Contracts 

TV and Special Projects Contract

As the Director or Producer in the television/ special projects department of Cable 8 Productions for the _________ semester, I agree to the following expectations:

 

  1. Embody Cable 8 Productions culture by acting as a positive role model, following the student conduct code, and complying with Cable 8 Productions’ policies and procedures as outlined in the constitution, and by-laws, as well as with all university policies concerning diversity, discrimination and overall expections that university places on it’s students. 

 

  1. Content shall remain the property of Cable 8 Productions, retaining the rights to distribute and oversee future use(s) of the photograph(s)/video(s). Each video must contain a Cable 8 Productions motion graphic. Directors and producers are allowed to use Cable 8 content in their demo reel if they choose to do so. All staff that fulfills their contract and meets all requirements determined and communicated by the heads of their departments are permitted to use the content created in their demo reel. 

    1. add a promotion clause and usage 

    2. individual award usage 

    3. distribution clause and oversee future use 

 

  1. Complete all tasks and comply with all deadlines facilitated by the Vice Presidents of Television and Special Projects in a timely manner. This includes but is not limited to:

    1. Each director and producer needs to turn in a set number of episodes that will be determined by the Vice Presidents of Television and Special Projects which will be communicated at the beginning of each semester. 

    2. Episode length can be negotiated with the VP of the department. Episode length must be agreed upon at the beginning of the semester in a written form and turned into the executive team of Cable 8 within a week of the episode time being negotiated. Each show must have a minimum of 001:00 long. 

    3. _____________ (Show title) will have ________ (# of episodes) amount of episodes and each episode will be between _______ (minimum time length) and _______ (maximum time length). Has been negotiated by the director and producer and the VP of the department before the signing of this contract. This length of episode time and number of episodes have also been approved by the executive team. 

    4. Attending critiques with the Vice President of Television and VP of Special Projects after the release of each new episode. 

    5. Uploading each episode to the Cable 8 Productions’ YouTube page as well as communicating with the marketing department beforehand to get the proper thumbnail for the video. 

    6. Following and not exceeding the assigned show budget. All purchases must go through the CFO at least two weeks prior to purchase. 

    7. CC’ing the Vice Presidents of Television and Special Projects on every Cable 8 Productions’ related email. 

    8. Utilizing Cable 8 Productions’ equipment and editing software to produce episodes. If you use your personal equipment and experience technical delays, it will not suffice as an extension and you may receive a strike. 

    9. Following all Washington State University and State guidelines regarding safety to ensure the safety of all staff, crew, talent and any other persons that would be apart of a Cable 8 episode 

    10. Complete all release forms and have them returned to the Human Resources Director within three days of filming. 

 

  1. Responsible for contacting the Vice President of Television and VP of Special Projects immediately if unable to meet the outlined deadlines and expectations for each episode. However, extensions without strikes will only be given at the discretion of the Vice President of Television and VP of Special Projects. All other extensions will be viewed as late and will result in a strike.

 

  1. Communicate with peers within their department and in other departments promptly, via email, phone, etc. when needed.


 

  1. Attend at least three hours of promotional tabling, one hour of each philanthropic event and two workshops (not including the mandatory Human Resource workshop) during the semester. 

 

  1. Attend all regularly-scheduled staff meetings and all department meetings/trainings facilitated by the Vice President of Television/ VP of Special Projects. I understand I am allotted two excused absences and I must notify Human Resources and their department head 24 hours prior to a meeting to gain approval. Missing three or more staff meetings without approval will lead to a loss of credit. 

 

  1. All staff members are responsible for the upkeep of Cable 8 Productions provided facilities (i.e. cleaning studio/scene storage/edit bays/lounge, taking out the trash, properly putting away equipment) as well as abiding by no food or drink in the control room or editing suites. If you fail to do so, this may result in a strike. 

 

  1. I understand that by complying with this contract, I am eligible to earn two internship credit(s) and if I am struggling to comply, I must meet with Human Resources to discuss how to fulfill my position's requirements.  


 

I understand that by signing this contract, I am held accountable for my actions within Cable 8 Productions and by failing to fulfill the expectations outlined above, I am subject to termination. I understand this will result in a failing grade for my internship credit and I will be notified as soon as possible to allow the opportunity to drop the credit.















 

Marketing Contract 

As a member of Cable 8 Production’s marketing department for the Fall 2021 semester, I agree to the following:

 

  1. Embody Cable 8 Productions’ culture by acting as a positive role model, following the student code of conduct, and complying with Cable 8 Productions’ policies and procedures as outlined in its constitution, by-laws, along with all university policies concerning diversity, equity, inclusion, discrimination and the overall standards the university places on its students. 

 

  1. Content shall remain the property of Cable 8 Productions, retaining the rights to distribute and oversee current and future use(s) of the photograph(s)/video(s), audio(s) programs, interstitials, promotional and marketing materials. Each video must contain a Cable 8 Productions motion graphic identifier. Directors and producers are allowed to use Cable 8 content in their demo reel if they choose to do so. All staff that fulfills their contract and meets all requirements determined and communicated by the heads of their departments are permitted to use the content created in their demo reel. 

    1. Add a promotion clause and usage: individuals may post videos on their social media and/or digital website as long as Cable 8 Productions is identified as the originating and/or distributing organization and it is identified as such. Persons may add links to their personal website and/or social media as long as the program(s) are identified as Cable 8 Productions programs.

    2. Individual award usage: all award entries will be considered and submitted by Cable 8 executive members. No other award entries are to be made by individual person(s) involved with the program production and/or distribution.

    3. Distribution clause and oversee future use as long as each piece, segment in part or whole retains the Cable 8 Productions identity, watermark or other symbol indicating that the production is/was originally a Cable 8 Productions program. Persons may link to a particular program(s) and/or interstitial on their personal website as long as the program is identified as a Cable 8 Productions program.

 

  1. Complete all tasks and comply with all deadlines facilitated by the Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Relations in a timely manner. This includes but is not limited to:

    1. Promote Cable 8 Productions as a whole and all the services/shows it provides.

    2. Attend all Cable 8 functions if schedule allows.

    3. Contribute and create promotional campaigns to promote Cable 8 Productions.

    4. Conduct at least three hours of tabling per semester.

    5. Assist in any random assignments related to Promotions.

  2. Responsible for contacting the Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Relations immediately if unable to meet the outlined deadlines and expectations for each video and any other tasks that are assigned by the head of the marketing department. However, extensions without strikes will only be given at the discretion of the Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Relations. All other extensions will be viewed as late and will result in a strike.

  3. Communicate with peers within their department and in other departments promptly, via email, phone, etc. when needed.

  4. Attend at least three hours of promotional tabling, one hour of each philanthropic event and two workshops (not including the mandatory Human Resource workshop) during the semester. 

  5. Attend all regularly-scheduled staff meetings and all department meetings/trainings facilitated by the Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Relations. I understand I am allotted two excused absences and I must notify Human Resources 24 hours prior to a meeting to gain approval. Missing three or more staff meetings without approval will lead to a loss of credit. 

  6. All staff members are responsible for the upkeep of Cable 8 Productions provided facilities (i.e. cleaning studio/scene storage/edit bays/lounge, taking out the trash, properly putting away equipment) as well as abiding by no food or drink in the control room or editing suites. If you fail to do so, this may result in a strike.  

  7.  I understand that by complying with this contract, I am eligible to earn two internship credits and if I am struggling to comply, I must meet with Human Resources to discuss how to fulfill my position's requirements.  


