Job Description:


Boise State Public Radio is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Program Director. Successful candidates should have experience in radio with an emphasis on operations. This position is responsible for the day to day management, allocation of programming resources, planning and implementation of program services.

Our mission is to produce, acquire and distribute distinctive programs and services that stimulate, educate, inform and entertain all those we serve using all appropriate media. Apply today to join Idaho’s largest nonprofit, listener-supported NPR member station!

Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.

Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.

Learn more about Boise State and living in Idaho’s Treasure Valley at

This position is based at Boise State Public Radio, Idaho's non-profit, listener-supported NPR member station, reaching metropolitan and rural areas with 22 transmitters and a digital presence. With distinct services of both news and music, our mission is to educate, inform, and entertain.

We believe public media enriches lives and creates a stronger community. We believe in the values of lifelong learning and civic engagement. Through our journalism, music, and storytelling, we create cultural experiences and strengthen democracy.

The radio station is situated along the Boise River in Boise, Idaho, with 200 miles of trails in the foothills above the city, a vibrant downtown scene, and access to 33-million acres of public lands.

Reporting to the Director of Programming, this position is partially responsible for the day-to-day management, allocation of programming resources, planning and implementation of program services. Ensures program services are consistent with the mission, goals and editorial policies of the station.

Department Overview

Boise State Public Radio is Idaho’s largest nonprofit, listener-supported NPR member station, reaching the region's metropolitan and rural areas.

As the only sources of quality public radio news, classical music, jazz and unique cultural programming, our radio stations are distinct in their mission, their audience and their partnerships.


Background Check Requirements


Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.


Additional Job Duties (35%)


  • Hosts on-air shifts sharing timely information with listeners.
  • Monitor and create broadcasts, including programs, promotions, programs, and messaging.
  • Responsible for writing, editing, voicing and production of audio content for on-air fundraising, underwriting announcements and promotional campaigns.
  • Works with the Program Director to plan, implement and evaluate program services; review audience research; ensure program services are consistent with the mission, goals and editorial policies of the station.
  • Corresponds with listeners, community representatives, and external constituents regarding programming and content on BSPR broadcasts.
  • Supervise Producer/Announcers, part-time student and volunteer production staff
  • Maintains checklist for regular tasks completed by student Producer Operators including downloading and inputting programs and producing on-air promotions for broadcast.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in radio or communication related fields
  • Five years’ experience in radio with an emphasis on operations
  • Experience with network audio consoles (ie. Axia)
  • Minimum two years supervisory experience
  • General knowledge of troubleshooting audio routing, program formatting and technical issues
  • Computer operating systems and networking
  • Automated broadcast station operation (NexGen) and digital switching capabilities
  • Knowledge of digital audio workstations (Adobe Audition) and audio production and editing
  • Radio transmission, propagation, reception and signal chain
  • FCC broadcast regulations and identifications as well as on-air requirements
  • Proven record of making split-second decisions balancing needs of listeners, station and FCC regulations



Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at



Job Location: 
Boise, ID
United States
Job Category: 
Friday, June 14, 2024
Job Type: 
Full time
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(208) 426-3663