Job Description:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state and beyond. As a Development Associate/Corporate Account Executive at UAB’s NPR affiliate station, WBHM, you will solicit businesses and organizations to purchase on-air sponsorship announcements to support the station’s programming and help reach its fundraising goals. Duties include:


  • Using market research data to match the station’s audience with the prospective sponsors’ market demographics
  • Identifying and researching prospective clients and categories of business support
  • Cultivating relationships with advertising agencies and their personnel
  • Networking with current and prospective clients to cultivate new donor relationships
  • Presenting sponsorship proposals to interested businesses, organizations and agencies
  • Working with WBHM Traffic and Programming staff on matters regarding WBHM’s programming, on-air underwriting inventory, and community outreach
  • Creating underwriting announcement flights and coordinating with on-air talent to ensure announcements air according to agreed-upon terms
  • Finalizing underwriting contract sponsorship agreements
  • Soliciting and securing corporate support for station events and programming initiatives
  • Keeping abreast of best practices in the field and remaining up to date on current trends and new technologies



  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Media, Communications, Sales, Marketing or related field and 2 years of related experience (work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement)
  • Strong communications skills
  • Ability to use personal computer and related software
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products


WBHM is much more than a radio station – it is an essential public resource. Free from commercial and political influence, WBHM seeks to make Birmingham and Alabama a better place to live by educating, engaging and entertaining the people of our metro area and our state. We are dedicated to the idea that an informed citizenry is vital to democracy and a thriving economy, and we celebrate diversity, innovation, and lifelong learning. Supported by our listeners and the CPB, we are the voice of NPR in the heart of Alabama.


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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

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