 

I understand that by signing this contract, I am held accountable for my actions within Cable 8 Productions and by failing to fulfill the expectations outlined above, I am subject to termination. I understand this will result in a failing grade for my internship credit and I will be notified as soon as possible to allow the opportunity to drop the credit. 




























 

Director/ Producer Contract 

As the Director or Producer in the television/ special projects department of Cable 8 Productions for the

 

 _________ semester, I agree to the following:

 

  1. Embody Cable 8 Productions’ culture by acting as a positive role model, following the student code of conduct, and complying with Cable 8 Productions’ policies and procedures as outlined in its constitution, by-laws, along with all university policies concerning diversity, equity, inclusion, discrimination and the overall expectations the university places on its students. 

 

  1. Content shall remain the property of Cable 8 Productions, retaining the rights to distribute and oversee current and future use(s) of the photograph(s)/video(s), audio(s) programs, interstitials, promotional and marketing materials. Each video must contain a Cable 8 Productions motion graphic identifier. Directors and producers are allowed to use Cable 8 content in their demo reel if they choose to do so. All staff that fulfills their contract and meets all requirements determined and communicated by the heads of their departments are permitted to use the content created in their demo reel. 

    1. Add a promotion clause and usage: individuals may post videos on their social media and/or digital website as long as Cable 8 Productions is identified as the originating and/or distributing organization and it identified as such. Persons may add links to their personal website and/or social media as long as the program(s) are identified as Cable 8 Productions programs.

    2. Individual award usage: all award entries will be considered and submitted by Cable 8 executive members. No other award entries are to be made by individual person(s) involved with the program production and/or distribution.

    3. Distribution clause and oversee future use as long as each piece, segment in part or whole retains the Cable 8 Productions identity, watermark or other symbol indicating that the production is/was originally a Cable 8 Productions program. Persons may link to a particular program(s) and/or interstitial on their personal website as long as the program is identified as a Cable 8 Productions program.

 

  1. Complete all tasks and comply with all deadlines facilitated by the Vice Presidents of Television and/or Special Projects in a timely manner. This includes but is not limited to:

    1. Each director and producer turns in an agreed upon set number of episodes that is determined by the Vice Presidents of Televisio and/or Special Projects will be communicated to the producers/ and or the directors at the beginning of each semester. 

    2. Episode length can be negotiated with the VP of the department. Episode length must be agreed upon at the beginning of the semester in a written form and turned into the executive team of Cable 8 within a week of the episode time being negotiated. Each show must have a minimum of 001:00 (one minute) long. 

    3. _____________ (Show title) will have ________ (# of episodes) amount of episodes and each episode will be between _______ (minimum time length) and _______ (maximum time length). Has been negotiated by the director and producer and the VP of the department before the signing of this contract. This length of episode time and number of episodes have also been approved by the executive team. 

    4. Attending critiques with the Vice President of Television and/or VP of Special Projects after the release of each new episode. 

    5. Uploading each episode to the Cable 8 Productions’ YouTube page as well as communicating with the marketing department beforehand to get the proper thumbnail for the video. 

    6. Following and not exceeding the assigned show budget. All purchases must go through the CFO at least two weeks prior to purchase. 

    7. CC’ing the Vice Presidents of Television and Special Projects on every Cable 8 Productions’ related email. 

    8. Utilizing Cable 8 Productions’ equipment and editing software to produce episodes. If you use your personal equipment and experience technical delays, it will not suffice as an extension and you may receive a strike. 

    9. Following all Washington State University and State rules and guidelines regarding safety to ensure the safety of all staff, crew, talent and any other persons taking part in a Cable 8 audio/video program, event and/or meeting. 

    10. Complete all release forms and have them returned to the Human Resources Director within three days of filming. 

 

  1. Responsible for contacting the Vice President of Television and/or VP of Special Projects immediately if unable to meet the outlined deadlines and expectations for each episode. However, extensions without strikes will only be given at the discretion of the Vice President of Television and/or VP of Special Projects. All other extensions will be viewed as late and will result in a strike.

 

  1. Communicate with peers within their department and in other departments promptly, via email, phone, etc. when needed.


 

  1. Attend at least three hours of promotional tabling, one hour of each philanthropic event and two workshops (not including the mandatory Human Resource workshop) during the semester. 

 

  1. Attend all regularly-scheduled staff meetings and all department meetings/trainings facilitated by the Vice President of Television/ VP of Special Projects. I understand I am allotted two excused absences, and I must notify Human Resources and their department head 24 hours prior to a meeting to gain approval. Missing three or more staff meetings without approval will lead to a loss of credit. 

 

  1. All staff members are responsible for the upkeep of Cable 8 Productions provided facilities (i.e. cleaning studio/scene storage/edit bays/lounge, taking out the trash, properly putting away equipment) as well as abiding by no food or drink in the control room or editing suites. If you fail to do so, this may result in a strike. 

 

  1. I understand that by complying with this contract, I am eligible to earn two internship credit(s) and if I am unable to comply, I must immediately meet with Human Resources to discuss how to fulfill my position's requirements or receive a failing grade and earn no credits for this endeavor.  


 

I understand that by signing this contract, I am held accountable for my actions within Cable 8 Productions and by failing to fulfill the expectations outlined above, I am subject to termination. I understand this will result in a failing grade for my internship credit and I will be notified as soon as possible to allow the opportunity to drop the credit. 



 

Assistant Director and Producer Contract 

As the Director or Producer in the television/ special projects department of Cable 8 Productions for the _________ semester, I agree to the following expectations:

 

  1. Embody Cable 8 Productions culture by acting as a positive role model, following the student conduct code, and complying with Cable 8 Productions’ policies and procedures as outlined in the constitution, and by-laws, as well as with all university policies concerning diversity, discrimination and overall expections that university places on it’s students. 

 

  1. Content shall remain the property of Cable 8 Productions, retaining the rights to distribute and oversee future use(s) of the photograph(s)/video(s). Each video must contain a Cable 8 Productions motion graphic. Assistant directors and producers are allowed to use Cable 8 content in their demo reel if they choose to do so. All staff that fulfills their contract and meets all requirements determined and communicated by the heads of their departments are permitted to use the content created in their demo reel. 

    1. add a promotion clause and usage 

    2. individual award usage 

    3. distribution clause and oversee future use 

 

  1. Complete all tasks and comply with all deadlines facilitated by the Vice Presidents of Television and Special Projects in a timely manner. This includes but is not limited to:

    1. Each director and producer needs to turn in a set number of episodes that will be determined by the Vice Presidents of Television and Special Projects which will be communicated at the beginning of each semester. 

    2. Episode length can be negotiated with the VP of the department. Episode length must be agreed upon at the beginning of the semester in a written form and turned into the executive team of Cable 8 within a week of the episode time being negotiated. Each show must have a minimum of 001:00 long. 

    3. _____________ (Show title) will have ________ (# of episodes) amount of episodes and each episode will be between _______ (minimum time length) and _______ (maximum time length). Has been negotiated by the director and producer and the VP of the department before the signing of this contract. This length of episode time and number of episodes have also been approved by the executive team. 

    4. Attending critiques with the Vice President of Television and VP of Special Projects after the release of each new episode. 

    5. Uploading each episode to the Cable 8 Productions’ YouTube page as well as communicating with the marketing department beforehand to get the proper thumbnail for the video. 

