Seeks Station Manager / Employment
BACKGROUND: KVRU is a low power station in one of the most diverse communities in the country. Since its inception in fall 2017, KVRU has operated as a full service community station with a three-studio station located in the heart of SE Seattle. With two part time professional staff, additional grant-funded temporary staff and dozens of community volunteers, KVRU broadcasts arts & culture, information, and music 24/7 and live streams at: kvru.org.
KVRU is licensed to SouthEast Effective Development (SEED), and is a program of SEEDArts. The station manager reports to the SEEDArts Director, works in tandem with staff and volunteers, and receives guidance from the Radio Leadership Council. KVRU is a member of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.
POSITION: The Station Manager is responsible for directing day-to-day operations, oversight of the station’s FCC and other obligations, finances and the station’s long range plans toward sustainability. Duties may include but not be limited to: local program outreach and development, FCC & nonprofit compliance, personnel management, revenue generation and public representation of the station. There will be an orientation overlap with the current station manager. This half-time position is intended to be full-time with benefits as the station’s revenue and capacity increases. This position is for 20 hours/week at $20/hour.
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal station manager will have experience in management, broadcast radio, and fundraising for a nonprofit organization. The station manager must have experience in a diverse community with multiple languages, faiths and backgrounds. The station manager should be a flexible problem solver, have the ability to handle multiple projects at once, and have a sense of humor.