Toronto, Canada or open to other locations (some travel required to head office)
Full Time, Permanent
Board of Directors
Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) is an established, non-profit association of the largest broadcasting organizations in Canada, United States and Mexico, committed to advancing the interests of broadcasters locally and internationally.
The NABA forum is unique in providing the opportunity for North American broadcasters to collaborate, share insights, develop best practices and positions, in support of the broadcast business from technical, operational, and legal perspectives.
As the only North American broadcast association with official status as a non-governmental organization (NGO) at the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), NABA plays an important global leadership role in representing the North American perspective in these high-profile international forums.
As a member of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), the coordinating body for broadcasting unions around the world, NABA is the voice of North American broadcasters internationally. In addition, NABA provides Secretariat services for the WBU and coordinates WBU meetings which bring together broadcaster perspectives from around the globe, in technical, operations, and copyright/legal areas. The Director-General of NABA is Head of the WBU Secretariat.
The NABA mission is to identify and take action on technical, operational, and regulatory issues affecting North American broadcasters.
NABA will ensure its continuing relevance to the changing digital and linear broadcast media reality of our member companies by responding to the operating and technology issues of member companies with solutions, education, and best practices achieved by consensus.
During this exciting and unprecedented period in the evolution of broadcasting, the Director-General (DG) will provide strategic leadership in advancing NABA’s mission in support of the industry’s leading organizations. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the DG shall lead, promote, guide, conduct and coordinate all activities of the Association, and working closely with NABA’s Board of Directors, develop and implement its Strategic Plan.
· Promote and champion NABA to ensure its mission, value, accomplishments, and impact are broadly understood by industry stakeholders.
· Lead a review of NABA’s longer-term strategic direction to streamline and position priorities that best align with the industry’s evolution and respond to changing member needs.
· Provide guidance in achieving consensus and alignment on key positions and association priorities.
· Provide leadership and support in the planning and work of the Board and Standing Committees (Technical, Resilience and Risk, Radio, News, and Legal).
· In consultation with the Board of Directors, develop and put in place an effective communication strategy to fully engage NABA members.
· As NABA’s spokesperson, provide a respected “voice and face” for NABA, promoting it’s positions, and seeking international support and collaboration, as appropriate.
· Provide direct liaison between the NABA Board, NABA Committees, and selected global organizations and forums (e.g. World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector, and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)).
· Report to NABA on key international meetings and activities of interest to NABA members.
· Oversee Secretariat Head Office, budget, and the provision of all support services for NABA.
· Manage and mentor Head Office staff while ensuring a collaborative team approach.
· Report regularly to the Board of Directors.
In consultation with the WBU Secretaries/Directors-General
· Provide direct liaison between WBU Secretaries/Directors-General, WBU Committees and member Unions’ representatives.
· As Head of WBU Secretariat, act as spokesperson representing WBU positions and interests.
· Oversee the WBU Budget and the provision of all support services for the WBU.
A competitive compensation package will be offered.
HOW TO APPLY
We invite candidates to apply by email with your cover letter and résumé no later than November 30th, 2022. Send to Searchlight Partners: NABA@searchlightpartnersgroup.com
North American Broadcasters Association is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community and our country. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage submissions from individuals, with proper credentials, of all genders, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities.
We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted