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Engagement Manager

Iowa Public Television

Job Posting
Apr. 2, 2019

The Iowa Public Television (IPTV) has an opening within the Communications division. This position will coordinate with all areas of IPTV by providing information for viewers, engaging viewers in various network events, such as coordinating speaker events, program screenings or public speaking. This position will also participate in broadcast events throughout the state sharing the IPTV network vision and mission. If your ideal career includes communicating with new people, planning events and interacting with the public, look no further than IPTV!  Applications must be submitted by April 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Network Events Plans, manages and implements viewer engagement and outreach events across the state to extend network service and reach; coordinates and co-manages events with IPTV Foundation.
  • Tracks and prepares reports on network/foundation activities and participation.
  • Travels to live broadcast and event locations in Iowa
  • Delivers and sets up promotional materials and exhibits
  • Organizes and personally conducts network tours to advance brand and message
  • Work with media, IPTV Foundation, public and private groups to promote engagement and activities.
  • Network Messaging Supports IPTV's goal to ensure brand management and message consistency
  • Communicates network vision, mission and goals to all audiences
  • Manages network speaker series
  • Prepares, schedules and delivers educational and informational presentations to targeted audiences
  • Proofs, edits, schedules and coordinates presentations for network personnel.
  • Viewer Services Responds to requests for information from the public, viewers, special interest groups or officials
  • Replies to phone calls, voice mails, on-line messages and emails regarding programming questions
  • Refers other calls and contacts to appropriate personnel
  • Tracks and prepares reports on the volume and topics of public requests.
  • Promotions Support Proofs, edits and provides input and content revisions including on air promos, interstitials and popups; web posts; publications, scripts, communications, signs, flyers, brochures, letters or other network communications.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with experience in event planning and promotions.


207 Editing 
6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in applying analysis and judgment to find and solve problems of grammar, spelling, punctuation, substance, format, organization, and style by altering, adapting, or refining content of publications, mass mailings, forms, or other material. Includes reviewing text for inconsistencies and rewriting text to improve accuracy, clarity, coherence, consistency, and effectiveness. 


880 Marketing 
6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in marketing. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the general methods, principles and practices of marketing, including professional-level experience in an area or in areas of marketing, e.g., promotions, public relations, event planning, advertising or other marketing-related discipline. 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The equivalent of six years of full-time economic, environmental, social, health care or agricultural program experience (at the local, regional statewide, or national level) requiring knowledge in the following: program content, related community resources, user problems, and program/treatment methods – demonstrated by one of these types of work; program counselor, program administrator, program trainer, technical assistant or program consultant;


An equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of accredited college course work for one year of the required experience with a maximum substitution of four years;


An equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of graduate level college course work in one of the fields listed below for each year of the required experience to a maximum substitution of two years;

  • Accounting
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • Health
  • History
  • Law
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing
  • Physical Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Regional Planning
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Planning
  • Urban Planning

Employees with current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to eighteen months of full time work as a Program Planner 1.

How to Apply

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