Job Description:

The Opportunity

If you are a community engagement specialist who excels in respecting diverse perspectives, here’s a great opportunity to work with public media stations across the country. This Media Training Manager position will be the go-to person for rolling out best practices for community engagement efforts during the 2020 national election as part of a CPB-funded initiative. We’re looking for an engaging coach with exceptional listening skills and a track record of educating others who might have limited resources or unusual challenges in reaching out to their communities.  This Manager will serve as a key connecting point for engagement and the resulting journalism.

This individual will coach, support and provide direction for the community engagement efforts of stations and collaboratives that are part of the national Election 2020 project. The Training Manager will help develop best practices for community convenings, listening sessions, surveys, and other engagement efforts, contributing to a playbook that will be shared systemwide.

Election 2020: Listening to America is a new grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The 18-month, $1.9 million grant will support a new level of collaboration among public radio stations to cover the 2020 elections. The project is led by KCUR 89.3, the NPR affiliate in Kansas City, where the central team is located. KCUR’s Donna Vestal is the Managing Director of Election 2020.  KCUR is hiring six full-time staff to be a part of the central staff. For the right candidate, we are open to a remote workplace. This position is limited duration, 12-18 months. 

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Kansas City, MO
United States
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Review of applications will begin on Thursday September 26 , 2019.  This position will remain open until filled.  KCUR is an editorially independent service of the University of Missouri - Kansas City. 

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