General Manager

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Norman, OK – The University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks a General Manager for its successful public radio service, KGOU Radio, covering more than one million Oklahomans with four transmitters and four translators. (http://kgou.org/)

KGOU has a strong tradition of local, state and regional coverage that focuses on news and public affairs programming, and is the lead station of a consortium of public radio stations for the joint project, StateImpact Oklahoma. Last year, KGOU and StateImpact Oklahoma received over 50 awards for locally produced content. KGOU has 12 full time staff members, and is home to the two StateImpact Oklahoma reporters.

KGOU is located in Norman, part of the Oklahoma City metro area that was ranked #9 by Forbes as one of America’s most affordable cities, and #10 for where working-age Americans are moving. The metro is served by several universities, is a hub for professional and collegiate sports, including an NBA team, has a thriving arts community, and has leading research facilities in health, biosciences, and weather. The metro has benefitted from an urban renaissance 20 years in the making, with walking, running and cycling trails along the Oklahoma River, world class museums and 17 acres of green space downtown. The state has four distinct seasons, and 35 state parks filled with lakes, mountains, forests and sand dunes.

KGOU is operated by the College of Continuing Education (OU Outreach http://www.ou.edu/outreach.html) at the University of Oklahoma. OU Outreach is a world-renowned continuing education and liberal studies program designed for working adults, military personnel and others who want to advance their education with credit courses, non-credit activities, youth programs, and more. OU Outreach extends the educational resources of the University of Oklahoma on campus, online, and at locations around the world.

The University of Oklahoma (http://www.ou.edu/) is a public research university in Norman, Oklahoma — with a student population just over 30,000. With three campuses in Oklahoma – main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and a campus in Tulsa — OU also offers study abroad opportunities at several locations overseas. From aerospace studies to visual communication, the University of Oklahoma has more than 150 majors to choose from, including the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication (http://www.ou.edu/content/gaylord.html).

KGOU hires several part time OU student staff each semester and offers practicum and a radio news course through the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
The University of Oklahoma offers excellent benefits and a range of insurance options. Insurance becomes effective on the first day of the month following the date of hire.
Minimum Requirements: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications or related field, and four years of professional experience in broadcasting.

Departmental Preferences: Ten plus years of related experience with increasing levels of responsibility, (including supervising a staff) and a minimum of a BS Degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a concentration in Journalism, Communications, Business Administration Non-Profit Management or other related field. Alternatively, the minimum requirement of five years plus of related experience with increasing levels of responsibility (including supervising a staff) and a minimum of a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a concentration in Journalism, Communications, Business Administration Non-Profit Management or other related field.

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY:
OU is being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates. For consideration, please visit http://liv.jobs for the link to the full job posting and to apply online with the University of Oklahoma.

For full consideration, apply by August 15, 2016. Open Until Filled.

Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates.

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