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Development Director, Marfa Public Radio KRTS/KXWT, Marfa, TX

The Development Director leads the implementation of all fundraising activities to fulfill the mission of Marfa Public Radio. Development areas include: membership contributions, major giving, grants, and special events.

The Development Director will work with the Executive Director to create and implement a fundraising plan and strategies that will meet our goal of increased revenue from membership, major donors, and foundations.

The right candidate will have initiative, a strong work ethic, excellent people skills and judgement to coordinate and accomplish multiple detailed projects with competing priorities in a confidential, accurate, efficient, supportive, and professional manner.

Responsibilities:
● Prepare and execute a comprehensive 3-year fundraising plan to reach new and current development goals & objectives
● Coordinate and oversee annual membership activity, including annual appeals and end-of-year fundraising
● With Executive Director, set fundraising goals and appropriately communicate goals to staff
● Maintain a comprehensive development calendar for fiscal year
● Coordinate regular communication with members and donors via mail campaigns, email, and face-to-face relationships
● Implement major donor program
● Establish and maintain ongoing relationships with donors and foundations
● Regularly maintain accurate donor database
● With management team, fulfill end-of-year tax requirements to donors
● Regularly report to the staff and board on fundraising activity
● Coordinate special fundraising events
● Publically represent Marfa Public Radio with professionalism, positivity, and genuine interest in the communities we serve
● Innovate and model new approaches to development
● Serve as a member of the Marfa Public Radio management team; participate in the implementation of the strategic plan and vision
● Seek ongoing enrichment of relationships through networking, outreach to business, civic engagement, involvement with the arts and education communities, and through membership organizations
● Expand Marfa Public Radio development efforts in the region, state, and nation
● May supervise some staff

Qualifications:
Qualified candidates should be listeners of public radio. Previous work in public radio is not required, but is a plus. Previous non-profit development experience is required. Though the position includes multiple areas of fundraising competence, candidates with a background related to one of the above development goals should apply.
● Highly organized and self-motivated team player who is professional, creative, and takes ownership of responsibilities
● Education or experience in development, marketing, non-profit management, communications, business, accounting, public relations, event management, small business ownership, or entrepreneurship
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Ability to maintain positive, professional, and friendly relationships with community members and partners
● Strong computer skills with a demonstrated familiarity of computer systems and ability to learn new development and radio specific programs as required
● Proficiency in computer word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations
● Proficiency in online platforms such as email, shared drives, mass communications, and databases; experience with eTapestry or other membership databases preferred
● Ability to prioritize assignments and work independently on complex communication tasks
● Ability to adhere to deadlines
● Meticulous attention to detail
● A high degree of confidentiality
● Grant-writing, grant-management and reporting experience
● Willing to periodically travel throughout West Texas, more broadly throughout the state, and some national travel
● Spanish conversation and writing skills a plus

To apply, email resume and letter of interest to: work@marfapublicradio.org.
Salary Range: 50,000-60,000
Deadline: 6/1/21

Assistant Program Director, WFHB, Bloomington, IN

The Assistant Program Director plays a key role by procuring and producing of a variety of audio content for weekly broadcast, with a primary focus on music curation, promotion, weekly live performances and features, and special programming events.

Specific responsibilities: Develops and maintains relationships with musicians, record labels, music promoters, and other professionals who provide music content for WFHB.
Maintains the station’s Music Library.
Keeps appropriate records of Library contents updated and accessible.
Ensures that new music is appropriately reviewed and selected, properly labeled, and added to the Library in a timely manner.
Oversees a process of culling library items to keep the volume of the library within the available space, and improve its quality and timeliness.
Updates music listening station to include additions to the add pool and genre director selections.
Communicates with volunteer Genre Directors per weekly add pool deadlines.
Generates and distributes airplay reports to music trade publications and others on a regular basis.
Represents WFHB at music conferences and other industry events.
Assists program directors with logistics and engineering support for all one-time special programming features, in-house and remote.
Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings.
Assists with administration of Spinitron music database.
Performs other functions as needed, or as the General Manager may request.

Qualifications: Three to five years of experience in broadcast programming, announcing, and audio productions.
Degree in telecommunications, with concentration on audio/music engineering/or radio programming preferred or equivalent experience.
Works consistently within established deadlines in a busy environment.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Salary Range: $15/Hour (20 hrs/week)
Deadline: May 12, 2021

News Director, KUNM, Albuquerque NM

Oversees production and on-air anchoring of radio newscasts and public affairs programs. Directs the assignment of coverage for news stories; and covers and prepares news stories for broadcast. Provides editorial decision making and guidance to ensure compliance and accuracy, and that deadlines are met in a fast-paced environment.

