Community Radio Jobs 2017-12-12T20:58:54+00:00

Current Job Openings

General Manager, KALW, San Francisco, CA

KALW, San Francisco seeks a General Manager who can build on the station’s creative assets, its strong relationships with listeners and community partners, and its positive, open culture.

The ideal candidate will have the skills and drive to be strategic in planning for the organization’s future, to build partnerships, raise money, and represent the station to the broader community of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Leadership experience in nonprofit media is a plus, but not a requirement.  For a complete description of the position, and to apply, see the posting on the job site for the City & County of San Francisco.

The application deadline is Friday, December 22nd.

News & Public Affairs Director, KZMU, Moab, UT

The Director will be responsible for:

  • Creating and producing, in conjunction with Manager and other staff, a 10-minute local newscast to air Monday through Friday on KZMU.
  • Planning and producing other information programming focusing on issues of concern to the Moab community, including arts and cultural events as well as political, educational and environmental issues. Director will involve volunteer producers as hosts and moderators when possible.
  • Working with other staff to train and coordinate on-air volunteers.
  • Producing programming for fundraising during Radiothons.
  • Working with Staff, Board of Trustees and Volunteers to advance KZMU’s position in the community and enhance the station’s abilities to engage the local and online audience.
  • Attending weekly staff meetings to help plan and maintain KZMU’s on and off-air activities.
  • Active membership on a station committee.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Manager.


  • BA degree or equivalent.
  • At least two years of experience as a working journalist.
  • Commitment to KZMU as an independent, noncommercial community radio station.
  • Proven ability to work well with people, one on one and in groups.
  • Preferred:
  • Experience and background in live radio and radio production.
  • Knowledge of local political and cultural scene.

Like all other positions at KZMU, this post is part-time. Please email letter of application and resume to General Manager Marty Durlin, marty@kzmu.org by December 31, 2017.

Assistant General Manager, WFMU, Jersey City, NJ

Oversee day-to-day management and operations (exclusive of programming, music, and bookkeeping duties) for renowned Jersey City-based freeform non-commercial radio station with FM and webcasting operations.

Reports directly to Station Manager. Supervises volunteer director, record fair director, information director, and other possible positions.

Previous management experience with non-commercial broadcaster or not-for-profit arts organization. Must be a self-starter with exceptional managerial, organizational, verbal, writing, and editorial skills. Familiarity with studio equipment and computer systems. Ability to handle pressure, meet deadlines and work with diverse full-time and volunteer staff.

Additional Requirements:

Experience with WordPress, playlist software, CRM, or CMS software
Excellent written skills
Comfortable working with technical and non-technical staff
Deep knowledge of WFMU programming and culture
Able to balance complex workload
Organized and able to meet deadlines reliably
Able to remain focused in a creative, fun, and chaotic environment
Previous grant writing and/or management experience preferred
Knowledge of FCC and/or CPB regulations a plus
Working knowledge of HTML, Linux, CSS, SQL, or any programming language a plus
Working knowledge of IT project management platforms such as Jira a plus

Full-time paid position with benefits. Competitive salary $60-$80 commensurate with experience. plus full medical, vision and dental benefits. Auricle Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

Monday through Friday, 10:00am-6:30pm. Expected to work record fair and marathon weekends and be available for other special station events. On call 24 hours for emergencies.

Oversee all aspects of fundraising pledge drive campaigns and related IT systems:
Plan themes and strategies with Station Manager
Brainstorm gift ideas, investigate cost and feasibility, commission designs/art
Order materials, prepare copy for promotional outreach (pledge brochure, e-mails, on-air announcements, press releases), and plan physical mailings
Produce training materials for volunteer DJs, assist DJs with their own promotional giveaways
Coordinate with Music Director and Station Manager to set up and manage campaign in WFMU’s internal CRM
Prepare, test, and update pledge website with technical staff
Set up and prepare phone room for pledge drive, order supplies
Work with Listener Services Director and Volunteer Director to plan invoicing and swag fulfillment
Send out ebills or paper invoices as needed in MO
Print out packing slips as needed in MO
Enter any car donations into Mynte
Order any station or DJ premium supplies as needed
Annual Pledge Drive: everything from planning to execution
Annual October campaign: everything from planning to execution, including mascot contest

