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Search for Permanent GM and Permanent PD for WPFW – Deadline for applications August 30, 2014

 
Special Note to anyone who may have applied for either of these positions through any channel, other than This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Please resubmit all application materials as detailed below and PLEASE INDICATE that you are resubmitting your application based on this notice.
 
WPFW 89.3-FM is seeking two experienced, dynamic and creative persons with nonprofit management and broadcast experience for the positions of General Manager (GM) and Program Director (PD).
 
The General Manager is responsible and accountable for overall vision, leadership, development, administration, personnel, programming, finances, fund-raising, technical operations and public relations. Click [HERE] for detailed Job Description.
 
The Program Director is responsible for insuring the overall quality and uniqueness of our station sound, consistent with our Mission Statement; and provides direct supervision to over 100 volunteer programmers and producers. Click [HERE] for detailed Job Description.
 
We seek candidates with a deep understanding of, and demonstrated commitment to, our unique missionto promote jazz and developing world music, free speech, social change and democracy in our music, public affairs and news programming; matched by integrity and the ability to work collaboratively with our various community stakeholders within a very diverse environment.
 
WPFW is a listener-sponsored community radio station, providing a distinctive media voice to the Washington DC metropolitan area and beyond. Among its listeners, WPFW has earned a reputation as a trusted voice in the African American and progressive communities, and as the legitimate repository for Jazz heritage. Through the work of volunteers, WPFW produces unique and powerful programming for a broad array of diverse communities, and has done so for over 35 years.
 
Successful applicants for both positions will possess the ability and determination to act as servant leaders.
 
To apply for either position, please submit a detailed letter of interest by August 30, 2014 indicating: (a) the position you are applying for and (b) why you believe you are the right fit for WPFW at this time, together with a resume with relevant work history, to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
WPFW is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.
 
Special Note to anyone who may have applied for either of these positions through any channel, other than This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Please resubmit all application materials as detailed above and PLEASE INDICATE that you are resubmitting your application based on this notice.
 
Background on Process and Timeline
These management searches are being conducted by the WPFW Local Station Board (LSB), in accordance with the Pacifica Bylaws. Target dates for the appointments are:
 
General Manager - October 15, 2014 (or within sic weeks of resume solicitation close date)
Program Director - November 15, 2014 (or within one month of appointment of GM)

 

 

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Job Title: Business Manager

Site: WPFW-Pacifica Radio

-Budgeting and Planning
-Prepare annual budget and perform adjustments to budget.
-Analyze and compare income and expense items to insure compliance wit budget on monthly basis.

 

-Cash Management
-Check disbursement and journal and cash receipts
-Maintain proper cash flow by depositing funds received, transfer funds as needed from reserve account.
-Deposit and disburse funds as needed from reserve account.

 

Reporting and Internal Controls/Audit
-Close books accurately and in timely fashion each month.
-Keep financial records for all community events
-Present financial reports and analyses.
-Provide reports to auditors.

 

-Asset management
-Maintain accounts receivables
-Manage maintenance and repair of Station properties.
-Order and maintain supplies




Job Title: Operations Manager

Part Time: Non bargaining
Site: WPFW-Pacifica Radio

-Supervise the use and maintenance of all station facilities and equipment.

-Purchase all production equipment, repair and supplies

-Provide all technical assistance including, but not limited to recorded music, remote recordings, live broadcasts and special events. Insure compliance with all related FCC rules and regulations

-Annual budget for operations.

-Supervise paid/unpaid and volunteer staff in the production, engineering and transmitter areas, including applicable vendors.

-Other duties as assigned


Job Title: Engineer(2)
Status: Part Time
Site: WPFW-Pacifica Radio

-Maintain broadcasting equipment
-Conduct program feeds
-Operate equipment for and during broadcasts
-Other duties as assigned



Job Title: Manager of Programmer Development
Temporary Position-Part Time
Site: WPFW-Pacifica Radio

-Responsible for improving broadcast proficiency and fund raising proficiency of Programmers



Job Title: Reporter
Part Time
Site: WPFW-Pacifica Radio

-Cover stories in Washington DC
-Develop sources, stories and audio segments for newscasts
-Conduct interviews, prepare reports and write copy for audio
-Generate and research ideas for series to be included in the newscasts, with emphasis on alternative issues or underrepresented communities.
-Maintain source files, taping and filing audio reports
-Assist with filing for co-workers, including managing editor.



Email, mail or FAX resumes or inquiries to:
Donnie McKethan (Human Resources Director)

WPFW 89.3FM
1819 L Street NW
7th floor
Fax: (202) 296-3040
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please — No Phone Calls — Thank You

Pacifica/WPFW is an Equal Opportunity Employer