Radio Operations Manager

Production for KPBS
San Diego, California

posted on February 16, 2017


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Overview: This position is open until filled with first review of applications on Friday, February 3, 2017 The KPBS Radio Operations Manager is responsible for managing all daily radio operations activities, including but not limited to: managing the programming schedule, maintain playlists, manage break inventory, write/edit/record on-air promos, supervise operations staff, and do an occasional on-air pledge shift. The successful candidate will work closely with the KPBS Director of Programming to create and execute strategies to accomplish the station's vision and public service mission. This person will coordinate with other KPBS departments and participate in departmental strategic planning in times of emergency. This person will be will also serve as backup for all other operations staff as necessary and share on-call duties for technical and operational errors. This person must be able to solve problems effectively, and have knowledge of radio broadcast operations along with the unique equipment and processes endemic to public media. Responsibilities: Programming Works with collaboratively KPBS Director of Programming to devise and enact the radio programming strategy. Is responsible for broadcast automation systems, KPBS radio operations department budget, reading service operations, and communication with other departments on a regular basis. Technical Responsible for the programming and coordination of the computer systems that run the station. S/he must build, maintain and troubleshoot each process as necessary. S/he must coordinate technical maintenance or replacement activities as necessary. Leadership Supervises the radio technical and programming staff. S/he has full responsibility for the team’s tasks, schedules, performance and evaluation based on the strategic plan. This person must show leadership and professionalism, especially during breaking news situations or other times of stress. Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: • Two-years of professional work experience in a live broadcasting environment • Previous experience as a supervisor in a public radio station in a top 50 market Preferred Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in related field • Previous experience as a radio announcer and/or technical director • Previous production experience • Experience in communicating complex messages to multiple organizational departments that have various uses for that information San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation


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