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WFIU Music Director, Radio and Television Services
Bloomington, IN
(Posted 4/1/14)

Job Summary: Oversees the acquisition, selection, and scheduling of WFIU music programming to assure highest standards in musical and technical quality. Coordinates WFIU’s programming operation, hosts a regular air-shift, and produces programs for some of the classical music hours. Additionally, reviews new program offerings, costs, and Content Depot subscriptions. This extends to some of the breaking news specials, as well as with the usual music syndicators such as NPR, APM, and WFMT.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in a music or communications related field and one year of public broadcasting experience.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

Outstanding musicology and communications skills; and good mental concentration including ability to multi-task. Excellent organizational skills, non-linear thinking, and intense concentration skills; and ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

Preferred: Graduate degree and previous classical music programming experience; knowledge of traffic, music management, and automation software.

Other: Indiana University-Radio/Television Services (www.radiotvservices.com), WTIU Public Television (www.wtiu.indiana.edu), and WFIU Public Radio (www.wfiu.org) serve south-central Indiana, producing a wide range of radio and television programs for local, state, and national distribution.

Note: This is a full-time, exempt, professional staff position, eligible for all full-time IU staff benefits (www.iu.edu/~uhrs/benefits/neweeo/prof-index.html).

Salary range: $31,000 - $38,000, depending on the extent of relevant experience.

Applications accepted until April 10, 2014, or until position is filled.

Northern Public Radio
DeKalb, IL
(Posted 3/27/14)

Want to work with a PRNDI award-winning newsroom? How about one of the best morning teams in public radio?

Join Northern Public Radio's staff of experienced professionals and innovative newcomers. Stations include NPR News WNIJ, Classical WNIU and NIRIS for print impaired citizens. Our five-transmitter network covers a fast growing area of the Midwest, flanked by the Mississippi and Fox Rivers, topped by Janesville, Wisconsin, and stretching south past LaSalle, Illinois. With our main studios an hour west of Chicago, you can easily access the world's finest cultural institutions. But more than a dozen smaller cities, such as Rockford, offer their own venues for quality entertainment and unique experiences in the arts and humanities.

We invite you to add your talent to work on air and behind the scenes by applying for one of the following opportunities:

Studio Manager

This position works closely with station leadership to achieve organizational goals and is responsible for the overall quality and delivery of station content. Essential responsibilities include: oversight of station operations including management of program schedules, execution of radio and digital content strategies, responding to programming and technical issues affecting operations and quality, ensure functionality of studio and field equipment, oversight of daily station log preparation and traffic management along with associated software systems, air shifts and board operations as necessary, multi-media content analytics, liaising with program distributors including NPR, PRI and APM, and ensuring compliance with FCC and other broadcast regulations.

The successful candidate will have: A Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting or related field with at least 5 years experience in radio, with a minimum of 1 year in a supervisory capacity, preferably in a public radio leadership role. Demonstrated knowledge of public radio programming and program marketplace, understanding of public radio core values, audience analytics, and relevant FCC rules and regulations. Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills. Enthusiastic support for and expertise in fundraising, promotion, and public relations/engagement.

Personal attributes will include: Strong attention to detail and ability to work productively in a team environment. A strategic, innovative thinker who is creative, flexible and able to develop ideas.

To apply, send letter of application, resume, audio samples, and three references to Alex McConachie, Northern Public Radio, 801 N. 1st St., DeKalb, IL 60115 or email materials to amcconachie@niu.edu. Materials must be received by April 21, 2014.

Director of Community Engagement

This position is responsible for the development and execution of the station's marketing and outreach activities. Essential responsibilities include: development of initiatives to build awareness and interactions within the station's broadcast region and audiences, editor of station communication materials, coordinating station sponsored events and tours and forums centered on key content topics, engage with civic and professional organization to promote services and assist with securing available funds, recruitment of community volunteers corp, liaise with listeners, stakeholders and community who are capable of advocating for public radio, create written and audio materials about station services and activities.

