This position provides leadership for the WLFR Public Radio Station, effectively supervising the staff and managing operations. This position is expected to support the vision, mission, and strategic plans of the station and the university, ensure compliance with public radio and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards and guidelines, and work with faculty and staff to make WLFR an effective learning laboratory for students. This position reports to the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Media or Communication Studies field (minimum)
Experience: Two years’ experience in management at a commercial, public or college radio station.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide leadership and management of the staff of WLFR, adhering to university and state personnel policies and practices;
- Lead the station in planning, implementing, and providing oversight to the office operations, including effective administrative support, budget management, grants management, contract management, and personnel management, evaluation and development;
- Ensure that the radio station facility and equipment, including studios, offices, computers, software, transmitter, telecommunications, networks, and any other materials or items needed to effectively broadcast daily programming on a 24-hour basis are operating and maintained and repaired in a timely manner using engineer and university staff as appropriate;
- Serve in the capacity of Chief Operations Officer for the station as required by FCC and ensure that public records are adequately maintained, up-to-date, and available to the public upon request;
- Lead the station in planning, implementing, and providing oversight to the WLFR staff to ensure quality programming; appropriate use of syndicated programs, quality production and announcing of live or station-produced programs, adherence to free format of news, various music genres, and related programs, increasing listenership, and utilizing radio listenership data, community and public feedback, and audience research and information to validate and/or modify programming when necessary;
- Lead the station in planning, implementing, and providing assistance to ensure effective fundraising efforts, including underwriting solicitation, fund drives, member and donor programs, and special events with the objective of making the station self-supporting;
- Lead the station in planning, implementing, and providing oversight to the WLFR staff to ensure that traffic is logged daily and member-donor-sponsor-underwriter information and databases are adequately maintained and accurate to assist and support program and development operations;
- Market and promote the station, developing and fostering good relationships with WLFR Board of Trustees (license owner), community leaders and organizations, listeners, advisory boards, members, donors, sponsors, underwriters, administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, students, and any other constituencies of the station and university;
- Interface with the Communication Studies program faculty and the WLFR Internship course to utilize students as interns and workers, providing them hands-on training in radio station operations, broadcasting, and news reporting;
- Seek grants and other revenue opportunities for the station in a planned and strategic manner;
- Report and/or present plans and accomplishments of the station at the end of each semester;
- (Optional) Serve as an instructor in a discipline offered at Stockton University for one course per semester. (Applicant must hold a Master’s degree in the discipline or related field in order to exercise this option.)
Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.com Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using; Word, PDF or Videos either as one single file or as individual attachments.
1.) A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
3.) Three letters of recommendation/reference
- All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
- Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
- In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
- Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the University at stockton.edu/campuspolice or contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.
- Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.