Job Description:

General Manager of KUAC

KUAC is hiring for a General Manager. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for public broadcasting in the Great North! Given the current informational climate, it is especially important to recognize the role public KUAC plays in providing reliable information to the people of Alaska, and the new GM should be prepared to continue that mission proudly into the future.



Typical level/type of education or training required for this position (including licenses):

Education: Graduate degree in Communication or related field and five years progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: At least five years of management level experience in public broadcasting is required.  Experience in management of a joint university-licensed station is preferred.

Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills are required.  A demonstrated ability to create and implement a vision for public broadcasting that serves the University, audiences, and constituent groups is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.


  1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with long-range strategic planning, contract negotiations and budget preparation. Ability to develop and initiate sound recommendations to executive management and represent management positions publicly when necessary. Ability to identify, organize, plan and allocate resources.
  2. Demonstrated successful experience in fundraising.
  3. Extensive knowledge of telecommunications technologies and processes for both digital and analog used in a broadcast and computer-networking environment. Understanding of FCC rules and regulations relative to TV and radio broadcasting and steps necessary for compliance. Positive experience with personnel supervision.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of information technology and network systems especially as they relate to broadcast media production and distribution in a higher education environment. Proficiency in analyzing complex interconnected systems and determining best practices for operations and maintenance. Ability to develop and implement policy affecting both internal and external constituencies, to explain policies and arbitrate disputes.
  5. Understanding of FCC rules and regulations relative to TV and radio broadcasting and steps necessary for compliance. Positive experience with personnel supervision.

Work schedule will include some evening hours, weekends and holidays as KUAC is a 24/7/365 operation. Frequent travel to required national, regional and Alaska broadcast related meetings.

This is a full-time, Grade 82, minimum $80,704 yearly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on May 18, 2020. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 5/17/2019.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Job Location: 
Fairbanks, AK
United States
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Full time
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For assistance in submitting information, or for any questions about this position, please contact Charles Whatley at

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