Director, Public Media Accelerator

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2011 2:06 AM
    Message # 772313
    POSITION
    Director, Public Media Accelerator


    ORGANIZATION

    Public Radio Exchange (PRX)


    PRX is looking for a Director of the Public Media Accelerator Project. This is a high-profile national leadership opportunity at the nexus of technology, media, and venture philanthropy.


    The Public Media Accelerator is a partnership between the Knight Foundation and Public Radio Exchange (PRX) to power mission-driven innovation for public service media.


    Knight is investing $2.5 million over two years to start the Accelerator, and PRX’s seeks the potential to grow the fund and attract additional investors.


    Formally launching at SXSW in March 2012, the Accelerator will invite entrepreneurs from the nonprofit and for-profit worlds to propose ventures that advance public media through developing and launching innovative products and services.


    The Director is a contract position for a minimum of two years.  The Director will provide leadership, strategic direction and overall management of the Public Media Accelerator. Reporting to the PRX CEO, the Director will work in close coordination with senior staff of PRX and Knight Foundation, with support from a dedicated program assistant.


    Major responsibilities include:
    • Develop strategies and lead efforts to recruit high-quality applicants, mentors, advisory board members, partners, sponsors, and additional Accelerator investors
    • Work with the Advisory Team to establish policies, structures, and systems for effective operation and management of the Accelerator
    • Manage relationships and facilitate involvement of participants and stakeholders
    • Develop strategies for sustaining and growing the Accelerator
    • Develop curriculum for the Accelerator program
    • Oversee and lead Accelerator events, meetings, presentations
    • Coordinate communications and publicity
    • Oversee finances and budget
    • Ensure compliance with grant requirements and reporting


    Skills/Requirements:
    • Significant entrepreneurial experience in media and technology
    • Familiarity with and interest in public media
    • Experience in managing intensive program with multiple stakeholder relationships
    • Experience with grant and financial management and early-stage venture investment practices
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability and willingness to travel, attend meetings, networking events, often beyond the framework of a normal working schedule
    • Boston-based preferred, Northeast corridor possible


    Compensation is competitive for nonprofit tech/media, and based on experience. This is a contract position without benefits.  The term is a minimum of two years with the possibility of extending if grant funding allows.  PRX, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. 


    Interested applicants should email a short cover letter and resume to 
    acceleratordirector@prx.org

    ABOUT PRX

    PRX is an award-winning nonprofit public media company, harnessing innovative technology to bring significant stories to millions of people. PRX.org is public radio’s largest distribution marketplace, offering thousands of audio stories for broadcast and digital use. Listen to Public Radio Remix, our continuous stream of the best radio stories, on XM123, PublicRadioRemix.org, and a growing number of broadcast stations. Our apps for public media include This American Life, KCRW Music Mine, and Public Radio Player. Learn more at PRX.org.
     


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