    6. Following and not exceeding the assigned show budget. All purchases must go through the CFO at least two weeks prior to purchase. 

    7. CC’ing the Vice Presidents of Television and Special Projects on every Cable 8 Productions’ related email. 

    8. Utilizing Cable 8 Productions’ equipment and editing software to produce episodes. If you use your personal equipment and experience technical delays, it will not suffice as an extension and you may receive a strike. 

    9. Following all Washington State University and State guidelines regarding safety to ensure the safety of all staff, crew, talent and any other persons that would be apart of a Cable 8 episode 

    10. Complete all release forms and have them returned to the Human Resources Director within three days of filming. 

 

  1. Responsible for contacting the Vice President of Television and VP of Special Projects immediately if unable to meet the outlined deadlines and expectations for each episode. However, extensions without strikes will only be given at the discretion of the Vice President of Television and VP of Special Projects. All other extensions will be viewed as late and will result in a strike.

 

  1. Communicate with peers within their department and in other departments promptly, via email, phone, etc. when needed.


 

  1. Attend at least two hours of promotional tabling, one hour of each philanthropic event and one workshop (not including the mandatory Human Resource workshop) during the semester. 

 

  1. Attend all regularly-scheduled staff meetings and all department meetings/trainings facilitated by the Vice President of Television/ VP of Special Projects. I understand I am allotted two excused absences and I must notify Human Resources and their department head 24 hours prior to a meeting to gain approval. Missing three or more staff meetings without approval will lead to a loss of credit. 

 

  1. All staff members are responsible for the upkeep of Cable 8 Productions provided facilities (i.e. cleaning studio/scene storage/edit bays/lounge, taking out the trash, properly putting away equipment) as well as abiding by no food or drink in the control room or editing suites. If you fail 

  2.  

  3. to do so, this may result in a strike. 

 

  1. I understand that by complying with this contract, I am eligible to earn two internship credit(s) and if I am struggling to comply, I must meet with Human Resources to discuss how to fulfill my position's requirements.  


 

I understand that by signing this contract, I am held accountable for my actions within Cable 8 Productions and by failing to fulfill the expectations outlined above, I am subject to termination. I understand this will result in a failing grade for my internship credit and I will be notified as soon as possible to allow the opportunity to drop the credit. 















 

Cable 8 Productions Bylaws

 

The purpose of the Cable 8 Productions bylaws is to: implement the Cable 8 Productions constitution, specify the policies and operating procedures of Cable 8 Productions, otherwise enumerated in the Cable 8 Productions constitution, specify the powers, functions, duties and responsibilities of all Cable 8 Productions officials not otherwise enumerated in the Cable 8 Productions constitutions and serve as the organization manual for Cable 8 Productions. 

Article I - System of bylaws & Steering Committee

Section 1: Authority

No part of these bylaws may supersede any part of the Cable 8 Productions constitution. If any part of these bylaws is found to be in conflict with the Cable 8 Productions constitution, it shall be amended in such a fashion that it is no longer in conflict with the constitution.  

Section 2: Compliance

  1. All members of Cable 8 Productions, serving in any capacity, must comply with the bylaws, unless such compliance is in direct conflict with the Cable 8 Productions Constitution, the rules and regulations of Washington State University (WSU) or the laws of the city, county, state or federal government.  

  2. Willful and/or deliberate disregard of these bylaws shall be grounds for removal from office through dismissal. 

  3. At the end of each academic year the constitution and bylaws will be reviewed for errors, and changes by the exiting staff. 

 

Section 3: Steering Committee

  1. The Steering Committee shall consist of the following delegates: one representative from each of the regularly scheduled shows, one delegate from the Marketing Department, three delegates from Special projects, and the Human Resources director. The Steering Committee should be at least five people. 

  2. In the event of an unforeseen circumstance or incident, staff members can call for the organization of a Steering Committee.

  3. The Steering Committee shall meet with the organization advisor to go over the incident and decide how to proceed. 

Section 4: Form

  1. The Cable 8 Productions shall be divided into articles dealing with related and similar subjects.  Each articles, in turn, divided into sections

  2. Each chapter may be subdivided by means of use of capital letters in alphabetical order or Arabic or Roman numerals, in numerical order.  

Section 5: Amendments
  1. The Cable 8 Productions bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the Steering Committee of Cable 8 Productions.  

  2. The Cable 8 Productions staff shall have the authority to enact the Cable 8 Productions bylaws. 

Article II - The Executive Branch

Section 1: Positions 

The Cable 8 executives shall be comprised of the following positions:

  1. President and General Manager

  2. Chief Financial Officer 

  3. Vice President of Television

  4. Vice President Marketing and Alumni Affairs

  5. Vice President of Special Projects

  6. Human Resources Director

Section 2: Executive Board Members Expectations  

  1. All executives will serve as liaisons for the community of Cable 8 Productions. Each executive is responsible for communicating with members of the community and adviser(s). Executives must know the contact information of each officer in order to have effective communication. Each executive is to be responsible for their actions and duties as a board member.   

  2. The executive board shall meet weekly with adviser(s).  

  3. To hold an executive board position, they must be a current undergraduate student at WSU – Pullman.  They must be enrolled in a minimum of 10 credits, unless the executive board and adviser(s) approve otherwise, and in good academic standing with the University (minimum GPA of 2.0) .

  4. Executives should have advanced verbal and written communication skills, knowledge and understanding of the mission and goals of student television broadcasting and Cable 8 Productions.  They are responsible for understanding Cable 8 Productions constitution and WSU resources, regulations and standards.  Executives will foster a cooperative work environment and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. The executives must be capable of working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.  

  5. Executives must have the ability to supervise and train student members with organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.  

  6. Executives must comply with Cable 8 Productions policies and procedures as outlined in the constitution and bylaws.  In addition, executives must comply with WSU business procedures, as outlined in the business policies and procedures manual, WSU policy on diversity and discrimination.  

  7. Executives will work enough hours to meet the needs of the position over the course of the year.  

  8. Executives will hold their position for one year (May to May), at which point they can reapply, if inclined.  After being selected, executives will shadow the current position, until the end of their term in May.

  9. An executive, as determined by the adviser(s) and steering committee shall select an executive to take over the duties of the President in their absence at the beginning of each term.  

  10. Executives must have served on Cable 8 staff for at least one semester. 

  11. Executives must comply with the contracts they sign as given to them by the Human Resources director.

Section 3: Duties, Responsibilities and Job Descriptions

Section 3.1: President and General Manager
  1. Under general direction, the President serves as the chief executive officer of the student television station, Cable 8 Productions and associated activities including station operations and program development. The President provides leadership and direction in the areas of strategic development and funding programs and activities, and compliance with all rules and regulations governing WSU registered student organizations (RSO).  

  2. The President must represent Cable 8 Productions at community and business meetings and present information to University committees on behalf of Cable 8 Productions. 

  3. The President coordinates and cooperates with appropriate departments of the university and other agencies in the development of programs in accordance with the policies of the staff and steering committee, and consults with respective agencies on matters relative to the mission of student television.  

  4. The President shall work with the entire executive board to establish and implement short- and long-term organizational goals, strategic plans, policies and operating procedures.

  5. The President shall monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness and effects changes required for improvement. 

  6. The President shall act as the Presiding Chair of weekly staff meetings, steering committee meetings, and each semester’s general meeting.  Acts as tiebreaker in all staff, steering committee and executive board decisions.  

  7. The President must maintain working relationships with ASWSU, The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and other university and community offices. 

