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POSITION AVAILABLE
 
P.O.V./DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
 
 
American Documentary, which produces P.O.V., public television's
award-winning independent film series, seeks a Director of Communications to
work in its Manhattan office.  The candidate is responsible for promoting
the series generally and individual programs specifically, and for
institutional positioning.   Applicants should have 5 years experience in
press relations, public television and/or independent film.  The Director
manages a small seasonal staff and reports directly to the executive
producer and the executive director.  Responsibilities include, but are not
limited to the following:
 
 establishing and maintaining communication with national and regional press;
 
 creating and supervising production of press and promotional materials;
 
 hiring and supervising publicity staff;
 
 managing communications budget;
 
 working with public television promotions colleagues;
 
 working closely with the executive producer on relevant programming
decisions and creative direction;
 
 overseeing corporate identity efforts for American Documentary.
 
Requirements:  Excellent verbal, written, managerial and organizational
skills. Familiarity with and commitment to independent media.  Background in
film, television or entertainment industry important. Sense of humor and
ability work under pressure a must.
 
Competitive benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.  Please mail or
fax cover letter and resume by October 15, 1997 to:  N. Kirch, P.O.V., 220
W. 19th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY  10011. Via facsimile to:
212-989-8230.  Absolutely no calls please.  American Documentary is an
enthusiastic equal opportunity employer.
 
Suzanne Stenson Harmon
t:612.728.0560/f:612.728.0549
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