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GPAT seeks to hire a station manager in the spring, 2019, that will report directly to its Board of Directors. Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

The Greenville-Pitt Public Access Television Corporation, Inc. (GPAT)  is a nonprofit (501 c-3) public access television channel that serves the citizens of Greenville and Pitt County by providing them with universal access to non-commercial high-quality programming. It invests in programs and services that are informational, educational, community-focused and locally relevant.

General Description: Station Manager
To operate and manage the daily operations of GPAT, including scheduling and taping programs in the studio and on location, as needed; setting and executing the playback schedule on the channel, maintaining and updating the channel website, maintaining all station equipment and making recommendations to the board for equipment purchases, and representing the channel in the community through various events, meetings and board initiatives.

The Station Manager also assists the board with its various functions, including but not limited to, reporting to its funding agencies and supporters, community outreach and fundraising. The manager also collects data about programs cablecast and prepare monthly reports for the board.
In managing the office, the Station Manager interacts with citizens and helps producers prepare programs for submittal. He/she also prepares invoices, makes bank deposits, writes proposals for video programs, provides paperwork to treasurer, and designs and creates graphics.
Computer proficiency should include experience networking between computers and cloud-based storage and file transfers. Familiarity between video file formats and graphics formats, and video editing. 
Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Two years of related work experience within a similar environment and with similar responsibilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organization and follow-through skills, as well as the ability to prioritize workflow, proactively manage multiple assignments and customers (internal and external) and demonstrate flexibility and time management capabilities.
  • Advanced computer proficiency including extensive experience utilizing Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and utilizing/maintaining databases.
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply new applications.
  • Experience in digital or media industry.
  • Experience with uploading to YouTube and managing a YouTube channel.

To apply for the GPAT Station Manager position, please email a cover letter, resume and list of two professional and one personal references with contact information to cespeller@gmail.com.

GPAT has a commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we welcome applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or status with regard to public assistance.

 

 

 

 

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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS   
All programs must be able to play back in GPAT's videotape and DVD players and be free of abnormalities that make the picture jump, skew, digitize, disappear, or in some other way not play properly. 
Audio levels must be consistent and be free of abnormalities that make the audio beep, screech or consist of other sounds that interfere with the intended soundtrack.

Audio can be in stereo or mono, although it will be cablecast only in mono.

 

Programs must be submitted on video tape formats of S-VHS or VHS, or on a standard DVD. 

 

All programs must be preceded by 10 seconds of black video and should contain 10 seconds of black video at the conclusion of the program. 

A program submitted on a DVD must begin playing with one single Play command. This means that when the DVD is inserted into GPAT's DVD player, it will go to a default menu that requires only a single play command to begin playing. 

Videotapes and DVD's must be labeled according to GPAT standards.

 
Each program should be submitted on a separate videotape or DVD.  
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The Rules we try to live with at GPAT23

Section #1 LOCAL PRODUCER

A. All programs cablecast on GPAT23 must be submitted by a Local Producer.

B. A GPAT-23 Local Producer is the person who officially requests that a program be cablecast on GPAT 23 and is responsible for everything related to the program. To become a GPAT 23 Local Producer you must fill out a "Local Producer Information" form and return it to GPAT.  You can pick up a form at our office or you can download it on our website.

Section #2 PROGRAM CONTENT

It is the Local Producer’s responsibility that:

A. Programs are free of advertising or other material that promotes a commercial product, service or lottery

B. Programs are free of unlawful use of copyrighted material

C. Programs are free of material that violates local standards relating to obscenity

D. Programs are free of material that is libelous, slanderous or defamatory in character

E. Programs are free of material that is an unlawful invasion of privacy

Section #3 PROGRAM LENGTH

A. Programs can be any length up to 2-hours

Section #4 TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS   

A. All programs must be able to play back in GPAT's videotape and DVD players and be free of abnormalities that make the picture jump, skew, digitize, disappear, or in some other way not play properly. 

B. Audio levels must be consistent and be free of abnormalities that make the audio beep, screech or consist of other sounds that interfere with the intended soundtrack. Audio can be in stereo or mono, although it will be cablecast only in mono.

