Job Description:


The Station Relations position is responsible for daily communications for 1A to its carrying stations. The producer will manage and develop existing station carriage relationships.

The position will be responsible for the distribution of all daily promotional copy for 1A, 1A Plus and 1A’s podcast, in addition to sharing daily rundown material to be sent to all carrying member stations. This position will help develop service-focused marketing and business plans that reflect the overall strategic goals of WAMU and 1A as a leader in national content.

The station relations position works alongside colleagues and other production team members. This part-time position will help develop, implement, and manage 1A trade advertising agreements. The position works with minimal supervision across the programming/content department as well as with our distribution partner, National Public Radio, to assist with marketing campaigns across multiple platforms.

The position does not have any direct reports.

Essential Functions

  1. Manage and execute integrated promotional and marketing plans and strategies to meet carriage and revenue goals for 1A; maintain daily regular communication with carrying station PDs and our distribution partner, NPR. Regular outreach to targeted markets for carriage.
  2. Working interdepartmentally, develop and manage the communication and brand strategy for national content incorporating appropriate channels (i.e., web, digital and print); develop marketing materials.
  3. Write, create, and deliver presentations to internal and external stakeholders as well as other public radio partners and colleagues.

Work Environment

  • No travel required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Part time, Exempt position.
  • Up to 25 work hours/week.
  • Hybrid work.
  • This position will receive a monthly payment.

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience.

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in journalism and media.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • The candidate must have good working knowledge of how public radio stations buy programming and why/when stations make changes to their program schedule.
  • Experience with digital, web, print, social media marketing and listener engagement; understands how to implement effective marketing programs across those platforms.
  • Project management experience and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Creative problem solver with strong critical thinking skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of external and internal clients including WAMU & American University staff.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of initiative and autonomy in achieving station goals.
  • Superb written communication skills.
  • Keen understanding of national and international current events, and excellent news and narrative judgment.
  • Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously and assimilate large amounts of information efficiently under daily deadline pressures.
  • Proficiency with multimedia production.
  • Experience creating content for Facebook, Twitter and other emerging platforms.
  • Experience working with content management systems (CMS).
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Time management skills, flexibility, and ability to work effectively in a dynamic, unpredictable news environment.
Job Location: 
Washington, DC
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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