Solicitation of Candidates for Non-Board D/I Committee Member Position

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Responses Due By Tuesday, February 18, 2014
** THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IN SERVICE AS A NON-BOARD MEMBER OF THE DISTRIBUTION/INTERCONNECTION COMMITTEE OF THE NPR BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014. **

IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST BY 3:00 PM EASTERN TIME ON THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014. PLEASE SEE THE ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT, BELOW, FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

The Membership and Governance Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of National Public Radio, Inc. (“NPR”), hereby solicits expressions of interest from persons who wish to serve as a non-Board member of the Distribution/Interconnection Committee of the NPR Board of Directors.  This service is for a three-year term beginning with the Committee’s November 2014 meeting.  Non-Board members of the D/I Committee are elected by the NPR Board and ratified by the interconnected stations.  Non-Board members are eligible to serve two successive three-year terms.  

The NPR Board of Directors governs the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS).  The D/I Committee is charged with proposing rates and policy to the Board and initiating oversight of the operation of the interconnection system.  

The presence of the non-Board members on the Committee reflects the fact that the interconnection system serves a diverse group of users, including public radio stations (regardless of programming or organizational affiliations), program producers and distributors, and other entities not affiliated with NPR.  The non-Board component of the Committee helps NPR as manager of the PRSS assets understand and meet the needs of that diverse group of users, along with helping the Committee perform all of its duties and responsibilities.    

The second term of one non-Board member of the Committee expires in November 2014:

    Loris Ann Taylor, Executive Director, Native Public Media, Flagstaff, AZ  

Accordingly, the Board must fill one non-Board D/I Committee member position in November 2014.  

Criteria for evaluating candidates for the non-Board member seat include:

1.    Candidate must demonstrate interest in and knowledge of the public radio distribution system and public radio programming;

2.    Candidate must demonstrate an ability to understand and explain the needs of non-NPR public radio satellite system users, including independent producers, other public telecommunications entities, and minority groups;

3.    Candidate must not be an Authorized Station Representative of an NPR Member station.  (Other employees of NPR Members, including employees of any stations licensed to or operated by a Member, are eligible to serve as such non-Board members and are welcome to apply);

4.    Candidate must demonstrate a willingness to make a commitment of time and to travel for meetings throughout their term of service (4-5 meetings a year; travel expenses paid by NPR).

If you wish to be considered for service as a non-Board member of the D/I Committee, you should submit a resume and a brief statement of interest in the position.  

Expressions of interest should be sent as e-mail attachments (preferably in MS Word format) to Twanna Clark, NPR Board Liaison, at tclark1@npr.org, with the subject line “Non-Board D/I Committee Member Nominations.”   Such indications may also be sent by mail or courier, addressed to Twanna Clark, NPR Board Liaison, National Public Radio, Inc., 1111 N. Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002.  These should be received by the close of business on Tuesday, February 18 (though the Committee retains the right to extend the due date).

As part of the annual election process, the Committee will review these expressions of interest (including recommendations from the D/I Committee) and will nominate one or more candidates for the non-Board D/I Committee member positions to be elected by the full Board.  Following the Board election, ballots with the names of the elected non-Board candidate will be submitted to the interconnected stations for ratification.  Balloting will open on Friday, July 11, 2014, and close on Monday, August 11, 2014.  The ratified Committee member will take office at the November 2014 meeting of the NPR Board.

If you have any questions about the nomination process for non-Board D/I Committee members, please call Alberta Savage (202) 513-2609 or Twanna Clark at (202) 513-2058.

 

Posted: January 28, 2014
Updated: February 24, 2014

Posted: January 28, 2014