Job Opportunities in Community Radio

Date
Position
Location
Details / Link
Announced 11.11.22

Technical Director for (KMUD)

Southern Humboldt County, CA

Employment Status: $17.00 to $21.00 per hour based on experience, 20-25 hours per week based on organizational needs.

General Description:
Redwood Community Radio (RCR) is a dynamic community radio station, established 35 years ago and driven by a mission of public service.

The Technical Director will be responsible for Redwood Community Radio studio and transmission site equipment. This includes FM transmitters for KMUD Garberville, KMUE Eureka, translator K258BQ Shelter Cove (these are HD as well), and KLAI Laytonville, as well as streaming and audio networking equipment, office computer network, and phone systems.

Benefits
This position offers paid vacation, sick leave, an annual personal day and 9 paid holidays per year, in accordance with KMUD Employee Benefits Policy. Due to being part time, this position offers 5 hours of paid time per holiday. KMUD annually observes a 2 percent cost of living annual increase (COLA). The COLA is applied on January 1st of each year.

For a full job description, click (here)
Announced 11.04.22

Executive Director for (Making Contact)

Oakland, CA
About the Organization

Making Contact is a non-profit media organization that produces an award-winning, public radio program heard on over 151 radio stations, and via podcast, SoundCloud, and more.

Making Contact produces radio stories that analyze critical issues and engage with social justice challenges and solutions. Our weekly 29-minute documentary-style radio program explores issues ranging from workers rights to environmental justice, reproductive health to criminal justice. Programs explore the structural and systemic roots of issues — and highlight solutions, innovations, and organizing initiatives to give people hope and catalyze change.

MC is broadcast each week in 41 states, on 151+ radio stations in the US, Canada, and Australia — across NPR, Pacifica, PRX, university, and tribal networks. Information from radio stations’ statistics estimate 96,000 Making Contact broadcast listeners. Thousands more stream the Making Contact podcast.

About the Position

The Executive Director is responsible for leadership and direction of Making Contact at a pivotal moment in the organization’s history. Newly transformed into a fully remote newsroom, energized by the creativity of new and longstanding staff members, and eager to step into the next phase of who we are, Making Contact is poised for an exciting period of growth, change and development.
The incoming ED should be a person who relishes capacity building and organizational development, deeply committed to racial equity, who seeks to create equitable and sustainable organizational structures and practices, and who is excited to grow and change with the organization.
We recognize that the traditional Executive Director role asks too much of one person, so we seek to hire a second position in conjunction with this hire, either to take on the role of Senior Producer or that of Development Director, as aligns with the strengths of our selected candidate.
International Media Project ∙ 1714 Franklin St. #100-251 ∙ Oakland, CA 94612

Strategic Direction
● In partnership with the staff and board, define strategic direction for the organization
● Develop work plans and organizational development goals to advance the organization’s
strategic direction
● Ensure that all programs, policies, and practices are in alignment with Making Contact’s values and direction

Racial Equity & Values
● Lead Making Contact’s ongoing racial equity work
● Articulate organizational values and goals related to racial equity in our coverage and within our organization
● In collaboration with staff and board, define what it means for Making Contact to be an anti-racist organization

Organizational Development & Management
● Ensure ongoing mission-centric programmatic excellence and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems
● Cultivate, grow, and support a strong Board of Directors
● Work collaboratively with Making Contact’s small staff, providing staff with clear, regular evaluations; professional development opportunities; and a common sense of purpose
● Review and refine data systems, ensuring Making Contact follows best practices around data privacy and data maintenance

Financial
Management
● Ensure fiscal health through long-term financial planning and ongoing budget analysis
● Ensure financial best practices are followed and realistic budgets are met
● Develop and manage the annual budget
● Oversee day-to-day financial operations
Fundraising [possibly in partnership with a Development Manager]
● Develop and manage the annual fundraising plan
● Expand and develop relationships with major donors, family foundations, and philanthropic foundations
● Lead a team of staff and board in grassroots fundraising and major-donor expansion
● Process donations and manage fundraising database

Production [possibly in partnership with a Senior Producer]
● Act as story editor for in-depth stories [approx 1 per month]
● In collaboration with production staff, set editorial priorities and manage calendar
● Ensure timely production of grant-supported reporting projects
Communications
● Communicate Making Contact’s mission and vision clearly to supporters and partners and to the journalism community at large
● Actively engage and energize Making Contact’s board members, partnering organizations, funders, donors and staff
● Grow the Making Contact community of listeners by maintaining current relationships with terrestrial radio; increasing digital listenership, and increasing social media presence
● Work collaboratively with partner organizations to increase the impact of Making Contact’s journalism
● Get creative around other ways to share Making Contact content through collaborations, partnerships, events, and other means

Skills & Aptitudes
The ED should be thoroughly committed to Making Contact’s mission, and the crucial role journalism can play in social movements. Candidates should have proven leadership experience and be excited about the opportunity to build capacity and develop the organization into its next phase.

