Job Opportunities in Community Radio

Date AnnouncedPosition / StationCity, StateDetails / Link
08.12.22General Manager / Executive Director

Sarasota, Florida [currently branded as WSLR+Fogartyville]Job Status:
Full-Time Exempt (FTE)

Compensation: $50,000 annual salary, plus incentives. Two weeks paid vacation

General Manager/Executive Director [Job Summary]

The General Manager / Executive Director (GM) is responsible and accountable for the management, growth and sustainability of WSLR+Fogartyville and all departments and activities of the organization, directly or with staff support. The GM is responsible for overall administration, financial oversight, government and legal compliance, fundraising, personnel, volunteer management, programming, community engagement, technical operations, and all other aspects of our non-profit organization. The GM reports to and has an active working relationship with the WSLR+Fogartyville Board of Directors through regular meetings as well as informal interactions to communicate financial status, strategic opportunities, challenges, and on-going organizational accomplishments and activities. The GM is the chief fundraiser for the organization, serves as our spokesperson, and represents WSLR+Fogartyville in local, regional and national matters as appropriate.

The GM works closely with the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers in a collegial and constructive relationship to ensure the success of WSLR in its role as a valuable community resource.

The GM will be a professional who knows and understands the nature and purpose of bothcommunity broadcasting and a community-based arts and performance space in a volunteer-driven organization. Leading candidates will have excellent organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, as well as the ability to work both independently, and in teams, and who can bring creativity and positive energy to the position.

For a full job description, click (here)

Application Instructions

Email cover letter, current resume, and three references to: or mail hard copy to: WSLR+Fogartyville Board of Directors, P.O. Box 2540, Sarasota, FL. 34230. Cover letter should be personalized, two pages or less, address your interest in and qualifications for this position, and how this role aligns with your career aspirations and skill set. A more detailed job description is available on the WSLR website at Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their materials.

07.25.22News Director
Washington, D.C.Position Type: Full Time

Position Description:

The News Director will lead the day-to-day operations and long range development of the News Department at WPFW.
The News Director is responsible for advancing programming of high editorial and production value that connects with the interests and concerns of our audience, and expresses the vision of the Pacifica Radio Network. The News Director will serve as a reporter and producer to create news programming that includes but may not be limited to writing and producing daily 5-minute newscasts, providing content for the Monday Morning QB weekly news magazine program, and providing editorial and production support to WPFW and Pacifica News special programming. The News Director is responsible for meeting the administrative, management and staffing needs of the WPFW News Department, and ensuring compliance with federal and local DC regulations.
The News Director is responsible for coordinating long range planning and development that builds best practices, furthers our reach, and builds the fundraising capacity of the WPFW News Department. The News Director is responsible for fostering a collaborative team that actively participates in defining and achieving the goals and standards of the WPFW News Department. The News Director will represent WPFW when appropriate in public, and in communications with the Local Station Board, the Pacifica network of stations, Pacifica management and the Pacifica National Board. The News Director will serve under the supervision of the WPFW Program Director and the WPFW General Manager.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

5+ years experience in professional journalism, preferably in public media. Demonstrated experience in broadcast production, writing, and editing for radio and web. Strong judgment and understanding of journalistic standards, practices and ethics.
Experience in newsroom leadership and long range planning preferred. Passion for connecting with diverse communities.
Familiarity with the issues that define the WPFW mission and are of interest to our audience, and a commitment to expanding on them in a news format.
Appreciation of collaborative work values, and ability to express them in a daily work environment.

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a full-time, 40 hours/week position with minimum annual pay of $46,750, plus generous benefits.
This position is part of a SAG-AFTRA bargaining unit.

Work Location:

Given the current COVID-19 public health crisis, this is currently a remote work opportunity with the option of periodic/intermittent in-person work. We recognize the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential revision of our work location policy.

How To Apply:

Please send a resume and brief writing sample, ideally written for radio, to Program Director Katea Stitt at

The application deadline is August 15th 2022
07.11.22Producer / Reporter

Washington, D.C.The Producer/Reporter position is located in the News Department, and is part of a team that produces daily newscasts Monday through Friday, and a weekly hour-long public affairs program. The team participates in the production of special public affairs news programming as needed.

Terms of Employment:
This position is part of a SAG-AFTRA bargaining unit. The new hire will be
guided by the shop steward in the onboarding process. This is a full-time, 40
hours/week position with minimum annual pay of $38,625, plus generous benefits.

Please send a resume and brief writing sample, ideally written for radio, to Program Director Katea Stitt at
The deadline for submission is July 31st 2022.
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