Job Description:

 

ON-AIR FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR 

 

KERA, the public broadcasting organization for North Texas is hiring a creative, innovative  

and detail-oriented On-Air Fundraising Coordinator to serve on the Development Team as we grow, diversify and engage members.  

 

 

WHO WE ARE: 

Serving the country’s fifth-largest media market, KERA reaches more than 2 million people weekly through four TV Stations - KERA TV, KERA Kids, KERA Create, KERA World and three radio stations - KERA News, AAA-music station KXT 91.7, classical music station WRR, the Denton Record-Chronicle and the websites: kera.org, kxt.org, keranews.org, artandseek.org and wrr101.org. For more than 60 years, North Texans have turned to KERA as a destination for community engagement and lifelong learning. 

 

As we seek to recognize and reflect the increasing diversity among our audiences, we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives to consider employment opportunities at KERA. 

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY: 

This is a new position that will focus on coordinating elements for year-round on-air fundraising campaigns, including data management, scripts, premiums (thank you gifts), call center vendor, and digital donation forms.  

 

The position is based in Dallas and will focus primarily on fundraising campaigns for KXT (AAA music format) Radio Station and will assist with all campaigns for KERA News (NPR), KERA TV (PBS), CREATE TV, World TV and WRR (Classical Radio).  

 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position that will require work on evenings and weekends during fundraising campaigns. This position will report to the Manager, Radio On-Air Fundraising.  

 

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO:  

  • Lead coordination of all KXT on-air fundraising campaigns, including: scriptwriting, planning training sessions, reviewing airchecks, producing live radio campaigns, fulfilling drawing contest prizes, ordering custom premiums (thank-you gifts), call center coordination, donation web portal coordination, talent scheduling and communications. 

  • Assist with coordinating TV, WRR and KERA News campaigns including: script writing, broadcast schedules, reports, production & talent schedules, program rundowns, setting up meetings, coordinating premiums (thank you gifts) and in-kind donations.  

  • Utilize best practices in public media on-air fundraising to integrate new ideas and initiatives to drive revenue and membership growth for KXT (AAA music format) radio station.  

  • Engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work product and in organizational interactions, including communication and decision-making. 

  • Work with Programming, Production and Operations staff to proactively identify collaborative 

opportunities for production of fundraising elements: ticket opportunities, guest appearances, creative partnerships, etc. 

  • Participate in tactical analysis of fundraising results and strategic planning before, during and after the OAF campaigns. 

  • Ensure strategic goals, messaging and tone of the fundraiser are implemented consistently and appropriately throughout the on-air fundraising campaign. 

  • Help create an “OAF sound” that is listener-focused and serves audience development as well as fundraising goals. 

 

As a KERA employee:  

  • Participate in broadcast and online fundraising as needed. 

  • Be an active participant in KERA’s work towards equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.   

  • Work in a manner that is consistent with KERA’s mission, vision and values; and maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures. 

  • Perform additional duties as assigned. 

 

This list of job duties is not exhaustive and is subject to regular reviews and updates.          

 

 

WHAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: 

We believe a strong organization includes employees from a range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences and passions. If you do not meet every position qualification but have some of these skills and feel you could be the right candidate for the job, we would like to hear from you. Please apply and tell us more about yourself. 

 

  • Ability to manage your time wisely, responding to tight deadlines and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Resiliency to stay calm and focused during periods of high activity/competing priorities. 

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including personal accountability and ability to influence without authority.  

  • Experience working with broadcast technology and the ability to learn /effectively use complex databases or other software. 

  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

  • Passionate and enthusiastic about public media fundraising and serving a diverse North Texas audience. 

  • The ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time, as well as the ability to carry and set up materials weighing 10 pounds and occasionally, up to 25 pounds. 

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • At least two years of work experience in broadcasting, fundraising, or project management. 

  • Must be both a team player and a self-starter.  

  • Innovative, creative and an accountable problem solver. 

  • Strong command of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office software.  

 

 
BONUS IF YOU BRING:  

  • CRM/Donor database experience. 

  • Radio and TV scriptwriting, production and editing experience. 

  • Working knowledge of Spanish and/or other languages common in Texas. 

 

 
SALARY RANGE 

$48,000 - $58,000 annually depending on experience  

 

 
BENEFITS 

  • Generous vacation (3 weeks), sick (8 days), personal time (2 days) and holidays (11 

  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance  

  • KERA-paid short and long-term disability, basic life insurance and AD&D insurance  

  • Flexible scheduling and hybrid work environment  

  • 403b plan with KERA-contribution after 1 year   

  • Culture intentionally focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging  

  • Robust employee assistance program available to the employee and all members of their household 

 

LOCATION: 

We expect this position to be hybrid with at least 60% in office schedule.  During on-air fundraising campaigns, onsite is required. Schedule is subject to change due to onsite needs during fundraising campaigns. 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

Complete the application on KERA’s employment page and attach a resume and cover letter.  

 

 

 
KERA is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

KERA believes that diversity is important to our success. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Dallas, TX
United States
Job Category: 
Fundraising/Promotion/Membership
Job Type: 
Full time
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Minimum Salary: 
$48,000.00
Maximum Salary: 
$58,000.00