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The Search for IPTC's Next Managing Director

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The IPTC is looking for its next Managing Director

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The Search for IPTC's Next Managing Director

  1. 1. IPTC Managing Director Search Stuart Myles * Chairman of the Board * 8th November 2017 © 2017 IPTC (www.iptc.org) All rights reserved https://flic.kr/p/fBshW3
  2. 2. Michael Steidl to Retire 2018 • After 15 years of service to IPTC, Michael is retiring – https://iptc.org/news/michael-steidl-retiring-mid-2018/ • The IPTC seeks our next Managing Director – https://iptc.org/documents/new-managing-director-iptc/ • Please share this opportunity widely – Questions? Ask Michael office@iptc.org or Stuart chair@iptc.org © 2017 IPTC (www.iptc.org) All rights reserved 2
  3. 3. Discussion of New Managing Director Role • Opportunity to explain the approach to Membership – We recognize not everyone is present at this meeting – Not intended to be a scientific survey • Search for new Managing Director is a chance to reflect – On the Managing Director role – On the role of IPTC within the news and media industry • Helpful to Board to gather feedback and suggestions – Feel free to discuss with Board members privately, if you prefer © 2017 IPTC (www.iptc.org) All rights reserved 3
  4. 4. IPTC Managing Director The Managing Director, working with the Board and Membership, seeks to broaden adoption of IPTC standards, to maximize information sharing between members and to collaborate with partners across the news and media industry. The ideal applicant will have a strong record of working with news technology, presenting a positive image of an organization and administering a membership or non profit organization. © 2017 IPTC (www.iptc.org) All rights reserved 4
  5. 5. Responsibilities 1/2 • Provide strategic advice to the Board and Chair so that they have accurate information about membership concerns, industry trends and the organization’s future • Stay current on business and technical issues affecting the news and media industries • Act as the prime public representative of the IPTC, in ways that strengthen its profile in the news and media industry • Provide regular updates to the membership on IPTC work • Develop membership retention and growth recommendations and turn these into actionable plans. © 2017 IPTC (www.iptc.org) All rights reserved 5
  6. 6. Responsibilities 2/2 • Oversee the organization’s marketing and communication efforts, including its online presence – iptc.org and Twitter accounts. • Manage the business affairs of the IPTC, including developing and monitoring the annual budget, overseeing the company accounts and ensuring the organization complies with all relevant regulations and legal requirements • Coordinate the work of consultants and third party vendors • Support the development of technical standards, including participating in the working group meetings and conference calls, as needed © 2017 IPTC (www.iptc.org) All rights reserved 6
  7. 7. Requirements • Fluency in written and spoken English, with other languages a plus • Experience in planning, organizing and running events • Knowledge of technological trends in the news and media industries • Experience working with nonprofit, membership organizations or standards bodies • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills • Ability to work from your own office, with travel to international meetings a few times a year • Demonstrated diplomacy and consensus-building skills • Experience in business management – including legal compliance © 2017 IPTC (www.iptc.org) All rights reserved 7
  8. 8. Applying • The Managing Director of the IPTC is a challenging and rewarding role. We have some flexibility to tailor the position to suit the ideal candidate, including considering making this either a full time or part time position. • The planned start date for the new Managing Director is 1st May 2018. • Applicants should email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to office@iptc.org. • We will start considering applications on 1st December 2017. © 2017 IPTC (www.iptc.org) All rights reserved 8
  9. 9. Discussion • Full time vs part time? – Many people don’t realize that the current role is part time! • Balance of work between detailed technical work and communication? • What are the challenges and duties of the IPTC? – What is the role of standards in the age of the “frightful five”? – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft © 2017 IPTC (www.iptc.org) All rights reserved 9
  10. 10. IPTC Managing Director https://iptc.org/documents/new-managing-director-iptc/ • The ideal applicant – a strong record of working with news technology – presenting a positive image of an organization – administering a membership or non profit organization • Some flexibility to tailor the position – Including considering making this either full time or part time – Planned start date is 1st May 2018 • The Board will start considering applications on 1st December 2017 – Email a letter of interest, CV and three references to office@iptc.org. © 2017 IPTC (www.iptc.org) All rights reserved 10 https://flic.kr/p/nQdDx2

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