  8. The President seeks out new opportunities in programming and station development for Cable 8 Productions.

  9. The President designs, establishes and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives; recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates unit staff. 

  10. The President oversees the development of the annual operating and capital equipment budget. 

  11. The President oversees and manages the integrated day-to-day operations of the station, to include program development and productions, outreach and education, marketing and funding, finance and human resources, broadcast engineering and operations regulatory compliance and reporting.  

  12. The President performs miscellaneous job-relation duties as assigned.  

  13. The President must be knowledgeable of marketing and development strategies, techniques, processes and available resources.  In addition, the President must have skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.  

  14.  If the Human Resource Director Position is not filled it is the President’s responsibility to seek out qualified candidates.

  15. The President must have knowledge and understanding of all facets of broadcasting operations, methods, techniques, facilities and equipment.  

  16. The President must have knowledge of contracts, grant development and management.

  17. The President must have integrated knowledge of television broadcast operations, programming, production and marketing.

  18. The President must have skills in fiscal management. 

Section 3.2: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  1. The CFO oversees all financial activity of the station, Cable 8 Productions and associated activities including fundraising and advertising development, maintenance of all budgets and financial records, and facilitator of station expenditures. 

  2. The CFO facilitates all station expenditures including, but not limited to; executive stipends, production expenses, station promotion costs, capital equipment purchases and office supplies. 

  3. The CFO oversees and facilitates all fundraising and development.

  4. The CFO must advocate on behalf of the station to potential donors, including foundations, corporations, capital campaign participants, program sponsors, fundraisers and individual donors; and actively participates in strategic funding initiatives.  

  5. The CFO is responsible for establishing and implementing short- and long-range advertising and fundraising goals, strategic financial policies, plans and budgetary procedures.  In addition, monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness and effects changes required for improvement.

  6. The CFO develops and maintains the annual operating and capital equipment budgets.  

  7. The CFO must perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.  

  8. The CFO  must have informational research and recordkeeping skills.  

  9. The CFO must have skill in budget preparation, fiscal management, knowledge of contracts and grants development and management.  

  10. The CFO serves as chief advocate on behalf of the station to potential donors, including foundations, corporations, capital campaign participants, program sponsors, underwriters and individual donors.  The CFO must actively participate in strategic funding initiatives. 

Section 3.3: Vice President of Television
  1. The Vice President of Television serves as the executive producer of all regularly scheduled original programming and facilitates the operations of the student television station, Cable 8 Productions.  The Vice President of Television provides leadership and direction in the areas of program development and production, facilities management, and station operation. 

  2. The Vice President of Television oversees and manages the integrated day-to-day operations of the television department including broadcast engineering and operations, programming and traffic, program development and production and regulatory compliance.  

  3. The Vice President of Television ensures and maintains the consistency and quality of the on-air look and programming of Cable 8 Productions.  

  4. The Vice President of Television coordinates support and equipment involved in production of television programs.

  5. The Vice President of Television assures the effective use of technical equipment and personnel so that all planned elements in the production are properly combined to achieve the highest quality completed product possible within the allocated budget.

  6. The Vice President of Television development of current crewmembers involved in program production, crew retention, station operation and other functions of Cable 8.  

  7. The Vice President of Television manages processes of developing and integrating pilot proposals into the on-air program schedule.  

  8. The Vice President of Television must perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.  

  9. The Vice President of Television must have some experience in video production and editing skills.

  10. The Vice President of Television must have creative decision-making skills and knowledge of contracts and production management.  

  11. The Vice President of Television must possess knowledge and understanding of all facets of broadcasting operations, methods, technique, facilities and equipment.  

  12. The Vice President of Television must have integrated knowledge of television broadcast operations, programming and production.  

Section 3.4: Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs
  1. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs serves as the official spokesperson of the student television station, Cable 8 Productions and associated activities, including development of the organization's integrated marketing plan and oversees all internal and external communications.  

  2. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs is the primary media relation’s liaison and official press spokesperson for Cable 8 Productions. 

  3. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs coordinates crew recruitment, including organization of the start of the semester general meeting (marketing efforts, agenda development and location scheduling and setup).  

  4. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs works with the President, Vice President of Television and Vice President of Special Projects to develop long and short term integrated marketing communication goals. 

  5. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs is in charge of facilitating philanthropic service and community outreach through the annual cougar vision outreach program

  6. Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs must approve all external promotion of Cable 8 shows and events. 

  7. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the department’s marketing goals and objectives. 

  8. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs maintains relationship with Cable 8 Productions alumni, including newsletter, mentor program, organization of events.  

  9. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs oversees and facilitates all online media, including public websites, social and networking media and video hosting sites.   

  10. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs is responsible for finding and submitting Cable 8 Productions programming in competitions and awards both local and national.  

  11. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs represents Cable 8 Productions at University and College of Communication recruitment events. 

  12. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs must perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 

  13. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs must have skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures of the public relations department. 

  14. The Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs must have the ability to utilize advertising and promotion techniques and have creative decision making skills.  

Section 3.5: Vice President of Special Projects
  1. The Vice President of Special Projects acts as the executive producer of all special projects for the student television station, Cable 8 Productions.  The Vice President of Special Projects is responsible for seeking out special programming opportunities on the WSU-Pullman campus and surrounding communities.  The Vice President of Special Projects oversees and facilitates such projects though development, production and post.  

  2. The Vice President of Special Projects acts as the executive producer of all special projects, including, but not limited to, the ASWSU debate and meetings, community events, movies, documentaries and all contract productions and commercials.  

  3. The Vice President of Special Projects reviews and facilitates all special project proposals and requests from external groups.  i.e. movies, documentaries, contract productions.

  4. The Vice President of Special Projects coordinates with the CFO and personnel manager to ensure all contract products and commercials are produced in a professional and timely matter.  Must work with the CFO and personnel manager to manage the budget for all contract productions.  

  5. The Vice President of Special Projects coordinates support and equipment involved in production of television programs related to special projects productions. 

  6. The Vice President of Special Projects assures the effective use of technical equipment and personnel so that all planned elements in the production are properly combined to achieve the highest quality completed product possible within the allocated budget.  

  7. The Vice President of Special Projects will work in conjunction with Vice President of Television and Vice President of Public Relations and Alumni Affairs to develop and produce on-air promotions and the telethon philanthropic outreach content. 

  8. The Vice President of Special Projects performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 

  9. The Vice President of Special Projects must possess video production, editing and creative decision-making skills.

  10. The Vice President of Special Projects must have integrated knowledge of television development and production.  

  11. The Vice President of Special Projects will work with the Vice President of Public Relations and Alumni Affairs to coordinate on community outreach and philanthropic service.

Section 3.6: Human Resources Department
Section 3.6.1: Human Resources Department Expectations
  1. The Human Resources department acts as a bridge of communication between executive board members and staff as needed. 

  2. The Human Resources Director will report to the executive board as needed. 

  3. Human resource members should have advanced verbal and written communication skills, knowledge and understanding of the Cable 8 Productions mission and goals.  They are responsible for understanding Cable 8 Productions constitution and WSU resources, regulations and standards.  Department members must be able to foster a cooperative work environment and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.  

  4. Human Resource department members must have the ability to remove all personal biases and resolve personal conflicts in a professional manner. 

  5. The department is responsible for keeping track of all Cable 8 members, and organizing and facilitating training opportunities. 