Supervises staff reporters, on-call reporters, student interns, and grant-funded news staff assigned to special coverage. Directs KUNM’s digital news content. Manages department budget, and administrative duties including annual performance evaluation, time management, and coordination with KUNM staff members across the board.

As a news organization, KUNM values diversity of perspectives and points of view.

In our effort to report the news accurately, we pay close attention to the voices we choose to tell the story – preferring to hear from real people, not just PIOs and policy makers.

You will work closely with the program director to organize the newsroom around shared goals of excellence in news coverage, service to our listeners, and leadership that cultivates skills and encourages professional growth among the news staff.

At KUNM, whether you are involved in content creation, administration or raising money your contribution is seen as vital to our success. Decisions at the station are guided by this principle of mutual contribution.

KUNM serves more than half of New Mexico’s population with transmitters across central and northern New Mexico. We welcome people from all walks of life.

Preferred Qualifications:

A team building, multi-platform savvy journalist with proven leadership skills and a commitment to in-depth community focused news.

Fluent in Spanish desired but not required.

Experience leading a dynamic newsroom.

Experience editing reporter work for public radio news magazines.

Deep connection to the areas we serve.

Proven track record of editorial excellence.

Comfortable training paid student interns.

Solid vision for diverse community-focused news efforts.

Facility and experience with online reporting.

Experience working with a diverse workforce and diverse listening communities.

A track record of covering issues relevant to the southwest.

Ability to work collaboratively with station leadership and staff to craft a shared vision for the News department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Generous Benefits:

KUNM is licensed to the University of New Mexico. UNM offers generous benefits including health plans, pension, and educational benefits for employees, their partners and dependents.

Applications are online only. Inquiries go to RichardTowne@kunm.org
Salary Range: $3,199.73 – $4,333.33 Monthly
Deadline: May 17, 2021

Development Director, WFHB, Bloomington, IN

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred, plus either one year work experience in fundraising or two years of experience in a related area; or a combination of education and experience that provides the equivalent.

Candidate must possess:

broad knowledge, understanding, and well-developed skills in fundraising;
good computer literacy; Microsoft Office, database software
proven ability to communicate effectively through oral presentation, written word, and graphic displays;
mature judgment in analyzing and interpreting financial potential and evaluating prospective donors;
the ability to effectively prioritize tasks;
the ability to accomplish objectives through both individual and cooperative efforts.
Supervisory Relationship:

Reports to and is supervised by the General Manager.
Reports to the Board of Directors when requested.
Serves on committees as requested (e.g., the Finance and Development. Committees.) Trains and manages volunteers engaged in development / fundraising activities.
General Duties and Responsibilities: The Development Director provides leadership for finding and acquiring sources of financial support for WFHB, both for operations and for capital expenditures. The ideal candidate not only honors our mission of cultural diversity, but is inspired by it, and motivated to see it through.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Identifies, contacts, cultivates, and solicits:
individuals for multi-year annual gifts.
individuals for large individual gifts and/or planned gifts.
businesses for on-air underwriting contracts.
Maintains and updates database of contacts and agreements with individual donors, businesses, non-profits and grant funders.
Chairs Development and Grant committees.
Identifies possible grant funding sources, develops ideas, and submits grant applications with assistance from Grants Committee.
Develops marketing materials for underwriting, individual, and planned giving. ‘
Participates in bi-weekly staff meetings.
Coordinates sponsorship agreements with area non-profits.
Coordinates activities with staff and volunteers through the General Manager.
Develops, implements, and tracks semi-annual fund drives.
Trains and coaches on-air staff and volunteers during on-air fundraising campaigns.
Keeps the General Manager informed of progress, problems, and possible areas of improvement in fundraising.
Works with staff and volunteers to coordinate outreach and marketing efforts.
Provides recognition for donors and stewardship over donor gifts.
Conducts follow-up assessments of funding appeals.
Other duties as assigned.
Interested parties should send resume and cover letter to nominations@wfhb.org.
Salary Range: $35,910.00-$43,899
Deadline: May 31st, 2021

General Manager, KPFK, Los Angeles, CA

KPFK Radio, 90.7 FM Los Angeles, seeks a General Manager with a proven track record of collaborative leadership and vision to provide innovative, high-quality, free speech community-based non-commercial radio to a diverse audience in a major media market.

