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Cincinnati Public Radio is currently seeking to fill the following position(s):


Vice President of Content

Cincinnati Public Radio is looking for a Vice President of Content who will be responsible for the selection and scheduling of programming and continuity across all broadcast and digital platforms. This position establishes and maintains on-air programming strategy and guidelines. The VP of Content also oversees the stations' marketing and communications programs, ensuring an integrated approach with on-air services and maximizing the impact of all activities.

The successful candidate will be a future-facing, collaborative, creative professional with a passion for growing public radio service and reaching underserved audiences. We are eager to hear your ideas about introducing new technologies and strategies to grow CPR's audience.

Cincinnati Public Radio stations have been trusted members of the Greater Cincinnati community for more than 60 years. This is a rare opportunity to join an award-winning team that works to build connections, make a difference in the lives of listeners, and serve a unique community that is informed, involved and inspired.

Cincinnati is listed among the 'Most Livable Communities' by the non-profit organization Partners for Livable Communities; it's one of just 30 cities across the nation whose innovations have brought vitality and growth to their regions and improved quality of life. We have a thriving arts and entertainment scene and an impressive commitment to becoming one of the greenest cities in the country. Cincinnati offers big city amenities without the big city prices Cincinnati Public Radio is a group of three vibrant public radio stations with a growing staff and bright future.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Selects appropriate programs for broadcast and digital platforms for all CPR stations, in keeping with CPR's mission and strategic goals. Evaluates audience and market research to make informed decisions.
  • Develops and manages new initiatives across multiple platforms to engage new listeners. Works collaboratively to ensure we are reaching listeners where they are.
  • Establishes and implements standards and policies for the overall sound of the stations.
  • Supervises and coaches on-air personalities, including providing regular feedback to aid continued professional development and improve the stations' sound. Determines and manages the on-air host schedule for both the news and music stations.
  • Supervises Classical Music Director with implementation and management of music database.
  • Coordinates with the VP News on news coverage and schedules
  • Manages the CPR Masterbrand and its underlying brand pillars so they are consistently communicated and integrated through all station messages and activities. Develops the marketing and communications plan to ensure the stations and programs are effectively branded and promoted - and manages the staff responsible for implementing these plans.
  • Manages and tracks the responses to listener calls and written communication.
  • Provides audience, online and social media data and analysis to the staff and board.
  • Serves as liaison and provides support for the Community Board.
  • Develops plan for station events to support overall marketing and programming plans and manages the staff responsible for executing these plans.
  • Manages CPR's outreach programs, Classics for Kids and Democracy & Me, in conjunction with CPR's full-time outreach coordinator.
  • Participates in station outreach, and positively represents Cincinnati Public Radio in public and professional settings.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years management experience in radio, preferably non-commercial radio.
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic planning and digital platforms.
  • Understanding of Cincinnati Public Radio's programming and familiarity and appreciation of public radio news style.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Demonstrated supervisory and managerial skills.
  • Ability to coach and inspire members of a diverse and creative team.
  • Basic knowledge of broadcast production, editing and remote equipment, and excellent writing/editing skills.
  • Familiarity with key industry program distributors and FCC rules and regulations.

Please send cover letter and resume by January 8, 2021 to careers@cinradio.org.

 

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Cincinnati Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.