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Posted 7/8/15

Arlington Independent Media/WERA Position Description: Radio Coordinator

The Radio Coordinator (RC) is responsible for coordinating the activities of WERA, Arlington Independent Media’s (AIM) low power FM radio station. The RC will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the station, will assist the AIM Board of Directors, the WERA/LPFM Committee, and the AIM Executive Director in the long-term and strategic planning for the future health and growth of the station, and will work with the Executive Director and the LPFM/WERA, Facilities, Marketing, and Fundraising Committees to promote the station, solicit programs, raise funds, and seek sponsorships and underwriting. The RC reports to the AIM Operations Manager.

Basic minimum skills and qualifications for the RC include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in radio, television and film, communications, public relations or related field.
  • One year of experience in radio production and programming.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of Pro Tools and Audacity audio production and programming software.
  • Thorough understanding of live and live-to-record radio production and programming.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team to plan and implement strategies and tactics that achieve measurable goals.
  • Understanding of FCC rules and guidelines, including reporting requirements.
  • Basic understanding of broadcast technology and engineering.
  • One year of experience working with and managing volunteers.

The RC will help AIM put and keep WERA on the air. As a new initiative of AIM, WERA needs an energetic and creative person to help it bring community radio to Arlington. The right person for this job will be committed to the importance of local, independent media and communications democracy and will be enthusiastic about joining a team of creative people working together to bring Arlington to our listeners.

Basic duties of the Radio Coordinator:

  • Produce live and pre-recorded radio content
  • Act as on-air talent
  • Schedule content onto WERA
  • Solicit sponsorships and underwriting for the station
  • Solicit producers and programming for WERA
  • Keep accurate and complete records of on-air activities
  • Submit all required reports to the FCC accurately and on time
  • Ensure compliance with all FCC rules and regulations
  • Create promotional materials for WERA
  • Manage a team of several dozen volunteer producers, announcers, and disc jockeys
  • Ensure all WERA policies and procedures are maintained
  • Ensure all radio production and programming equipment is maintained and is functioning properly at all times
  • Teach radio production
  • Work with the Executive Director, and the LPFM, Marketing, Facilities, and Development Committees of the AIM Board of Directors to further the mission and goals of WERA

All interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to Lauree McArdle at Arlington Independent Media: lauree@arlingtonmedia.org. Please find us online at www.arlingtonmedia.org. No phone calls please.