KPFK is licensed to the Pacifica Foundation Inc., founded in 1946 as a non-profit mission-driven democratic media institution. KPFK was established in 1959 as the second listener-supported radio station in the Pacifica network. Historically, Pacifica invented listener-sponsored broadcasting.

Pacifica is dedicated to education, free speech, peace, social justice, and cross-cultural understanding. Pacifica national and local boards include elected delegates of listener and staff members. For details, see https://pacifica.org/about_mission.php.

KPFK is the strongest FM signal west of the Mississippi, broadcasting at 112,000 watts of power, serving most of Southern California from Santa Barbara to San Diego, webcasting at KPFK.org, with an eclectic mix of public affairs, talk, news, culture, music, and health and spirituality content, including some Spanish language programming.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to build the station’s audience, financial support, and vital role in public discourse, working with paid and volunteer staff, other volunteers, trainees, and democratic governance, to develop effective community engagement using terrestrial broadcasting along with a significant web presence, social media, podcasting, and multimedia production.

Reports To: Pacifica Foundation Executive Director

Collaborates With: Local Station Board

JOB SPECIFICATIONS Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities:

The GM is hired and supervised by the Executive Director (ED) of Pacifica following a search process by the elected KPFK Local Station Board (LSB). This is a full-time exempt management position. The GM works with the KPFK LSB and Pacifica’s ED in implementing the Pacifica Mission, and is subject to an annual evaluation by the LSB.

The General Manager is responsible and accountable for overall management and all station operations including programming; finance; budgeting; compliance with all necessary local, state, and Federal laws and regulations, especially FCC compliance; technical operations; facilities management; long-term planning; fund-raising; web and social media presence; public relations; and personnel, supervising a staff of more than 20 FTE employees and more than 230 volunteer staff members. Working with the paid and volunteer staff and a management team, the Local Station Board, and the community, the General Manager is responsible for monitoring and guiding the station.

KPFK GM – Job Description General Manager – Pacifica Radio Financial Accountability and Responsibilities

• Maintain the fiscal integrity of the station through improving gross and net income, listenership and membership, other fundraising activities, prudent budget management, timely reporting, and compliance with Pacifica National Board and Pacifica National Office policies and practices.

• Supervise preparation of a strategic annual balanced budget for the station, in collaboration with the LSB Finance Committee, Business Manager, Pacifica’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and ED; obtain LSB budget approval, then National Finance Committee (NFC) and Pacifica National Board (PNB) approval. This includes working to rebuild financial reserves over time. The budgeting process includes proposing appropriate levels of staffing and the amount and schedule of time spent fund-raising on-air.

• Administer the budget throughout the year, facilitating and responding to quarterly LSB review, assuring that there are complete, timely, accurate records for the annual audit.

• Provide regular monthly reports on revenue and expenditures for oversight by the local Finance Committee, LSB, and the National Office.

General Operations/Physical Plant

• Oversee optimal transmitter function and compliance with all necessary local, state and Federal laws and regulations; oversee maintenance of all KPFK re-transmission and booster equipment throughout the region.

• Supervise physical plant maintenance in conjunction with the Chief Engineer and/or Operations Manager in compliance with all necessary local, state and Federal laws and regulations.

• Coordinate with the Pacifica National Office and Pacifica Radio Archives, both housed in the KPFK building owned by the Pacifica Foundation.

Programming

• Select a Program Director from a pool of candidates presented by the LSB.

• Ensure that program content complies with all State and Federal laws and regulations as well as Pacifica programming policies and requirements, and that, by meeting community needs, it enhances KPFK’s audience, impact, and reputation.

• Establish, maintain, and review programming goals and services in line with the Pacifica Mission; oversee a regular process of evaluation and improvement.

• Oversee technical broadcast operations, and program content, delivery, format, production values, and schedule. • Supervise the PD and communicate programming goals and initiatives to the staff, LSB and listeners.

Personnel/Trade Union

• Supervise all station staff, both paid (20+) and volunteer (200+); maintain accurate records of all staff and their current contact information.

• Attend trade union contract negotiations, handle grievance process, and manage union employees.

• Follow all Pacifica procedures and state and Federal laws, regarding employment processing, recruitment and selection, hiring, termination, and other personnel actions; ensure compliance with the Pacifica Foundation employment handbook and union contracts.

