KRUA 88.1FM, Music Coordinator

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA VC Student Affairs
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Do you love music? If so, consider joining our team as the Music Coordinator at KRUA 88.1FM, the student radio station at the University of Alaska Anchorage.


Job Posting Summary: The KRUA 88.1 FM Music Coordinator coordinates the station's music rotation and creates comprehensive album reviews for publication. The Music Coordinator works with music industry contacts to solicit albums to be screened for the station's rotation, working to ensure that music is being screened throughout the week and is ready for upload by Monday. The Music Coordinator maintains the KRUA physical and digital libraries. This position must chart KRUA's rotation on College Music Journal (CMJ) every Tuesday by 11 a.m. The Music Coordinator recruits volunteers to fill the genre director positions who assist in screening music. This position will prepare two to three music reviews a week on albums of their choice that are new to rotation. All reviews will be posted to the website. In addition, the Coordinator ensures charts are sent to The Northern Light before Thursday. The Music Coordinator is responsible for hosting the weekly broadcast of "Edge Essentials."

The Music Coordinator must update KRUA programming clocks weekly to reflect rotational changes and report playlists to the KRUA Program Director (or in their absence the Station Manager). This position is responsible for maintaining a consistent presence on the KRUA website and social media accounts. This position reports to the Program Director and provides weekly updates to the Station Manager.

KRUA's broadcast license is owned by the University of Alaska Board of Regents and is licensed as an non-commercial, educational FM radio station by the Federal Communications Commission. KRUA 88.1 FM is a student-run radio station created to enhance the student experience at the University of Alaska Anchorage by providing music, news, sports, campus event coverage, and real-life broadcast situations. Each year, KRUA employs four to ten students, trains a body of volunteers, and partners with the Journalism & Communications department to provide training and hands-on experience for JPC and other students. They also collaborate with The Northern Light for event coverage and news reporting, while maintaining a website and various social media platforms to engage with listeners. 

This position is 20 hours/week during the academic year (possibly more hours in the summer), and the salary is $10.50/hour.

*Instructions to apply: In addition to posting a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, please e-mail an album review you have written (does not need to be published) to Zac Clark at
**To ensure consideration, please apply before the application review date of October 2, 2020 at 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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