Update: We are thrilled to announce that Dean Orton will be joining the staff at TPT Twin Citis PBS as their new COO in October 2016. Click here to learn more about TPT programs.
On behalf of our client, Twin Cities PBS, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for their CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Click here to view the full position profile: Position Profile – TPT – COO
The Opportunity: Every day, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) brings television shows and digital content to millions of people, offering commercial-free programming that inspires, educates, and entertains. TPT is able to leverage the power of media to help young people succeed, inform and engage Minnesotans, expand access to the arts, and build stronger communities. A preeminent affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), TPT is looking for an exceptional leader to serve as its Chief Operating Officer. This new role will oversee all media and content to continue the organization’s growth and innovation as an industry leader, and ensure the quality and longevity of the TPT brand.
The Organization: Founded in 1957, Twin Cities PBS is recognized as one of the most innovative public media organizations in the country. TPT presents extraordinary PBS programming and also produces award-winning exclusive content for the national PBS system. TPT’s programs and productions have been honored with numerous awards, including Peabody awards and national and regional Emmys. Award-winning TPT programs include SciGirls, MN Original, Make It OK: Facing Mental Illness, Slavery by Another Name, Hoop Dreams, The Lowertown Line, Dragonfly TV, and many more. TPT also airs popular PBS shows like Almanac, NOVA, Call the Midwife, Antiques Roadshow, Downton Abbey, and Sesame Street. In addition to its television services, TPT is a leader in the digital space, having launched the first ever digital-only service within the PBS system.
The Role: Twin Cities PBS seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead its local and national content divisions. The COO will be responsible for the development and execution of organizational, financial, and service goals of TPT’s multi-platform media enterprises. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial skills working in a 21st century media organization, and the passion and vision to apply those skills in a public media organization whose mission is to use the power of media to enrich the lives of individuals and improve the many communities TPT serves. Responsible for TPT’s financial and operational management, the COO leads local and national partnerships and promotion to build and secure a sustained financial base. Strong internal and external collaboration with staff, leadership, and program partners is essential to develop and manage content aligned with the organization’s vision and strategic plan.
To apply, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries will remain confidential.