C. Programs must be submitted on video tape formats of S-VHS or VHS, or on a standard DVD . Several other media formats can also be supported by GPAT but should not be submitted without prior approval of GPAT staff.

D. Each program should be submitted on a separate videotape or DVD .

E. Each program must have at least 10 seconds of black right before the program starts, and at least 10-seconds of black right after the program ends. 

F. A program submitted on a DVD must begin playing with one single Play command. This means that when the DVD is inserted into GPAT's DVD player, it will go to a default menu that requires only a single play command to begin playing. 

G. Videotapes and DVD 's must be labeled according to GPAT standards.

Section #5 LABELING MEDIA

Each DVD or tape should be labeled with the following information:

A. Local Producer's ID number (#000)

B. Title of program and additional information, if part of series.

C. Duration of Program

D. Pre-Roll Time (the amount of time it takes from the moment that the video tape or DVD begins playing to the moment the program begins.)

Section #6 SCHEDULING

A. Programs are scheduled on a first-come first-served, non-discriminatory basis.  Local programs are scheduled for playback more frequently than programs with no local connection.  

B. A local program is defined as a "program produced about something or someone in Greenville/Pitt County, or produced by a resident of Greenville/Pitt County, or was created in Greenville/Pitt County."

C. Programs must be submitted five business days before the requested playback day.

D. Producers can request that a program play back at a specific time and day of the week. Requests will be granted if no other programs are scheduled at that day and time.

Section #7 PROGRAM SERIES

A. More than one program with the same name will become part of a “Series”.

B. GPAT will play back a Series at a specific requested time and day every week. Such programs will be “locked-in” for that time and day.

C. Depending on Availability:

Series programs that are not longer than 29-minutes, 0-sec, can be Locked-In up to: one time per day, seven days a week.

Series programs that are not longer than 59-minutes, 0-sec, can be Locked-In up to: one time per day, four days a week.

Series programs that are not longer than 1-hr,29-min,0-sec, can be Locked-In up to: one time per day, three days a week.

Series programs that are not longer than 1-hr,59-min,0-sec, can be Locked-In up to: one time per day, two days a week.

D. A Series must be renewed (have a new program) at least every two weeks. If a Series is not renewed after two weeks, the Series will forfeit the Locked-In day/time.

E. Locked-In programs must be submitted five business days before the requested playback day.

Section #8 RELIGIOUS SERIES

A. A Religious Series consists of programs that are about a set of beliefs, values, and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader.

B. Religious Series are played back on Sundays and Wednesdays.

C. GPAT will play back a Religious Series at a specific requested time on Sunday and Wednesday, if there are no other programs scheduled. Such Religious Series will be “locked-in” for that time and day.

D. Depending on Availability:

Series programs that are not longer than 29-minutes, 0-sec, can be Locked-In up to: one time per day, seven days a week.

Series programs that are not longer than 59-minutes, 0-sec, can be Locked-In up to: one time per day, four days a week.

Series programs that are not longer than 1-hr,29-min,0-sec, can be Locked-In up to: one time per day, three days a week.

Series programs that are not longer than 1-hr,59-min,0-sec, can be Locked-In up to: one time per day, two days a week.

E. A Religious Series must be renewed (have a new program) at least every two weeks. If a Series is not renewed after two weeks, the Series will forfeit the Locked-In day/time.

F. Locked-In programs that are part of a Religious Series must be submitted by the Tuesday before the scheduled Sunday.

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Public Service Messages (Text and Graphics)    

Non-profit community groups, government departments and educational institutions in Pitt County may submit event announcements. All messages must be non-commercial in nature. We do not accept classified or personal ads. 

Message content should be submitted by mail to GPAT 300B Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858 or via email at least 10 days before it must appear on the channel.

Include your

1. name

2. organization

3. contact information

4. short description of your event or message

5. when you would like to have the message start, and what date it should end

Please keep your message brief.
We can also accept digitally prepared messages.  Prepared messages should be JPG files with a size of 720x456 pixels.
Public services messages are cablecast in 4-7 minutes segments and scheduled throughout the day.
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