• Ensure that public safety measures are in place at the station for paid and volunteer staff, members of the general public, and visitors.

• Report to the PNB quarterly or upon request on the status of diversity of station staffing, programming and audience (data permitting) within the radio station areas.

FCC, CPB, EEO, AG Reports

• Ensure complete and timely compliance with all necessary public file reports, annual CPB Station Activity Surveys, FCC license renewal applications, EEO mandates, charity registration with the CA Attorney General, OSHA regulations, and/or other necessary local, State and Federal filings.

Community Relations

• Broadcast monthly reports to the listeners with at least half the scheduled time allotted for listener call-ins; schedule a similar report from governance, as required by Pacifica policy.

• Represent the station and Pacifica at public forums; handle media relations for the station. • Engage in broad community outreach and audience development.

• Maintain publication of appropriate station and network information, including those required by law (e.g., EEO) or by policy.

Development

• Lead collaborative process to develop effective strategic plans for fund-raising on- and off-air, and supervise their implementation.

• Meet with donors.

• Collaborate with national fund-raising efforts.

Internet

• Oversee development and maintenance of KPFK’s Web services and social media engagement.

Training

• Oversee training of paid and volunteer staff in regard to policies, operations, program quality, vocal quality, fund- raising, community engagement, and audience development.

Governance

• Serve as a non-voting ex-officio member of the Local Station Board, actively participate in all LSB meetings; report to the LSB in person and in writing at all monthly LSB meetings and as necessary.

• Work with the Local Elections Supervisor (LES) to implement all Pacifica governance election procedures and policies, including outreach to and education of listener-sponsors; maintain accurate, up-to-date records of the station’s two classes of members (listener-sponsors and staff) as required by the CA Corporations Code; and provide adequate station resources to help ensure the election meets quorum.

• Attend Pacifica National Board meetings four times a year or upon request.

Other duties as assigned. Job descriptions are subject to change without notice based on the needs of the station and foundation.

Successful Candidates must demonstrate the following:

Understanding of and commitment to the Pacifica Mission. Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience in related field. Five years of management experience in radio or related media required, non-commercial radio preferred. Candidate shall possess excellent management skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with paid and volunteer staff and governance, to prioritize and to delegate responsibilities appropriately and effectively. Candidate shall possess strong interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to lead and motivate staff and volunteers. Candidate must be committed to creating a diverse workplace and serving the needs of a diverse audience. Fund- raising experience required. Bilingual English-Spanish desirable. 

Physical Abilities: Ability to lift up to 30 lbs., approximately three (3) times per week. Must be able to navigate stairs multiple times during each work shift.

Mental Abilities: Ability to think clearly and manage multiple changing priorities, and remain pleasant and positive. Requires critical thinking and ability to support people with difficult challenges. Requires good judgment.

Requirements: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the U.S., 21 years of age or older, verification of degree/credentials, satisfactory Background Check, agreeing to uphold all of the Pacifica Foundation Policies and Procedures, Confidentiality Agreement, Policy on Outside Employment, Policy on Prohibiting/Preventing Workplace Violence, Policy to Prohibit Harassment in the Workplace, Policy on Ethics, adhering to Drug-Free Workplace Policy, compliance with Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Policies, and compliance with HIPAA Rules and Regulations, (by signature).

The Pacifica Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, gender, age, disability, or sexuality.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: gmsc.kpfk@pacifica.org
or by postal mail to:

KPFK GM Search
Pacifica Foundation National Office
Attention: Michael Novick, LSB & Search Committee Chair 3729 Cahuenga Boulevard West
Studio City CA 91604-3504

Compensation: $70-80,000 per annum, DOE: Full Benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability as well as 403b Retirement Plan with Employer match.
Deadline: June 1, 2021

Director of On-Air Pledge and Strategic Initiatives, WABE, Atlanta GA

PBA has an exciting opportunity in our Development department for a dynamic fundraising and donor relations professional with on air experience. Reporting to the VP-Development, the Director of On Air Fundraising and Strategic Initiatives is responsible for driving revenue from on-air fundraising campaigns (TV and radio) and the WABE vehicles donation program, as well as providing cross-team collaboration and leadership to drive growth of sustainer revenue.

The On-Air Fundraising responsibilities range from planning, strategy, and research to script-writing and on-air pitching for Radio and TV Pledge. This position works at a high level of collaboration with the PBA content department, partnering with the Director of Special Projects on the radio pledge member drive and the Multiplatform Producer on TV pledge campaigns.

