Job Description:

About Us

Through music and stories created for a culturally open-minded community, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee is a catalyst for creating a better, more inclusive and engaged Milwaukee.

As an organization we believe in the following values:

o Progressive/open to change

o Fun, humor and enthusiasm

o Transparent communication to staff and community

o Accountability and acknowledgement

o Nurturing

o Respect 

Job Description

88Nine Radio Milwaukee is deepening its commitment to the Milwaukee music scene by forming a companion program to the existing program - Backline. This position will lead the process of developing and executing this program within Radio Milwaukee. Once the program is developed, the position will also handle the daily on-goings of the program including staff and committee organization, management, and collaboration. 


• Build a new vision of Backline Radio Milwaukee while complementing the 12- week Backline accelerator program with Gener8tor.

• Plan and execute the new program vision, in collaboration with volunteer committee, staff and key stakeholders

• Coordinate and execute Backline Radio Milwaukee programs and related activities (workshops, showcases, etc.).                                                            

• Recruit, vet and help select musicians with collaboration with Gener8tor, to participate in Backline Radio Milwaukee.

• Work collaboratively with the Development Director to shape annual revenue targets and fundraising strategy and assist with fundraising appeals and grant proposals as needed.

• Build relationships with stakeholders in the music and entertainment industry both locally and nationally (musicians, managers, record labels, producers, distributors, mentors, service providers, etc.).

• Continuously listen to the Milwaukee music scene in order to develop and maintain a program that meets its need 

• Coordinate with program stakeholders and help develop relationships with supporters.

• Act as the lead mentor and continuously support program musicians, alumni, and the local music community.

• Support the Radio Milwaukee team across all product lines to build connectivity between all programs.

• Communicate and work in tandem with Marketing Director to develop program communication plans. 


• Commitment to Radio Milwaukee’s mission and values  

• Entrepreneurial spirit, self-starter, organized.

• Experience and existing relationships in the Milwaukee music and entertainment industry is preferred.

• Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly independent environment and juggle multiple ongoing projects, responsibilities and external relationships.

• Demonstrated ability to think strategically, collaborate with diverse groups and develop relationships.  

• Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and dynamic teams.                                                                              

• Willingness to intensively and rapidly dive deeper into the industry, even if already familiar.                                                                                                                              

• Flexibility to travel and work some nights and weekends- we’re not a Monday-Friday, 9-5 operation!

• At least two years of program or product management experience a plus.

• Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.                                                      

• Strong written and verbal communication skills. 

Job Location: 
Milwaukee, WI
United States
Job Category: 
Friday, October 23, 2020
Job Type: 
Full time
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To be considered for this position, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to by 5pm, October 23, 2020.

No phone calls please.


Radio Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.