Assistant Program Director

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Management, Marketing and Communications, Radio, Senior-Level

About Us:

Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.

Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.

Learn more about Boise State and living in Idaho’s Treasure Valley at

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Responsible for the day to day management and allocation of programming resources, and planning and implementation of program services. Coordinates messaging and special content for, and aids in planning on-air fundraising efforts.

Department Overview:

Boise State Public Radio is Idaho’s largest nonprofit, listener-supported NPR member station, reaching the region's metropolitan and rural areas.

As the only sources of quality public radio news, classical music, jazz and unique cultural programming, our radio stations are distinct in their mission, their audience and their partnerships.

Level Scope:

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. Sets and delegates day-to-day tasks to achieve operational objectives. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Problems typically involve a single area, process or constituent group. Ensures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

Essential Functions:

● Hosts on-air shifts sharing timely information with listeners.
● Monitor and create broadcasts, including programs, promotions, programs, and messaging.
● Responsible for writing, editing, voicing and production of audio content for on-air fundraising, underwriting announcements and promotional campaigns.
● Works with the Program Director to plan, implement and evaluate program services; review audience research; ensure program services are consistent with the mission, goals and editorial policies of the station.
● Corresponds with listeners, community representatives, and external constituents regarding programming and content on BSPR broadcasts.
● Supervise Producer/Announcers, part-time student and volunteer production staff.
● Maintains checklist for regular tasks completed by student Producer Operators including downloading and inputting programs and producing on-air promotions for broadcast.
● Perform other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Ability to effectively problem solve and multitask multiple projects at once.
● Interpersonal skills suitable for interactions with managers, staff, clients, and listeners.
● Knowledge of supervisory practices.
● Experience supervising music hosts and production staff.
● Experience preparing content for and the production and hosting of radio programming.
● General knowledge of troubleshooting audio routing, program formatting and technical issues.
● Computer operating systems and networking.
● Automated broadcast station operation (NexGen) and digital switching capabilities.
● Knowledge of digital audio workstations (Adobe Audition) and audio production and editing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree in radio or communication related fields.
● Five year’s experience in radio with an emphasis on operations.
● Experience with network audio consoles (ie. Axia).
● Minimum two years supervisory experience.
● Experience in radio transmission, propagation, reception and signal chain.
● Experience in FCC broadcast regulations and identifications as well as on-air requirements.
● Proven record of making split-second decisions balancing needs of listeners, station and FCC regulations.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range of $47,195.20 - $58,988.80/yr; commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position, a resume detailing your employment history, and three (3) professional references.



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