North Country Public Radio is seeking a Director of Audience, Programs and Outreach. The Director is the advocate for the interests of the people we serve – via broadcast, digital and social media – and the chief strategist in charge of growing our audiences.
Overall responsibility for managing national content on NCPR broadcast and digital platforms, including broadcast schedule and program changes, and ensuring FCC compliance.
Coordinate with Director of News & Local Content and Director of Digital Services to ensure highest quality NCPR content on all platforms.
Serve as station’s content liaison with NPR and other national program sources, negotiating licensing fees, giving program feedback and representing the station at relevant professional conferences.
Supervise Operations Director to ensure program delivery and help manage on-air announcing team.
Manage and review audience data and surveys, and reply to listener/user feedback.
Work with development team on fundraiser planning and execution on broadcast and other platforms; manage on-air fundraising sound, and cooperate and advise on social media, email, etc.
Advise underwriting manager on credit language, length and related issues for broadcast and digital platforms.
Lead and develop outreach and marketing strategies to grow audience and increase donor participation.
Coordinate with Director of Digital Services to understand marketing and audience development opportunities within digital channels.
Manage outreach events, like The Howl & North Country At Work, leveraging participant engagement to build audience and donor base.
Assist station manager as needed and function as NCPR’s chief operating officer and public face.
Supervise coordinator of media sponsorship program.
Coordinate all aspects of various promotional campaigns and special coverage to build awareness of a range of NCPR content.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
North Country Public Radio, licensed to St. Lawrence University, is committed to public service and sense of place for northern New York State. Through a network of 32 stations, NCPR reaches a huge geography including the St. Lawrence Valley, the Adirondacks, and the Champlain Valley. Long a leader in the public radio system, NCPR’s award-winning news team and the station as a whole is known nationally for excellence. The 1000 Islands, the Adirondack Park region including Lake Placid, and the Canadian cities of Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal are all nearby. NCPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Find us at: ncpr.org
Five years in a public media programming-related managerial position and bachelor’s degree. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Hands on use of outreach and marketing tools and strategies to grow audience; general public relations best practices
Familiarity with digital platforms typically used for delivery of public media content, including social media and e-newsletters
Polished on air announcer/host
Audience data analysis expertise
Proven success at supervising a diverse, creative staff and relating with a diverse community
Demonstrable high-level public speaking and writing skills
Strong digital skills including familiarity with audio, graphic design and publishing tools