Job Description for General Manager for KWVH
Wimberley Valley Radio
Wimberley Valley Radio (“KWVH”) seeks a knowledgeable and capable leader to oversee the entire radio operation of KWVH.
This includes programming, news, development and fundraising, IT/engineering, marketing, financial management, administration, traffic and continuity, volunteers, compliance requirements to retain the broadcast license for KWVH-LP, and the overall promotion of the brand through on-air, online, traditional media, social media and the radio station website. The General Manager (GM) would also be responsible for fostering the positive organizational culture, listener growth, and financial viability of KWVH-LP Wimberley Valley Radio in accordance with KWVH’s mission.
The Wimberley Valley is an area nestled around two small towns (Wimberley and Woodcreek) in the Texas Hill Country about 45 minutes south of Austin. The area is known for tourism and has a small but vibrant arts community, including a number of singer-songwriters. Wimberley Independent School District is a highly rated school system with approximately 2,500 students. In addition, the area has a charter secondary school as well as 2-3 private schools.
Wimberley Valley Radio is an equal opportunity employer and does not practice or permit discrimination in any manner on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or disability.
Major Job Responsibilities:
Retain the broadcast license for KWVH-LP 94.3 FM, Wimberley Valley Radio
Oversee the entire radio operation of KWVH. This includes programming, news, development and fundraising, IT/engineering, marketing, financial management, administration, traffic and continuity, volunteers, and the overall promotion of the brand through on-air, online, traditional media, social media and the radio station website.
Manage the radio station’s three paid staff members, three contract staffers and over 50 volunteers
Prepare an annual operating budget and revenue plan for current year and manage it. In addition to that be working out ahead in planning two additional years revenue planning, operating needs and future growth plans.
Responsible for all aspects of fundraising: business underwriting, sports underwriting, major donor campaigns, pledge drives, sustaining memberships, community grants, online fundraising events such as Giving Tuesday and Amplify Austin, major grant writing, sales of radio station merchandise and radio station events
Event management and promotion events
Keep operations aligned to fulfill the mission of KWVH which is to entertain, inform and bring the Wimberley Valley community together.
Manage the KWVH radio app
Provide Wimberley with over 100 hours of live and local programming per week
Report to the president of Wimberley Valley Radio Board of Directors
Keep KWVH in compliance with all rules pertaining to not-for-profit and non-commercial broadcasting, diversity, EEO employment
Maintain the KWVH-LP public file
Is ultimately responsible for the short-term and long-term development of the KWVH brand.
Would be responsible for providing up to five hours per week of programming to KWVH.
Oversees the sports programming for all of Wimberley High School sports.
Responsible for providing reports required by broadcast and streaming copyrights, including ASCAP, BMI, Sound Exchange.
Manage the KWVH radio facility which includes the studios and offices at Old Kyle Road and the transmitter site.
Work closely with the Wimberley business community, the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce and the more than 80 non-profits by building solid business and working relationships with these groups
Forge positive relationships on both sides of the political aisle and keep the radio station as a conduit for everyone working together.
Previous experience successfully managing, programming, selling, fund-raising or development success in either a commercial or non-commercial media, preferably radio for at least three years.
A degree in radio/TV or mass communication / marketing is preferred
Experience in Quick Books, CRM, Sales Force, or Development Fund Raising Software.
Successfully managing or directing volunteers as well as paid staff.
Working with non-profit or for-profit boards
The position is salaried.The GM would receive two weeks of vacation time and eight holidays.
Annual Review by Board of Directors
Anticipated start date September 2020.
More information is available at kwvh.org/jobs and at email@example.com.
To apply, send a cover letter and resumé to:
Board President / Station Manager
Deadline August 28