Job Description:

An independent, locally owned and operated community licensee, Vermont Public has 120 employees and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. More than 60% of Vermont Public’s funding comes from individual donors and local business supporters. Today, Vermont Public reaches approximately 200,000 weekly radio listeners, nearly 240,000 monthly television viewers, and more than 260,000 monthly website visitors. As Vermont Public moves into its next phase of growth, integration, and evolution, the organization seeks an emotionally intelligent, innovative, strategic, and mission-driven President & CEO to lead a new era of journalistic innovation, impact, and sustainability in Vermont. The next President & CEO will relish the opportunity to lead a large, multi-platform news organization with a deep history in the state and bold ambition to serve more Vermonters than ever before.

Reporting to the Vermont Public Board of Directors, the President & CEO will provide vision and leadership for Vermont Public in service of its mission, and is responsible for the overall strategic, financial, and operational success of the organization. Importantly, the new CEO will be expected to inspire others and to unlock the full potential of the merger of Vermont PBS and Vermont Public Radio by developing and articulating a cohesive vision and a clear plan to integrate the operations of each organization more fully, achieving programming excellence and financial sustainability in the digital age.

While no one candidate will have every experience outlined in the position description, ideal candidates will display the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

  • A Proven Strategic & Innovative Leader
  • A Highly Inclusive, Emotionally Intelligent Leader & Culture Builder
  • Demonstrated Operational Acumen & Systems Thinking
  • A Genuine Commitment to Vermont & to the Mission of Public Media
  • An Authentic Relationship Builder & Trusted Community Ambassador

The salary range for this role is $220,000 - $260,000 with a generous benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, family/parental leave, 11 holidays, 28 PTO days (increasing after 5 years), 401k match, FSA, EAP, and a free corporate gym membership. Out of state candidates will also be eligible for relocation assistance.
The President & CEO will be based in the Vermont Public offices in Colchester, Vermont, with some flexibility for occasional work from home.

This search is being conducted by Koya Partners-Diversified Search Group on behalf of Vermont Public.
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Colchester, VT
United States
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Full time
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