Producer Director and Senior Producer Director
Illinois Public Media
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois Public Media at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois seeks two true cross-platform innovators and collaborators who are unafraid to try new things, are culturally-savvy, love to brainstorm, can critique constructively, manage cross-platform workloads with ease, and see all the possibilities for content creation at a highly-respected and flourishing public media joint licensee just two hours south of Chicago.
Ideal producer/director candidates have substantial foundational skills in their arsenal, including producing and directing studio-based TV programming, and will also have extensive experience working on field productions. However, said candidates will also be into the idea of leveraging these skills to create short, vibrant video content for multiple platforms, including the web and social media. The folks we're looking for are great with studio equipment, love the idea of grabbing a couple of DSLRs and heading out the door, and shoot and edit on their phones for kicks. They're creative thinkers who want to have fun on the job, but also want to tell powerful stories and have high standards for the work they create.
These producer/directors will be cornerstones of a growing creative team at a station coming into its own with award-winning webseries (ART/BTS, Backyard Industry) and documentaries (Ebertfest 2016: Center of the Universe, Barns: An Illinois Story), a rising statewide talk show (The 21st), a CPB-funded statewide news collaboration (Illinois Newsroom), and a blossoming international productions unit. Not only that - Urbana-Champaign is a vibrant, growing community that's home to the University of Illinois, which means pay is competitive and benefits, including free tuition for University classes, are A+. For more information about Illinois Public Media, please visit our website at will.illinois.edu.
This is a full-time, 12-month academic professional appointment with a start date as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 19, 2017. The committee may begin reviewing applications and scheduling interviews before the close date but no decision will be made until after the close date. For the full position announcement and application procedure, please see jobs.illinois.edu
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu