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Date Submitted: September 2, 2023
Job Title: Executive Director
Station: KOPN 89.5FM Community Radio
Location: Columbia, MO
Deadline to Apply: Open Until Filled
Salary Range: ≥ $50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Job Description:

KOPN 89.5 FM, a listener-supported community radio station in Columbia, MO, seeks candidates for the position of Executive Director.

On the air for 50 years, KOPN provides eclectic music, local news and talk, and syndicated programming from NPR, PRX, and Pacifica. KOPN is a CPB-qualified, FCC-licensed station owned and operated by the New Wave Corporation, a local 501(c)(3) organization. Broadcasting at 36,000 watts, KOPN serves an area of approximately 100 miles in diameter in central Missouri and streams online. Through a successful capital campaign, we have recently purchased and moved to an updated, accessible building with parking.

Located mid-way between Kansas City and St. Louis, Columbia is home to the flagship campus of the University of Missouri, Columbia College, and Stephens College. Columbia is a small city (population 127,000) with a strong economy rooted in education, research, healthcare, life-sciences, and high-tech industry. It has won recognition as a great place to live from the Carnegie Foundation and Forbes. Mid-Missouri offers numerous parks, trails, and outdoor activities and has a vibrant arts community that hosts annual film, art, and music series and festivals.

The Executive Director reports to the New Wave Corporation Board of Directors and manages a small paid staff and a large corps of volunteers. The Executive Director is responsible (directly and, as appropriate, with staff support) and accountable for overall administration, financial planning and accounting, compliance with all relevant legal and other requirements, development and fundraising, personnel, programming, community outreach, and technical operations of the station.

This is a full-time salaried, FLSA exempt position that requires schedule flexibility; occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
Salary of $50,000+ commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary and scheduling arrangements are subject to negotiations.
Benefits: Paid time-off for vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

A detailed position description can be found at
Potential applicants should consult that document for more specific information about duties and qualifications, and for application instructions.

Deadline: Open until filled

KOPN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity.


Send required application materials to:
Address application materials to: KOPN ED Search Committee