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How to Recruit a School Broadcast Program Director

How to Recruit a School Broadcast Program Director

Schools nationwide have built thriving broadcast programs with the NFHS Network that provide invaluable opportunities for students. With a broadcast program, you can equip your students with real-world experience in broadcast journalism, filmmaking, communications, and media. 

If you're interested in starting a school broadcast program, you should appoint a director to lead this important initiative. A school broadcast program needs an effective director to operate at its highest potential.

When hiring a program director, consider your current staff members as potential candidates. Do you know anyone who has experience in broadcasting and journalism or a personal interest in film and media? You might have an ideal candidate already on staff. 

You can also hire externally if you have the resources available to do so. To make your search easier, we created this job description that you can use to recruit a school broadcast program director at your school. 

School Broadcast Program Director

*School Name*

*Salary*

*Hours*

*Desired Start Date*

About the Role: [School Name] is seeking a broadcast program director to oversee the production of our live-streamed events and educate students on best practices in broadcasting. The ideal candidate will not be only knowledgeable in the field but also passionate about leading our students to become the best they can possibly be. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Time management skills 
  • Highly organized 
  • Knowledge of sports
  • Computer and technical skills
  • Familiar with broadcast standards
  • Experience in the broadcast field
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience guiding, directing, monitoring, and motivating students
  • Passionate about teaching 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Overseeing broadcasts including live sporting events (football, soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, baseball, and softball)
  • Directing, supervising, and evaluating students before, during, and after production
  • Creating broadcast schedules for students
  • Collaborating with technical directors on the maintenance of production equipment
  • Contributing to students' development as broadcasters
  • Conducting weekly club meetings to discuss strategy and practice skills
  • Communicating with coaches of the competing teams  
  • Collaborating regularly with the Athletic Director 

 

Feel free to edit if needed based on your school's requirements. This can be a great start toward creating your job posting. Be sure to post the job listing on your school website and LinkedIn page. 

More Information 

For more information on the benefits of a school broadcast program, read our recent blog.

To hear from a graduate of a school broadcast program, check out our feature story.

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