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Membership Director, KBOO, Portland, OR

Maintain relationships with members and listeners that support KBOO. Create a process to meet or exceed fundraising goals and manage the membership database.

Essential Functions

• Coordinate membership drives annually in cooperation with the Development Director, Volunteer Coordinator and other staff by: planning, developing forms and procedures, obtaining/ processing thank you gifts, training and supervising staff and volunteers; overseeing data entry and follow-up.

• Coordinate with the Development department to hold fundraising events, major donor relationships, annual report and other direct mail campaigns.

• Works with the Data Coordinator on the membership database.

• Develop strategy and plans to increase membership by 3-5% annually.

• Coordinate and oversee membership activities, including: member inquiries, recaptures, renewals, cancellations, benefits, mailings, membership cards, EFTs (electronic funds transfers), follow-up mailings and phone calls.

• Supervise the preparation of membership drive reports within 60 days after the drive.

• Supervise the preparation of quarterly membership reports for the Board of Directors and staff.

• Work with the Finance Department to reconcile finances and to track contributions. Track expense line items that are related to membership.

• Recruit, train, supervise and maintain relationships with volunteers to support the membership department.

• Attend staff meetings and training.

• Identify and address institutional and individual acts of oppression at KBOO. Ensure interruption of the oppression, follow-up/support for those affected; documentation/record keeping of the incident.

• Implement KBOO’s Mission, Vision, Program Charter, Affirmative Action Plan and House Rules.

Qualifications

• Ability to maintain membership database and client management software (i.e. DonorPerfect Online)

• Experience and/or ability to work with donors.

• Problem-solving skills related to fundraising and membership services.

• Ability to train and supervise volunteers.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Excellent skill in communication and customer service

• Organizational and time-management skills and attention to detail.

• Event planning and outreach/promotion skills.

• Ability to work well under pressure and without direct supervision.

• Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as necessary.

• Ability to compile and analyze data.

• Experience in public or community radio preferred.

• Ability to work with a wide variety of people in multicultural, cooperative, respectful, racial justice and anti-oppression in a community based organization.

• Computer skills: (Database, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Publisher)

Salary

This is a part-time position with a starting hourly wage of $15.56. The employee is eligible for annual step increases subject to conditions in KBOO Collectively Bargained Agreement.

Probationary Period
KBOO is a union shop and all (non-management) staff are members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 7901. Staff is required to join and pay dues to CWA Local 7901 after 90 days. There is a six-month probationary period. This period is not to be construed as a contract.

Benefits
Medical and dental coverage, disability/ life insurance, and credit union eligibility. KBOO also offers paid vacation, sick leave, and 11 paid holidays per year, in accordance with KBOO’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. Eligible for the pension plan one year after the date of hire.

Working Conditions
KBOO has a small paid staff and about 300 volunteers. KBOO has regular membership drives that require an intense amount of time and coordination. The atmosphere is hectic and stimulating; ability to work in this kind of environment is essential.

Workplace expectations at KBOO radio include: effective verbal and written communications, conflict de-escalation, skillful volunteer relations and utilization, capable project management, work-area organization, response to phone calls and correspondence, teamwork and cooperation with other employees, volunteers, and Board members; furtherance of KBOO mission, goals and values; meeting attendance and participation; capable departmental budgeting and punctuality.

Equipment Used & Physical Working Conditions
Must be able to remain in a stationary position approximately 50% or more of the time. This position requires ability to occasionally move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Must operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a phone, calculator, postage meter, voicemail, copier, computer, and printer.

Send resume and cover letter to hiring [at] kboo [dot] org​. Applications must be received by Monday, March 15, 2021. Initial interviews will be held March 24.

REQUIRED: Please answer the following question in your cover letter, “How will you incorporate KBOO’s values of justice, equity, and inclusion in KBOO’s membership department?”

Salary Range: $15.56/hr
Deadline: March 15, 2021

Corporate Support Account Manager, KRTS, Marfa, TX

Marfa Public Radio is looking for an experienced media salesperson to lead their Corporate Support department. Marfa Public Radio serves West Texas from Midland/Odessa to Marfa with NPR news and information along with an eclectic range of music programming. With a strong audience in West Texas, Marfa Public Radio enjoys a national reputation for excellence in journalism and is listened to worldwide on their stream.