The Director of On Air Fundraising and Strategic Initiatives also oversees and creates an annual strategy to drive net revenue through ticketed events and other local experiences and premiums for TV Pledge and manages the Senior Coordinator, On Air Pledge and Communications. This position leads strategies, annual goals and on-air tactics to drive sustainer revenue for on air campaigns and co-leads the departments Sustainer Task Force.

Accountabilities:
• Develop and execute strategies to grow annual net revenue via on-air pledge campaigns (TV and Radio) including planning, collaboration with content partners, pitching and script writing.
• Develop annual TV and radio pledge calendars and lead cross-team strategy development for pledge drives in high collaboration with content team, VP Development, and PBA executives.
• Serve as key point of contact with the content team and The Programming Service (vendor) to develop programming recommendations to achieve TV pledge goals.
• Cultivate and procure local content (concerts, experiences, other local engagement) to drive TV pledge revenue beyond standard PBS premium tactics.
• Collaborate with marketing and advise membership services on premiums for on air drives.
• Develop messaging and parameters for internal TV pledge content production, working closely with Multiplatform Producer, who leads on production implementation.
• Serve as a host and potentially self-produce TV and radio pledge content. Ideal candidate will have experience working in a production/media environment or production experience.
• Contribute to developing annual revenue and expense budget goals for the development department and monitor progress against goals.
• Devise and execute specific tactics designed to achieving team sustainer goals.
• Oversee and track net revenue results for TV and Radio pledge, especially during on-air drives and share drive results to drive real-time decision-making and programming adjustments.
• Network within PBS and NPR systems and drive strategic initiatives designed to surface innovations and help make PBA an industry leader in on air drives.

• Analyze PBA performance vs. industry data to elevate successful, innovative strategies to help the team make data driven decisions and identify new net revenue drivers.
• Oversee Senior Coordinator of On-Air Pledge and Communications to drive growth in vehicles revenue, including promoting the program across PBA platforms and fundraising channels.
• Collaborate closely with VP Development and marketing team on events, membership communications strategies and digital campaigns, and devise creative requirements for ona-air drives and related website and digital fundraising.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Bachelor’s Degree required.
• Minimum of five to ten years of related fundraising work and supervisory experience.
• Ability to plan strategically, lead and be innovative.
• Strong presenting skills and excellent verbal and written skills.
• Highly motivated, team-oriented, and ability to be a self-starter.
• Proficient in coaching including the ability to lead and inspire peers and direct reports.
• Strong strategy development and planning skills and ability to lead team toward results.
• On-air pledge drive implementation experience.
• Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines, and follow through.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and Word and familiarity with fundraising databases.
• Production, special event, and development experience preferred.
• Occasional evenings and weekends are required, particularly during pledge periods.

Work Environment & Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required (up to 5 lbs.), filing documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required. For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment. Position, at least initially, will be located off-site in accordance with station policy on off-site work for most staff in response to coronavirus. Candidates must be willing and able to work from home but provide their own transportation to the station once off-site work conditions are lifted.

For consideration, submit cover letter, resume and demo to:

Public Broadcasting Atlanta
Attention: Human Resources
740 Bismark Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Apply by:
Fax: 678-553-3026
Online @: http://www.wabe.org
E-mail: jobs@pba.org

EOE
Salary Range: $78,000 – $90,000
Deadline: Open until filled

News Producer, WABE, Atlanta GA

This is a professional position serving as a morning edition producer for WABE 90.1FM. This position requires experience in news script writing, audio editing, show timing, guest booking, interviewing and reporting both local and state news in accordance with NPR style. As a morning edition producer, responsibilities include but are not limited to generating news ideas, present enriching stories, and an ability to respond to breaking news. This position is supervised by the host/senior producer.

