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On March 16, 2020, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina officially launched a national search for its next chief content officer (CCO).

The UNC-TV CCO position is responsible for growing and developing UNC-TV’s content in a way that provides continuity with past programming, advances its educational and public service mission and meets the evolving needs of North Carolina’s diverse audiences. The CCO is tasked with delivering engaging content and leading-edge distribution strategies that attract new audiences to broadcast, web and mobile platforms. The person in the role oversees a budget of approximately $12 million and more than 50 permanent, temporary and contract employees statewide.

This website will provide information about the position and search throughout the anticipated six-month search process.

Search Firm

UNC-TV has retained the services of m/Oppenheim, an executive search agency specializing in the non-profit sector, to lead a national search for the statewide PBS network’s next chief content officer (CCO). Dennis Hanthorn, a principal with m/Oppenheim, is serving as executive search consultant for the search.

m/Oppenheim Associates was founded by Mark Oppenheim after a 28-year career in organizational development, professional services and executive search consulting. The genesis of our organization goes back to two firms founded by the Oppenheim family: CM Oppenheim & Associates, a New York based company which later extended its operations into Europe, and Phillips Oppenheim based in New York and focusing on service to nonprofits.

After a career spanning the business, nonprofit and government sectors, in 2003 Mark joined Phillips Oppenheim and substantially upgraded the firm’s operating infrastructure, founded the West region’s office, extended its presence nationally, and drove an almost three-fold expansion of its business. In 2008 the East and West regions split apart, and Mark and his team founded m/Oppenheim Associates.

m/Oppenheim helps strengthen nonprofits programmatically, organizationally, and financially by recruiting great leaders for great organizations.

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Nomination and Application Instructions

UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina is being assisted in this search by m/Oppenheim Executive Search. The posting for the executive director and general manager position can be found at https://www.moppenheim.com/unc-tv-public-media-north-carolina/.

Please click to view the full position description developed with input from UNC-TV board members, executives, staff and other key stakeholders.

For consideration or to nominate someone, please complete this form from m/oppenheim.

The University of North Carolina System Office/ UNC-TV is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. UNC System Office is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. To claim veterans’ preference, all eligible persons shall submit a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with a State Application for Employment (Form PD-107 or equivalent) to the appointing authority. UNC System Office participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

EEO Contact Information: Applicants needing assistance with or who have questions about the application process are asked to contact: ophiring@northcarolina.edu

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For inquiries regarding the search please contact Anne Schwarz at aschwarz@unctv.org.