Director, Digital Media Analysis

Jan 06, 2014
Feb 05, 2014
Ms. Cara Dalrymple
Full Time
General Description:
The Director, Digital Media Analysis assists the department in assessing technical aspects of station grants and provides insight to the department on technology trends, particularly those that pertain to digital media. The Director oversees the collection and analysis of internal and external data to inform department, CPB and public media business decisions and strategic planning.

Specific Responsibilities:
•Supports CPB’s understanding and management of large-scale, technically complex projects and serves as a resource to the organization by advising on and managing projects involving media technologies.
a.Assists with the development of new grant rounds and projects, specifically providing insight into the feasibility and costs of projects involving new technologies for broadcasting or other media platforms.
b.Aids projects officers and department managers in assessing the technical components of station grants and other proposals.
c.Provides department and CPB with insight on trends in media technologies, including broadcast technologies and web applications related to the development, creation, and distribution of public media content, and assists in communications within CPB and externally about these areas of focus.
•Supervises and coordinates internal and external data collection.
a.Manages station and system data collected by CPB, including the station activities surveys (SABS/SAS).
b.Leads consultations with representatives from stations and national organizations to assist CPB management in improving system-wide data collection and reporting.
•Oversees the analysis of system and station data.
a.Manages team mining data from station surveys, financial reports, and other sources to identify trends and forecast system health.
b.Builds recommendations based on analysis for department and CPB management to utilize in strategic planning and business decisions.
c.Works across all CPB departments to identify additional data needs and generate new reports.
•Works with department management to build and monitor department business and work plans, particularly related to those projects that impact stations and involve new technology.
a.Assists in the creation of business and work plans.
b.Links department plans to results of analysis of system station data, helping to ensure impactful and effective grant programs and projects.
•Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in business, information technology, project management or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
•A minimum of seven years of directly related, increasingly responsible business experience requiring skills in technology, business analysis, and project management;
•Demonstrated knowledge of media technologies, including broadcast technology and web-based applications, and knowledge of media technology trends;
•Demonstrated knowledge of data management and analysis;
•Demonstrated knowledge of and skills related to project management (e.g. establishing goals, planning, organizing and managing resources – including budget), analysis, and execution;
•Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently as well as with others on a team;
•Excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines, while having an attentention to detail and quality;
•Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, with a demonstrated proficiency in business writing and analytical skills;
•Demonstrated ability to use Excel functions and perform spreadsheet modeling; and
•Demonstrated ability to independently develop a plan of action and to seek new and innovative techniques and solutions.

Desired Qualifications:
•Advanced business, technology or similar degree.
•Familiarity with public broadcasting.
•Experience in a non-profit cultural or public service environment.
•Familiarity with a contract or grant management.

For more information about CPB, our programs, and our mission, please visit our website at Please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary history with the position announcement number #114004 to:

CPB Human Resources
202-879-9768 (fax)
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
401 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has a commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we welcome applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or status with regard to public assistance.

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