Accountabilities:
• Works under the direction of host/senior producer
• Pitches story ideas, gathers audio for show, as well as identifies and researches topics of interest
• Gathers news articles, study/poll information, etc.
• Books sources for interviews and edits for broadcast
• Finds appropriate guests, gathers bios, and provides all necessary information for appearance on show
• Pre-interviews guests and writes interview scripts for host
• Serves as WABE reporter for local and national news programs, presenting local news reports in a conversational, public radio style and files stories as needed
• Works in cooperation with the news department to compile stories and live, on-air presentation of local content for news programs. This will be a combination of in-studio production, interviewing (some live), coverage of special news assignments as directed, working with technical equipment related to broadcasting, participating in mandatory on-air fundraising
• Hosting on-air during news programs may be required, and air shifts will vary depending on needs of the station and station management
• Operates on-air broadcast board as needed
• Produce multi-platform content for digital/TV presence of show(s)
• Mixes interview audio using digital audio software
• Downloads music, film and TV clips as needed for production
• Demonstrates multi-track editing ability while gaining proficiency on the job
• Introduces and/or voices stories and segments as needed
• Technical set up, books guests, preps host as needed
• Edits pre-recorded audio for length, clarity, and content
• Quality controls items from the previous shift to fact-check scripts and make sure audio is of proper quality
• Consistently ensures that audio, sound placement, and mixing follow appropriate narrative of stories Duties of Associate Producer, plus:
• Hosts on-air interviews as needed
• Works on deadlines and attends planning meetings
• Writing: Billboard, promo, headline & summary of each show segment for digital content

• Develops additional digital components (infographics, maps, videos, slideshows, etc.) for special series or multi-platform initiatives
• Promotes show topics in advance on social media
• Screens emails, news and social media for use during the show
• May contribute to the execution of live events or broadcasts
• Makes regular contributions to all WABE/ PBA platforms
• Acts as lead producer for some special series and events
• Assists in educational outreach activities
• Contributes and participates in fund raising activities and related production
• Other duties as assigned by Station Management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience and Education Requirements
• BA Degree and minimum of three years of applicable experience
• Demonstrated experience and proven track record in gathering news, anchoring/reporting, writing scripts as well as interviewing and production
• Demonstrated experience in developing and producing news content (Ability to use desktop editing, studio production equipment, and reporter field kit)
• Must be able to set up and engineer two-way interviews
• Must be able to quickly make judgments and know how to analyze what is newsworthy.
• Must be proficient in the use and handling of audio compact flash recorders and moving recorded product into automation system
• Effectively communicates with Editor and Assignment Editor on stories coming in for following shifts
• Must be able to run (or learn to run) an air control board and fill in as host on news shifts when needed
• Excellent and proven ability to edit in the multi-track mode of Adobe Audition or similar audio edit by software, and able to train others on its use
• Must develop understanding of NPR’s newsmagazine clocks and how best to utilize local news breaks to ensure local and national sound and quality uniformity
• Exceptional organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are a must in this position
• Must be able to handle a variety of activities, work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Digital reporting experience is a plus
• Knowledge of the Atlanta area is preferred, but not necessary

Work Environment & Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required (up to 10 lbs.), filing documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required. For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment. Position, at least initially, will be located off-site in accordance with station policy on off-site work for most staff in response to coronavirus. Candidates must be willing and able to work from home but provide their own transportation to the station once off-site work conditions are lifted.

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume to:

Public Broadcasting Atlanta
Attention: Human Resources
740 Bismark Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Apply by:
Fax: 678-553-3026
Online @: http://www.wabe.org
E-mail: jobs@pba.org

EOE
Salary Range: $47,000 – $52,000
Deadline: Open until filled

Jr. Account Executive, WABE, Atlanta GA

This position sells the services/products, brand and/or reaches trade agreements for PBA (WABE 90.1 FM, ATL PBA TV & related Digital Assets such as Streaming Audio, Website Display Ads & Podcasts) under the supervision of the Senior Vice President of Underwriting & Corporate Support. Works on projects and business relationship with accounts while exceeding customer’s expectations. Sells PBA brand and services using technical, organizational, and customer service knowledge to influence customers and assist them in applying the products/services to their needs resulting in revenue generation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Research customer needs and develop application of products and services in an effective manner by:
a. Determine marketing/account strategies & goals for product and service.
b. Obtaining & coordinating data & information from staff and member groups.
c. Researching and developing lists of potential customers.
d. Doing market research to determine customer needs & providing information to other staff.
e. Evaluating product & service marketability in terms of customers’ needs
f. Following up on sales leads and developing leads.
g. Maintaining up-to-date understanding of industry trends and developments that effect target markets.
h. Establishing & maintaining industry contacts that lead to sales.
i. Working with sales support and staff to establish a communication path.

Develop and deliver sales presentations and close sales in a professional and effective manner by:
a. Developing sales and marketing proposals for customers on products and services.
b. Making presentations to users.
c. Maintaining up-to-date awareness of activities & industry trends.
d. Making regular sales calls (either in person or thru “Zoom” or “Teams” as appropriate) to develop relationships and follow up on leads.
e. Acting to close deals & finalize contracts.
f. Meeting established sales quotas and revenue goals.

