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PO Box 1372 | 460 Swede Alley
Park City | UT | 84060
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Employment

See below for current job openings at KPCW

President and General Manager

The best job in Park City just became available! If you have a passion for local news, great music and community connection, KPCW’s General Manager job is for you.

KPCW’s President and General Manager is relocating back east for family reasons. The NPR affiliate covers Summit and Wasatch counties and Park City community members all over the world rely on the station for news and information about this international ski area.

KPCW’s mission is to inform, educate and entertain its audience through local news, NPR and APM programming, and AAA music.

The station President and General Manager is responsible for supporting the vision, mission and strategic initiatives of the station, continually assessing and improving the station’s performance, and ensuring the station is meeting the needs of the community. In addition, the GM makes sure the station is in compliance with Community Radio and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards and guidelines at all times.

Job Duties:

The General Manager is responsible for ensuring that the duties and responsibilities listed below are fulfilled.

• Provide leadership in planning, implementing, and providing oversight to station operations, seeking consensus where possible, and communicating the basis for decisions to stakeholders.

• Plan, implement, and provide oversight to ensure effective administrative support, budget management, grants management, contract management, records management, and overall personnel management (evaluation and development).

• Ensure that the facility, all equipment, 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 with appropriate delegation to Staff, Contractors, and Volunteers.

• Lead the station in planning, implementing, and providing oversight to ensure effective fundraising efforts, including business sponsorship solicitation, fund drives, member and donor programs, grants, and special events.

• Serve in the capacity of Chief Operations Officer for the station as required by the FCC and ensure that public records are adequately maintained, up-to-date, and available to the public upon request.

• Provide oversight to the Staff and Volunteers to ensure quality programming, appropriate use of third-party programming; quality production and announcing of live or station-produced programs and increasing listenership.

• Utilize radio listenership data, community and public feedback, and audience research and information to validate and/or modify programming when necessary.

• Promote KPCW’s role in the community by articulating the mission, policies and strategic direction; developing positive relationships with community leaders and organizations, listeners, advisory boards, members, donors, underwriters, broadcasters, other volunteers, staff, and other constituencies of the station.

• Provide regular program and financial reports to the Board of Directors; advising the Board on policy decisions, and implementing the board's approved policies and strategic plan.

• Serve as the primary communication link to other agencies and organizations involved in public broadcasting, representing KPCW's interests to those agencies and organizations, and seeking opportunities for collaboration or utilizing shared resources.

• Foster a positive and creative environment, offering support and encouragement to all staff, volunteers and other contributors in pursuit of the station’s successful operation.

• Exemplifies, upholds, and enforces all company policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner.

Experience & Education:

• Minimum of five years of experience in a leadership position with a non-profit organization, community radio or other community-based media.

• Experience with financial management, budgeting, non-profit accounting, fundraising and development.

• Experience directing grant writing, donor/member program management, and event coordination.

• Experience with radio/audio/podcast production.

• Experience in local news and/or emergency broadcasting.

• Experience with website development and use of web social media for communications and promotion.

Skills and Other Requirements:

• Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and manage paid and volunteer personnel.

• Ability to work nights and weekends, when scheduled events require it.

• Ability to work with a wide variety of people, incorporating diverse interests and opinions into decision making and collaborations.

• Must have strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

• Competency with software including Zoom, Microsoft Office Suite, databases, and radio production.

• Demonstrate knowledge and application of FCC regulations.

• General technical knowledge of radio technology and an ability to learn and adapt to new technologies (including media technology for program development, organizational communication, etc.)

• Familiarity with computer networking and management concepts.

• Excellent organizational skills.

• Demonstrated ability to work under strict deadlines and short timelines. • Demonstrated ability to successfully work collaboratively.

• Verbally conveying information, instructions, and ideas clearly and quickly.

• Ability to travel.

• Must maintain a valid Class C driver’s license and/or reliable means of transportation.

To apply for this Position:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@kpcw.org, no later than April 5, 2024.

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KPCW Spanish-speaking Bilingual Reporter (Full Time)

Reportero Bilingüe que hable Español KPCW (tiempo completo)

¿Te apasionan las noticias y la comunidad latina local? KPCW está contratando a su primer reportero bilingüe que hable español para cubrir todo, desde noticias de última hora hasta cultura latina y organizaciones sin fines de lucro que marcan la diferencia. KPCW es la filial de NPR de Park City y nuestra dinámica sala de redacción es la principal fuente de Wasatch Back sobre lo que sucede en las montañas. Ofrecemos salarios competitivos, excelentes beneficios y una sala de redacción colaborativa y llena de música. El candidato debe tener excelentes habilidades de escritura y habla en español e inglés.

Responsabilidades

Seleccione temas para la cobertura y presente ideas de historias relevantes para la comunidad de habla hispana.
Redactar y producir reportajes para plataformas digitales y al aire en inglés y español.
Traducir historias relevantes de KPCW al español.
Asistir a las reuniones y producir noticias asignadas por el Director de Noticias.
Realizar una lluvia de ideas creativa e implementar las plataformas de divulgación de KPCW en español e inglés (redes sociales, WhatsApp, etc.)

