Current Job Openings
Development Director, KDUR, Durango, CO
The Development Director at KDUR is responsible for all KDUR underwriting sales and marketing activity. This position works in conjunction with the Station Manager and student promotional team to coordinate all KDUR fundraising events. This position also works with community members and business owners, establishing and maintaining working relationships with the business and local community that supports KDUR. In addition to underwriting, this person will assist in all parts of on-air membership drives and other fundraising events, as well as various on-air duties. PDF Deadline June 28, 2019
Development Director, Marfa Public Radio, Marfa, TX
Marfa Public Radio (MPR) is seeking visionary, adventurous candidates for the position of Development Director to join a team of 8 staff and over 30 volunteers who provide radio for a wide range. The position is based in Marfa, TX.
MPR serves approximately 30,000 square miles of far west Texas, plus an online streaming audience worldwide. Our broadcast is a lifeline for news, information, education, the arts, and music, for free, 24/7. In 2018 Marfa Public Radio won the most regional Murrow awards of any small station in the country. We believe the stories of Far West Texas are just as essential as stories from other parts of the country. We aim to be a model for rural public radio across the country by providing a service that is loved locally and recognized nationally. We are not your regular radio station.
We have five core functions: being a lifeline, presenting media innovation, being a beacon for local stories, providing the soundtrack of West Texas, and being a place where the wide range can connect. We aim to be a community hub for West Texas.
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, foundation grants, on-air fundraising, and special events.
The Development Director will work with the General Manager to create and implement a fundraising plan and strategies to that will meet our goal of increased revenue from membership, major donors, and foundations. Initial focus may be on increasing revenue through foundation grants and major donors OR increasing membership, dependent on skill set of the right candidate.
The right candidate will have initiative, a strong work ethic, excellent people skills and judgment to coordinate and accomplish multiple detailed projects with competing priorities in a confidential, accurate, efficient, supportive, and professional manner.
- Prepare and execute a comprehensive 3-year fundraising plan to reach new and current development goals & objectives
- Coordinate and oversee annual membership activity, including twice annual on-air pledge drives and end-of-year fundraising
- With GM, 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
- Develop and implement major donor and underwriting program
- Establish and maintain ongoing relationships with donors and foundations
- Seek, develop, and submit grant proposals
- 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 reach of Marfa Public Radio development efforts in the region, state, and nation
- May supervise some staff
Our aim is to find the right person and support their ability to succeed. Qualified candidates should be listeners of public radio. Previous work in public radio is not required, but the candidate should be willing to receive training in some radio operations. Previous non-profit or development experience preferred. Though the position will require multiple areas of fundraising competence, candidates with specific background related to at least one of the above Development Goals will be considered.
- 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: email@example.com.
General Manager, KVNF, Paonia, CO
KVNF, A forty year old community radio station is looking for a new General Manager to lead our public media service. Located in Western Colorado, we serve seven counties with a network of two transmitters, five translators, a main studio and offices in Paonia and a satellite studio in Montrose. Our broadcast area features smaller communities that lie amid the valleys and magnificent peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Our signal reaches from Grand Mesa on the North to the San Juan Mountains on the South, and from McClure Pass on the East to the Utah border (and a little beyond) on the West.
The Main Office and operations of KVNF are located in Paonia, Colorado, in the North Fork Valley of the Gunnison River. We serve a broad community of retirees, young families, millennials, artists and entrepreneurs. The area is well known for ranching, organic farming, value-added agricultural products, vineyards and farm-to-table dining. The Town of Paonia is home to many non-profits including the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, the Paradise Theater, Western Slope Conservation Center, Citizens for a Healthy Community, Rotary International, High Country News and Solar Energy International.
The local school district proudly encompasses Montessori and Waldorf options at the Elementary level as well as Public Elementary and High Schools recognized for their outstanding Academic and Athletic achievements.
Remarkable recreational activities abound as well! Aspen, Telluride, Crested Butte and Powderhorn Ski Areas are easily accessible in our beautiful winters. The surrounding National Forest and BLM lands provide many options for hiking, biking, cross country skiing, equestrian activities, river running, mushroom hunting and much more.
We are also fortunate to have a local music scene with ongoing events and visiting musicians covering everything from Rock, Bluegrass, World, Folk, Soul and Blues to Classical and Country; much like our Musical Offerings over the airwaves!
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a resume, a list of three references and a Letter of Interest detailing qualifications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
KVNF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline June 24, 2019.
Development Director, WXPR, Rhinelander, WI
WXPR Public Radio is seeking creative, adventurous candidates for the position of Development Director.
The Development Director will create and implement fundraising activities to fulfill the mission of WXPR. Development areas include, but are not limited to, underwriting, grant funding, planned giving, and major giving.
The ideal candidate is passionate about the mission and value of public media. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and collaborative self-starter with superior communication and interpersonal skills. This is a full-time exempt position.
WXPR is an independent, community-licensed public radio station founded in 1983 and operated by White Pine Community Broadcasting, Inc. From studios in downtown Rhinelander, Wisconsin, WXPR can be heard in northern and central Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Scores of volunteer on-air hosts produce and deliver 70 hours of unique music programming per week. In addition, WXPR is an NPR affiliate that airs national news and produces its own local news. WXPR aims to inform, entertain and engage the community with music and information.
• Renew underwriters in a timely fashion. Upgrade where possible.
• Research and approach new underwriting prospects.
• Develop underwriting scripts according to FCC guidelines.
• Schedule underwriting using underwriting software.
• Send invoices and track payments.
