Friday, May 19, 2017

New Station Manager

I believe Roy Belson told me that there would be a new 501c3 running the station.  Suddenly it seems like City Hall wants to control free speech in Medford.

Given that the last fiasco was a blight on access TV (Dirty Talk Live, etc) for over 25 years, it is clear that City Hall Medford doesn't know the first darn thing about public access TV.  We know that they engage in censorship.  

The lawsuits could start flying over this nonsense.

Station Manager, City of Medford

Station Manager
City of Medford
The city of Medford is seeking a Station Manager for its public access station and community media center. Located in the Vocational Wing at the Medford High School at 489 Winthrop St., Medford, MA. Key responsibilities and duties: Include reporting to the Advisory Board of Directors of the Cable Access Channel to develop and implement all policies, procedures, and long-range strategic plans and compliance with the city of Medford, and supervision of such areas as personnel matters, training, production, programming and outreach. This person must have a strong background in technical operations, video production, and support of a public access center. With primary responsibilities focused on the management, daily operation, training of membership and staffing of the Media Technology studio; and secondary responsibilities focused on the providing programming and studio services to the Medford Public Education Government (PEG) Channel on a timely and consistent basis. Responsibilities: Work cooperatively with the Advisory Board of Directors for the Cable Access Channel and the Medford Public Schools to maintain day to day operations of the Media Technology studio. Promote collaboration between the public access community, the city of Medford, Medford Technical High School’s Media Technology program and the Medford Public Schools. Schedule and manage staff of the studio. Provide oversight and management of administrative, finance and communication. Maintain relationships and ongoing communication with appointed PEG representatives and community. Ensure conduct of business incorporates MA Ed Framework standards and Media Industry best practices. Provide video production and video editing resources to Medford PEG. Schedule and coordinate Media Technology studio resources required to produce cable access programming. Forecast equipment needs and schedules and/or perform preventative maintenance. Monitor channels for quality control of technical issues. Establish and maintain remote resources to respond to technical channel issues during non-business hours, including government and school access channels. Prepare, and schedule the broadcast of programming playback on a timely, consistent, and quality basis. Work with Board of Directors to maintain budget and forecast capital improvement needs. Maintain software applications and equipment at current revision levels with respect to industry standards and technology. Maintain online presence including website, video on demand, and social media. Archive cable access programming. Serve as videographer, when available. Requirements: Projected working schedule: Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. Ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods. Ability to climb ladders and change out light fixtures. Ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Ability to operate video production and electronic equipment. Experience required: Bachelor’s degree in communication or equivalent. Three plus years of senior leadership experience, with facilities and operational responsibilities of a PEG television station preferred. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Experience with Windows and Mac operating and editing systems. Must be able to pass a CORI check, SORI check, and a fingerprint background check. Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license and have access to a personal vehicle. Applicants must submit via email: to a application, detailed cover letter, current resume, a least three professional references with telephone numbers and email addresses, and CORI Form. 

This position is based on a 40 hour work week with a compensation and benefits package provided by the city of Medford. The position has a $65,000 to $75,000 salary range. 

For the complete posting please visit the city of Medford's website -

"The City of Medford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/504 Employer (Which will drag you into criminal court if you file a public records request that they do not like - editor's input).

 (posted 5/11 exp. 6/11)