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Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
General Manager KLCC Eugene, OR
Lane Community College seeks a dynamic, innovative and participatory leader for the next General Manager of KLCC.
KLCC 89.7 FM is a public radio station licensed to Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. With 81,000 watts of power, KLCC 89.7 FM is the most powerful public radio signal in Oregon. The station reports to the Vice President of College Services.
We believe in the mission of the public media. A strong, clear, balanced voice of news and information and a thoughtful presentation of music, arts, and culture are critical to the quality of life in the communities we serve.
KLCC Mission Statement To engage the mind, enrich the spirit, and deepen understanding of our community and our world.
Position Purpose To provide overall management, leadership, planning and to supervise fundraising, content development and delivery, and technical system development.
Leadership and Administration: Providing leadership to achieve KLCC's mission and strategic goals; raising the profile of the station across the region and the industry.
Development and Growth: Expanding listenership, membership and sustaining membership; cultivating major donors, community and local foundation support.
Human Resources: Overseeing employee recruitment, selection, performance management and individual and team development in a collective bargaining environment.
Financial Management: Developing and administering station budgets and financial performance.
Programming: Leading programming staff to ensure on air content is compelling, differentiated and engaging for our target audience.
Technology and Media: Managing acquisition, implementation, maintenance and replacement of station technologies, to include new media.
Skills and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal skills reflected in an ability to interact professionally with all levels of the organization. Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to present an accessible, professional and personable image. Strong public presentation skills necessary to represent KLCC successfully to the community, grantors, regulatory agencies, and other collaborators.
Ability to demonstrate a high level of energy and obvious enthusiasm and passion for the work of KLCC.
Demonstrated organizational and leadership abilities including ability to prioritize tasks and practice effective time management
Demonstrated ability in planning and implementing long and short-range development initiatives in conjunction with strategic planning processes.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate community needs and to develop stations services to meet these needs.
Fundraising, including grant writing, donor/member program management, and/or event coordination.
Ability to promote and foster collegiality; initiate and/or support change, creativity, and innovation processes.
For additional information, including a list of Essential Functions of the position, please visit the posting here.
Required Experience A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience related to public or commercial media, administration, leadership, planning, and supervision. Experience with budget and contract development/management/administration, resource development, and working with Federal Communications Commission and Corporation for Public Broadcasting rules and regulations.
Significant experience in major donor cultivation and fundraising campaigns.
Public radio experience.
A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity is expected.
Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered for meeting minimum qualifications. Applicants are responsible to show how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the position.
Required Education Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, business or related field
Preferred Education Master’s Degree in a related field
HOW TO APPLY KLCC and Lane Community College are being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates. Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates. For consideration, please visit the job posting and apply online here.
Apply by September 9.
Lane Community College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Veteran / Disabled Employer embracing diversity.
More About KLCC KLCC is a listener-supported, non-commercial, radio station. Two thirds of our funding comes from the listening audience and business community. The remaining funds are provided by Lane Community College, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and an annual microbrew festival.
KLCC serves more than 88,000 listeners each week within a 100-mile radius of Eugene. Besides the main transmitter in Eugene, we have five repeater, full-service stations -- KLBR in Bend, KLFO in Florence, KLCO in Newport, KLFR in Reedsport, and KMPQ in Roseburg -- and translators in four communities in Western and Central Oregon (Cottage Grove, Oakridge, Riddle and Sisters) all broadcasting KLCC programming.
KLCC is consistently among the top rated public radio stations in the nation (market share and cume rating.)
KLCC is a charter member of National Public Radio, and the primary NPR member station in the Eugene/Springfield area. Our schedule provides news programs during radio prime time (6 am – 7 pm M-F, 6 am – noon S-S.) We have a strong news department powered by paid staff, volunteers, and interns. As an active member of the Northwest News Network, we are able to provide news coverage from around the Northwest.
A variety of volunteer-programmed and hosted music programs fill the remaining hours, including Jazz, Blues, Folk, World, Celtic, Electronic, R&B, Latino, and Americana.
About the Area Eugene is located in the Willamette valley along the Interstate 5 corridor with easy access to the ocean, hiking, camping, winter skiing, and other outdoor activities. It is a college town; home to Lane Community College and the University of Oregon. The Eugene-Springfield Nielsen market is the second largest in Oregon, Market # 151.