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KGNU job opening
 
Title: Denver Outreach Director
Hours: 20 hours/week
Salary: $18,750 plus full benefits and generous vacation plan
Contact: Send cover letter and resume to Kris Abrams at kris@kgnu.org by October 31, 2005.

Organization and opportunity
KGNU is an independent, community radio station based in Boulder, Colorado. Last year, at the request of Denver-based individuals and media activists, KGNU purchased 1390 AM and is now broadcasting to the 2 million people of metro Denver. The move quadrupled KGNU?s potential listening audience, and set a precedent for community radio stations nationwide.

KGNU now has an exciting opportunity to make the airwaves accessible to the diverse communities of Denver and become a vibrant, inclusive, participatory station for the entire metro area.

Job description and duties:
? In collaboration with appropriate staff and volunteers, the Outreach Director will develop and implement a comprehensive outreach plan for KGNU in Denver. The strategy will involve a two-way communication process: introducing the diverse communities of Denver to KGNU and the opportunities a community radio station presents, as well as soliciting input from these communities on what they want in a community radio station, including but not limited to programming, access, and training. The plan will include a timeline with benchmarks;

? Meet with individuals and groups in Denver, including activist, educational, cultural, political, religious, and community organizations, and develop and maintain strategic partnerships;

? Identify, empower and cultivate potential volunteers to take an active role in creating the community radio station they want in Denver. This may include identifying potential producers of new Denver-based news and music programming, participants in a Denver Advisory Board, Denver Fundraising Committee, and a Denver Outreach Committee, and recruiting potential members for KGNU?s Board of Directors;

? Develop outreach materials targeting Denver-based individuals and non-profits, identify distribution points for these materials, and coordinate their distribution;

? Compile the input received from individuals and groups, and work with appropriate staff to develop proposals for programming, training and other station activities based on the results of the input;

? Maintain an outreach database;

? Help Denver-based individuals and groups take full advantage of everything KGNU has to offer, including free Public Service Announcements to non-profits and daily Community and Concert Calendars;

? Assist in producing the Community Calendar (weekdays);

? Write a quarterly web-based news letter for Denver volunteers;

? Produce and/or assist volunteers in producing KGNU events in Denver as part of the outreach plan;

? Represent KGNU at events in Denver;

? Coordinate Denver outreach volunteers, including the volunteer-powered Denver Outreach Committee (currently known as the Denver Friends of KGNU), to help achieve above tasks;

? Participate in weekly staff meetings at KGNU?s studios in Boulder;

? Participate in KGNU?s fundraising drives and membership activities and perform other duties as requested and as time allows.

Qualifications and requirements
Extensive experience in community organizing, constituency development, and/or community outreach; excellent leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and public speaking and writing skills; extensive knowledge of Denver?s activist and artistic landscape and experience with Denver non-profit organizations; ability to think strategically and creatively; enjoys jumping into a new project and getting results; enjoys working with others, and also able to work independently; is comfortable and experienced with working in an inclusive, multi-racial environment; ability to inspire and motivate others; ability to juggle multiple projects with limited time and budget; basic computer skills; passionate about independent media; desire to learn radio production; ability to travel to Boulder a minimum of once per week.

Pluses include: strong relationships with Denver-based non-profits; relationships with Denver-based funders; experience in marketing and/or guerrilla/grassroots marketing; experience with independent media; experience in event production; fluency in Spanish; experience in audio or video production, digital editing, and/or journalism; experience managing list-serves.
 

 

Created:10/31/05, Modified:10/31/05, expires:10/31/05, priority:9