Marfa Public Radio has handled Corporate Support internally for several years and has a steady group of sponsors. The addition of this position represents a desire for growth in this under maximized revenue-generating area. The qualified person will have strong connections in the business and non-profit communities in the Permian Basin. The position requires strong communication skills, lots of initiative, and the ability to work remotely from home or elsewhere.

Scope:
In this consultative sales role, you will make cold calls to decision-makers at local businesses, meet with them to understand their marketing needs and develop proposals that offer marketing solutions to help them grow their businesses. This is a full life cycle sales position in that you will prospect, conduct needs assessments, create and present proposals, close the deal, write copy and service the account. While managing an account list you will also focus on developing new business.

Qualifications:
• Media sales experience is high on our list. 3+ years is what we are looking for. Sales in broadcast and digital is preferred.
• Passion for Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio and all that the station offers. We are looking for a BIG fan! Knowledge about the programming is beneficial.
• Smart – We are looking for someone who “gets it” and is able to think strategically to achieve station, client and personal goals.
• Relationship building – establishing relationships face-to-face and virtually to achieve business relationships that are credible and trustworthy.
• Communication skills – thoughtful and persuasive verbal and written communications skills. Can you create credible and professional visual presentations and proposals?
• Market research – the ability to gather market data and use it appropriately to sell multiple platforms.
• New business development – can you secure new business by using a disciplined sales process?
• Time and resource management skills – prioritize effectively to achieve/exceed goals.
• A collaborative personality. We are looking for a team member who values communicating with management and peers for feedback/insight.
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or related field is preferred.

To Apply
Email a letter explaining your interest and how your skills are aligned to this position and your resume to: work@marfapublicradio.org.
Salary Range: 50,000-60,000
Deadline: March 31, 2021

Program Director, WBAI, New York City, NY

Reporting to the General Manager, the Program Director is a member of the Station’s management team and is expected to ensure excellent programming that generates listener support, meets community needs, and fulfills the mission of WBAI and the Pacifica Foundation, as well as complies with all relevant foundation policies, requirements, and state and federal laws.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

A. Supervise all programming for the station;

B. In consultation with the General Manager and the Local Station Board, develop programming philosophy and policies;

C. In consultation with the General Manager and the Programmers/Producers, coordinate on-air fundraising that includes designing the program format, and selecting and acquiring premiums for on-air fundraising “Marathon” programs;

D. Coordinate programming needs with the Operations Staff;

E. In consultation with the General Manager, prepare and design the program grid and maintain its publication on WBAI websites as well as other appropriate media, venues and online sources;

F. Communicate with the Programming Staff, and schedule – at a minimum – monthly meetings to discuss station projects and activities, planned and underway, as well as other issues that are pertinent to the operation of the station;

G. Develop and institute a program evaluation system in which clearly defined performance measurements and standards would be applied to the Programmer’s/Producer’s performance and show;

H. Coordinate with the GM, the Development Director, the Programmers/Producers, and others such as Social Media Staff, to promote WBAI’s programming, vision and brand and ensure outreach to a wide audience, and to grow that audience;

I. Coordinate programming with the National Programming Director and other Pacifica stations and participate in development of national programming;

J. Supervise the Programming Staff in accordance with individual and union contracts placing emphasis on the development of collaborative working relationships;

K. Develop Audience Research applicable to a non-commercial, community-supported radio station and prepare data from Nielsen;

L. Participate in development of budget and ensure Programming Department operates within budget;

M. Participate as a member of the WBAI management team; and

N. Other job duties as may be assigned by the General Manager.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Programming format

1. Improve air sound;

2. Solicit and evaluate program proposals recognizing the importance of including programs that address groups inadequately represented in the media;

3. Ensure compliance with FCC and Pacifica rules and regulations; and

4. Coordinate the development of “Marathon” and special programs.

B. Staff Development and Supervision

1. Upgrade staff skills and develop media training;

2. Oversee the production and broadcast of in-house program announcements and pubic service announcements that air between shows throughout the broadcast day;

3. Attend and/or lead staff meetings as necessary; and

4. Facilitate entry of graduate apprentices and other volunteers into programming and other departments.

C. Community Relations

1. Participate in off-air fundraising and community events representing the station and Pacifica at various public forums and with donors, as needed; and

2. Espouse the rights and promote the interests of groups inadequately represented in the media.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

* Knowledge of broadcast and content production industry.

* Excellent oral and written skills.

* Attention to detail is a major asset.

* Highly motivated with proven leadership capabilities.

* Ability to work harmoniously with, and manage, a large diverse workforce consisting primarily of volunteer programmers.

* Ability to work with distinctive community based organizations as well as with the WBAI Local Station Board and the Pacifica National Board.

* Capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

* Committed to working to ensure that the WBAI working environment is safe and free of racist, sexual and gender bias/harassment.

* Optimally, has managed a radio station under difficult circumstances.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

* Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting or related field, or equivalent experience.

* Experienced and knowledgeable about social media, podcasting platforms and second digital streaming.

* Computer literacy: experience in Project Management, and Data Analysis preferred.

* Minimum 3 years experience as a program producer, program manager or in a comparable position in a related field, preferably in a non-corporate media setting.

EEO STATEMENT:
The Pacifica Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, disability, medical condition or sexual orientation.

STATUS: Full time, Exempt, Non-Union.
SALARY: $57,500.00 – $65,000.00 annually – commensurate with experience.
BENEFITS: Comprehensive Benefits Package.

DEADLINE: Please submit a detailed letter of interest and a resume to WBAIPDapplication@gmail.com by March 31, 2021.

News Director, KGNU, Boulder, CO

The KGNU News Director is a dynamic, energetic, creative, team-oriented and talented individual responsible for leading KGNU’s award winning News Department. The News Director is responsible for overseeing the editorial agenda, overall direction, and day-to-day operations of the KGNU News Department. The News Director must excel in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, collaborative environment.

The ideal candidate is a superb journalist and experienced manager with superior organizational skills and high journalistic standards who brings an inspiring, social and racial equity-centered editorial vision that will address local news and information gaps with the skills to implement a strategy to achieve it. Our newsroom prioritizes community relevance and engagement.

The News Director leads KGNU’s daily local news coverage across all platforms: radio, podcast, web, social media, and multimedia. The News Director will drive the daily reporting with a combination of energy and calm, creativity and consistency. The News Director will ensure that news coverage and public affairs programming reflect the highest standards of journalistic ethics, audio production, and public service to the KGNU audience and the communities we serve.

The News Director manages our small but mighty team of staff reporters and producers; while providing journalistic guidance, coordination, training and management of our volunteer reporters, producers, hosts and interns.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include (but may not be limited to):

Lead and Manage the overall direction of the KGNU News Department its employees, volunteers and interns
Coordinate, Produce and Host Morning News Programming
Oversee, Develop and Produce News and Public Affairs Programming
Support and Train Volunteers/Interns in the News Department
Develop Strategic News Partnerships and Community Engagement

The Qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and / or abilities required.
Required Qualifications:

 Minimum 3 years of related newsroom experience (reporting, editorial, production)
 Minimum 3 years experience in broadcast media production (producing, hosting, reporting, editing)
 Extraordinary interviewing skills, with positive, inquisitive and personable presence
 Superb verbal and written communication skills
 Superb editorial integrity and skills

 Demonstrated Excellence in digital audio editing (Audition, Soundforge, Audacity, Hindenburg…)
 High proficiency in office suites; excel, word, Google docs/drive,
 Proficiency in project management suites (Asana, Airtable, Coda, Trello, etc)

 Demonstrated experience developing strategies to meet local news and information needs
 Proven history implementing or managing online and Social Media news distribution strategies
 Proficiency in tracking goals & results, generating accurate reports and recommending direction

 Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail
 Ability to efficiently carry out multiple activities and responsibilities in one job
 Proven Project Management experience

 Proven track record working effectively and enthusiastically in collaboration with and managing a wide variety of people of all ages and backgrounds, both in group settings and one-to-one
 Available to work outside of regular hours during required special news coverage cycles, fundraising campaigns and for community events

Preferred Qualifications:
 Bilingual Spanish and English Fluency is an extremely valued skill for this role
 Demonstrated commitment to independent media
 Prior experience working in and passion for community or public radio & broadcasting

 Experience developing and editing multimedia, photos, graphics, or video with multimedia software (Photoshop, Premier) for digital publication
 Experience publishing to podcast platforms and proven podcast distribution strategies
 Prior experience publishing to WordPress and online platforms (CorePublisher, Joomla)
 Experience using MailChimp or similar electronic newsletter interfaces

 Demonstrated experience working with and coordinating volunteers.
 Prior experience with conflict resolution
 Prior experience developing training resources for media-makers
 Knowledge and understanding of the Colorado media landscape and local issues
Related Experience: On-air public broadcasting, news collection, reporting, general management (community or public media)
Hours, Compensation and Benefits (Full Time)
● Full Time – including early weekday mornings, some evenings and weekends (requiring flexibility)
● $47,000 – $51,000 Base Salary commensurate with experience
● KGNU values its employees. This position comes with comprehensive health insurance with multiple plan options and optional add-on’s, a generous and flexible vacation policy, among other station benefits.
● This full-time position is based at KGNU’s Boulder, CO studios.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING:
Please submit a cover letter, a current up to date resume, links to three (3) audio samples of related past on-air hosting work, links to two (2) written samples, and contact information for three professional references (relevant to this job opening).

