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Leadership Opportunity.
President/General Manager

Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Northeast Indiana Public Radio (NIPR) seeks a general manager for its two-channel public radio service, providing NPR news, jazz and classical music to listeners in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and surrounding communities including northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. NIPR is a not for profit community organization whose mission is to “engage our community with content that enriches the human experience.”

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, management and communications skills and will exhibit high ethical standards, including trustworthiness and demonstrated fiscal responsibility.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to identify, act decisively, show good judgment and solve problems.

The successful candidate will provide demonstrated ability to perform the following responsibilities.

1.  Management—Must be able to provide strong leadership and guidance to a staff of ten professionals, through the following skills.

  • Ability to establish annual operating goals and business plan.
  • Ability to effectively delegate responsibilities.
  • Ability to provide clearly defined expectations, consistent follow through and measures of accountability to staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers and Board of Trustees.

2.  Financial acumen—Must be able to manage an annual budget of $1.2million, through the following skills.

  • Ability to provide strategic direction for annual budget.
  • Ability to monitor the operating budget monthly and make appropriate adjustments to keep it balanced.
  • Ability to determine efficiency improvements to adjust budget as necessary.
  • Ability to seek new opportunities to increase revenue.

3.  Industry knowledge—Must exhibit broad technical knowledge related to radio in general, public radio in particular, through the following skills.

  • Basic knowledge of radio broadcasting fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of FCC regulations.
  • Knowledge of broadcasting ratings and their importance to public radio.
  • Basic knowledge of radio technology and current trends in new technology.

4.  Community relations—Must be able to establish and maintain strong relationships within the communities served, through the following skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with community and business leaders, including written and verbal communication, and media relation skills.
  • Ability to be seen as a collaborator and as a leader among the communities served by NIPR.
  • Ability to serve as effective spokesperson for NIPR.

5.  Fundraising—Must be able to effectively raise funds in the nonprofit business model, through the following skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with various not for profit organizations and foundations.
  • Ability to establish relationships with and secure funding from high capacity individuals.
  • Ability to determine grant opportunities and secure grant writing resources.
  • Ability to determine additional fundraising opportunities and implement them.

Qualified candidates should apply by October 15, 2010 by sending a cover letter and resume to  or mailing to Suzon Motz, Search Chair, NIPR, P.O. Box 8459, Fort Wayne, IN 46898.

NIPR is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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