Participate in sales forecasting and planning in an effective manner by:
a. Producing regular reports & final plans for Supervisor’s approval.
b. Maintaining up-to-date awareness of strategic plans and procedures to coordinate market plans.
c. Monitoring, analyzing & communicating sales data.

Develop and maintain communications in a cooperative and professional manner with all levels of staff and customers.
a. Communicating openly, honestly and constructively
b. Treating all employees and customers with dignity, respect and courtesy
c. Taking responsibility for and making every effort to resolve communication, trust and respect concerns and problems.
d. Asking for information needed to perform job responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Suggest new processes, tools, methodologies to ensure sales program’s success across department.
Telephone/E-Mail/Text/Social Media communication to prospects to identify appropriate contacts, qualify and drive leads through the sales pipeline.
Telemarketing, cold calling, appointment setting and proactive contact of new & existing clients.
Administrative responsibilities to ensure a high level of customer service is maintained.

Work Environment & Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required (up to 5 lbs.), filing documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required. For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment. Position, at least initially, will be located off-site in accordance with station policy on off-site work for most staff in response to coronavirus. Candidates must be willing and able to work from home but provide their own transportation to the station once off-site work conditions are lifted. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to support departmental events or during high volume work periods.

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Public Broadcasting Atlanta
Attention: Human Resources
740 Bismark Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Fax: 678-553-3026
Apply online at: http://www.wabe.org
Email: jobs@pba.org
EOE
Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000
Deadline: Open until filled

Assistant General Manager, WRFI, Ithaca, NY

This is a position for an energetic, detail-oriented individual who has experience supervising volunteers and an understanding of broadcast operations, programming, production, fundraising, and compliance requirements. The Assistant General Manager (AGM) is a key contributor to fostering the positive organizational culture, programming, listener growth, and financial viability of WRFI and Ithaca Community Radio (ICR) in accordance with the ICR’s mission. 

The Assistant General Manager (AGM) is a key contributor to fostering the development of WRFI’s programming, listenership, and financial health. The AGM will help further Ithaca Community Radio’s (ICR) mission and will be an integral part of a positive organizational culture. The AGM assists the General Manager in furthering our station’s mission; ensuring that every aspect of our operation is in keeping with the principles of anti-racism, inclusion and equity; amplifying the voices of the oppressed; and recruiting and retaining people of color.

The AGM reports to the General Manager (GM) and, in coordination with the GM, supervises paid staff (including the News Director and Program Coordinator) and station volunteers. Day-to-day authority over news content and news volunteers resides with the News Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

The AGM assists the General Manager in:

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the station and ensure an in-person presence in the station;
  • Serving as a contact person, for staff, volunteers, and community members (email, SMS, and phone); 
  • Recruiting, coordinating, and training volunteers for on-air and off-air tasks, especially from underrepresented communities;
  • Ensuring that every aspect of the WRFI’s operations are consistent with the principles of anti-racism, inclusion and equity;
  • Working with volunteers to develop the quantity and quality of WRFI’s programming; Serve as an active member of the Programming Advisory Board;
  • Managing finances: pay bills, deposit donations and other income, work with bookkeeper to reconcile accounts, manage donor database;
  • Managing scheduling and contracting for public service announcements (PSAs) and underwriting announcements in coordination with Program Director and General Manager;
  • Managing bulk fundraising and outreach campaigns, mailings, and emails; 
  • Coordinating and managing fundraising, fund drives, and other station activities; 
  • Proactively cultivating community outreach opportunities with local businesses and organizations to further articulate WRFI’s mission, and building collaborative relationships with these entities including developing programming, PSAs, and underwriting contracts;
  • Participating in on-air fundraising, donor development, cultivation, and recognition;
  • Tracking, compiling and updating daily logs, FCC and EAS compliance filings, music license agreements and playlist reports, affiliation contracts, and grant disbursement agreements on deadline;
  • Compiling and coordinating on-call, on-air, staff, compliance and volunteer schedules and calendars;
  • Ensuring function and maintenance of broadcast equipment, facilities and transmitter sites, ordering needed supplies etc.;
  • Managing equipment inventories, loans, and scheduling of studio facilities;
  • Answering phones, emails and social media inquiries and forward to appropriate staff as needed;
  • Regularly posting to station website and social media accounts;
  • Providing administrative support to the GM, and fill-in for the GM in the event of their temporary absence.