  6. Department members must comply with Cable 8 Productions policies and procedures as outlined in the constitution and bylaws.  In addition, department members must comply with WSU business procedures, as outlined in the business policies and procedures manual, WSU policy on diversity and discrimination. 

Section 3.6.2: Human Resources Director 
  1. The Human Resource Director oversees the human recourse department of the student television station, Cable 8 Productions.  Provides leadership and direction in the areas of personnel development and retention, internal communication, policy enforcement, and personnel documentation. 

  2. The Human Resource Director will represent the Human Resource Department to the executive board during the executive boards weekly meetings on a bi-monthly basis. 

  3. The Human Resource Director is responsible for all records for the organization, including meeting minutes, and personnel records. 

  4. The Human Resource Director will report to the executive board any breaches of contract so they can take the necessary disciplinary actions as outlined in section 10.01 of the bylaws. 

  5. In the case that a staff or executive board position is not filled or becomes vacant, it is the Human Resource Directors responsibility to seek out qualified candidates to fill the position.

  6. The Human Resource Director will oversee the internal structure of communication within Cable 8.

  7. The Human Resource Director must have advanced oral and written communication skills. 

  8. The Human Resource Director must have excellent interpersonal and coaching skills. 

  9. The Human Resource Director must have a thorough understanding of the Cable 8 bylaws and constitution. 

  10. The Human Resource Director must perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 

  11. The Human Resource Director will analyze the formal evaluations, and present the findings and suggest a plan of action to the executive board. 

Section 4: Executive Evaluations

  1. All evaluations will take place at some point during the middle of the semester. It is up to the executive board to determine when they will happen, but they MUST happen at least once a semester.

  2. The formal evaluations will be created by the Human Resource Department each semester and must cover internal and external communication effectiveness within the organization, job performance, and any personal conflict that may occur.

  3. Evaluations will take place through a Google Form

  4. The evaluations are to be optional to all staff members, but highly encouraged. 

Article III - Staff Members

Section 1: Positions

The Cable 8 staff shall be comprised of the following positions:

  1. General Promotions Manager

  2. Special Events Coordinator

  3. Photographer

  4. Sports Director (special projects)

  5. Web Publicity Producer (special projects)

  6. Community Promotions Producer (special projects)

  7. Producer/Director (special projects shows)

  8. Director (general television program)

  9. Producer (general television program)

  10. Assistant Director (general television program) 

  11. Assistant Producer (general television program)

  12. Production Manager  

Section 2: Staff Members Expectations and Responsibilities 

  1. Staff members will serve as liaisons for the community of Cable 8 Productions.  Staff members are responsible for communicating with members of their team, the community and the executives.  Staff members must provide contact information to all executives in order to have effective communication. Each staff member is to be responsible for their actions and duties as a member.   

  2. Staff members are required to attend meetings relevant to their position, as outlined as in their job descriptions, at the discretion of their department head.

  3. To hold a staff position, they must be a current undergraduate student at WSU – Pullman.  They must be enrolled in a minimum of 10 credits, unless the executive board and adviser(s) approve otherwise, and in good academic standing with the University (minimum GPA of 2.0)  

  4. Staff members are responsible for understanding Cable 8 Productions constitution and WSU resources, regulations and standards.  Staff members must be able to foster a cooperative work environment and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.  

  5. Staff members must have the ability to supervise and train student members, to include organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.  

  6. Staff members must comply with Cable 8 Productions policies and procedures as outlined in the Constitution, bylaws and contracts.  In addition, executives and staff members must comply with WSU business procedures, as outlined in the business policies and procedures manual, WSU policy on diversity and discrimination.  

  7. Staff members must work enough hours to meet the needs of the position over the course of the semester.  

  8. Staff members will hold their position for one academic semester, at which point they can reapply, if inclined.  

    1. The Staff members will perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

    2. Staff members must abide by the duties and responsibilities outlined in their contracts.

Article IV - Election Process

Section 1: Election Committee

Immediately after the President & General Manager has been officially elected (or confirmed) the Election Committee shall be formed. This committee shall be chaired (with Voting rights) by the newly elected President and have the following voting members: four current staff members not running for executive board and the newly elected President & General Manager. The election committee is in charge of voting, validation, the refining of candidates and enforcing the rules on fliers and conduct.  

Section 2: Election Procedures for President & General Manager

  1. One week following WSU’s spring break, the current executive board will open the applications for President & General Manager. The applications shall be open for two weeks. If there are no candidates by the end of the two weeks, the current executive board will conduct a search for suitable candidates. The executive board shall not disclose the names of the candidates or the number of applications received until is the time for speeches to be given.

  2. If at the end of the application period there is only one candidate for President & General Manager, the staff may confirm the candidate into the position by a 2/3 majority vote.  If the candidate is confirmed, the election committee shall immediately move into the selection of the other officers and all other election procedures shall be bypassed.  In the event that a 2/3 majority vote is not reached, the Election Committee shall seek out additional candidates.

  3. All of the candidates will give speeches at that week’s staff meeting.  If there are more than three candidates for President & General Manager, then the Election Committee will be formed and will narrow the field down to three candidates through an interview process, and will make selections based on qualifications.

  4. After speeches are given, there will be a question and answer session for all of the candidates.

  5. After the question and answer session, the Human Resources director will conduct a vote between all the candidates amongst the staff members.

  6. The Human Resources director will announce the new President & General Manager immediately after the votes have been counted.

Section 3: Selection of the Vice President of Television, the Vice-President of Special Projects, the CFO, the Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs, and the Human Resource director.

 

  1. Immediately after the President & General Manager has been officially elected (or confirmed) the Election Committee shall be formed. This committee shall be chaired (with Voting rights) by the newly elected President and have the following voting members: four current staff members not running for executive board and the newly elected President & General Manager.

  2. In the case that an election committee member wants to run for an executive position the newly elected president will select a new staff member that is not running for an executive position. 

  3. The following week of the election of the President & General Manager, the Executive Board Selection Committee shall make the applications available for the open executive board positions. Applications will be available for one week. If there are no candidates at the end of the week, the election committee will conduct a search for suitable candidates. 

  4. The election committee shall interview the candidates for each position and shall select the best candidate for the job based on, but not limited to the position’s job description, previous experience (Cable 8 and professional), and overall group continuity. 

  5. The election committee shall not disclose any information about the applicants or the number of applicants until it is time for the elections. The election committee shall deliberate and decide as to who should be hired for each position. The election committee needs to be in unanimous agreement. After all the positions have been decided, the newly elected President & General Manager shall call and offer the position to the chosen candidate.

 

Article V - Officer Termination

Section 1: Termination Conduct

  1. Officers shall not be on academic or university probation at the time of their election and throughout their term of office (GPA requirement shall be 2.0 cumulative average or higher). 

  2. Officers failing to fulfill the given responsibilities and duties may be removed by the Executive Board. The removal of an officer requires a unanimous decision amongst the other officers following notification of the officer in question. Such notification shall be provided in writing no less than seven days prior to the vote. In the event that the President needs to be removed, there must also be a 90% super majority decision of the Steering Committee. 

  3. The staff shall have the right to assemble a Steering Committee to call for an Executive Board vote on the removal of an officer. The petitioning member of the staff must provide, in writing, the reason for the removal of an officer. The member requesting the removal will be required to give a presentation during a Steering Committee meeting. The Executive in question shall have the right to defend his/her self before the steering committee. The executive in question shall not be present during the discussion and voting. If the steering committee decides through a 90% super majority to call for an Executive Board vote on the removal of an officer, the Executive Board must convene to discuss and vote on the matter within 7 days. 