Deduplication of persons and pledges in internal CRM.
Lead CAB meeting
Manage e-newsletter (Blast of Hot Air) and WFMU homepage news
Assist volunteer DJ staff with technical issues
Manage volunteers at WFMU’s Record Fair and other station events
Oversee on-air contests and ticket giveaways

Supervise Record Fair Director’s efforts for annual fundraising record fair. Help to identify financial goals, budget, venue (if necessary), volunteer work force, and any other strategic aspects necessary to ensuring a successful event. Consult with Music/Program Director and other full-time staff as needed.

Help identify, evaluate, plan, and execute any other special station events, including occasional benefit concerts, staff parties, summer parking lot sale, etc.

Maintenance of Facilities and Technical Needs and Requirements:
Maintenance of all physical facilities. Includes all WFMU studios, offices, and property located at 43 Montgomery Street, as well as two transmitter sites. In addition to general upkeep of building, this also includes overseeing repairs and purchases for all equipment, new parts, and furniture as needed. Work closely with Volunteer Director and Chief Engineer to ensure timely and cost-effective repairs of studio, production, and transmission equipment (includes keeping current with new equipment applications and broadcasting technologies). Liaison with staff and building subtenants as needed. Oversee hiring and supervision of any independent contractors and/or volunteers necessary to ensure the above

Responsible for maintenance of broadcast licenses for WFMU and repeater station, WXHD. Make sure that the stations’ operations are consistent with FCC regulations, including staying abreast of all changes in FCC rules and regulations. Ensure that FCC forms and records are maintained, including employment reports, construction permits, license renewal forms, and maintenance of the Public Inspection File.

Responsible for keeping stations on the air in event of emergencies. Must be capable of switching transmitters, computer programs, turntables, CD, DAT and mini disc units, changing to mono, and any other short-term technical solutions necessary to keeping the station on the air in the absence of the chief engineer.

Responsible for recruitment, training, and supervision of the Volunteer Director, Record Fair Director, Information Director, IT Director and other relevant positions. Includes evaluation and determination of job responsibilities and job performance. Also includes identifying, filling and eliminating short-term and long-term positions (as needed), and providing periodic employee evaluations and salary reviews. Act as troubleshooter for operational and personnel issues as they arise. Confer with Station Manager and staff on all the above as needed.

Website/ Publications/Printed Matter: In addition to the previously identified marathon materials, duties include all oversight of station printed and digital publications


Please send resume, cover letter and references by December 31, 2017 to jobs@wfmu.org

Underwriting Account Executive, WSFM, Asheville, NC

The Underwriting Account Executive (UAE) is responsible for generating revenue for Asheville FM by developing and furthering relationships with clients to ensure continued support for the organization’s broadcast products and services.  In this highly visible outside position, this motivated sales representative acts as one of the station’s ambassadors to the business community.  Following a consultative sales approach, under the direction of the General Manager, the Underwriting Account Executive maintains a productive revenue pipeline through prospecting, research, meetings, proposals, and networking. The UAE drafts and finalizes underwriting agreements including schedules and costs. The UAE coordinates client account records, traffic orders, and receivables with the General Manager. The UAE qualifies copy points with clients and works with the Underwriting Copy Editor to ensure mutually agreeable copy that adheres to FCC guidelines for non-commercial community broadcasters.. The UAE consistently provides outstanding customer service and communication with all clients, vendors, and staff. The UAE keeps the General Manager updated on account and prospect status through regular meetings and timely reports.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify prospects for new business

  • Develop new and existing client accounts – creating mutually beneficial, long-term relationships through personal visits, phone, and email

  • Develop and present proposals and partnership ideas to meet client requests and needs

  • Meeting monthly goals

  • Maintain current account and prospect documentation, including client account records, invoices, billing, reporting

