Director, Immersive Media

South Florida PBS

South Florida PBS

South Florida PBS is a result of the merger of WPBT2 serving Florida’s Miami-Dade and Broward counties with WXEL serving the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast. This event places it in the top 10 largest Television markets in America. This is a terrific opportunity for the right candidate.

South Florida PBS is looking for an individual to be responsible for curating, creating and implementing immersive content across XR (Extended Reality) platforms, including the Igloovision platform and in a dedicated immersive studio space.  A key focus of this role is to explore and harness the educational potential of immersive technologies, while ensuring alignment with the strategic plan of SFPBS which includes a strong focus on music and neuroarts. Under the general supervision of the Sr. Vice President, Content & Station Manager, will identify opportunities to collaborate with highly regarded creators of immersive content, as well as educators, technicians and like-minded community organizations, with the goal of providing immersive content that is innovative, impactful and sustainable.

Bachelor’s degree in Immersive Media Design, Computer Science, Multimedia Production, Interactive Media or related field.  Combination of equivalent education and prior experience in field will be considered. Minimum of 7 years of experience in immersive content creation and storytelling. Proficiency in XR technologies and a strong understanding of immersive studio equipment. Familiarity with , the Igloovision platform, as well as television operations. Strong understanding of the educational potential of immersive media. Familiarity with 360-degree sound including spatial audio technologies.  Experience utilizing music in innovative ways to enhance immersive experiences.  Capability to lead cross-functional teams in content production.  A strong understanding of AI and its potential uses in interactive immersive spaces.

Innovative mindset and a passion for pushing the boundaries of immersive storytelling.  Excellent communication and collaboration skills.  Budget management experience. Ability to work independently and make sound judgments.  Strong leadership, management, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.  Ability to build relationships with cross functional teams and stakeholders. Responsible for managing relationships with production crew and independent contractors, including artists/performers and community partners, ensuring communications are clear and deliverables are met.