In your cover letter please address how the skills, experience and qualifications that you possess: make you qualified for the demands of this leadership position; how you would contribute to creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying; your strategic approach to ensure KGNU fills the gaps of the local news and informational needs of the growing and diverse communities we serve; and your vision for taking the KGNU News Department into a new era.

All Submissions should be made by email ONLY to careers@openmediafoundation.org and directed to the KGNU News Director Search Committee. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline:
Position Open Until Filled.
Need is immediate.
Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.
Interviews will be scheduled accordingly.

An automatic confirmation will be sent to each individual who submits an application. Subsequently, ONLY APPLICANTS INVITED TO INTERVIEW FOR THE POSITION WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL OR PHONE BY after review of their application.

KGNU is committed to creating and supporting a culturally inclusive environment through diversity, equity and inclusivity. KGNU is committed to providing an Equal Employment Opportunity and environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. We strongly encourage applications from people of all genders, Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and people with disabilities.
Application Checklist:

1) Current Resume/CV
2) Cover Letter (3 pages max): addressing the questions cited above
3) Contact Information for three professional references
4) Attach or Link to three (3) short audio samples of past on-air hosting work
5) Attach or Link to two (2) written samples of your journalistic work
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Salary Range: 47,000 – 51,000
Deadline: rolling, immediate need

News Director/Morning Edition Host, KSJD, Cortez, CO

KSJD’s mission is to inform, entertain, and empower the people of the Four Corners region through arts, culture, and public media service.

Position Summary:
KSJD Community Radio in Cortez, CO is seeking a full-time News Director to be the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays and to produce local news and interviews for broadcast and web.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Abilities:
Journalism experience and/or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Experience producing broadcast and online news media
On-air and live radio interviewing experience
Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Familiarity and interest in covering local news and events
Desire to grow news department that covers and collaborates with partner outlets on local, regional, and statewide news
Knowledge of and/or interest in issues relating to the rural Intermountain West
Occasional event work at our in-house community theatre to host forums, Q&A’s, etc.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:
The work environment and physical demands described below are representative of those an employeewould encounter while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is generally inside in a quiet environment. Some tasks will take place outdoors.
Physical demands include the following:
Ability to lift or move up to 20 pounds with an occasional need to lift up to 50 pounds.
Use of computer keyboard and telephone unassisted.
Effective verbal and hearing abilities.
Vision ability including: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
Ability to drive a motor vehicle for travel to training, field interviews, meetings, and events.
Ability to sit, use hands for computer and office duties, stand for presentations.
Ability to navigate multiple floors using stairwells.

To Apply:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For best consideration, apply by December 31, 2020.
To apply, please submit the following to executive director Wynn Jones at director@ksjd.org:
1. Cover letter demonstrating your passion for this role and that addresses the following question:
As News Director, what do you see as public media’s role in a rural community over the next 3-5 years?
2. Resume
3. At least three professional references
4. Links to at least two news stories or interviews you worked on, along with descriptions detailing your role in the piece (This may be included as a separate document in your application materials)

Community Radio Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity of the workforce.
Deadline December 31 for first consideration, open until filled

