Four intriguing jobs – three of them at NON-COMMs – that are very worth looking into…
By Paul Marszalek
Last year we saw some great career moves for some very deserving radio and label pros, and it appears that we’re off to a strong start in ’22 as well.
Four new positions in station management, development, and Alternative programming are up for grabs. Take a look, apply, and/or pass along to colleagues looking to move up.
Station Manager, Radio Milwaukee
This is the gig that opened when Jordan Lee left 88NINE for Paragon Media Strategies.
In Brief: “The Station Director is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operations, programming, production, technical/engineering, content and compliance of Radio Milwaukee’s stations, with a focus on leading long-range product development. The Station Director provides oversight to the organization’s growth and development, serving as the leader in creative positioning, brand enhancement and relationship-building to move towards measurable growth and maximum impact in furtherance of Radio Milwaukee’s mission.”
Two Positions: Operations Manager, Development Officer
Two solid jobs at the Emerson College FM. Great station, great city. Unfortunately, it’s not a sports town.
Operations Manager – This is not a PD role. It’s the Swiss Army knife operations job that opened when D. Simpson was elevated to General Manager to replace the retiring Jack Casey.
In Brief: “The WERS Operations Manager assists the GM with managing every area of the broadcast organization: FCC compliance, Student Mentoring, Programming, Fundraising, and Marketing. The Operations Manager will also work alongside the GM to grow and monetize the station’s digital assets. These include The Emerson Talk and Information Network, distribution of “The Secret Spot”, ERS+ on WERS HD2 and other on demand content streams.
The WERS Operations Manager is the ideal proxy for the station GM, providing guidance and support to all departments at the station. Experienced in programming, marketing and fundraising, the Operations Manager monitors industry trends regarding the technology and tools used for accomplishing daily tasks in each area.”
Development Officer – WERS needs a seasoned professional to run development. Perhaps you’re a #2 or #3 at a large station and it’s time to take over your own shop. Or perhaps you’re the #1 in a small market and it’s time to move up to the top 10. The previous head of development moved on in the non-profit world, but she left the department in excellent shape. You won’t have to re-build — just do what you can to take it to the next level.
In Brief: “The WERS Development Officer manages all aspects of efforts that yield listener support, including the planning and execution of on-air drives, renewal letter campaigns and telemarketing
The WERS Development Officer is responsible for achieving WERS Membership revenue goals by coordinating fundraising activities including on-air drives, direct mail, telemarking, the major gifts program, and the vehicle donation program. Goals will be set annually by the WERS General Manager based on a review of previous performance with consideration given to any unique circumstances.”
Regional Brand Manager, Alternative
Interesting opening that includes an airshift, based in New York. Looking for an experienced pro who can claim previous ratings success.
In Brief: “Audacy is looking for a Regional Brand Manager to help lead company’s Alternative format. You will provide artistic, creative, inspirational and professional leadership for the format as well as local oversight and communication.
- Support Senior Vice President Programming and Regional Vice President Programming with brand execution and strategy
- Schedule music logs for assigned brands
- Assist Regional Vice President Programming with image campaigns, promotions as needed
- Assist SVP Programming and RVP Programming with artist and label relations as directed
- Roll up weekly research for music analysis; Implement music research; Report weekly adds
- Contributor to social media content
- On-air talent as needed
- Additional duties as required