Lane Community College and KLCC Radio are seeking a dynamic and creative Program Director to oversee overall editorial leadership, planning, presentation and supervision as well as recruitment and management of staff. The Program Director reports to the KLCC General Manager.
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.
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 The Program Director is responsible for the design, integrity and success of KLCC’s program content, and coordinates station operations, program schedule, programming staff, and local content creation. Serves as the primary point of contact for KLCC programming. For additional information, including a list of Essential Functions of the position, please visit the posting here.
Four (4) years of progressive responsibility in programming and operations in public or commercial radio.
Two (2) years of progressive responsibility in management and leadership
Proven ability to grow audience through management of day-to-day programming.
Demonstrated audience analysis skills.
Proficiency with digital editing, studio production, and automation software.
Successful involvement with on-air membership/fundraising drives.
Required Education Bachelors’ degree and advanced training in management or journalism.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Understanding of public radio programming best practices and principles.
Proven aptitude with broadcast audience research analysis.
Enthusiasm for the critical role of public media in a rapidly changing journalism environment.
Excellent communication skills including speaking, listening, writing and presentation. High level of comfort working under strict and challenging deadlines.
FCC Rules and Regulations. Journalistic principles and ethics.
Detail-oriented, highly organized, and accurate. Leadership in a creative and collaborative environment.
Well-developed knowledge in website content management. Effective public radio announcing.
Oriented to innovation, creativity, problem solving, teamwork, and the constant pursuit of audience service.
Strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership, and coordination of people and resources.
Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating respect for diverse constituencies.
Proficiency working with database, spreadsheet, word processing and other software programs.
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 come 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.