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.

Experience Required:

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

Compensation

The position is salaried.The GM would receive two weeks of vacation time and eight holidays. 

Other

Annual Review by Board of Directors

Anticipated start date September 2020.

More information is available at kwvh.org/jobs and at stationmanager@wimberleyvalleyradio.org.

To apply, send a cover letter and resumé to:

Mike Crusham

Board President / Station Manager

Deadline August 28