KNKX is looking for a director of content to manage the Programming and Production departments for KNKX FM and Jazz24Radio.
The Director of Content manages the Programming and Production departments for KNKX and Jazz24. The position draws upon local and national sources to build programming that creates a strong bond and personal connection to listeners in Puget Sound and to the jazz audience worldwide. The position reports to the President and General Manager, and participates in policy development as a member of the Leadership Team.
DIRECTOR OF CONTENT: KEY ATTRIBUTES
A LEADER WITH VISION
A forward-thinking visionary that has new ideas and solutions.
Bigger picture thinking of where we’re going and how to get there.
AN EFFECTIVE MANAGER
An organized manager that is proactive oversees processes and makes timely decisions.
Has integrity and a strong moral compass.
Is thoughtful with a high degree of emotional intelligence and common sense.
Supports, advocates, builds and develops a team.
Shares knowledge and provides feedback.
Is solution based and has a sense of urgency in resolving issues and moves forward with decisions in a timely manner.
Streamlines communications between departments to simplify processes.
Relatable person that builds good relationships with staff.
Someone who can bring the content staff together to work more collaboratively and less in silos.
Is cooperative and works well internally with different people and departments, and forges new external partnerships.
Optimism, perseverance and a positive attitude are critically important to overcoming obstacles and achieving goals.
Someone who has a sense of humor and is interested in the world.
OPEN MINDED & ADAPTABLE
Someone who is open minded to new ideas.
Flexible and able to pivot and adapt, and can respond to a crisis.
Someone who isn’t afraid to leave our past behind and can improve process.
COMMITTED TO DEI
Will need to be an active advocate of our DEI plans.
KNOWLEDGE OF RADIO (ADDED BONUS FOR PUB RADIO)
Listener focused. Knows how to get more engagement and listening.
Knowledgeable of public radio and pub radio values.
Knows the craft of audio and sound artistry.
Firm grasp of radio mechanics.
Have ideas of how to maximize a dual format of jazz and news.
Background in journalism (or some familiarity with news) so we don’t have to teach a “crash course” in media ethics and law.
Knows FCC Underwriting rules, and media ethics and laws.
SUPPORTS FUNDRAISING & REVENUE GENERATION
Understands listener and business support and helps to advance revenue generation. Including donor presentations, fundrive planning, and collaborating with business support on maximizing sponsorship opportunities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of news, jazz and blues programming and how to effectively present it to an audience across multiple devices and platforms.
Understanding of the evolving media landscape, including latest research on listening habits and smart devices.
A person that is action-oriented, entrepreneurial and adaptable, with innovative approaches to programming.
Ability to plan, organize and implement programming activities and work effectively with a timeline.
A persuasive and passionate communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with coworkers and to work effectively in collaboration across teams.
Ability to supervise, train and evaluate employees.
Broad understanding of the purposes and mission of public broadcasting is required, as is the ability to interact productively with the KNKX Board of Directors and Community Advisory Council.
Understanding of programming principles, audience research, operational methods, FCC rules, and the structure and significant issues of public broadcasting required.
Must have the ability and commitment to exercise vigorous and sensitive managerial leadership.
Knowledge of audio production, promotions, events and program schedule building.
Knowledge of media/audience data analysis.
Excellent writing, speaking and “customer service” skills are essential.
A minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible experience in broadcasting, or in creating and directing content is required with a significant amount at the management level. Specific experience in public broadcasting is also beneficial.
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Cultural competency to help us better connect with our region’s widely diverse communities.
Knowledge of NPR News standards.
Knowledge of the jazz and blues genres and best music programming practices.
Comfortable using audio editing software.
Well-versed in social media.
Apply online at KNKX.ORG
8 thoughts on “KNKX Is Looking For A Director Of Content”
It was a sad day when KPLU was sold. There is not a decent Jazz station left in the greater Puget Sound area. KFNY Centrailia selling to Bustos was the last one of the last to fall.
I mean…who could possibly meet all of those above listed demands as a leader of a radio station?….forget all that tripe, and just play Jazz/blues music!
That’s “Public Radio”…….
They left out some:
Must be able to work smarter, not harder.
Must be able to think outside the box.
Must be able to wipe one’s own . . . .
……sweat after being let go
Add to PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to walk at least 100 feet on the surface of a body of water.
And God so loved the world, He gave his only begotten Son to be Director of Content. And Jesus said to his employees, These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peak ratings in all dayparts. In the world of competition you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the competitors.
Then Jesus was led up by the corporation into the conference room to be tempted by the News Director. And after He had toiled forty weeks and forty nights, He then became much-salaried. And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command that these newscasts become Edward R. Murrow award winners”
From that time Jesus began to show His on-air and newsroom staff that He must go to New York, and suffer many things from the consultants, corporate management and media bloggers. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You.” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on corporate interests.”
Jesus came to a place called Big Apple.
And those at corporate headquarters were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who are going to destroy the station… save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, bring us the awards and high ratings.”
The tv station’s news staff also mocked Him, coming up to Him, offering Him day old donuts, and saying, “If You are the King of the News, save Yourself and us!”
Others, to test Him, were demanding of Him higher Nielsen shares.
The News disciples then said to Him, “What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?”
And there was dissension all around.
There they crucified Him, and with Him the VP and General Manager, one on either side, and Jesus in between.
And above His head they put up the charge against Him which read, “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE NEWS.”
So security came, and gave the three some boxes in which to pack their belongings.
Around the newsroom, they divided up His office supplies among themselves, casting lots for them to decide what each man should take.
Now I would remind you, brothers of the news media, I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Jesus was on the beach for three days and that he was raised on the third day. And after three days, Jesus ascended to CBS 11 in Dallas.
Blessed be the God and Father of our former Director of Content, Jesus! According to his great mercy, he has infused KHOU/Dallas with hope, through the resurrection of Jesus from the unemployment dole.
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for producers, anchors, traffic reporters, and meteorologists , their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is lay-offs.