About KKFI 90.1 FM
KKFI is an independent, non-commercial, non-profit, 501(c)3, volunteer-based, community radio station. Our vision is to provide a broadcast voice to the voiceless…to those in our community who are otherwise un-represented or under-represented by mainstream media. Our eclectic music programming includes blues, jazz, reggae, rock, hip hop, alternative, Hispanic and world music. Our local and national public affairs programming includes shows dealing with working class, environment, peace, justice, LGBT, and alternative health issues.
KKFI has been on-the-air since 1988 as the Kansas City area’s independent, noncommercial community radio station. The station operates a 100,000-watt transmitter, the most powerful allowed by FCC regulations, broadcasting to a 60-mile radius around Kansas City.
Short-Term Station Manager
Mid-Coast Radio Project, Inc. Board of Directors
General operations of KKFI
Full-time; nights and weekends as necessary; for a period not to exceed three years
Approximately $20,000 annually; no benefits
KKFI has received an acceptable proposal from a qualified internal candidate to serve as Short-Term Station Manager, at a salary range substantially below the typical salary for such a position, without benefits, for a period of not in excess of two to three years, with a goal of developing the resources, including revenue enhancement, for the station to be in a position to employ a permanent station manager. Prior to contracting with the Short-Term Station Manager, KKFI wishes to give other qualified candidates the opportunity to apply for the position.
Please note that this position will sunset after a term not to exceed three years and possibly sooner. If the station does proceed with engaging a permanent station manager in the future, the Short-Term Station Manager may be called upon to assist the permanent station manager in the transition. (It is noted, however, that the Short-Term Station Manager may apply for the permanent position if the station decides to employ a permanent station manager.)
KKFI Mission Statement
KKFI is the Kansas City area’s independent, noncommercial community radio station. We seek to stimulate, educate and entertain our audience, to reflect the diversity of the local and world community, and to provide a channel for individuals and groups, issues and music that have been overlooked, suppressed or under-represented by other media.
At KKFI, ours is a system of structured, democratic governance with high levels of participation by our Active Members and other volunteers. Board decisions are informed in part by recommendations made by various standing and ad-hoc committees made up of these Members and volunteers. This includes decisions concerning programming. Our Short-Term Station Manager must be a good leader and a skilled collaborator and motivator.
The Short-Term Station Manager should be knowledgeable about all station activities and will be accountable to a Board of Directors elected from the community by the Active Members. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment of collaboration and to encourage diversity and inclusion while maintaining focus and achieving priorities. This individual should possess the maturity to maintain professionalism while experiencing change and confronting challenges. She or he should care about the potential of community radio, enjoy interacting with the public, be committed to the Mission of KKFI, and be motivated to help expand KKFI’s influence in the community.
The Short-Term Station Manager will be given clear lines of authority and shall receive the support of the Board to carry out his or her responsibilities. Regular feedback will be provided by the Executive Committee and formal, quarterly evaluations will provide scheduled opportunities for growth and development.
Areas of Responsibility
Areas of responsibility include speaking for the station, doing outreach and building relationships within the community; providing leadership and guidance; increasing revenue; together with other employees, taking care of day-to-day office issues, ensuring KKFI’s compliance with laws, regulations and industry codes governing Radio broadcasting, and seeing that complaints are dealt with swiftly; and generally making decisions that benefit the station financially and otherwise, with a goal of assisting KKFI to develop the resources to be in a position to employ a permanent station manager.
This position requires management experience; a exceptional level of interpersonal understanding; experience with broadcasting and an FCC-regulated work environment; a passion for the mission of community radio; and the ability to work comfortably in a volunteer environment. Successful applicants will be self-motivated and self-directed with the ability to juggle several projects at once. Prior experience with KKFI is a plus and will be weighted heavily.
To apply for this position:
Email a cover letter, references and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is November 29, 2013.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Report
See this link for the EEO report.