An executive director with experience in the television broadcasting sector is required by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage.
The contract is for 12 months and will be Auckland based. The contractor will head up the Digital Television Switchover Steering Group (DSOG), a group to advise the Government on the transition from analogue to digital transmission of all local free-to-air television services.
A firm date for the digital switchover will be announced in 2012, or when household take-up of digital television reaches 75 percent.
The DSOG is comprised of members from Kordia, Sky TV, TVNZ, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
The contractor will have to commit 24 hours per week and be responsible for developing and reporting on a digital switchover project plan. He or she will also be an effective spokesperson for the project and ensure take up of digital TV is accurately monitored.
The deadline for applications is Monday, July 6. More details are available on the Government Electronic Tenders website under ICCNZ reference 26391.