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Development Director, WFHB, Bloomington, IN

Do you have a passion for Community Radio and want to share it? Do you like making connections and building community partnerships? If so, WFHB needs you!

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. “Development” means outreach and marketing intended to acquire contributions, rather than more listeners or new volunteers. This is a part-time hourly position with 15-29 hours per week.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Identifies, contacts, solicits and negotiates with businesses for on-air underwriting, secures underwriting contracts.
Identifies, contacts, cultivates, and solicits individuals for multi-year annual gifts.
Works to identify, contact, cultivate, and solicit individuals for large individual gifts and/or planned gifts.
Coordinates all activities with Board of Directors as requested.
Coordinates all activities with staff and volunteers through the General Manager.
Develops marketing materials for underwriting, individual, and planned giving.
Identifies possible grant funding sources, develops ideas, and writes/submits grant applications.
Works with staff to coordinate outreach and marketing efforts intended to raise funds.
Maintains and updates database of contacts and agreements with businesses and individuals
Provides recognition for donors and stewardship over donor gifts.
Conducts follow-up assessments of funding appeals.
Assists the General Manager in developing, implementing, and tracking semi-annual fund drives.
Keeps the General Manager informed of progress, problems, and possible areas of improvement in fundraising.
Other duties as assigned.

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.

Send inquiries to manager@wfhb.org.
Deadline March 31, 2020

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

CCTV Executive Director, KMWV, Salem, Oregon

Capital Community Television (CCTV) seeks an energetic, visionary, entrepreneurial and experienced leader for its executive director. The successful candidate will be a skilled organization, personnel and finance manager that can build on CCTV’s 30-year successful history and diversity funding. This leader will be skilled at developing diverse partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with local governments, schools and community groups.

CCTV is a proud and active member of the NFCB and the Alliance for Community Media. CCTV shares core values with non-profit community media centers across the country. CCTV’s mission is to provide community information through television, radio and social media and to teach people how to make their own effective messages. We believe community decision-making, access to information, media literacy, diversity and inclusiveness are integral to a democratic society and we have a vital role to play in delivering those core values.

Executive Director Key Responsibilities and Duties
1. Provides leadership in work with CCTV Board and staff, management of contract with the City of Salem and Marion County and in work with the community.
2. Manages the organization, implementing and administering all operations.
3. Manages and supervises staff, including hiring, training, coaching and mentoring.
4. Develops and manages operating and capital budgets.
5. Develops and implements a fund development plan; builds resources.
Required Qualifications
• Four-year college degree, or equivalent work experience.
• Experience in organization leadership.
• Experience in personnel and financial management.
• Experience managing contracts and working with local governments. • Strong written and oral communications skills.
• History of work with diverse populations.
• Experience in developing new program activities and sources of funding. • History of successful fund raising and fund development.
Preferred skills
• Experience in television and radio or a related communications field • Fluency in Spanish

Schedule:
The schedule is flexible. This is a fulltime professional, management position that is exempt from overtime.
Executive Director Compensation
The salary for the executive director position is $80,000 – $85,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. Potential performance bonus. Generous benefits package. Relocation assistance is available.

Excellent Resources
CCTV has a talented, dedicated staff and a board well connected with the community. Oregon is a local franchise state; Salem and Marion County have a strong franchise through June 30, 2028. CCTV’s contract to provide community media runs through June 30, 2028.

CCTV is located in a fabulous 11,000 square foot facility in an ideal downtown Salem location. CCTV has another 5,400 square foot building within two miles that houses two production vehicles and a cargo van; provides training and light maintenance space; and provides storage. CCTV manages an equipment inventory exceeding $2,000,000.

Supportive community, great Oregon location, modest cost of living
Salem is the largest state capital with no local broadcast TV affiliate. People notice CCTV. CCTV has close working relationships with the City of Salem, Marion County and Salem- Keizer Public Schools, as well as terrific, nearby community media colleagues.
Salem is located in heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley, one hour from the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade Mountains, Portland and Eugene, and only 40 minutes from Silver Falls, Oregon’s largest state park that has eleven water falls. The Salem area has a modest cost of living. Salem’s housing prices are more than 30 percent lower than those in Portland.

How to Apply
Please submit the following: A cover letter that addresses the key responsibilities and duties above and reflects how your previous experience qualifies you to become the executive director of CCTV, a complete chronological resume and a list of three professional references with their contact information.*
Send materials via email as a PDF to Executive Director Search at: jobs@cctvsalem.org
Apply by 5 p.m. PDT on March 12, 2020. All inquiries will be handled confidentially.
For a complete position description and to learn more about Capital Community Television visit https://www.cctvsalem.org/employment.

Further information is available by contacting current Executive Director Alan Bushong, alan@cctvsalem.org, or 503.588.2288 x7561.
*References will not be checked until final stages of interview process.
CCTV is an equal opportunity employer. All recruiting, hiring, transfer, education, benefits, training, discipline and termination decisions are made without regard to race, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, military or veteran status, family relationship, marital status or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state or local law.
Deadline Deadline 5 p.m. PDT on March 12, 2020. Send materials via email as a PDF to Executive Director Search at: jobs@cctvsalem.org

Underwriting Associate, KOPN, Columbia, MO

The underwriting associate will lead KOPN’s underwriting and sponsorship program, growing new and existing local support by initiating cold calls, setting appointments, presenting and proposing marketing solutions, and closing sales with owners and decision makers. This position will work collaboratively with the general manager to drive future growth in a manner that is consistent with the station’s overall mission and values while maximizing KOPN’s underwriting sales revenues, in-kind trades, and donations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
– Implement the overall strategy for underwriting and sponsorship.
– Play a hands-on role cultivating new and existing accounts and relationships, researching accounts, developing proposals, and closing new business.
– Effectively communicate KOPN’s mission and values to prospective underwriters and donors.
– Demonstrate a thorough understanding of FCC and station rules regarding underwriting, and adhere to best practices and guidelines regarding copy approval, deadlines, and accounts receivable and collections
– Bring creativity to the packaging, positioning, and pricing of integrated programs that enhance the attraction of KOPN sponsorship.
– Send invoices and track payments, keeping complete, accurate files on each account including contract information, scripts, contact history, correspondence, etc.
– Support KOPN staff in identifying and partnering on high-level opportunities with individual donors, major accounts, and foundations.
– Participate in station events and meetings and inform strategic planning process.
– Submit a monthly report of activities.
– Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

– Knowledge of local market, including decision makers, philanthropists, and key accounts.
– Knowledgeable and passionate about community radio
– Proven fundraising and/or media sales management experience
– Strong written, phone, and conversation skills; ability to persuasively communicate KOPN’s mission, values, and value to potential funders.
– Ability to accurately calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, commissions, percentages, etc
– Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables.
– Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Google Drive. Ability to learn new software including traffic management systems and Salesforce.

Job Type: Part-time (20 hours/week)

Base Compensation: $1,000/mo (~$13/hr)

Underwriting Commission: 15% for new accounts, 10% for renewals

Work Location: Columbia, MO

Application process: Submit a cover letter, resumé/CV, and three references by email to gm@kopn.org or by mail to KOPN (attn: Tim Pilcher), 915 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201 by March 1. Please identify the position(s) for which you are applying. Applications will be accepted until the positions are 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.

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.

Overview:
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.

Responsibilities:

Underwriting
•       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.

Membership
•       Work with Membership Director to plan and carry out membership drives.
Grant funding
•       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.
On-Air
•       Hosting news programming
•       Cohost pledge drive programs
Miscellaneous
•       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: jessie@wxpr.org.

The position will remain open until filled.

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