This is the Station Manager position at KRUA 88.1FM, the student radio station at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
The KRUA Station Manager, as the designated Chief Operator, is responsible for the management and performance of the student media organization KRUA 88.1 FM. This position is the station spokesperson and primary contact for all public relations requests. The station manager must take initiative to maintain the organization's presence on campus by participating in boards and committees to facilitate opportunities for special broadcasts and collaborations.
KRUA's broadcast license is owned by the University of Alaska Board of Regents and is licensed as an educational, non-commercial, FM radio station by the Federal Communications Commission. This position is responsible for ensuring the station is FCC compliant.
KRUA 88.1 FM works to enhance the UAA student experience by providing campus event coverage, music, news, sports, public affairs and broadcast experience. KRUA employs students, trains over 40 volunteers each year, and partners with the Department of Journalism & Communication to provide training and experiential learning opportunities.
The station manager is responsible for the following tasks:
Provide vision and direction to the organization in the development and implementation of station programming, training, special events, meetings, and recruitment;
Address, attend to, and resolve broadcast and organizational incidents with immediate attention and resolve within a reasonable timeframe;
Hire, supervise, evaluate, and coordinate station staff and volunteers to deliver consistent and informative programming that engages the UAA community with a focus on news, sports, public affairs, and multimedia;
Facilitate station operations, including emergency logs, operator logs, maintenance of station equipment and technology, building security, etc.;
Ensure the station is FCC compliant and the public file is accessible, physically and digitally on kruaradio.org, to the community during the year;
Manage expenditures and revenue, as well as budget forecasting and annual budget preparation in accordance with University policies and procedures;
Work with advisors and Media Board to ensure standards of excellence in KRUA's operations and programming;
Other duties include office and facility management and covering job duties for any vacant position.
The station manager will coordinate with The Northern Light to create opportunities for cross-collaboration and content-sharing.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:
Candidate must have a basic understanding and willingness to learn the Federal Communications Commission's regulations and media law. Candidate must also have experience with station equipment operation, on-air broadcast and audio production. The person must be able to lead a group and develop a successful team of radio station staff.
The ability to prepare a budget and monitor fiscal records is required, as is experience in management, training, and supervision of staff and volunteers. Candidate should be innovative, imaginative, and motivating. Must have experience leading groups/staffs.
In addition, candidate must have a working knowledge of professional journalist ethics and standards demanded within the industry, First Amendment rights, and legal issues.
Candidate must demonstrate effective communication skills, both verbally and written, work with minimal supervision, and have previous experience working in an environment that requires public contact.
Experience required for this position:
Completion of 60-90 college credits, including fundamental journalism and public communications courses to include editing, news writing, media law, and ethics or equivalent experience is required.
To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must:
a. Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment, or;
b. Have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters, and;
c. Have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer or his/her designee;
d. Students enrolled in non-traditional programs of study will be considered eligible for student employment with the approval of the Senior Student Services officer;
e. An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlined above to substantiate employment eligibility.
This position is 30 hours/week and the salary is $12.75/hour.
Instructions to apply: In addition to posting a cover letter, resume, and three references here, please e-mail a one-page statement of your leadership and management philosophy, your approach to transitioning into the position, and your top three goals for KRUA to Allie Hartman at email@example.com.