Article VI - Vacancy

Section 1: Executive Board Member Vacancy

  1. When a position on the executive board is vacated through either resignation or removal, the Human Resources director shall make available applications to fill the remaining term.  Applicants shall go through an interview process with the executive board and the adviser.  The executive board shall select the best-qualified candidate, and will require confirmation from the staff members.  

  2. In the event the President & General Manager resigns or is removed from the position, the adviser(s) shall select an existing member of the executive board to become the temporary President & General Manager. During this time the Human Resource director will form an election committee and shall follow normal election codes as outlined in Article IV

Section 2: Staff Member Vacancy

  1. When a staff position becomes vacant, the executive board shall seek out a replacement, and will have full power to find a suitable replacement that is fully qualified for the vacant position. 

  2. When an AD/AP position becomes vacant, the respective shows Director and Producer shall seek out a replacement, and will have full power to find a suitable replacement that is fully qualified for the vacant position. 

 

Article VII: Hiring Procedures

Section 1: Staff positions 

  1. The executive board and Human Resource Director shall be in charge of the hiring process of the Cable 8 Productions staff.  The Human Resource Department shall create and distribute staff applications with a list of open positions that can be applied for. 

  2. Applications will be available for a two week period and will be due at 12pm on the due date.  At the close of the application process, the executive board and Human Resource Director shall schedule interviews for the following week.  The executive board and Human Resource Director shall compile a list of questions for each position to be used in the interview process.  At the completion of the interview process, the executive board and Human Resource Director shall further review the applicants and fill all open positions.  Applicants selected must meet the minimum qualifications of their job position.  After the executive board and Human Resource Director has filled all positions, all hired staff shall receive a phone call to confirm or reject the applicant.

  3. In the event of a position not filled, the executive board and Human Resource Director shall seek a suitable candidate to fill the position.  

Section 2: Hiring Time Table

  1. For spring staff positions: The executive board shall begin the hiring process by the week after Thanksgiving Break, and must have a new board in place by the last staff meeting two weeks before winter break. 

  2. For fall staff positions: The new executive board shall begin the hiring process two weeks before the before Dead week, and have applications available as soon as all executive board members are hired.

Article VIII - Staff Dismissal

Section 1: Staff and General Members

  1. In the event that a member is found to be in violation of their contract and/or bylaws, they will receive a notice of reprimand by the Human Resources director and be required to meet with the Human Resources director and anyone else deemed necessary by the executive board to resolve the problem.  The person in violation will be allowed to retail their position and project they are currently working on.  

  2. In the event of a second offense, the person in violation will receive a notice of reprimand from the Human Resources director, and be required to meet with the Human Resources director, President & General Manager and adviser(s) to resolve the problem.  In addition to the written reprimand, the person in violation will receive a final warning notice from Cable 8. 

  3. In the event of a third offense, the person in violation shall receive written notification of termination for Cable 8 Productions.  In addition, they will remain a member not in good standing with Cable 8 Productions and will not be allowed to hold any type of leadership or management position within the organization. All projects of theirs will be redistributed to others.    

  4. Prior to disciplinary action, the adviser(s) must be notified and included on all decisions of discipline.  In the event that a member is dismissed from Cable 8 Productions, the advisor  must receive a notice of the termination and the justification thereof.  

 

Article IX - Payment and Stipend 

Section 1: Executive Board

Only the executive board and Human Resources Director shall receive an annual stipend paid in equal parts following the universities payment schedule.  The stipend shall be approved by the adviser and determined by the annual budgetary process. 

Section 2: Staff members

No staff member shall receive any monetary compensation for work done for Cable 8 Productions, except in the event of a paid contract production, where the CFO shall determine a set amount for all involved in the production. They shall receive university credit for their work.

Article X: Financial

Section 1: Funding

  1. Cable 8 Productions will not purchase any consumable products for shows, unless approved by the CFO after reviewing the budget.  This will include, but is not limited to food for crew and makeup for talent.  

  2. Cable 8 Productions is prohibited from buying gifts for crewmembers.  

  3. During the spring term, the CFO and President shall develop an operations budget for the following school year to be presented by the CFO and Vice President of Sales and President to, and approved by, the S&A committee(s).   

  4. The CFO shall be responsible to keep accurate records of receipts and expenditures, as well as revenue generated by the organization.  The CFO will also work with the departments, which oversee the various Cable 8 accounts, to ensure proper processing of the Cable 8 budget.  

Article XI: Sales Policy

  1. Cable 8 Productions will not enter into a contract for advertising with an advertiser of alcohol, tobacco or illicit drug productions.  Cable 8 will not advertise or promote any illegal or illicit products.  

  2. Any change to the Cable 8 Productions rate card or sales policy shall be done by the current semester’s sales team and the CFO and will be presented for approval by the organization advisors.

Article XII - Ownership

Section 1: Show Ownership

  1. All productions done with Cable 8 Productions fund and/or equipment shall become the sole property of Cable 8 Productions.  Cable 8 Productions shall retain all ownership and hold exclusive distribution rights.  

  2. Only the executive board shall be allowed to authorize the sale of and distribution of Cable 8 Productions original programming.  

  3. Any public transmissions of Cable 8 Productions property including, but not limited to broadcast, cablecast, internet distribution, and podcasting, must be approved in writing by the management, and only the executive board may grant this authority.  

Article XII: Studio, Office and Equipment Usage

Section 1: Studio

Only staff members and the executive board shall have access to the studio and scene storage, and are solely responsible for the studio when in use.  No non-staff members may be in the studio without the supervision of a Cable 8 Productions staff member.  A Cable 8 staff member must be present at all times when either scene storage and/or the studio is open for a Cable 8 production.  

Section 1.1: Schedule

 Studio time shall be initially scheduled with the following priority: 

  1. Cable 8 organization level projects

  2. Cable 8 regularly scheduled shows

  3. Cable 8 special projects

  4. Cable 8 recruitment events or other projects

  5. Cable 8 regularly scheduled shows will schedule specific days and times, and will be agreed upon between the show and the Vice President of Television and production manager.  Newly scheduled shows and events shall not override previously scheduled shows and events without the expressed permission of the President.  

Section 2: Equipment

  1. Before any equipment may be checked out the user must be properly trained and have signed their contract.

  2. Before any equipment may be checked out, the user must submit a request detailing the equipment desired within a 24 hour period. The request may be submitted to the production manager via contact information provided by the production manager.

  3. Non-staff members must receive pre-approval from the specific show Producer or Director and must inform the production manager of this.  

  4. Equipment checkout shall normally be given on a first-come first-served reservation basis.  However, contract productions and other special situations may supersede prior reservations with the approval of the President and production manager.  Equipment checkout shall be a 24-hour period.  Extended use may be granted, but requires one week’s notice to the production manager for reservations longer than 24-hours.  Equipment shall only be used for Cable 8 projects, including regular scheduled shows, special projects, commercial production, contract production and other projects as approved by the President.  All equipment shall be inventoried and accurate records maintained for all check out/in transactions.  

Section 3: Executive Office Use

The Cable 8 office shall be a place to conduct Cable 8 business first and foremost. Executive members may hold their office hours in the office. There must be an executive board member in the office at all times while other people (staff members or not) are in there.

