station(s) broadcasts. Prepares and updates schedules, screens and acquires programs and participates in program promotions.
Standard Duties:
Supervises two or more full-time employees, or their equivalent, on a regular basis. Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees, or makes related recommendations that are given particular weight. Previews and evaluates local, unsolicited independent, regional and national television programs to determine appropriateness for station usage. Ensures program quality for broadcast by deciding whether program tape or film is technically acceptable. Participates in program acquisition by recommending suitable programs for purchase. Prepares and updates weekly/monthly program schedule by establishing program availability and determining the best time to air. Responds to viewers' questions, comments and/or complaints regarding television programming/scheduling. Prepares and maintains various departmental reports for submittal to supervisor such as program evaluations and preparation of audience research information; prepares and responds to various surveys such as program rating surveys. Coordinates broadcast traffic and logging activities as it relates to program scheduling. Develops alternatives to planned schedule; authorizes last minute changes and replaces material. Participates in the development of station goals, policies and procedures. Operates computer in order to maintain and update the program schedule. Confers with promotional department to discuss content of programs scheduled to air; determines which programs to promote. Ensures compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies in broadcasting.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of broadcasting rules and regulations. Knowledge of broadcast scheduling techniques.
Skill in broadcast program evaluation. Skill in use of mini computer with custom software.
Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Associate's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Two (2) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- A Bachelor's degree in a related field will substitute for two years of experience.
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-