IBA news staff 311.
(photo credit: (Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)
The committee charged with finding a suitable candidate to succeed Moti Sklaar,
the outgoing director-general of the Israel Broadcasting Authority, held its
first meeting on Tuesday to determine criteria for the qualifications demanded
by applicants for the position.
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Applicants must be residents of Israel
and must be at least 25 years old with knowledge of and experience in
communications and the media.
Because the IBA is a state enterprise,
candidates must conform to rules set down for the employment of executives of
state owned companies. In accordance with article 16a (1) of the State Companies
Act, candidates must have an academic degree and at least five years working
experience as a senior manager in a business enterprise or in an executive
capacity as a public servant, preferably in some branch of the communications
industry. Applicants are also expected to be familiar with economic, commercial
and legal matters.
All these conditions are in addition to those set down
in the amended Broadcasting Authority Law.
The committee will be
accepting applications over the next three weeks, after which it will examine
the suitability of candidates.
Although there has never been a female
director-general of the IBA, this should not deter properly qualified females
from applying for the position. Educational Television, which was the pioneer of
television in Israel, has had more than one female director- general and Channel
10 had no qualms with appointing a female to the position of co-CEO.
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