Public Radio Program Directors Association
Valley Public Radio is seeking a dynamic leader to supervise the
stations broadcast and digital content operations. The ideal
candidate will work collaboratively to inspire our team to create
outstanding content while advancing the station in a changing
world, engaging with new audiences and utilizing new technologies.
Valley Public Radio is committed to an inclusive vision of public
media, and diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Valley Public Radio serves the residents of Californias San
Joaquin Valley, with stations serving both the Fresno and
Bakersfield markets. Valley Public Radio is a community licensee
and has served the region for over 40 years as a trusted outlet,
broadcasting both news (KVPR) and classical (KVPR Classical)
The station is housed in a new state-of-the-art broadcast center
in Clovis, CA located at the edge of the Sierra Nevada, minutes
away from Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Fresno
is Californias fifth largest city, and is located approximately
halfway between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. It is
the hub for a region that grows over a quarter of the nations food
supply. Beyond delicious local produce, fruits and nuts, outdoor
recreation and cultural activities are abundant, and the
Fresno/Clovis area remains one of the most affordable housing
markets in California. The Fresno/Clovis area also boasts two four
year universities, a new medical school, and growing technology and
health care industries.
- Responsible for the overall quality of Valley Public Radios
broadcast and digital content.
- Select, schedule and evaluate station programming and analyze
listener data to build audience and advance the mission of the
station and its service to the community.
- Develop and implement policies and procedures to maintain
consistency, quality and ethical standards in all content
- Oversee station on-air staff, including recruiting, training,
management and evaluation.
- Work collaboratively with the stations News Director to deliver
original station content to our audience and align local and
- Responsible for the management of station operations,
production and engineering teams.
- Responsible for management of station digital assets including
KVPR.org, the KVPR app, social media and other properties.
- Oversee station marketing and communications activities.
- Work collaboratively across departments to plan and facilitate
- Communicate with the stations board of directors, advisory
councils and other stakeholder groups regarding station content,
audience trends and other initiatives.
- Responsible for keeping the General Manger informed regarding
programming, audience, operations, regulatory and other related
- Management of various special projects and initiatives,
including content-related grants.
- Other job-related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: A bachelor's degree
is required. The ideal candidate has five to ten years of
experience in public media, and familiarity with the editorial and
broadcast standards of public media organizations. Prior management
experience is preferred but not required.
Essential Skills: Demonstrated ability to lead
a diverse team toward a common goal. Extensive knowledge of public
radio. Attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication
skills are essential. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
Demonstrated proficiency in live on-air broadcast environments, and
with digital audio recording and editing software is required.
Other computer skills include proficiency in Microsoft Office,
web-based content management and project management software, and
social media platforms.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties
of this job, the employee is regularly to talk, hear, walk, sit for
extended periods, travel, and occasionally stand, use hands to feel
and hold, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, far vision,
and ability to adjust focus. The ability and stamina to travel
extensively, both by driving and flying, is essential. The
environment for this position is primarily in offices, the studio,
or other indoor venues. (The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Please note: This is not an all-encompassing statement of this
positions responsibilities. While it attempts to be comprehensive,
new responsibilities may be assigned to this position at any
Valley Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed
to a diverse workforce. It provides equal employment opportunities
to all applicants and employees for jobs, skills training and
promotions regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical
condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other
consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It
will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees
who are qualified individuals with a disability as defined by law.
Should you require assistance due to a disability and would like to
request a reasonable accommodation for your application process,
please send an email email@example.com or call 559-862-2481.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 82560
Pittsburgh, PA 15218