Job Description:



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

and Manager, Radio On-Air Fundraising to serve on the Development Team as we grow, diversify and engage members.



Serving the country’s fifth-largest media market, KERA reaches more than 2 million people weekly through KERA TV, KERA News, KXT, KERA Arts, WRR and the Denton Record Chronicle. 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.




Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Development, this position focuses on blending strategy with creativity to grow membership and increase revenue through KERA’s radio fundraising campaigns. The ideal candidate has a successful track record and a passion for the mission and value of public media.


The position is based in Dallas and will lead radio fundraising campaigns for KERA News (NPR) and will manage staff responsible for leading campaigns for WRR (Classical) and KXT (AAA).


This is an FLSA classified Exempt position, which is not eligible for overtime. The position directly supervisors the Radio On-Air Fundraising team members.




· Strategize, plan, implement and evaluate on-air campaigns to encourage new, renewed and upgraded contributions from listeners, streamers, subscribers and fans.

· Lead on‐air fundraising activities on one KERA radio station.

· Collaborate with Senior Staff and work closely with Radio Program Directors to design annual on-air fundraising calendar and strategies.

· Manage, develop, and support high‐performance team responsible for all radio on-air fundraising activities (KXT, WRR, KERA News).

· Create yearly plans to meet revenue and expense budget goals, including setting and sharing campaign and drive dates.

· Assure brand‐aligned message development, facilitate talent and producer recruitment and training, oversee production of live and pre-taped radio solicitations.

· Collaborate with Events staff to create in‐person and virtual events to incentive donors to give during on air campaigns.

· Work cross‐functionally with digital and marketing teams, and other station departments, to develop and execute new strategies and tactics to drive growth.

· Collaborate with staff who manage external vendors including call service center, web donation platform, and premium inventory fulfillment.

· Track and report on national benchmarks, KPIs, campaign performance and membership metrics to transform data into actionable data sets and analytics for optimized fundraising performance.

· Attend public media webinars, learn from colleagues at other public radio stations, utilize best practices, and test innovative techniques.

· Recruit, train and schedule on air hosts, pitch partners, producers, and production assistants, with emphasis on greater diversity.


As a KERA Employee:

· 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.




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.

· Open-minded and forward-thinking approach to change-management, and 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.

· Ability to work early mornings, evenings and weekend as needed during fundraising campaigns



· At least four years of work experience in broadcasting, fundraising, or project management.

· Must be both a strong team leader and a self-starter.

· Innovative, creative and an accountable problem solver.

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



· Television On Air Fundraising leadership experience.

· CRM/Donor database experience.

· Radio production experience.

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



The salary range for this position is $67,000-$73,000 annually, depending on experience.



We expect this position to work out of our Dallas office at least 50% of the time. During on-air fundraising campaigns, on-site is required. Flexibility with on-site schedule will be offered after fundraising campaigns.



Complete the application on KERA’s employment page and attach a resume and cover letter letting us know why you are the best fit for this position.


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.

Job Location: 
Dallas, TX
United States
Job Category: 
Monday, April 29, 2024
Job Type: 
Full time
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