Job Description:

KOPN 89.5 FM, a community-supported public radio station in Columbia, MO, seeks qualified candidates for the position of General Manager.  

On air since 1973, KOPN provides diverse music, local news and talk, and syndicated programming from NPR and Pacifica.  KOPN is a CPB-qualified, FCC-licensed station owned and operated by the New Wave Corporation, a 501(c)(3) organization.  KOPN operates at 36,000 watts and serves an area of approximately 100 miles in diameter in Central Missouri. 

The General Manager reports to a member-elected board of directors and supervises a small paid staff and a large corps of volunteers. The GM oversees all aspects of station operation: technical, programming, financial, fundraising, community outreach, and planning. The position requires excellent organization skills, creativity, cooperation, patience, tact, and a commitment to professional ethics.  Other qualifications include technical knowledge and skill in audio and radio, demonstrated interest in community radio, and a history of community engagement.   Salary range is $38,000 - $45,000.  

Email cover letter, resumé, and 3 references to  or  mail/deliver to  GM Search, KOPN, 915 E. Broadway, Columbia MO 65201 by December 6, 2019.   

KOPN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity.

Job Location: 
Columbia, MO
United States
Job Category: 
Friday, December 6, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
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KOPN GM Search, 915 E. Broadway, Columbia MO 65201   

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