PostedJune 13, 2019
Blue Ridge Public Radio (BPR), based in Asheville, NC, continues its dynamic growth and is ready to hire its first Director of Content. BPR attracts a very large audience and earns the loyalty and trust of its listeners by building its services on a core of strong journalism and cultural coverage. The director reports to the CEO and will be responsible for the vision, strategic development and oversight of all content on two broadcast channels: BPR Classic and BPR News, along with all current and future digital platforms. The BPR Director of Content will be a visionary leader who develops content to ensure that Blue Ridge Public Radio’s services reach and engage loyal audiences on all platforms. The director will develop a plan for audience service and growth and will build effective strategies for the future in a cost-effective and sustainable way.
BPR is a highly successful community licensee that receives strong support from its listeners, donors, and area businesses and organizations. We’re based in the very popular and growing city of Asheville where local authenticity is held in the highest regard. It’s a city powered by its creative economy, which includes a vibrant arts community, a growing music industry, the center of the American crafts movement, a foodie and craft beer paradise, and some of the most awe inspiring mountains and rivers in the East.
The Director of Content oversees all content creation and distribution activities and initiatives across multiple platforms and formats in order to drive audience diversification, growth, engagement, retention, and support.
Requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, and at least five years of relevant experience in public or commercial media, substantial experience in digital production, and at least three years of program management and staff supervision experience. The Director of Content should have excellent knowledge of journalistic principles and ethics, as well as excellent communication skills and the ability to work under strict and challenging deadlines.
HOW TO APPLY:
BPR is being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates. Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates. For consideration, please visit the job posting and apply online at http://liv.jobs/j4u-q.
Blue Ridge Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Blue Ridge Public Radio is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization and a certified living wage employer. We provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified current and prospective employees without distinction or discrimination based on of age, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, color, race, national origin, religion, disability, military service or veteran status, or other characteristic(s) protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. This policy is reflected in all BPR practices and policies.
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