• Keep complete, accurate files on each underwriter including contract information, scripts, contact history, correspondence, etc.
• Work with Membership Director to plan and carry out membership drives.
• Seek granting opportunities for programming, operating expenses, and other special and capital projects.
• Write and submit grant proposals.
• Report on grants received as required by the grantor.
Major donor and planned giving programs
• Develop and oversee these programs including identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects.
• Plan major donor receptions.
Promotional and fundraising events
• Work with other staff members and board members to produce fundraising and promotional events.
• Hosting news programming
• Cohost pledge drive programs
• All other duties as apparent or as assigned by general manager.
Please send a cover letter and resume by to WXPR General Manager Jessie Dick: email@example.com.
The position will remain open until filled.
Executive Director, KBUT, Crested Butte, CO
KBUT Community Radio in Crested Butte, Colorado, seeks an Executive Director. The Executive Director acts as the Business manager for the station. Previous leadership, supervisory, human resources and administrative experience required, preferably with a non-profit community or public radio station. Must be able to create a budget, analyze and interpret financial statements. Familiarity with The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) federal grant application process is a plus. Development and/or fundraising experience preferred and comfort with QuickBooks is helpful. Salary Range: $45,000 – $55,000 depending on experience, health insurance, paid vacation, sick & personal days, holidays and flextime. KBUT is an equal opportunity employer. A full job description is available at KBUT.org. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by emailing a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. A full job description can be found here. The closing date for applications is July 19, 2019. Deadline July 19, 2019.
Evening News and Public Affairs Director, KBOO, Portland, OR
To manage evening news and public affairs programming, ensuring that it is consistent with the KBOO programming charter. To train and supervise volunteers in news and public affairs programming skills.
- Management and supervisory skills which place emphasis on teamwork in a collaborative setting
- Demonstrated experience in motivating and guiding volunteers in the carrying out of programming charter.
- Proven experience in news and public affairs production, including news stories, interviews, and features, preferably in community or public radio – minimum three years experience preferred.
- Experience in training people in the above skills.
- Organizational skills.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to assess and stay informed on local, regional, and national issues.
- Ability to work well under pressure and without direct supervision.
- Ability to work under deadline and to direct volunteers to work under deadline.
- Ability to work some weekend hours as necessary.
- Ability to speak Spanish preferred.
- Computer skills, including ability to use the Internet for journalism research.
- Familiarity with online news feeds and newsroom management software
- Proven experience working with diverse communities.
- Identify and address institutional and individual acts of oppression at KBOO. Ensure there is interruption of the oppression, follow-up and support for those impacted as well as documentation/record keeping of the incident.
- Coordinate evening news and public affairs programming. Work with Morning News & Public Affairs Director and Program Director as appropriate.
- Write, produce, and announce news stories, interviews, and public affairs programming as necessary.
- Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit volunteers to participate in the various positions in the department (e.g. anchors, producers, reporters, engineers, and assistant editing)
- Supervise and assist volunteers. Coordinate substitutions (volunteer and/or programming) as necessary.
- Conduct and coordinate news trainings. Work with the Program Director around training coordination.
- Evaluate and provide critical feedback to evening news and public affairs programmers.
- Keep informed on alternative news sources, including syndicated programs, internet news sources, and independent news services.
- Inform listening audience and general public about programming through the website,
on-air promotional spots, press releases, ads, etc.
- Attend Programming Advisory Committee meetings and produce a monthly report for the committee.
- Attend Program Operating Team meetings and Staff Meetings.
- Coordinate upload of news podcast.
- Work to implement KBOO’s Affirmative Action plan.
This is a 40 hour a week position with a starting salary of 31,426.38. The employee shall be eligible for annual step increases subject to conditions in KBOO’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.
KBOO is a union shop and all (non management) staff are members of Communications Workers of America (CWA)- Local 7901. Any person hired will be 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 include medical and dental coverage, disability and life insurance, and credit union eligibility. This position also offers paid vacation, sick leave, and 11 paid holidays per year, in accordance with KBOO’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. FSLA-exempt employees receive paid compensatory time off. Eligibility for the pension plan is one year after the date of hire.
KBOO is a strong promoter of locally produced programming. The Evening News and Public Affairs Director oversees the evening public affairs programming and a one-hour daily newscast Monday through Friday. There are many evening news volunteers per week, all of whom are under your supervision. You must be able to supervise and critique volunteers, and must be able to refer those volunteers who fail to meet news department requirements to other potential opportunities at the station. This position works closely with the AM News & Public Affairs Director and the Program Director. Employees occasionally need to substitute for each other during vacations or illness.
Regarding news sources: KBOO is a Pacifica affiliate. We seek out alternative/independent news sources and place high priority on training volunteers to produce unique news stories on important local, national and international issues that are unreported or underreported and are in line with KBOO’s values.
KBOO has regular membership drives. The job requires planning news and public affairs specials as fundraisers and extra working hours to assist the drive as necessary. The atmosphere is hectic and stimulating. The 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; respond 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.
Facilities include an office that is shared with news volunteers. News stories are produced and recorded in a variety of ways: digitally, in studio, by phone, using field recorders and on CDs. Recording studio equipment, field recording equipment, computer, voicemail, copier, fax, scanner
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity
KBOO Community Radio is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, creed, physical or mental disability.
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com or bring your resume with cover letter to: 20 SE 8th, Portland, Oregon 97214. Please remember to add in the cover letter the answer to the question: “Why is KBOO important and how does collaboration play into our community work?” Interviews will begin early July 2019.
Deadline July 1, 2019 at midnight