Blue Ridge Public Radio, based in Asheville, NC, seeks its first Director of Content to lead our dynamic and growing service in one of the nation’s most vibrant creative communities. As the largest NPR affiliate serving 16 counties in Western North Carolina, BPR earns the loyalty and trust of its listeners by building its service on a core of strong journalism and cultural coverage. The director will report to the CEO and will be responsible for the vision, strategy and oversight of all content on our two broadcast channels — BPR Classic and BPR News — and both live and on-demand digital channels. The director will develop a plan for audience service and growth, and will create the vision, team environment and strategic goals to expand BPR’s service and quality. S/he will provide leadership and support for BPR’s content staff and contributors, aiming to connect their work with the highest standards of journalism and programming and to serve audience needs in innovative ways.
BPR is based in Asheville, where local authenticity is held in the highest regard by hometown residents and visitors alike. It’s a city powered by its creative economy, which includes a vibrant arts community, a growing music industry, the center of the American crafts movement, a foodie and craft beer paradise, and some of the most awe-inspiring mountains and rivers in the East. Its energy and potential come for a diverse mix of longtime residents and newcomers across generations. BPR seeks to provide inclusive coverage of public affairs and culture that helps residents engage in constructive discourse, enjoy the regions vibrant characters, and connect in efforts to build a better community.
The Director of Content manages all content creation and distribution activities and initiatives across multiple platforms and formats in order to improve service, drive audience diversification and growth, and deepen community engagement and audience loyalty.
Candidates should have at least five years of relevant experience in public or commercial media, substantial experience in digital production, and at least three years of program management and staff supervision experience. The Director of Content should have excellent knowledge of journalistic principles and ethics, as well as excellent communication skills and the ability to work under strict and challenging deadlines.
BPR is being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates. Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates. For consideration, please visit the job posting and apply online at http://liv.jobs/icv34.
Apply by February 22, 2020
Blue Ridge Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates
Blue Ridge Public Radio is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization and a certified living wage employer. We provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified current and prospective employees without distinction or discrimination based on of age, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, color, race, national origin, religion, disability, military service or veteran status, or other characteristic(s) protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. This policy is reflected in all BPR practices and policies.