Section 4: Edit Suites

  1. Edit suites and computers are for the conduction of Cable 8 purposes first and foremost. 

  2. Only the executive board and staff members are allowed access to the edit suites.  

  3. No non-staff members may be in the edit suites without the supervision of a Cable 8 Productions staff member.  A Cable 8 staff member must be present at all times when the edits suites are open.  

Article XIII - Records and files

Section 1: Terms of Files

Cable 8 Productions shall follow the WSU policy of record retention and will keep all record in lockable file cabinets in the executive office.  

Article XIV - Code of conduct

Section 1: Conduct

  1. Cable 8 Productions shall follow the University’s code of conduct and policies.

  2. Cable 8 Productions shall comply with University alcohol and drug policies.  

Section 2: Meeting Etiquette

  1.  Staff members shall come prepared and be engaged in the meetings. 

  2. The use of laptops, cellular phones, ipods or any other devices is at the discretion of the presiding chair. 

  3. Any staff member who is disruptive to the meeting may be asked to leave the meeting at the discretion of the presiding chair. 

Section 3: Quality

  1. Cable 8 programming shall progress over the series of taping and meet the standards, at the discretion of the Executive Board and advisers 

  2. Cable 8 programming shall comply with all FCC regulations and censorship rules as follows

    1. No show may have any reference to drugs, by consumption, possession, or distribution. 

    2. No show may show the consumption of alcohol, however they may show alcohol as a prop and the implied aftermath of consumption. 

    3. No show may reference religion, race, or ethnicity in a derogatory, defamatory, or stereotypical way. No explicit sexual content may be shown or discussed on air. It may be referenced but vocabulary must follow FCC regulations.

Article XV - Breach of bylaws and/or constitution 

Section 1: Consequences

  1. For the first offense, one will be issued a friendly reminder warning by the executive board.

  2. For the second offense, one will be issued a formal documentation of warning by the executive board

  3. For the third offense, another formal warning will be issued, stating that the member's behavior has not changed and has been given several verbal and formal warnings by the executive.  The behavior exhibited by the member is not in compliance with the code of bylaws and constitution, and the member may be subject to probation or removal from Cable 8 Productions.

Article XVI - Pandemic Clause

In the event of a global pandemic or other health crisis, Cable 8 Productions will follow all rules and protocol provided by WSU. If needed, Cable 8 Productions will also create





 

Cable 8 Productions Constitution

Article I – Name of Organization

The name of the organization shall be Cable 8 Productions. 

Article II – Affiliation

This organization shall be affiliated locally in Pullman, Washington, through the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (WSU) and shall abide by its rules and regulations. These rules and regulations shall not be in conflict with WSU policies and procedures. WSU policies and procedures shall take precedence over the rules and regulations of the College of Communication. 

Article III – Purpose

Cable 8 Productions provides our members with professional experience, educational development, high quality programming, marketing techniques, and strategizing skills. Our services are recognized by our viewers as well as throughout the entire Pullman Community. To accomplish this mission we provide hands-on learning to instill a higher level of excellence in communication practice. We also provide philanthropic events to give back to our community. Cable 8 Productions will continue to build upon its unprecedented reputation by striving to be the best student operation television station in the nation. 

Article IV – Membership

Section 1:  Student Membership. 

Members are defined as persons who are involved with or working for one or more of the current semester’s programs, special projects, marketing team, or is an officer of the organization. They are all expected to meet the standard of WSU GPA requirement. 

Section 2: Associate Membership. 

Non-voting membership may be approved in advance by the Cable 8 Executive Board and may consist of WSU employees, Pullman community members, Cable 8 alumni, or other non-students. Acknowledging that Cable 8 Productions was created for the students of WSU, associate members shall primarily act as unofficial advisors and observers of the organization. Furthermore, they shall not participate in day-to-day operations of Cable 8 Productions, but rather as consultants. 

Section 3:  Non-discrimination clause. 

Consist with all applicable federal and State laws, as well as WSU policies, Cable 8 Productions as an organization shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, veteran’s status, sex, gender, national origin, sexual orientation or disability in its selection of members. 

Section 4: Dues. 

Members of the organization do not have to pay dues to be a part of Cable 8 Productions. 

Article V – Officers

Section 1: Officers of the organization shall be as follows-

President & General Manager, Vice President of Television, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Special Projects, Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs, and Human Resource Director. 

Section 1.1: Terms of Office.

Executive Board Positions are open to WSU students enrolled at the Pullman campus, who are taking a minimum of ten credits.  Students must have been a member of Cable 8 Productions for at least one academic semester (including the current semester), and meet all requirements of the position.  Students who have been suspended or fired from Cable 8 Productions are not eligible to serve as an officer.

Section 1.2: Executive Board Duties. 

The duties of the Cable 8 Productions officers shall be as follows.

Section 1.2.1: President & General Manager.

 Under general direction, serves as the chief executive officer of the student television station, Cable 8 Productions and associated activities including station operations and program development.  Provides leadership and direction in the areas of strategic development and funding programs and activities, and compliance with all rules and regulations governing WSU Registered Student Organizations.  The President chairs organization meetings including but not limited to general membership meetings, executive board meetings, all staff meetings, and Steering Committee meetings and supervises the interview, hiring, and pilot process.

Section 1.2.2: Vice President of Television. 

Serves as the executive producer of all regularly scheduled original programming and oversees all content distribution.  Provides leadership and direction in the areas of program development and production, facilities management, station operation, and training and supervises the operations department.

Section 1.2.3: Chief Financial Officer. 

Serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Cable 8 Productions, and associated activities including underwriting and purchasing, maintenance of all budgets and financial records, and facilitator of station expenditures. Will ensure the function and operation of the office. 

Section 1.2.4: Vice President of Special Projects. 

Serves as the executive producer of all special projects for the organization, Cable 8 Productions including but not limited to on air sports coverage, community events, movie projects, documentaries, ASWSU scheduled events, and all contract productions. Seeks out special programming opportunities on the WSU-Pullman campus and surrounding communities.  Oversees and facilitates these projects through development, production, and delivery.

Section 1.2.5: Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs.

Serves as the official spokesperson of the student television station, Cable 8 Productions. Oversees the community outreach program, and general promotions. Will develop and maintain relations with Cable 8 Alumni and will oversee the Cable 8 banquet.

Section 1.2.6: Human Resource Director.

Human Resource Director will keep records of all student members and will facilitate crew relations and development.  Leads each semester’s interview and hiring process.  Will maintain all organization and station records, including meeting minutes, personnel records, and other operating documents. Oversees the development of the organizations internal communication, and training workshops.

Section 2: Selection of executive board.  The Cable 8 Executive Board will be selected according to the following procedures:

Section 2.1: Executive Board Election Committee
  1. After the election of a new President & General Manager in the spring semester, the election committee will be formed to hire the rest of the executive board. The committee will be created on a volunteer basis and will be formed by the newly elected President & General Manager. The committee shall consist of four current staff members not running for executive board and the newly elected President & General Manager. Emphasis will be placed on staff who are returning the following year, but anyone is welcome to volunteer for the position. 

  2. The Election committee is in charge of voting, validation, refining of the candidates, and enforcing the rules on fliers and conduct.

Section 2.2: The President & General Manager will be elected by the active student staff membership of Cable 8 Productions.
  1. One week following WSU’s spring break, the current executive board will open the applications for President & General Manager. The applications shall be open for two weeks. If there are no candidates by the end of the two weeks, the current executive board will conduct a search for suitable candidates. The executive board shall not disclose the names of the candidates or the number of applications received until is the time for speeches to be given.