The successful candidate will have: A Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing or related field with broad experience in public relations and community building. Demonstrated creative, writing, and editing skills. Experience with legacy media as well as skilled in digital/social media and its potential. Ability to engage audiences in dialogue both online and in person. Enthusiastic support for and expertise in promotion, development and engagement.

Personal attributes will include: Strong communications skills with the ability to develop ideas and a willingness to multi-task. Ability to make long range plans and understand their impact on station goals. Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to work with a team and independently as necessary. Ability to connect with constituents served by WNIJ-WNIU-NIRIS.

To apply, send letter of application, resume and three references to Staci Hoste, Northern Public Radio, 801 N. 1st St., DeKalb, IL 60115 or email materials to staci.h@niu.edu. Materials must be received by April 21, 2014.

Northern Public Radio is the broadcast service of Northern Illinois University. In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.

Laramie, Wyoming (Posted 3/12/14)

Department: Outreach School

Open until filled

Salary: Starting $50,000

Position Overview
Implement revenue growth strategies and initiatives that ensure fiscal sustainability for Wyoming Public Media; assist the General Manager in daily administration as well as adherence to federal guidelines; meets personal annual goals.

Position Detail
Ensure WPM funding goals are met.
Provide planning strategy that secures funding for Wyoming Public Media's operation. Ensure funding goals are met in each revenue center. Provide daily updates to GM on status and progress in all fundraising areas.

Provide solutions and support for revenue centers.
Work with WPM revenue centers such as corporate underwriting, membership services, donor, foundation, and grants to reach and surpass goals. Provide necessary strategy and hands-on implementation to ensure goals are reached and projects completed.
Assume day-to-day responsibility for each revenue center during times of staff absence.

Provide oversight for fundraising data bases.
Ensure that member data bases operate in compliance with FCC and CPB regulations. Ensure confidentiality protocols and practices are in place and adhered to.

Identify grant opportunities and initiate action.
Monitor federal, state, and local grant opportunities and recommend to GM for consideration. Coordinate and manage the internal application process, including research, writing, communications, and submission of applications and proposals. Serve as liaison with funders as assigned. Work with Business Manager to ensure compliance. Maintain comprehensive documentation related to each grant.

Manage a broad level of contacts and networks.
Compile a strong base of associations including individuals, businesses, corporations, administrators, community leaders, state legislators, industry leaders, professionals, and others. Research and brief General Manager on associations, and serve as liaison. Document associations that are helpful in furthering WPM's public service mission. Attend meetings, functions, and events as assigned.

Stay abreast of FCC, CPB, and other regulations.
Maintain knowledge of FCC and CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting) regulations governing public broadcasting fundraising practices and protocols. Know and understand changing legal requirements associated with revenue generation and specific fundraising activities in the public broadcasting environment. Stay abreast of UW guidelines and Wyoming legislation affecting revenue centers and fundraising activities.

Provide support for budget management.
Work with General Manager and Business Manager in formulating budgets for WPM's revenue centers and special projects.

Provide briefing material and data.

Qualifications include successful experience in generating large amounts of revenue for public broadcasting, service, or institutional organizations; demonstrated ability to work with state leaders, stakeholders, and policy-makers; working familiarity with revenue generating data base technology; excellent communication skills and ability to articulate concepts persuasively; ability to work behind the scenes of a complex broadcast organization.

Bachelor Degree in a relevant field, or high level of successful experience in a preferably non-profit organization.
Ability to travel long distances (mainly in Wyoming) by car and occasionally by air required.

Highly desired skills include experience with federal broadcast regulations regarding revenue generation; basic marketing and event planning skills.

This is an administrative at will position.

Welcome to Laramie
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.

The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).

Wyoming Public Media is the 3rd largest state network in coverage area. It has 4 services, including Wyoming Public Radio, Classical Wyoming, Jazz Wyoming, and wyomingpublicmedia.org. The award-winning news department employs 5 full-time reporters, and numerous stringers located throughout the state.

The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations. Veterans and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Application Materials Required:

Please submit a Cover Letter explaining how qualifications address the requirements of this position, Resume including work history, and names and e-mail contacts for at least three work-related references.

