Job Description:


Executive Director/Station Manager

KSMQ Public Television is a non-profit public media broadcaster that provides essential media content and other services to over 700,000 residents in 22 counties in southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa and we are seeking an Executive Director/ Station Manager!


Help us grow and we will help you grow! 


Role Overview: The Executive Director/Station Manager at KSMQ will work with the Staff and Board of Directors to increase the profile and support of KSMQ’s national programming and local production. The role of the Executive Director/Station Manager provides hands-on leadership and a “roll up your sleeves” mentality. Taking a strategic planning approach for station financial growth opportunities, the Executive Director/Station Manager will build relationships that inspire and enrich the lives of the people within the communities served by the station, in an effort to enhance awareness and increase funding initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate creative, “think out of the box” fundraising efforts to support station operations.
  • Cultivate major gifts and donor relationships and increase community awareness/involvement.
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining the station's budget by providing sound fiscal principles.
  • Participate in regional public television groups and local meetings and events.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the operations of the station to ensure compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations, including but not limited to CPB, FCC, PBS, and EEO compliance.
  • Oversee, supervise, and support departmental operations of the station alongside staff.
  • Evaluate ongoing performance of direct reports and handle employee relations as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in management and supervision of a non-profit organization, its Staff and Board.
  • Possess knowledge of operations and production management within a television station setting.
  • Ability to interpret financial data and make informed decisions.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in general technology, including Microsoft Office and/or similar software.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Required: Bachelor's degree in management, business administration, or a related field
  • Required: Minimum of 5 years of experience in a relevant management role within the television industry, non-profit, or other comparable position.
  • Required: Drivers License and Reliable transportation.
  • Required: Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Desired: Proven successful track record of Fundraising/Donor Management.
  • Desired: 5+ years of leadership and employee relations.

Note: This job description outlines the primary duties and qualifications for the Executive Director/Station Manager position at KSMQ Public Television. Additional responsibilities may arise as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors or by the Executive Director/Station Manager as the role evolves.


Job Location: 
Austin, MN
United States
Job Category: 
Friday, May 31, 2024
Job Type: 
Full time
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To Apply:

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 - 5 professional references to or drop off/mail to:

Human Resources
KSMQ Public Television
107 W Oakland Ave
Austin, MN 55912

No Phone Calls Please. Position is open until filled.


KSMQ Public Service Media, Inc. offers a Competitive Salary (commensurate with experience) and a full benefits package including Health, Dental and Vision, STD/LTD, Life, Simple IRA savings plan with match, paid vacation, and a great work environment.


We value and respect diverse points of view and cultural backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected do the same in the workplace and will embrace working directly with associates regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political, religious, or socioeconomic background.


KSMQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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