Preferred Qualifications
We are a social justice organization with a commitment to an internal culture of support and growth. If this sounds like the job for you, and you have much but not all of the skill and experience described, please apply anyways.
● Unwavering commitment to social justice, and especially to racial and gender equity and justice.
● Management experience with the ability to work collaboratively with staff, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a 400k budget.
● Demonstrated ability to raise money; experience with major donors and/or foundations. ● Experience building new revenue streams for any type of organization.
● Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate
communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
● Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
● Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
● Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
● Media experience preferred. Radio/audio experience is a plus, but not required.

Compensation & Benefits
Annual salary range: $80,000-$85,000
Salaried, full-time, exempt, remote - based anywhere in the US
100% employer paid Silver level Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
3 weeks vacation to start
12 paid holidays
Remote work requirements (stipend or Making Contact-owned equipment provided to bring your office setup into alignment with position requirements)
● Computer (laptop/desktop)
● Webcam or camera phone
● Stable internet connection
Application Process
To apply, please email hiring@radioproject.org with a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address:
● What draws you to Making Contact? What do you think we could be doing better?
● What do you think is the role of journalism in the US?
● What do you think would be your biggest challenge as ED of this organization?
● How would you describe yourself as a leader?
Application Timeline
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Deadline for priority consideration: Monday June 20, 2022
We are currently working with an Interim ED who will support training and onboarding. Position will remain open until filled.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Making Contact is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual preference, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, disability, or economic status. We actively recruit applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ folks and people with disabilities. If you need accommodations to support your participation in this application process, please email us at hiring@radioproject.org.
Announced 10.22.22

Producer for (UpFront)

KPFA

Berkeley, CA

Currently the position is remote
Full Time Position

POSITION SUMMARY:

UpFront is a mostly-live morning public affairs show that delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through engaging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors. We broadcast Monday to Friday from 7 to 8 am on 94.1 FM and at kpfa.org. This producer will have primary responsibility for setting up most days’ shows, with help from the show’s host and interns.

COMPENSATION:

This 40 hour/week non-exempt position is unionized with the Communications Workers of America Local 9415. Current wage is $26.12/hour with annual seniority increases. Generous benefits to commence after a 90-day probation period, including 100% company paid full-family medical and dental, up to 4% employer match 403(b) retirement, 2% employer only contribution 403(b) pension, seniority-based vacation pay starting at three weeks in the first year. Paid parental leave and childcare allowance.

HOURS and SCHEDULE:

● Work hours are somewhat flexible, but most work for this position happens between 9 and 5 on weekdays.

● Occasionally, complex live broadcasts may require support from the producer starting as early as 6:45am.

HOW TO APPLY:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resumé, and two samples of audio work. Please email applications to producer-job@kpfa.org

The deadline to apply is EOD on Monday, November 14th, 2022.

For a full job description, click (here)

Announced 09.20.22

Assistant Producer for (Radio Curious)

Berkeley, CA

Currently the position is remote
Barry Vogel, host of Radio Curious, based in California, is looking for an assistant for the weekly uploading of the show. There is a backlog of programs to be posted at different sites for distribution. Vogel offers $15.00 per program and estimates that one program takes approximately an hour to process. The work may be done remotely.

To discuss this opportunity, contact Barry Vogel at vogel@sonic.net
Announced 08.26.22

Chief Technology Officer for (KSFR)

Santa Fe, NM


Purpose/General Description of Position:

The Chief Technology Officer is primarily responsible for planning, implementing and
maintaining KSFR’s audio and data infrastructures.

Salary: $45k to $55k

Essential Duties:

Working with all departments within the station: Assure that KSFR’s various media platforms
meet the appropriate availability and audio quality standards. Track trends in relevant
technology including social media and communicate to staff as appropriate. Develop short and
long term technology plans consistent with KSFR’s needs and its mission.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position is the primary supervisor of the Broadcast Technician and a staff of volunteer
engineers and maintenance technicians.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•Proven track record in planning and implementing moderately complex IT systems.

For a full job description, click (here)

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Tazbah McCullah
General Manager
jobs@ksfr.org

Position open until filled