President and CEO, WEDU

Strategic Planning for WEDU
Tampa-St Petersburg-Sarasota, Florida

posted on November 16, 2018

job posting:

WEDU is searching for a dynamic leader as its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to manage the operations and serve as the external “face” of west central Florida’s community-licensed PBS station. WEDU broadcasts from Tampa, Florida, reaching a total of 16 counties in the 11th-largest US television market. The CEO reports to the WEDU Board of Directors and will be directly responsible for all station activities as well as day-to-day station management. This person will personally direct, plan, staff and organize all the operations of the station by providing an innovative, creative and strategic vision for this Public Media organization, its Television and other media platforms as we expand in the challenging digital environment. This person must excel at community engagement and partnership building, as well as, deliver critical and effective fundraising leadership, involving public and private sources, while providing important financial guidance to the CFO and executive staff. The CEO, along with the executive staff, plans the annual budget and oversees it closely, making certain WEDU’s goals and financial targets are reached. This position will be responsible for growing revenue by increasing the donor base and underwriting support. This includes driving major and planned-giving campaigns, and personally making donor calls. Being at the forefront in establishing relevant strategies and goals for monetizing all new and existing media platforms is paramount. WEDU is in a solid financial position. With growing membership revenues and a healthy endowment, we are on a path to become the preeminent source of content to serve the local needs of our region. To continue that momentum and to enhance our financial strength, WEDU seeks a leader whose stride and determination will take us there. Together, the Board and Staff of WEDU have developed a profile of the next President and CEO of WEDU. Candidates who most closely match this profile will be considered. For more detail, please visit the full posting at Requirements Candidates must possess at a minimum a bachelor’s degree and broad management experience in public media, commercial broadcasting, or in allied fields, such as internet media, marketing or related disciplines. The successful candidate must understand the needs of a multi-cultural viewer/donor base and community and must have a track record of successful experience in communicating with the many stakeholders of a large, dynamic private sector entity or a public media outlet such as WEDU. WEDU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Drug Test required. Search Assistance by Livingston Associates Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates

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