BATV is Billerica Massachusetts’ cable access television corporation. Incorporated in 1987, the non-profit, non-commercial PEG (public, educational, and government) access television corporation’s day-to-day operations are managed by a professional staff of eight (six full-time and two part-time employees), while a fifteen member Board of Directors govern the Corporation.
BATV’s modern 6,000 square foot facility is located in the center of Billerica, Massachusetts. Approximately twenty miles northwest of Boston, Billerica is accessible by Route 3, 128 and Interstates 93 and 495. The population of Billerica is approximately 40,000 of which over 12,500 households subscribe to cable service provided by Comcast and Verizon.
BATV provides resources, education and assistance for the Billerica community and encourages use and exploration of its cable television and web based tools and platforms for the creation and distribution of content. BATV’s membership is comprised of volunteers of all ages and includes Billerica residents, businesses and community organizations. Studios, field and post production equipment and training for BATV’s resources ranging from the basics of video production to advanced concepts that include technological interfaces of cable television and web platforms are available to users. Fun and efficient classes for equipment use and production concepts are regularly offered to meet the needs and demanding schedules of pending and / or current members.
The Billerica community produces / presents hundreds of hours of content annually that are cablecast on the access channels reaching a local audience estimated at almost 12,500 households. Additionally, content is distributed on the worldwide web via BATV’s Video on Demand service.
Under the direction of the BATV Executive Director, the Assistant Executive Director will assist in the development and implementation of the Corporation’s plan and policies, and provide leadership and direction to the staff and volunteers. The Assistant Executive Director is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the Corporation including, but not limited to supervising staff; marketing and outreach; setting, implementing and evaluating goals; and fiscal management.
The Assistant Executive Director’s primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• Full delegated authority to act on behalf of the Executive Director in his / her absence.
• Manage the day-to-day operations of the Corporation.
• Supervise and provide strong leadership to staff and volunteers.
• Make recommendations to the Executive Director regarding the selection of individuals to fill staff positions.
• Evaluate work performances.
• Monitor and evaluate general activities and services of the Corporation.
• Regularly work with staff to review and revise BATV policies.
• Provide guidance for program activities and development including physical resources, content creation, education, outreach, marketing and membership.
• Assist to establish and implement a vision for the Corporation through short and long range planning, setting an effective agenda of goals and means to evaluate.
• Assist in the preparation of budgets and financial plans.
• Maintain a high level of visibility in the community.
• Establish and maintain close-working relationships with elected and appointed town officials, community nonprofits, businesses and other key community stakeholders.
• Identify new and further develop existing community partnerships.
• Increase awareness of the Corporation and determine how the Corporation can become a better community resource.
• Work with staff to plan and implement BATV events and activities.
• Serve as an advocate for BATV and PEG television at the state and national level.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications, marketing, multimedia or other related field is preferred.
• Minimum of four years of management and supervisory experience in the community media field or non-profit setting is preferred.
• Experience in managing material, fiscal and human assets.
• Experienced in project planning, implementation and evaluation within established timelines.
• Experience working with government agencies and community based organizations.
• Possess superior critical thinking and time management skills, excellent decision-making and judgment and the ability to creatively solve problems.
• Experience at negotiations and conflict resolution.
• Strong communication skills including public speaking.
• Knowledge of new media and emerging technology.
• Background in production and multimedia preferred.
• Must be a highly motivated self-starter who is able to coordinate, and prioritize multiple tasks.
• Ability to relate with diverse groups of individuals in a professional, helpful manner and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations.
• Ability to sustain a cohesive wo