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Northeast Indiana Public Radio (NIPR)


Job Description


Summary and Responsibilities:

The GM is responsible for the strategic and creative vision, and daily operation of Northeast Indiana Public Radio (NIPR) in alliance with NIPR’s overall mission. The GM heads efforts to develop partnerships across the coverage area and ensures financial stability through ongoing fundraising efforts and cost control. The GM leads all aspects of broadcast and digital broadcast and digital programming, including revenue generation, programming, operations, marketing and staff, while growing the audience to fulfill the goal of becoming an essential local institution throughout Northeast Indiana and the listening area.

This position will build on a brand and image that reflects the potential of  Indiana public radio’s market. The GM will transition NIPR to its exciting new location in downtown Fort Wayne, IN and will execute a programming vision to grow diverse, cross-platform audiences including digital and podcasts. 


Plans and leads all activities of a public broadcasting operation:

  • Complies with federal, state and local regulations, including all Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations.

  • Responsible for the direction, development, and leadership of staff.

  • Obtains external funding from federal and state funds, foundations, and major donors; ensures effective membership drives, makes personal solicitations of major gifts, and writes grant applications.

  • Secures external grant funds to support station activities.

  • Secures  major gifts.

  • Strategic direction and oversight for budget, expenditures and long-term financial sustainability.

  • Expands opportunities for public broadcasting beyond traditional areas to broaden funding base and external support.

  • Leads programming, marketing, outreach, engineering and business operations.

  • Serves as a non-voting member of the NIPR Board, attending all meetings.

Required qualifications and education:

Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in business, broadcasting, or related fields.

Five years senior management experience in broadcasting or related fields.

Demonstrated ability to manage, lead, and supervise other professionals.

Demonstrated success in leading fundraising and securing external funding and grants.

Experience participating with a Board in strategic planning and decision-making.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives to ensure creative service to community and team.

Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Community-focused, passionate about our region, and effective at growing revenue, and philanthropic support. 


The GM reports to and supports the leadership expectations of the Board and fosters a culture that inspires excellence, diversity, equal opportunity, and a welcoming work environment.  Preferred candidates have significant experience working in public media, fundraising, radio program production, contracts and grants; and/or have experience in a leadership overseeing a journalistic operation.


How to apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

On the application, please provide names, phone numbers, and email address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews may be required to take a personality/communication style survey and be available for in-person interviews in Fort Wayne, IN.