Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N7019 / Content Director/KNME
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
HR Review/Approval:COMP

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Manages the creation, acquisition, and linear scheduling of Content for public media entity KNME, a Joint Power licensed to the University of New Mexico and Albuquerque Public Schools. Oversees the development, funding and production of local Content. Manages the distribution of Content across diverse and developing media platforms. Directly supervises staff involved in programming, traffic, broadcast operations and production.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages the creation, acquisition and formatting of content.
  2. Directs planning and implementation of linear program schedules and the traffic system that translates those schedules for on-air programming.
  3. Oversees the development and production of local content; works directly with KNME development staff to secure local production funding.
  4. Directs broadcast operations and content distribution on new and emerging media platforms.
  5. Manages all issues pertaining to content rights.
  6. Responsible for digital asset management (Content Archives).
  7. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  8. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff.
  9. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  10. Ensures all units are in constant communication with the constituencies they serve in order to provide superior service, and ensure effective communication between units.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of the characteristics, systems, techniques, and requirements of content creation, acquisition and scheduling.
  • Knowledge of linear broadcast schedules.
  • Knowledge of content production schedules.
  • Ability to assess content production techniques, content bundling, and the opportunity for creation of value-added content.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to utilize advertising and/or sales promotion techniques to maximize the distribution of content.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of the latest innovations in the distribution and dissemination of content including emerging media technology, industry trends, and consumer issues.
  • Knowledge of FCC and other federal, state and local broadcasting regulations.
  • Knowledge of media rights issues and pertinent regulations.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017