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NSM MEDIA TITLES/DUTIES
1) These 'professional titles' may or may not coincide and/or entirely reflect with official NSM ranks.
2) Titles are based on generalized and increasing skill-sets used for the position, specific and general contributions, and the sought-for evaluation(s) of peers as well as the director of NSM Media and command-staff.
3) Members of command-staff are automatically accorded the highest, most-relevant rank consideration.
4) This list is not all-inclusive, and may be adjusted, modified, or added to/subtracted from at any time.
5) NSM Media staff volunteers may take up additional duties with the awareness and/or consent of the Director of NSM Media, and command-staff as well (depending on situation).
--Director of NSM Media Appointed by Commander, with input from command-staff AND NSM Media staff, is responsible for the conceptualization, development, planning and execution of NSM Media productions and outlets. Must be able to motivate NSM Media staff volunteers towards personally-optimal performance and personal (media-related) growth -- also responsible for initial and continuing training and development of fellow NSM Media staff and talent (including mediation, as needed). Must have basic/relative mastery of previous grades of NSM Media designations, and be able to assist as necessary. Assists in traffic scheduling as well as recording and evaluating base numeric program/publication/outlet effectiveness deemed relevant. Is required to apprise command-staff of progress of NSM Media staff volunteers for both recognition as well as pre-emptive administrative awareness of any relevant potential issues. Primary point-of-contact for 'greenlighting' projects, or bringing 'gray-area' questions to appropriate NSM Media staff and/or command-staff as situation dictates. May shepherd other duties as needed. Currently held by KJ.
--NSM Media Executive Producer (title reserved as administrative and professional courtesy for top NSM command-staff)
--NSM Media Producer Pitches, initiates, self-monitors one or more production area). Generally reports directly to Director of NSM Media. Harry, and Gunner hold this title.
--NSM Media Associate Producer II (Track for NSM Media Producer). Generally reports to an NSM Media Producer. Level II holds more responsibility and expected output than Level I.
--NSM Media Associate Producer I (Track for NSM Media Producer). Generally reports to an NSM Media Producer. Katelyn holds this title.
--NSM Media Creative Consultant/Consulting Producer Provides input to a specific (or broad) NSM Media project(s)
--NSM Field Producer Creates, producers, administrates primarily non-'studio' projects. Randy S. from Texas holds this title.
--NSM Special Assignment Producer (same as NSM Special Assignment Reporter, but makes some administrative decisions)
--NSM Special Assignment Reporter (limited and negotiated tasks usually pertaining to one event or activity)
--NSM Media Multimedia Producer (same as NSM Media Multimedia Reporter, but also make administrative decisions and enforces self-quality control)
--NSM Media Multimedia Reporter Participates in two of three activities - camera operator, sound recordist/event reporter, writer/journalist.
--NSM Media Editor (may include editing of either and/or print or electronic media)
--Host, (insert show name here), NSM Media (besides co-host duties, extensively participates as key player in booking and prepping guests, show promotion, controlling board and show-related technology, dealing with show-specific training and related administrative issues)
--Co-Host, (insert show name here), NSM Media (interacting with primary host, featured guests, and callers as mutually negotiated -- some pre-show preparation may be situationally required)
--Technical Director/Board Operator, (insert show name here), NSM Media
--Media Analyst II, NSM Media Prior credentials and/or moderate-to-strong aptitude may be required -- provides compelling, yet easy to understand factual and relevant conjecture about topics used in NSM Media outlets -- May be combined with other professional titles. Usually has one primary, plus others of expertise in news analysis.
--Media Analyst I, NSM Media Prior credentials and/or moderate-to-strong aptitude may be required -- provides compelling, yet easy to understand factual and relevant conjecture about topics used in NSM Media outlets -- May be combined with other professional titles. Harry Hughes holds this title.
--Photographer/Videographer, NSM Media (prior credentials and/or moderate-to-strong aptitude may be required)
--Featured Essayist, NSM Media (prior credentials and/or moderate-to-strong aptitude may be required -- focus is intently on one or more subject area(s) -- May be combined with other professional titles.
--NSM Media Researcher (provides general input for hosts and producers; requires strong internet search abilities).
--Writer, NSM Media (prior credentials and/or moderate-to-strong aptitude may be required)
--NSM Media Voice Talent (provides accurate reading of mostly scripted materials)