KRUA 88.1FM, Music Coordinator

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  • Job Number:521601
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:On Campus, Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA VC Student Affairs
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: 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.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: The Music Coordinator must have an understanding of FCC regulations. Candidate must also have experience with station equipment, on-air broadcast and digital audio production. A willingness to learn and teach is required, as is experience in training and working with staff and volunteers. Candidate should be innovative, imaginative and motivating. Must have experience developing team exercises for morale-building programs. Experience and ability to utilize varied social media platforms to publicize new music and KRUA rotation. 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 and ability to utilize varied social media platforms to publicize new music and KRUA rotation.
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.

Preferred knowledge/skills/abilities: Knowledge of board operations for on-air broadcast Experience with either Adobe Audition or Audacity audio editing software. Microsoft Office Suites, and Google docs. Experience with Selector, NexGen, or other RCS programs.
Typical Experience:
Required Education or Training:

Successful completion of college courses at a minimum of sophomore status. Completion of college level courses English 111 or equivalent GER English class necessary. The candidate should have a willingness to obtain a working knowledge of ethic standards of the media industry and First Amendment rights.
Completion of the first two KRUA volunteer trainings are required within 3 months of beginning the position.

To be eligible for this student position, candidate must: a. Be admitted and enrolled in a University of Alaska degree-seeking program with a minimum of six credit hours for undergraduate students or six credit hours for graduate students during regular semesters 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 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) , 2.5 term grade point average or approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer or his/her designee, and maintain successful academic progress.
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.
f. Position reappointment is contingent upon successful progress toward degree completion and performance evaluation.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade XX, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year. 

This position is 20 hours/week during the academic year (possibly more hours in the summer), and the salary is $12.03/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

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. 


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.

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

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

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

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


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