NPR Reorganizes Member Partnership, Digital Services Divisions
February 20, 2014 at 5:29 PM (PT)
A memo sent to public radio stations WEDNESDAY by NPR Vice President for Member Partnership GEMMA HOOLEY and Digital Services VP/GM BOB KEMPF revealed reorganizations in their divisions and the elimination of some positions, reports PRPD NEWS FOR PROGRAMMERS.
The memo says that the Member Partnership division is adding digital business management to its purview and will "assign station relationship management based on market-size cohorts," adding responsibility for the top 25 stations to the (presently open) Senior Director position, eliminating the Director position currently held by MARGUERITE NUTTER, dropping the Senior Manager positions held by SI SIKES, PATRICIA CERVINI, and MARC PULTUSKIER and replacing them with two Senior Managers of Business Partnership and one Senior Manager of Sales Solutions, and eliminating JEFF NEMIC's Senior Manager job when he leaves next month. Also, the division will lose three Associate positions presently held by KRISTEN HARTMANN, JEFF CABINESS, and EMILY DAGGER while creating Project Manager and Project Associate positions and redefining the Marketing Communications position held by ERIN ADAMS to add more collaborative planning, promotions, and communications work.
At Digital Services, three Station Relations Manager positions, presently held by JOHN RYAN, JOE ORLANDO, and JACKIE MCBRIDE, have been eliminated, with duties transferred to the Member Partnership division.