KCWU General Manager

KCWU General Manager

Work with a great team in a fantastic facility, located on the beautiful Central Washington University campus. Lead KCWU’s evolution in broadcast and livestreaming platforms, ensuring a coherent and engaging experience for our audience while reflecting the diversity of our campus and community. KCWU-FM is an award-winning, student-centered station seeking a leader to continue efforts to provide a premiere experience for students, and strategic collaborations that support a welcoming, inclusive environment.

The KCWU-FM General Manager oversees programming, operations, promotion and audience development, planning and financial activities of our radio station, which provides a robust learning laboratory for student participants to experience a professional broadcast environment. KCWU is an FCC-licensed 500-watt, non-commercial educational FM broadcast station at 88.1 MHz. This position ensures broadcast services and all station operations are administered in compliance with FCC regulations, federal, state, and local laws, and university policies and procedures which includes monitoring, responding, and consulting on questions and issues around music licensing at the university. The GM works collaboratively with other departments to enhance student learning and engagement. All employees are expected to support CWU’s commitment to diversity and to bring and support inclusion into the university environment. CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer. Screening date June 23, open until filled (priority given to applications received by screening date.) Apply at careers.cwu.edu, search Job ID# 4142. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field
  • Three years of experience in radio broadcasting, including with decision-making capacities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of music scheduling software (i.e., Music Master) and scheduling for college radio
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry standard automation (i.e., Wide Orbit)
  • Knowledge of F.C.C. rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of FCC requirements around music licensing (i.e., ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, GMR)
  • Supervisory and leadership experience
  • Understanding of editorial principles and journalism ethics
  • Understanding of digital media landscape and how it intersects with radio
  • Experience in budget planning, preparation and management
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with strategic planning, assessment and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability and/or experience working with students and/or co-workers from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds, and experiences
  • Clear commitment to growing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace with our staff, students, and in the communities we serve
  • OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing a university radio station
  • Experience with the FCC FM license renewal process
  • Experience in audio and video production
  • Experience as a producer
  • Ability to write and edit scripts for on-air production following FCC underwriting rules
  • Experience with digital production and digital audience growth
  • Experience overseeing multiple projects
  • Experience or interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds
  • Ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives and issues into everyday conversations
  • Potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations
  • Industry and media professional contacts and/or affiliations

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