Contact information: Christina Kuzmych, General Manager, Wyoming Public Media, ckuzmych@uwyo.edu

Director of Advancement, WKSU (Job No. 995774)
Kent, Ohio
(Posted 3/12/14)

The Director of Advancement is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive special and major gifts fundraising program to generate private gift support for WKSU and is directly responsible for managing a portfolio of prospects.  WKSU is a non-profit public radio station that broadcasts NPR and classical music throughout Northeast Ohio.  This position reports to the Senior Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement.     

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field; three - four years progressively responsible fundraising and/or sales experience is required.  Experience in higher education fundraising is preferred.  Ability and desire to travel and participate in evening and weekend work-related activities are required.  Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communications: including public relations skills. 

Kent State has recently been selected as a “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s number one source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.  This is the third time the university has been selected for this honor in the past four years.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

Application Process:  Please apply online at https://jobs.kent.edu.  For a quick link to the application and a complete job description use: https://jobs.kent.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=188373.                               

You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website: http://www.kent.edu/about/administration/ia/index.cfm

Northeast Ohio - A Great Place to Live and Work!  http://www.neoisgreat.com/index.htm

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

WFIU/WTIU Web Developer, Radio and Television Services
Bloomington, Indiana
(Posted 2/7/14)

Position Summary
The part-time Web Developer works collaboratively with staff and interns and is responsible for front-end and back-end programming for Indiana Public Media (in an Apache environment running WordPress MU).

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Design and coding responsive and/or adaptive web design for a range of desktop and mobile devices (75%); Back-end theme or plugin development (20%); Other duties as assigned (5%)

3 years of experience with HTML5 / CSS, PHP/MySQL, and Javascript/jQuery. Bachelor’s degree in computer science, informatics, or equivalent experience strongly preferred
Previous experience with WordPress (preferably including WordPress MU and WordPress plug-in development); High degree of web savvy and demonstrated knowledge of current trends in web/mobile application development.

Previous experience with design libraries, frameworks and preprocessors such as adapt.js, Foundation, Gumby, etc.; Previous experience developing mobile applications (including native application development for the iOS and Android); Interest in and commitment to the core values of public service media

20 hrs/week Hourly Rate: $13-17

Apply through jobs.iu.edu, #10254.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

News Director, WBAA Radio
West Lafayette, IN
(Posted 1/27/14)

WBAA AM/FM at Purdue University has an opening for a News Director. You can view the job posting here: http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/joblist.ftl?lang=en&portal=10140480283
Job ID is 1400168

West Lafayette is one of the best places to live in the country with nationally ranked public schools and a top research University in Purdue. The University is a great place to work and has excellent benefits.

We are looking for a dynamic individual that wants to expand an already good news operation. You will lead a small dedicated staff of professionals who are passionate about their work. You will also host a daily on-air shift and be a part of a tight knit group of people who are very passionate about this mission driven service.

If you want to be a part of an innovative public radio team, like working in an environment where management leads by example and inspires staff to be their best then WBAA is where you should be.

News Director, WKSU Radio
Kent Campus – Kent, OH
Job #989840

Opportunity to oversee news and information programming; responsible for the structure and strategy that will ensure WKSU remain crucial part of Northeast Ohio’s context, understanding, and sense of community.

Position includes overall direction and planning, hiring, training, coaching, editing and story conceptualizing and working with other departments at the station and in the community to broaden and deepen our reach. Will develop and set daily, weekly, and long-term scheduled stories to ensure a balance of coverage that includes breaking news and contextual features; manage vacation and holiday schedules to maintain coverage of on-air shifts and/or news coverage.  Apply on line at www.Kent.edu. Position open until filled.

Kent State University is a public research university located in Kent, OH.  Kent State is one of the largest universities in Ohio with an enrollment of 42,185 students in the eight campus-system and 27,855 students at the main campus in Kent.  Kent State offers such notable programs as nursing, liquid crystals, business, history, library science, aeronautics, journalism and fashion design. Kent State is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the top 77 public research universities in the US and one of the top 76 in community engagement.

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