CCTV is a community-centered organization where Cambridge residents (and non-residents!) can create, consume, and share media that is a reflection of who they are and where they come from.
Our Core Values are:
The Power of Community
We believe a community generates ideas and actions in a way isolated individuals don’t have access to. Like the sound a choir can make vs. one person singing alone.
Equity, Access, & Justice
We believe everyone deserves access to the skills & technology that will enable them to connect and create. We are committed to activism and justice work.
Collaboration & Curiosity
We believe in leading through listening, and we are all about learning—new perspectives, new skills, new information—bring it on.
Fluidity & Flexibility
We believe in keeping an open mind and changing when it’s time to change. We are looking to the future without losing sight of where we’ve come from.
Communication & Creativity
We believe everyone’s voice deserves to be heard, and that our community (and our world) is a better place because of the art we see when access & opportunity barriers are removed.
Expertise & Excellence
We believe that “public access” shouldn’t (always) mean “Wayne’s World.” We believe that access to skilled teachers, high-end equipment, and professional quality production shouldn’t be tied to one’s socioeconomic status.
Celebrating Our Weirdness
We believe in keeping Cambridge weird, and that means inviting everyone who lives here to share their voice and make their art on CCTV's platform. Your platform. We wouldn't be Cambridge without you.
Open staff positions:
To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to info@CCTVcambridge.org with the subject line “Programming Manager.” Feel free to link to supplemental materials/ videos but please do not attach large files.
Reports to: Executive Director
The Programming Manager is responsible for the programming on all of Cambridge Community Television’s (CCTV) channels, including 3 cable channels, streaming, video on demand platforms and podcast apps. The Programming Manager establishes relationships with individual producers and manages all media created by and submitted to CCTV. This role determines and communicates monthly themes and manages thematic submissions. Other responsibilities include preparing cohesive, entertaining and informative daily schedules for three cable channels, sourcing theme-appropriate programs from other community access stations via Mass Media Exchange and Telvue and managing the podcast department from training to distribution. The programming manager also manages CCTV’s Karen Aqua Gallery, profiles gallery artists and hosts opening or closing events and ensures gallery themes are aligned with programming themes.
A strong applicant will have experience or familiarity with digital broadcast systems, content management systems, database applications and social media.
The position requires attention to detail, excellent organizational, technical, problem solving and people skills. An interest in alternative media is helpful, as is knowledge of Cambridge. Knowledge of and experience working in a community that is racially, ethnically and economically diverse is strongly preferred. Bilingual or multilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a full-time benefits eligible position. CCTV offers competitive benefits including generous PTO, retirement and health insurance benefits. The starting salary is $55,000 annually.
Cambridge Community Television is currently open to the public 4-5 days a week. Staff at CCTV work on a hybrid schedule with required in-studio time of at least 2 days a week. Attendance at some in-person events is also required. Must be comfortable and available for some evening shifts.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Scheduling programming on three community cable channels and video on demand channels. managing all media traffic, including interacting with media producers, hosts and content providers
- Training and onboarding live producers and podcasters
- Operation of the digital playback system
- Supervising Programming Assistant and volunteers.
- Selecting and managing monthly themes
- Managing Gallery Exhibits
- Preferred training and/or degree in Communications, Broadcasting or equivalent
- 2-5 years of experience at a PEG, public or educational television station
- Knowledge of streaming and social media channels
- Experience with Mac operating and editing systems.
- Some knowledge of the technical aspects of video production; production, cameras, lighting, sound engineering, final cut pro and/or premiere pro editing basic web design and maintenance, and uploading video to the web.
- Some education or training in photography, videography and editing
- Ability to research and troubleshoot video and podcast equipment
- Project Management Experience: set goals, objective, track progress and meet deadlines and budget requirements
- Experience with or ability to train others on television and podcast equipment
All inquiries are confidential. CCTV is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity, disability, medical condition, age, genetic information, marital status, family status, political activities or affiliation, criminal background or incarceration history, military or veteran status.
CCTV offers a variety of internship types, including:
Broadcasting, Community Production, Documentary, Media Arts Education, Social Media/Marketing & Youth Programming.
You can read the full job descriptions and learn more about the benefits here.
If you have questions or would like to apply please email: internships@CCTVcambridge.org