Qualifications:  

Required

  • Passion for community media;
  • Minimum of one year of an-air experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and/or experience in radio, journalism, media, communications, arts, non-profit management, or a closely related field;
  • Ability to balance complex workload;
  • Experience working in a collaborative office environment with diverse volunteers, listeners, and community groups;
  • Effective organizational and communication skills;
  • Proficiency with Google Docs, and audio editing software;
  • Experience with other online tools such as Facebook, Instagram, Mail Chimp etc.;
  • Experience with bulk mail management.

Preferred

  • Previous experience in community or public radio;
  • Experience with Mac and Linux (CentOS) operating systems, and radio automation software (Rivendell);
  • Experience with CiviCRM or other donor management platform;
  • Familiarity with the WRFI listening area and it’s communities;
  • Experience with WordPress, HTML, and CSS;
  • A demonstrated ability to learn new skills – especially technical ones.

To apply, send cover letter and résumé to ICR’s Personnel Committee, personnel@ithacaradio.org.

Salary: Hourly, 25-30 hours, $21,125 – 26,520, sick leave, and paid time off.

Open until filled.

News & Public Affairs Director, KSER-FM – KXIR-FM, Everett, WA

The KSER Foundation is a community-owned non-profit organization which operates two non-commercial public radio stations. KSER-FM has been on the air since 1991. Our second station, KXIR, began broadcasting in 2013. Our studios are located in Everett, WA.

Summary of Position
The KSER Foundation News & Public Affairs Director oversees production and on-air anchoring of radio news and public affairs programs; takes the lead role in planning and assigning coverage for new stories; and covers and prepares news stories for broadcast. This position supervises one news host and multiple station volunteers who volunteer public affairs producers.

The successful candidate will have a background that includes reporting, newscast producing and on-air hosting. Previous supervisory and leadership experience is preferred. Solid editing skills and editorial judgement is required, as is the organizational ability to anticipate and manage workflow, coordinate staff and freelance reporters, and train and work with volunteers and interns.

The News and Public Affairs Director is part of the KSER Leadership Team and plays a key role in defining and maintaining ethical, editorial, artistic, and technical standards for all news and public affairs programming. The News Director also collaborates with the Program Director and General Manager on news programming decisions and news operations. This position is also responsible for managing news content distribution on the station’s website and other platforms.

Qualifications
• A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
• A degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field is preferred
• Five years of radio experience in news reporting and hosting is preferred, preferably in a multi-platform news environment
• Experience in public radio is preferred
• Supervisory experience is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• History of initiative reporting on a wide range of topics
• Superior writing, communication and interpersonal skills
• Efficient production capabilities
• Interviewing skills, both live and recorded, are important
• An understanding of public and community radio’s mission
• Ability to work within a live program environment
• Must have excellent memory for details, be able to meet daily deadlines under potentially stressful conditions and deal effectively with multiple competing tasks
• Experience in broadcast automation is important. ENCO automation experience preferred.

Responsibilities
• Direct the gathering and production of news and public affairs content on-air and online
• Direct the activities of staff and volunteers to develop story ideas and topics, track issues and events, and schedule time for interviewing, writing and editing
• Oversee training for current and new volunteers.
• Serve as primary editor for news material and reporter submissions
• Host daily on-air shift; anchor newscasts and special programming as needed
• Adhere to deadlines and make timely and effective decisions in situations requiring prompt attention
• Serve as the primary leader during crisis response
• Perform personnel management duties by helping to set goals and monitor the performance of news staff and volunteers
• Work closely with engineering staff and volunteers to ensure the maintenance of equipment and equipment needs
• Maintain information systems vital to news planning, news gathering, news production, and news presentation
• Manage preparation of quarterly FCC-required issues and programs report
• Seek opportunities to promote public contact to help ascertain public needs, build community engagement and bolster station success
• Participate in station events and fundraising activities as appropriate
• Participate in the development and management of annual operating budgets and provide fiscal input to the unit
• Support the office functions by completing all other duties and special projects as assigned

Position Type: Full-time, Exempt
The salary range is $40,000 to $48,000.

To Apply for this Position: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Tom Clendening via email at tom@KSER.org or send via regular mail to:

Tom Clendening
KSER Foundation
2623 Wetmore Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

The KSER Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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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