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Network Bulletin No.  00-34

Date: July 14, 2000

Subject: Staff, network

Index term:  Vacancy--Minnesota


NLS has been asked to advertise the following vacancy:

Where:   Communication Center
State Services for the Blind
2200 University Avenue West, #240
St. Paul, Minnesota   55114

State Classification:Radio Talking Book Supervisor

Salary Range:$42,741 - $62,285

Applications accepted through Friday August 4, 2000.  Call
Human Resources, Department of Economic Security, 651-296-
7478, for application information.

Position Purpose:

This position exists to manage operations of the Minnesota
Radio Talking Book Network, a closed-circuit radio reading
service for persons who are blind, visually or physically
disabled.  This position manages the current programming
including selection and scheduling of materials (newspapers,
magazines, best-selling books) for broadcast 24 hours per
day, seven days per week, so that current materials are
aired at regular and appropriate times to meet the needs of
the listeners.

This position also supervises the Minnesota Dial-In News,
which provides reading of daily and weekly newspapers via
touch-tone telephone.

The position provides overall supervision of six Radio
Talking Book staff, two Dial-In News staff and over 300
volunteers.


The position will manage a budget of $579,527 impacting on
services for close to 7,500 Minnesota residents.

The individual must be available to be on call and to work
variable hours as needed to ensure appropriate coverage for
continuous on-air broadcasting.

Qualifications:


Experience with digital broadcast technology is highly
desirable.  The selection process is an experience and
training rating with points given for educational degrees in
the areas of Communications, Radio/TV Production,
Journalism, Speech/Theatre, English or broadcasting school,
and experience in the areas of commercial or public radio or
television either as broadcaster or professional supervision
including scheduling, recruiting and training professional
staff.


For further information contact:

Carolyn Hoover Sung
Chief
Network Division