  • Handle payment processing efficiently and ethically

  • Be conversant with the Asheville FM programming, organization, and mission

  • Volunteer at station special events

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Passionate supporter and promoter of Asheville FM and community radio

  • At least one year of sales and marketing experience; experience in broadcast media a plus

  • Self-starter, creative, imaginative, ambitious, skilled in time management

  • Able to communicate professionally as a business writer in English; Spanish language proficiency a plus

  • Able to understand, explain, and execute underwriting contracts

  • Able to provide excellent client service

  • Able to be on time for scheduled appointments

  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds, ages

  • Maintain and report on organized client account notes, proposals, payment statuses

  • Familiar with technology and various software platforms, including the Google ecosystem, Salesforce or other CRM

  • Must use personal, reliable transportation

Application Process: Email your cover letter, resume, and references to hiring@ashevillefm.org

Deadline:  Open until filled
Compensation: Commission
Position Type: Independent Contractor

General Manager, WDVX, Knoxville, TN

Job Title General Manager
City/State Knoxville, TN
Station WDVX
Job Function Management
Position Type Full Time
Salary Range $50-75K
Position Duration Indefinite
Minimum Experience Required 10+ years
Required Travel 0-10%
Where to Send Resume/Letter Send resume and cover letter to HR@wdvx.com
Deadline open

WDVX, licensed to Cumberland Communities Communications Corporation, seeks qualified applicants for the position of General Manager to provide leadership and management of the community-supported radio station. The GM functions as chief executive for strategy and operations, reporting to the Board of Directors. The mission of WDVX is to create and provide content to promote the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian region by entertaining and educating audiences globally with original programs showcasing live radio performance, under represented arts, and emerging and local talent. WDVX is an established nonprofit community-supported radio station with a worldwide audience and brand. With a stable base of supporters and great market position, the opportunity exists to consciously shape the future of the station, preserving the best of our successful heritage and meeting the challenges of the future. The Board of Directors is seeking a leader who can take the organization through a transition into its next successful phase in the digital age. Desired characteristics include understanding the challenges public radio stations currently encounter, an engaging and inclusive leadership style, a proven track record of operational and staff management, and the ability to formulate plans and solutions that engender confidence and execute them effectively. More about the station is available at https://wdvx.com/. Job Responsibilities: 1. Strategic leadership. Drawing upon experience and interaction with the station’s constituencies, work with the Board to formulate and articulate an exciting vision for the future of the organization and a plan for achieving it. Network with staff and stakeholders to promote the vision and plan and promote engagement. Ensure resources and staff members are aligned to achieve the goals contained in the plan. 2. Fundraising. Oversee and provide guidance in all revenue-raising efforts including underwriting, grant writing, fundraising events, merchandise sales, charitable gaming, and other special events. Aggressively pursue opportunities to increase station revenue. Personally initiate and lead major solicitations. Identify and capture additional fundraising streams. 3. Operations and Budget. Oversee station operations and management personnel. Working with staff, set standards and monitor performance. Formulate the annual budget and manage expenditures to meet budget constraints. Provide leadership and guidance to promote a positive, engaging work culture. 4. Compliance. Ensure that WDVX operates within relevant regulatory parameters and complies with grant, funder, and other external requirements. Monitor programming and other activities to ensure they reflect the station’s mission. 5. Community Relations. Actively represent WDVX and its stakeholders in the local and larger broadcast and music industry communities. Initiate productive partnerships, promote the brand and market position of the station, and attract significant new advocates, performers, and contributors. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline or equivalent experience or equivalent required. Ten or more years of management experience demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility. Familiarity with the broadcast industry including Internet streaming is strongly preferred. Involvement in and appreciation of the musical traditions and styles featured on WDVX. Knowledge of and experience with FCC licensing and requirements. Experience with nonprofit or listener-supported radio is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers and the community. Other desired skills and characteristics include: Negotiation, relationship-building, oral and written communication. This is a full-time position with benefits. The position will remain open until filled.

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