Content Director, KSFR, Santa Fe, NM

The Northern New Mexico Radio Foundation—operator of KSFR, a public radio station broadcasting from Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico’s capital city—seeks to hire its first Content Director to bring high-quality local news and community media programming to listeners on multiple platforms. The Content Director is responsible for the vision, strategic development, and production of all content and its distribution on KSFR’s FM broadcast and digital platforms with the goal of engaging, retaining, growing, and diversifying KSFR’s audience in Northern New Mexico. The Content Director manages the creation and direction of KSFR’s locally-focused news, public affairs, and music content, as well as recruitment and training of volunteer, part-time, and full-time media producers.
Specific Duties Include:
• Lead a team of journalists and producers in creating meaningful and informative content for digital and broadcast platforms with a focus on local concerns and issues.
• Establish relationships with the diverse communities KSFR serves and create a plan to listen to community needs in order to inform content creation and engagement strategy.
• Reach new audiences through a variety of platforms with the goals of both increasing audience size and individual engagement with KSFR. Analyze audience data, trends and user habits to develop and evolve content and use of platforms.
• Design and implement a consistent brand identity over broadcast and digital platforms.
• Maintain firewall between editorial content creation and other departments and funders.
• Develop collaborations with independent producers, arts organizations, and civic organizations to produce innovative local content that aligns with KSFR’s core mission.
• Manage content production budget and provide direction for public and private grant requests and other special projects.
• Hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff and volunteer producers.
• Ensure that all content meets high standards for journalistic ethics and complies with applicable laws and regulations.
• Participate in KSFR’s on-air and digital fundraising activities.
• Foster a positive, creative, and collaborative work environment.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervise all volunteer, part-time, and full-time producers. Supervise News Department and News Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Programming experience with a successful news-formatted public or community radio station.
• Strong knowledge of digital marketing, web analytics, digital media and audio production.
• Demonstrated ability to learn and troubleshoot new technologies and web-based tools.
• Demonstrated ability to recruit, select, train, and supervise personnel.
• Understanding of local issues of importance in Northern New Mexico.
• Highly developed organizational, interpersonal communications, and time management skills.
• Experience and comfort with speaking on-air as needed.
• Multilingual skills are strongly preferred but not a prerequisite.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience in journalism, media or content creation, including managing journalists or producers.
• Excellent knowledge of journalistic principles and ethics.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Excellent administrative and managerial skills.
• Extensive experience in public or community media. Previous experience in a nonprofit setting preferred.
• Experience in audio production, digital media production, and/or digital publishing. Proficiency in Adobe Audition is preferred.
• Work is performed in a broadcast station facility 24-7. Must be able to respond to emergency situations during evening and weekend hours.
Position open until filled.

KSFR is an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family or parental status (including pregnancy).

Send resume and cover letter to:

Tazbah McCullah
General Manager
tmccullah@ksfr.org
Deadline Open Until Filled

Operations Director, KHEN, Salida, CO

KHEN, located in Salida, CO, is looking for a part-time Operations Director. The Operations Director will have responsibility for day-to-day station operations, fundraising and continued growth of our station. As a member of KHEN’s leadership team your priorities will be maintaining a dynamic organization with a focus on fundraising. Ideally, you will increase funding to provide yourself with full-time compensation. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Cultivate a fun, high energy and welcoming environment for staff and volunteers.

  • Cultivate open lines of communication and a culture of Diversity and integrity

  • Cultivate KHEN community relationships. 

  • Develop and implement fundraising plans, including grants, and special events. 

  • Develop volunteers and programming through training, community outreach and education.

  • Increase membership through creative marketing and community involvement. 

  • Provide administrative leadership and support to staff, volunteers and board members: 

    • Maintain and enhance equipment and software applications 

    • Ensure compliance with regulations and requirements for 501(c)3 nonprofit low power radio stations, including up to date files, certificates, licenses, etc. 

    • Maintain and enhance internal documentation, policies and procedures.

  • Report to and work with the Board of Directors: 

    • Develop strategic plans toward a thriving, sustainable, and fiscally solvent organization.

    • Contribute to recruiting and developing board members.

    • Attend and report on accomplishments and issues at monthly board meetings.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • all phases of the grant procurement process

  • fundraising 

  • event planning 

  • volunteer coordination 

  • Non-profit experience

  • leadership, team building and organizational experience

  • verbal and written communication skills, which includes an ability to engage volunteers, donors and our community 

  • an ability to anticipate needs, discern priorities, and meet deadlines with limited direction

  • computer skills, Google forms, Microsoft Office, social media and website management

  • Broadcasting and radio programming experience 

  • Microsoft IT experience 

About Us: KHEN has been in operation since 2002 as a low power community radio station that serves Salida, CO and surrounding communities. We are grass roots with funding and support coming from our local community. And we’ve been growing – underwriting, membership and listenership have all been on the upswing the past few years. 

We have over 40 volunteer DJ’s, show hosts and producers. Our station employs a part-time Office Manager and a part-time Sales and Finance Manager. In years past our Board Chair operated as a volunteer Executive Director; we currently have a temporary contract employee acting as an Executive Director. All of our production is handled by volunteers. Our fundraising and events are also planned and staffed by volunteers. Our board is an active board involved in programming, fundraising strategies and station operations.

