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Operations Manager

Posted on: April 17, 2018

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU, St. Louis' NPR station, is seeking an Operations Manager. This position will work directly with the Director of Radio Programming and Operations on curating the sound and execution of broadcast content to provide an exceptional listening experience on our radio station, HD channels and online streaming services. This is a rare opportunity to work with a dynamic, award-winning organization.

The Operations Manager is responsible for assuring the highest level of quality control across all programs, dayparts and schedules through the best practices in operations, production, on-air promotions, traffic and announcing. The successful candidate for this position will be able to identify and resolve inconsistencies and seek opportunities to improve our radio operations to ensure the finest presentation and promotion of programming, and to optimize the flow of content through all broadcast hours. We seek candidates who are passionate about broadcast radio and operations and who are diligent radio listeners with a familiarity of public radio programs. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and a reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization across a range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds are required of the successful applicant.

This Operations Manager reports to the Director of Radio Programming and Operations and interfaces with colleagues in Technology, News, Membership, Digital Media, Marketing, Corporate Sponsorship and Social Media.


A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and minimum of three years broadcast experience are required. Prefer operations experience in public broadcasting. Successful previous public radio announcing is desirable. Candidates for this position must meet St. Louis Public Radio's standard of NPR-style announcing that is conversational and engaging.

Application Instructions:

You must apply online through the University of Missouri - St. Louis' employment site. Job ID: 26244.

PLEASE NOTE: Audition CD or MP3 file of sample on-air hosting and production work is also required for consideration. Send labeled CD sample to: Robert Peterson, St. Louis Public Radio, 3651 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108; or send electronic samples to Include with your submission a cover letter outlining your qualifications.