Job Description:

Summary: KVMR is a mission-driven, multimedia organization serving an audience through two radio stations across 14 counties in Northern California. This position serves as the Chief Operations Officer and General Manager, focusing on the core objectives: supporting the vision, mission, and strategic initiatives of the station; continually assessing and improving the station’s performance; achieves meeting the needs of the community. The General Manager ensures compliance with Community radio and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards and guidelines at all times. 

Classification: Exempt

Compensation: $67-80K, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Benefits: Health insurance, paid holidays and paid leave

Job Duties: The General Manager is responsible for ensuring that the duties and responsibilities listed below are fulfilled.

  • Provide leadership in planning, implementing, and providing oversight to station operations, seeking consensus where possible, and communicating the basis for decisions to stakeholders.
  • Plan, implement, and provide oversight to ensure effective administrative support, budget management, grants management, contract management, records management, and overall personnel management (evaluation and development).
  • Ensure that the facility, all equipment, and any other materials or items needed to effectively broadcast daily programming on a 24-hour basis are operating and maintained and repaired in a timely manner with appropriate delegation to Staff, Contractors, and Volunteers.
  • Lead the station in planning, implementing, and providing oversight to ensure effective fundraising efforts, including business sponsorship solicitation, fund drives, member and donor programs, grants, and special events.
  • Serve in the capacity of Chief Operations Officer for the station as required by the FCC and ensure that public records are adequately maintained, up-to-date, and available to the public upon request.
  • Provide oversight to the Staff and Volunteers to ensure quality programming, appropriate use of third-party programming; quality production and announcing of live or station-produced programs, and increasing listenership.
  • Utilize radio listenership data, community and public feedback, and audience research and information to validate and/or modify programming when necessary.
  • Promote KVMR’s role in the community by articulating the mission, policies and strategic direction; developing positive relationships with community leaders and organizations, listeners, advisory boards, members, donors, underwriters, broadcasters, other volunteers, staff, and other constituencies of the station. 
  • Provide regular program and financial reports to the Board of Directors; advising the Board on policy decisions, and implementing the board's approved policies and strategic plan.
  • Serve as the primary communication link to other agencies and organizations involved in public broadcasting, representing KVMR's interests to those agencies and organizations, and seeking opportunities for collaboration or utilizing shared resources.
  • Foster a positive and creative environment, offering support and encouragement to all staff, volunteers and other contributors in pursuit of the station’s successful operation.
  • Exemplifies, upholds, and enforces all company policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner.

Experience & Education:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in a leadership position with a non-profit organization, community radio or other community-based media.
  • Experience with financial management, budgeting, non-profit accounting, fundraising and development.
  • Experience directing grant writing, donor/member program management, and event coordination.
  • Experience with radio/audio/podcast production and journalism.
  • Experience with website development and use of web-based resources and social media for communications and promotion. 

Skills and Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and manage paid and volunteer personnel.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, when scheduled events require it.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people, incorporating diverse interests and opinions into decision-making and collaborations.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Competency with software including Zoom, Microsoft Office Suite, databases, and radio production.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of FCC regulations.
  • General technical knowledge of radio technology and an ability to learn and adapt to new technologies (including media technology for program development, organizational communication, etc.)
  • Familiarity with computer networking and management concepts.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under strict deadlines and short timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work collaboratively.
  • Verbally conveying information, instructions, and ideas clearly and quickly.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Must maintain a valid Class C driver’s license and/or reliable means of transportation.

Physical Demands:

  • Constantly (more than 66%) talking, listening and using a keyboard/ten-key.
  • Frequently (34-66%) lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs., feeling, reaching overhead and outward, sitting, standing, walking on normal surfaces, bending, fine dexterity with hands, and using repetitive hand motion.
  • Occasionally (1% - 33%) lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs., kneeling, squatting, grasping, and holding.
  • Rarely (less than 1 hour per week) lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs., pushing and pulling up to 50 lbs., and walking on slippery or uneven surfaces.

Typical Working Environment:

Work is most often performed indoors in a radio studio/broadcasting setting with regulated heating and cooling. Moderate noise levels consistent with a studio/office workplace. Occasional travel/commute to locations other than the station’s primary location to perform interviews or remote broadcasts, attend community and station-involved events and meetings.

Equipment/Tools used:

This position will utilize radio production and general office equipment, including but not limited to: Broadcast studio consoles, media source and all other on-air equipment, Computer, Keyboard, Phone, Office supplies, etc.


This position interacts with the Board of Directors, vendors, and the public. This position supervises the work of approximately 15-20 employees and 100+ volunteers.

Hours of Work:

This job will require working the hours necessary to meet the needs of the business and to complete necessary job duties. This may include work during days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as directed.

To apply for this Position:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to, no later than February 16, 2024.  Interviews may start as early as Feb 9.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by those assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. The Board of  Directors reserves the right to reassign and alter the job description as dictated by business necessity and evaluated reasonable accommodations.



Job Location: 
Nevada City, CA
United States
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024
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