The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has an opening in its program department. The Program Manager assists the Program and Acquisitions Director in program development and implementation, and oversees collecting, distributing and archiving of deliverables for NBPC’s broadcast programs including its signature public television series AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, NBPC funded broadcast specials, and as well as NBPC funded and acquired web content.

The Program Manager will take the lead in collecting media assets and scheduling them for screening on blackpublicmedia.org. The person in this position will manage NBPC’s submissions portal and communications with producers applying and/or receiving funding for discretionary projects from producer inquiry, through contract execution and final project delivery. The Program Manager also will work closely with the Program and Acquisitions Director and AfroPoP’s series producer to ensure timely delivery of the program series to the public television.

In addition, the Program Manager will assist the Program and Acquisitions Director with all aspects of the development, organization, and implementation of NBPC360, NBPC’s Incubator and Pitch Program. Program Manager will support all activities from the Open Call, Reader and Panel review, recruiting trainers and mentors for the bootcamp and incubator, the Pitch Black. In addition, the Program Manager will assist with tracking and collecting deliverables for NBPC360 funded pilots.

Skills required for this position include: a critical eye for storytelling and film analysis; strong database management (excel), solid writing skills are a must, outstanding people skills, and strong project management skills. The ability to work independently and take initiative is highly valued. At least 3+ years working in broadcast program development or media arts program development.

Salary: $40K annually with benefits

Start date: January 4, 2016

Please email cover letter and resume to: jobs@nbpc.tv with Program Manager in the subject header. NO PHONE CALLS.


Founded in 1979, the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) develops, produces and funds television, digital, and online content about the Black experience for public media. Since 1991, NBPC has invested more than $10 million dollars in iconic documentary content for public media outlets, including PBS and PBS.org; trained, mentored and supported a diverse array of producers who create content about contemporary black experiences; and emerged as a leader in the evolving next-media landscape. NBPC distributes engaging content online at blackpublicmedia.org and via broadcast through its AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange documentary series.