We are jazzed about Salida and KHEN’s mission to build community through programming, education and outreach. There are so many opportunities to engage with our amazing community, staff and volunteers. 

Compensation: Like most small non-profits we have limited funds. We are looking at a 20 hr/week position in the salary range of $20 to $25 per hour. We offer paid holidays and leave.  We would like to increase compensation and hours, dependent on your success with fundraising. 

Contact: We look forward to talking to you about our favorite radio station – sincere thanks for your interest in KHEN. 

If you’d like more information about KHEN or this position please drop us an email and we will contact you. If you’re ready to apply, please send a letter of interest, resume and references to: boarddirector@khen.org

We will be accepting inquiries until the position is filled.

Managing Producer, BirdNote, Seattle, WA

BirdNote seeks a skilled Managing Producer (MP) who has proven experience managing innovative media programming for a wide range of audiences on radio and multimedia platforms. 

This position is key to BirdNote’s mission: to create sound-rich stories in a variety of formats that will inspire a growing audience to care about birds and the natural world. The MP will have a primary role in helping the organization reach its strategic goals of expanding and diversifying the audio-listening audience, while ramping up BirdNote’s digital production to meet the demands of mobile consumers.

The MP will oversee production of the daily show, provide program direction, and manage an experienced production team with an assistant producer and 8-10 professional contractors. The MP will ensure that the distribution of programs meets deadlines and goals across multiple channels on public radio and digital media.

Job Duties

The Managing Producer will:
• Have primary production responsibility and decision making for the BirdNote two-minute daily program, meeting monthly deadlines and fostering a collaborative team environment that encourages feedback and review of audience data to refine content. 
• Manage and work in concert with a with an experienced and growing team that includes production staff, up to 10 contractors, including professional writers, editors, producers and narrators, science advisors, and other staff, as required.
• Direct and manage new content, which includes actively pursuing collaborations with skilled independent producers for longer/shorter broadcast stories, extended podcasts and some video production; collaborate with staff and contractors on related content under BirdNote’s brand. 
• Set production goals and targets to align with BirdNote’s strategic goals and measure against results.
• Ensure an audience/customer focus with data-driven analytics and metrics, including target audiences defined for growth and expansion. 
• Foster an expanding digital focus that includes use of social media tools to advance BirdNote’s audience goals, following standards and industry best practices.
• Ensure that all facets of programming adhere to and advance BirdNote’s mission, strategic goals, business strategies, standards of quality, and scientific accuracy. 

Approximately 37% of MP’s time will be devoted to the two-minute daily shows, 38% to the development of new content and 25% to team collaboration, management, and administration.

Required qualifications:
• BA or BS in journalism, communications, or related field; or equivalent experience;
• Proven experience in leadership, managing staff, and building an effective team;
• 3-5 year’s experience producing on-air and digital content with strong storytelling skills;
• 1-2 years of proven success developing material in multiple formats across multiple platforms;
• Knowledge of and experience with digital and social media;
• Experience and enthusiasm for building audiences and relationships with external stakeholders;
• Positive, self-motivated, responsible, results-oriented – a team player;
• Excellent written and interpersonal communications.

Desired qualifications
• Interest in and knowledge of birds and nature;
• Passion to help BirdNote realize strategic goals of expanding and diversifying the audience;
• Enthusiasm to work with a dedicated team that places high value on quality, a work ethic that ensures the job is done well and on time, and willingness to go beyond the call of duty when opportunities arise;
• Ability to experiment and learn from experience;
• A collaborative spirit and a good sense of humor;
• Ability to work evening and weekend hours (with advance notice);
• Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.

Hire contingent upon passing a background check.

Compensation:

Salary range: $65,000 – $68,000 FT, DOE
Benefits: includes a generous benefit package including a $5,000 moving/housing allowance, paid time off, medical, dental, disability and life plans, plus retirement.

Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The position is open until filled. To apply, please send your resume with a cover letter that explains how your skills, experience and interests align with this position to jobs@birdnote.org.  Include your salary requirements and at least 3 links to sample audio stories. 

Location: Seattle, WA
BirdNote staff and contractors work virtually from home and communicate electronically on a regular basis, coming together for meetings and planning via Skype, BlueJeans, and Seattle-based coffee houses.  

BirdNote is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

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