Planificación

Siga las noticias locales y regionales junto con personas y publicaciones relevantes de la comunidad hispanohablante.
Aprovechar las relaciones dentro de la comunidad latina con el fin de desarrollar conexiones con protagonistas de historias y unir actividades relevantes.
Participe en la creatividad de la mente colmena en la creación de historias y programas con el equipo de noticias, los supervisores y el personal de la estación.

Otro

Necesita gestionar plazos ajustados y tomar decisiones sólidas en situaciones que cambian rápidamente.
Colaborarás constantemente con tu equipo bajo la supervisión del Director de Noticias.
Trabajarás duro para informar a la comunidad sobre los problemas que más les afectan.
Debe estar disponible para participar en eventos públicos de la comunidad.
Te divertirás (almuerzos para el personal, fiestas de disfraces y pasteles de cumpleaños caseros, por nombrar algunos aspectos destacados de la oficina) y sabrás más sobre lo que sucede en la ciudad que cualquier persona fuera del edificio.
Los horarios de los reporteros varían (temprano en la mañana algunos días, tarde en otros días, medianoche durante las elecciones, participación en la rotación de reporteros de guardia los fines de semana).

Experiencia

Fluidez en español e inglés.
Se requiere título universitario en periodismo o campo relacionado.
(Preferido) 2 años de experiencia en noticias.
Se considerarán los candidatos fuertes que posean parte de la experiencia preferida, pero no toda.

Los solicitantes interesados deben enviar una carta de presentación y un currículum a jobs@kpcw.org. La revisión de las solicitudes comenzará inmediatamente y continuará hasta que se cubra el puesto.

KPCW Spanish-speaking Bilingual Reporter (Full Time)

Are you passionate about the news and the local Latino community? KPCW is hiring its first Spanish-speaking bilingual reporter to cover everything from breaking news to Latino culture to nonprofits making a difference. KPCW is Park City’s NPR affiliate and our dynamic newsroom is the Wasatch Back's top source for what's happening in the mountains. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a collaborative, music-filled newsroom. Candidate must have excellent writing and speech skills in Spanish and English.

Responsibilities

• Select topics for coverage and pitch story ideas relevant for the Spanish-speaking community.
• Write and produce reports for on-air and digital platforms in English and Spanish.
• Translate relevant KPCW stories to Spanish.
• Attend meetings and produce news assigned by the News Director.
• Creatively brainstorm and implement KPCW’s outreach platforms in Spanish and English (social media, WhatsApp, etc.)
Planning

• Follow local and regional news along with relevant people and publications in the Spanish community.
• Leverage relationships within the Latino community for the purpose of developing connections to story leads and bridge relevant activities.
• Participate in the hive mind creativity of story and program origination with news team, supervisors and station staff.
Other

• You need to manage tight deadlines and make solid decisions in rapidly-changingsituations.
• You’ll collaborate constantly with your team under the News Director’s supervision.
• You’ll work hard to inform the community about the issues that affect them most.
• Must be available to participate in community public events.
• You will have fun (staff lunches, costume parties and homemade birthday cakes, to name a few office highlights) and you’ll know more about what’s going on in town than anyone outside the building.
• Reporter schedules vary (early mornings on some days, evenings on other days, midnight oil during elections, participate in on-call weekend reporter rotation.).
Experience

• Fluency in Spanish and English
• College degree in journalism or related field required.
• (Preferred) 2 years news experience.
• Strong candidates possessing some but not all preferred experience will receive consideration.

Interested applicants must send a cover letter and resume to jobs@kpcw.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Development Specialist & Broadcasters Club Manager

Do you believe in the importance of local news and information and its ability to connect and engage your community? Are you a positive, energetic “people person” who inspires others to do good in the world? Is planning parties and events your professional love language? Then KPCW’s Development Specialist & Broadcasters Club Manager could be the perfect job for you!

KPCW is looking for someone to help manage our successful major gifts program, the Broadcasters Club, and assist with donor events and biannual pledge drives. The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail, respect for KPCW’s strategy for growing the Broadcasters Club, as well as an open mind and creative ideas on how to keep KPCW’s major donors engaged with the station.

Experience & Education: 

  • Bachelor's Degree with a focus in marketing, communications, or public relations.
  • Experience with nonprofit fundraising & working with philanthropic donors.
  • Experience with community outreach, engagement, or event planning. 

Skills and Other Requirements: 

  • Demonstrated organizational skills including the ability to work within tight deadlines and manage details.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, when scheduled events require it. 
  • Ability to work long days and 40+ hour weeks during KPCW’s two pledge drives, which are currently in March and August
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people, incorporating diverse interests and opinions into decision-making and collaborations. 
  • Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft, Google, Excel, and donor management and email marketing software.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The Development Specialist & Broadcasters Club Manager will report to the Director of Development.
  • This position is 25-40 hours a week and could be full-time or part-time. KPCW is interested in finding the right person whose schedule is flexible to be able to cover evening and weekend events.
  • Compensation range: $28-$33/hour
  • If the position is full time, the Development Specialist & Broadcasters Club Manager will be eligible to participate in the employee benefit plans and programs generally applicable to KPCW employees. KPCW offers employee health care, dental coverage, and life insurance. After six months employment at KPCW, employees are eligible for an optional Simple IRA plan. KPCW will also cover the cost of the annual membership to a municipality-owned fitness center.

To apply for this Position:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@kpcw.org.