The General Manager (GM) is responsible and accountable for overall administration, personnel, programming, financing technical operations, and public relations of KAZU. The GM’s primary role is to ensure the effective day-to-day operations of the station in leading the development and administration of strategic and operating plans, and evaluates programs for compliance with the overall mission of the station.
Examples of DutiesESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include. but are not limited to. the following:
Provides day-to-day management of the station’s facilities to include directly overseeing the station’s news department and broadcasting and production operations to advance the mission, vision, values, strategic goals and operational requirements of KAZU.
Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of employees in department.
Develops staff through team building, goal setting, mentorship, training opportunities, coaching, evaluation and recognition.
Assesses the department’s structure and provides direct support in integrating effective roles, responsibilities, and workflows.
Identifies operational / process innovations as appropriate to optimize efforts.
Maintains proficiency to remain ahead of trends in content-making, technology, and distribution.
Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within KAZU as a public radio station and NPR Affiliate.
Develops and maintains strong relationships with the community to include business, professional, political and University leadership.
Leads and empowers cross-divisional teams for organization-wide projects. Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values leadership, collaboration, learning, relationships, and a commitment to quality.
Programming- Content-Broadcast Operations
Oversees the end-to-end process of original content creation, from ideation and pitching to production, post-production, and distribution. Work closely with content creators, producers, journalists, and talent to ensure the delivery of journalistically sound, high-quality, relevant, and compelling original content.
Oversees the effective and efficient execution of content and programming
Ensures excellent programming that generates listener support, meets community needs, and fulfills the mission of KAZU and the University Corporation, as well as complies with all relevant NPR, CPB and University Corporation policies, requirements, and state and federal laws.
Monitors and evaluates program content staff across defined platforms; identifies and integrates staff skills required to effectively execute content strategies.
Designs and executes strategies for expanding content offerings on existing and emerging platforms, with an aim of attracting new audiences and deepening engagement with existing audiences.
Identifies and incorporates recommendations applicable to KAZU’s established program design and promotional selection to ensure the best delivery while utilizing best-practices for scheduling and audience metrics to measure results.
Expands opportunities for public broadcasting beyond traditional areas to broaden the funding base and external support.
May host on-air.
Membership / Fundraising/ Marketing
Works with Membership Director to implement member drives, underwriting programs, and major donor programs.
Ensure all fund drives are organized, publicized, staffed, and premiums are sent out in a timely manner.
Cultivates and maintains relationships with local donors, funding organizations and foundations.
Ensure an active social media presence and functioning website for the station.
Sales / Underwriting
Assists staff with fundraising strategies including identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospective and existing individual, institutional and business prospects, donors and underwriters.
Oversees the outreach to the regional audience through strategic marketing, events, and in-person and online/digital engagement.
Ensure transmitter function and compliance with all necessary local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Ensure maintenance of physical space and equipment.
Ensure that public safety measures are in place at the station for paid and unpaid staff, volunteers, and visitors.
Ensures the development of an academically sound internship program for students, ensures the stations support student learning, and provides part-time employment opportunities for qualified students.
Administrative and Financial
Successfully manage resources with the Station by effectively meeting goals and implementing management programs and procedures that assure efficiency of operations.
Ensures the stations operate within their approved budgets by establishing policies for reviewing and approving the departmental expenditures, exercising approval authority for expenditures of funds, where necessary, and exercising direct approval authority for expenditures.
Heads efforts to develop partnerships and ensures financial stability through ongoing fundraising efforts and cost control.
Improve gross and net income through quality programming, devising and implementing a plan for fundraising in and outside of the station, budget management, and compliance.
Manages the strategic direction and oversight of the budget, expenditures, and long-term financial sustainability
Provides oversight for rules compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and other station broadcasting certification requirements.
Identifies, incorporates and evaluates key metrics and trends to be shared within KAZU and to University Corporation and University.
Responsible for maintaining compliance with the station rules and regulations as a department within University Corporation.
Maintains station relationship data and presents it as needed in the form of dashboards, reports, presentations and meetings.
Engage and communicate with the board around station strategy, operations, and governance.
Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the radio station.
Promotes a positive image of the University through participation in community and professional organizations, representing the University at professional meetings and on community committees, and establishing and maintaining credible relations with local and area news media.
Keeps current on industry trends via conference attendance, trade publications, social media and direct contact with colleagues and other broadcast professionals.
Attend and report at the University Corporation Board meetings upon request.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The University Corporation is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students, and the customers we serve. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources. Classification: Grade 9, Management. The annual salary range for this position is $110,000-$120,000. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Corporation offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), and other benefits. Please review our benefits guide (Download PDF reader) for details about sick time, vacation, and holidays.