Program Director - KUVO Jazz

Rocky Mountain PBS - KUVO Jazz
Denver, CO



Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. (RMPM) is the parent company of Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO Jazz and The Drop. Over a million Coloradans turn to Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO Jazz and The Drop to discover provocative and inspiring local, national and international programming; find diverse viewpoints; score front row center seats to world-class performances; and experience lifelong learning opportunities every month.



  • Oversees daily operations of KUVO Jazz, supervises personnel, and is responsible for overall broadcast programming.

  • Articulates the station's vision and helps the staff understand their role in achieving that vision.

  • Creates, implements, and manages the sound, image, music, brand, and standards of the station through all distribution channels to reach and exceed goals for ratings, revenue, and profitability

  • Manages the KUVO Jazz Programming Staff and volunteers; maintains working relationship with all departments within the station. Meets with Programming Staff weekly.

  • Coaches, directs, and provides constructive feedback to all on-air hosts to maximize their performance. Conducts air checks with on-air staff.

  • Works closely with the sales team to develop and enhance client relationships and revenue

  • Works closely with marketing team to develop contests, promotions, and events to raise brand profile

  • Works closely with membership team to produce and execute on-air membership campaigns

  • Collaborates with the Marketing Department in coordinating and providing content for the web site.

  • Conducts audience research, analyzes and prepares reports showing who listens, when, and for how long

  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with producers, artists' managers, composers and other industry contacts.

  • Monitors trends, legislation and regulations that are relevant to the program's mission and makes program and advocacy recommendations to the General Manager and leadership team.

  • Works directly with national program network services and producers.

  • Ensure operation of station in accordance with FCC regulations and policies

  • Works with the GM on budgetary matters.

  • Other tasks & duties when assigned



  • APD candidates strongly encouraged to apply

  • Minimum of five years' experience in radio programming and management service.

  • High school diploma or GED

Additional Qualifications of Position

  • Substantial digital and/or broadcast experience, a strong affinity for journalism, a proven ability to lead a high-profile enterprise and strong cultural fluency including a track record of achievement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Innovative and creative broadcaster with strong leadership and motivational skills.

  • Demonstrative track record of leadership in building audiences through effective radio programming.

  • Manages multiple priorities and brings new concepts to fruition.

  • Possesses excellent management and communication skills with the ability to work in a highly collaborative work environment.

  • Knowledge of music formats with an emphasis on jazz and Latino music.

  • Appreciation for non-profit mission while operating with a strong business focus.

  • Ability to represent KUVO's interest to select partners, communities, National organizations, and other public service organizations.


Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or people of color are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every qualification. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce. If you're excited about this role, feel a passion for our mission, this feels like it could be your dream job, but your previous experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply!


PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: Persons interested in this position must apply at and please submit the following items:

  1. A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit the needs of RMPM and information on how the applicant found out about the job opening.

  2. A resume detailing education, training, and employment experience.


Position will be posted until filled. No phone calls please. KRMA-TV/KTSC-TV/KRMJ-TV/KRMU-TV/KRMZ-TV and KUVO-FM/KVJZ-FM are licensed to and operated by Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. as non-commercial public television and radio.


  • Production studios

  • Performance studio

  • Radio master control studio

  • Office environment

  • Remote locations





Rocky Mountain Public Media embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. As such, Rocky Mountain Public Media does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.