  2. If at the end of the application period there is only one candidate for President & General Manager, the staff may confirm the candidate into the position by a 2/3 majority vote.  If the candidate is confirmed, the election committee shall immediately move into the selection of the other officers and all other election procedures shall be bypassed.  In the event that a 2/3 majority vote is not reached, the Election Committee shall seek out additional candidates.

  3. All of the candidates will give speeches at that week’s staff meeting.  If there are more than three candidates for President & General Manager, then the Election Committee will be formed and will narrow the field down to three candidates through an interview process, and will make selections based on qualifications.

  4. After speeches are given, there will be a question and answer session for all of the candidates.

  5. After the question and answer session, the Human Resources director will conduct a vote between all the candidates amongst the staff members.

  6. The Human Resources director will announce the new President & General Manager immediately after the votes have been counted.

Section 2.3: Selection of the Vice President of Television, the Vice-President of Special Projects, the CFO, the Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Affairs, and the Human Resource director.
  1. Immediately after the President & General Manager has been officially elected (or confirmed) the Election Committee shall be formed. This committee shall be chaired (with Voting rights) by the newly elected President and have the following voting members: four current staff members not running for executive board and the newly elected President & General Manager.

  2. In the case that an election committee member wants to run for an executive position the newly elected president will select a new staff member that is not running for an executive position. 

  3. The following week of the election of the President & General Manager, the Executive Board Selection Committee shall make the applications available for the open executive board positions. Applications will be available for one week. If there are no candidates at the end of the week, the election committee will conduct a search for suitable candidates. 

  4. The election committee shall interview the candidates for each position and shall select the best candidate for the job based on, but not limited to the position’s job description, previous experience (Cable 8 and professional), and overall group continuity. 

  5. The election committee shall not disclose any information about the applicants or the number of applicants until it is time for the elections. The election committee shall deliberate and decide as to who should be hired for each position. The election committee needs to be in unanimous agreement. After all the positions have been decided, the newly elected President & General Manager shall call and offer the position to the chosen candidate.

Section 3:  Officer Term Length

Officers shall take office on the last day of spring semester and shall serve for a period of one full academic year.

Section 4: University Standing and GPA

Officers shall not be on academic or University probation at the time of their elections and throughout their term of office. (GPA requirement shall be 2.0 cumulative average or higher.)

Section 5: Executive Board Conditions

Officers failing to fulfill the given responsibilities and duties may be removed by the Executive Board and advisors.

Section 6: Removal of an Officer

The removal of an officer requires a unanimous decision amongst the other officers and the faculty advisor following notification of the officer in question.  Such notification shall be provided in writing no less than seven days prior to the vote.  In the event that the President needs to be removed, there must also be a 90% super majority decision amongst all members of the organization.

Section 6.1: Steering Committee

The staff shall have the right to organize a Steering Committee to call for an Executive Board vote on the removal of an officer.  The petitioning member of the staff must provide in writing the reasons for removal of an officer.  The member requesting the removal will be required to give a presentation during the Steering Committee meeting.  The Executive in question shall have the right to defend his/her self before the Steering Committee.  The executive in question shall not be present during the discussion and voting.  If the Steering Committee decides through a 90% super majority to call for an Executive Board vote on the removal of an officer, the Executive Board must convene to discuss and vote on the matter within 7 days.

Article VI – Advisor

Section 1: Advisor Selection

Method of selecting advisor. Advisors for student organizations shall be selected from among the faculty, staff, or administration.

Section 2: Advisor Role

The advisor must take an active role in assisting the student organization achieve its mission and purpose.

Section 3: Advisor Duties

List specific duties or responsibilities of the advisor. The advisor should act as a liaison between Campus involvement and the organization he/she is advising.

 

Article VII – Steering Committee

Section 1: Overview.

In the event of an unforeseen circumstance or incident, staff members can call for the organization of a Steering Committee. The Steering Committee shall be composed of individuals outside of the incident from each department, at a minimum of five people. The Steering Committee shall meet with the organization advisor to go over the incident and decide how to proceed. 

Section 2: Membership.

The Steering Committee shall consist of the following delegates: one representative from each of the regularly scheduled shows, one delegate from the Marketing Department, three delegates from Special projects, and the Human Resources director. The Steering Committee should be at least five people. 

Article VIII – Standing Committees (if needed)

Section 1: 

Standing committees (composition, appointment, function, powers, and duties, such as membership, financing, and publicity)

Section 2: 

Appoint of committees by president, chairperson, or council.

Article IX – Quorum 

Section 1: 

A quorum shall consist of 50% plus 1 voting member of that committee present at any regular or special meeting to conduct official business.

Section 2: 

A quorum shall be present in order for any official business to be conducted.

Article X – Method of Amending Constitution

Section 1: Amendments

All amendments to this constitution require a vote following discussion.

Section 2: Voting

The constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds majority of the total staff at any regular or special meeting.

Section 3: Reviewal

Both the constitution and the bylaws shall be reviewed yearly at the start of each school year. The Human Resources director shall go over the constitution and bylaws with all staff members at the mandatory HR meeting each semester.



















 

Tabling Requirements 

For those that are receiving two credits, you must complete three hours of promotional type activities. This can be through anything seen below and is flexible to new ideas. Exec will communicate different events and times for tabling via email with a link provided. 

 

For those receiving one credit, you must complete two promotional hours. This includes the same type of events that are available to those who are receiving two credits. 

 

Staff can pitch different promotional ideas and content, the sky's the limit when it comes to promoting Cable 8 on different platforms. Creating a promotional video, speaking to a class about joining the program, and sending emails to professors are just some examples of ways to fulfill this requirement. 



























 

What to expect from cable 8

Communication requirements 

  • Failure to communicate any absences from Cable 8 required meetings 24 hours beforehand may also result in a strike.

  • Clear communication with department heads is crucial and will need to be upheld at all times. Failure to show up to a department meeting without communication of the absence with the department head may result in a strike but is up to the discretion of the VP of that department. HR will have the final say on the strike if the VP refers a staff member for one. 

  • HR will send out recaps of meetings at the end of every meeting within 24 hours to ensure that everyone is up to date.

  • Contact heads of your department to let them know when you will be using the studio a week beforehand so they can update a studio schedule. A schedule will be posted virtually and in the studio for easy access. 


 

The Banquet

  • At the end of each semester, Cable 8 hosts a celebratory banquet for the staff and community to get together and appreciate semester-long accomplishments.

  • The banquet is a formal, red carpet event.

  • The President & General Manager will host the event, and may be accompanied by another executive member if they so choose.

  • The club advisor speaks at the banquet. 

  • A keynote speaker and Cable 8 alumni will address the audience and answer questions.

  • Food and beverages will be provided. 

  • Awards are presented (staff-voted). 

 

Purchases:

  • Online Purchases: 2 weeks notice to the CFO (cfo@cable8.org)

    • Email links 

    • Price

    • Quantity 

    • Date needed by

  • In-person Purchases: at least 1 week notice to CFO (cfo@cable8.org)

    • Email Links (if applicable) 

    • Prices 

    • Quantity 

    • Description 

    • Date needed by

      • Communicate with the CFO for in person purchases because you will need to have transportation/provide transportation/or ask for transportation in advance to go pick up the items. 

  • Please give the CFO enough time because they have to get all purchases approved by the adviser and Murrow Business office.