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Manager, Multimedia



Open Date 02/28/2018
Requisition Number PRN16500B
Job Title Manager, Multimedia
Working Title Program Director
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Variable
Work Schedule Summary

40 hours a week, but due to the unpredictability of broadcasting, this position must be available for some extended hours and weekend work.

VP Area President
Department 00335 - KUER
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400
Close Date 04/10/2018
Open Until Filled No
Job Summary

KUER’s Director of Programming and Promotion is responsible for all programming, promotion and audience development for one of the country’s most successful and innovative public radio stations. This person oversees national programming and helps create innovative approaches for the creation and promotion of original content and new programming on KUER’s multiple platforms.

The Director of Programming and Promotion reports to the General Manager and supervises staff in operations, promotion, podcasting and digital engagement. This individual works collaboratively with KUER’s General Manager and News Director to create, articulate and advocate the station’s content strategy and vision and maintain KUER’s ethics and standards.


• Establish metrics to track and evaluate KUER’s audience building efforts for all programming.
• Develop and implement on-air and online promotional strategy, campaigns and assets that maximize listening and achieve audience targets for broadcast and digital properties (web, mobile, additional digital streams, podcasts, etc.).
• Advance public service and business goals and support KUER’s aspiration to lead the community in innovative content.
• Lead by example in writing and producing, but also assigning and supervising the creation of promotional content.
• Oversee a $1 million national programming budget
• Serve as KUER’s first contact to national networks (NPR, PRI, BBC, AMP, PRX, etc)
• Oversee KUER web and mobile asset creation, harmonizing online and on-air content and strategies.
• Collaborate with content creation teams to launch new programs and elevate engagement with existing and potential audiences in measurable ways.
• Partner with others in the organization to develop strategies and tactics that diversify, grow and engage audiences.
• Work with the Director of Development on short and long-term plans and specific agendas for KUER fundraising and membership engagement.
• Participate in station fundraising activities, including working with membership and development staff in the creation of fundraising themes and messaging.
• Assist the newsroom with special coverage and program details.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Preferred candidates will have relevant experience. They will be able to speak to the times they have:
• tracked ratings and other broadcast and digital audience data.
• developed and administered budgets to support audience building strategies and campaigns.
• managed operations, marketing and promotion staffs.
• managed digital audience engagement.
• responded to press inquiries about programming.
• evaluated programming proposals, including for podcast and other digital projects.
• managed programming schedule additions, cancellations and changes.
• written and produced promotional copy, including custom program tags.
• worked with outside marketing and advertising firms on station image and program promotion.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have four or more years of progressively more responsible management experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  3. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission