American Public Media

Marketplace is a non-profit news organization on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country. As one of the most dynamic multimedia brands in the country, Marketplace is known for its accessible approach to business and economic news on multiple platforms. For more than thirty years, we've helped people become smarter about the economic forces that touch their daily lives through the unorthodox story, the casual conversation and the unexpected angle on the news. Produced and distributed by American Public Media, Marketplace is the most widely consumed business and economic news program in the country. With more than 14 million weekly listeners on more than 800 local public radio stations nationwide and millions more across our digital platforms, we've changed the way people think about the economy. And while we are very serious about covering business and the economy, we don't take ourselves too seriously. For more on our programs, go to marketplace.org.

Jul 10, 2019
The Account Executive is responsible for securing new funders for Southern California Public Radio's news and information public radio service, 89.3 KPCC FM and the SCPR network of Southern California affiliates (89.1 KUOR FM/Riverside, 90.3 KVLA-FM/Coachella, 89.5 KJAI-FM/Ojai, 89.9 K210AD-FM/Santa Barbara); LAist.com, and SCPR.org  to meet new income targets.  This position services, renews and increases funding levels of current clients to meet both new income and renewal rate targets (if applicable).  Assists with other development and marketing activities as assigned.  89.3 KPCC FM - Pasadena/Los Angeles and the SCPR network of Southern California affiliates (89.1 KUOR FM/Riverside, 90.3 KVLA-FM/Coachella, 89.5 KJAI-FM/Ojai, 89.9 K210AD-FM/Santa Barbara, provide news and information programming drawing on the best of National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International and a growing staff of news and radio professionals covering Southern California, its people, events and issues.  Currently serving more than 700,000 diverse listeners throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties; Palm Springs, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.  Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) operates KPCC and KUOR under long-term agreements and owns KVLA and KJAI; and is a nonprofit organization formed for this purpose.  This is an opportunity to join SCPR, dedicated solely to public service communications for the citizens of Southern California.  LAist.com is the digital news site that serves Southern California as an extension of our public service journalism newsroom.  Currently delivering more than 700K monthly uniques and 1.15M pageviews. Application deadline:  July 14, 2019 (10pm PST). Position Responsibility: Meet budget goals for on-air, digital, and event services. Identify new underwriting prospects using broadcast, print and online media; trade publications (marketing, advertising, industry specific); and business contacts. Prepare written and in-person presentations designed to meet prospect needs and resources. Communicate new business results to Vice President, Underwriting.  Generate reports to show income generated from prospect conversions.  (Weekly and/or monthly.) Work with prospects and internal staff to prepare effective and acceptable underwriting credits. Identify online sponsorship and advertising opportunities for both current clients and prospects. Utilize and help improve support systems such as traffic, billing, contact management, Nielsen, Qualitap, Tapscan, etc. Represent Southern California Public Radio with integrity, professionalism, respect and mature judgment. Assist with other development and marketing activities as assigned. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience Minimum two (2) years sales experience in broadcasting or other media. Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Proven track record of successfully meeting income targets through both prospecting and client upgrades. Demonstrated time management skills. Must be self-motivated, results oriented, a persuasive communicator, and goal focused. Ability and eagerness to sell in a challenging start up environment focused on building a significant public service media company for Southern California. Excellent communication skills are a must. Looking for a curious mind, a team player, energetic and a strong presence. Preferred Skills and Experience: Experience in the radio industry Experience selling digital and events. Experience in the public radio industry Reporting To This Position:       None Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation Travel around Southern California required Physical Demands:  Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time Required to move about in the community Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.   Working Conditions:  Moderate noise level Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions. Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.
American Public Media Pasadena, CA, USA Development
Jul 10, 2019
This position will oversee Service Desk operations and provide a first point of contact for all Technology problems and questions.  This role ensures that the team is delivering great customer service, is meeting Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and is managing incident restoration. S/he/they will provide the leadership, guidance and assistance necessary to ensure that all user technology-related questions, concerns, and problems are followed-up in a timely and effective manner.  This role will manage other members of the Technology team at Marketplace Productions and work closely with the Technology Manager to ensure that user expectations are met or exceeded.    Position Responsibility: Supervise and coordinate with the service desk team members in their daily duties of attending to clients who come to make inquiries and facilitate good customer service culture. Hire, supervise, train, and manage direct staff through providing work direction, constructive performance coaching, mentorship, performance meetings, and on-going feedback.  Foster a creative and productive work environment.  Create development opportunities and individualized development plans for staff and training to enhance skills and foster growth. Evaluate and assess service delivery performance metrics and carry out survey on clients to weigh the level of service delivery in the company. Assist in developing/executing team strategy under their purview, making recommendations and providing input as needed.  May execute department strategies. Keep record of daily operations at the desk for tracking of customer needs, services rendered and future reference. Create department standard operating procedures to be adhered to by team members to maintain good routine and orderliness. Delegate specific service desk responsibilities to team members to create specialization and increase service delivery pace. Review all client complaints, resolve technical support incidences, and liaise with appropriate departments to handle complex issues in a bid to provide more effective solutions. Observe service desk operation techniques to determine how effective they are and implement new techniques when old ones are ineffective. Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations for PC and/or Mac upgrades in the capital budget and operating expenditures. Supervise and conduct the imaging, repair, replacement and proper disposal of personal computers and peripherals. Maintain accurate inventory of computer equipment and software, and related warranty and repair records. Ensure that all user issues are resolved within established guidelines and that users receive the highest level of service. Ensure that department methodologies, policies, and procedures are followed on all assigned IT Projects. Ensure overall technical Service Desk quality and integrity. Provide hands-on IT support for Marketplace Productions in Los Angeles and existing bureaus in New York, Washington D.C., China, London, and other remote locations. Participate in on-call rotation for the Marketplace IT team Other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in computer engineering, computer science, MIS; OR equivalent work experience. At least one year of supervisory experience managing help desk staff. 5 to 7 years of hands-on IT experience, including: At least 5 years of experience with local and remote desktop, laptop and printer support in a service desk and desk side support environment. At least 5 years of experience supporting Windows server, Exchange and AD environments. At least 5 years of experience in a network support role with TCP/IP networking.   Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Strong knowledge and experience with Windows 7 Professional and better, Office 2010 and better, and Mac OS 10 and better. Solid understanding and experience with PC and Macintosh hardware, software and peripherals. Strong knowledge of TCP/IP, DHCP and DNS for troubleshooting purposes. Strong Active Directory, group policy, SMS and SCCM experience. Strong hands-on experience with imaging and other automation tools for Windows and Mac. Strong problem-solving skills; the ability to research problems independently using multiple resources and develop practical solutions. Interpersonal skills; active listening, ability to convey ideas, facts, and technical information, accurately, thoroughly in a manner easily understood by non-technical people.  Patience to repeatedly instruct people on the steps to take to solve computer problems. Ability to be fully productive while working independently and with minimal supervision. Excellent and efficient multitasking ability on multiple time-sensitive projects at any given time. Excellent planning and organizational skills. Open to learning and applying new technologies and skills to further develop while advancing the needs of the organization. Good written communication skills for everyday business communication and documentation. Ability to handle a changing flow of issues and information and exercise patience and professionalism during stressful situations. Must have a strong customer satisfaction / service focus. Ability to troubleshoot local and remote network, VPN, and Microsoft Remote Access connections from the network client side. Ability to respect confidentiality and protect security of company confidential information. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with all levels of fellow employees to achieve common goals.   Preferred Skills and Experience: Prior work experience supervising direct reports. Radio, content production, broadcast environment and/or IP-based audio experience. CCNA, CompTIA A+ / Network, MCSE or similar certifications.   Reporting To This Position:   Technology Support Specialist   Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Some travel to remote bureaus / desks and St. Paul, MN will be required. Must be able to be on call 24/7/365 and work non-scheduled hours, with 24-hour transportation. Physical Demands:  Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time. Required to move about in the community. Reach with hands and arms. Required to work outdoors at times. Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. Required to lift up to 50 pounds. Working Conditions:  Moderate noise level. Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.   Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.
American Public Media Pasadena, CA, USA Administration / Clerical
Jul 10, 2019
SCPR is a national leader in public service journalism and civic engagement, producing more local news and public affairs programming than any other public radio station in the country. The Senior Vice President of Development ("SVP") has the exciting opportunity to partner with a new and visionary President and CEO to lead all fundraising efforts and to reinvigorate SCPR's $55 million capital campaign. This person will leverage the energy and excitement surrounding Herb Scannell's hire and be inspired and motivated to serve on the executive management team during this pivotal and exciting time of transformation and growth at SCPR. The SVP will also oversee annual development, drive campaign operations in partnership with the Board of Trustees, collaborate with senior leadership on strategic priorities for the organization, and manage a development team of twenty-two. The SVP is responsible for developing the vision, strategies and tactics for all fundraising initiatives; and philanthropic fundraising for SCPR. The SVP is accountable for the leadership, management and successful achievement of the annual and long-term goals for the membership, major gifts, foundations and planned, annual fundraising events and corporate giving departments. The SVP is active in the community, building relationships with top donors and community leaders to advance the organizational goals and realize a new level of philanthropic success for the organization. CRM being a key part of our strategy to grow our audiences, the SVP will work closely with other key stakeholders to continue the development of a unified vision for the CRM system. Key Responsibilities: Fundraising Leadership Determine and articulate the vision for all Development activities. Develop, implement and evaluate annual and multi-year goals and strategies for the Development team and individual staff members designed to maximize financial support. Develop and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive, diversified and integrated development process leading efforts to dramatically increase revenue. Partner with the CEO to road map the philanthropic pathway for SCPR. Create new strategies to increase and diversify revenue, including but not limited to an increase in number of both donors and giving per donor. Also maximize revenue relative to audience. Oversee the development of strategic objectives to grow audiences and drive membership revenue from multiplatform activities. Ensure all development strategies and work incorporate and maximize the use of CRM data. Act as the champion for the optimized use of our CRM data and system. Develop, implement, monitor, and assess fundraising and gift-processing policies. Ensure all development efforts are well-coordinated locally and with SCPR core services. Serve as a staff representative to the SCPR board development, governance and capital campaign committees. Manage select donor portfolio, including individuals, foundations and corporations. Develop and sustain relationships with major donors; maintain and upgrade their financial support. Cultivate, solicit and steward top prospects. Oversee and strategize with President regarding his donor portfolio. Build relationships with board members and strategize with board on ways to maximize their participation to advance the mission of SCPR. Explore, research and plan new philanthropic opportunities. Prepare oral and written reports to the Board of Trustees. Management Develop and participate in new strategic initiatives to further the success of SCPR. Collaborate with division leaders on cross-department initiatives; serve as the liaison to other departments within the company. Participate as member of senior staff team that supports the President and Board on development and implementation of strategic plan. Directly work with the Board on recruitment and governance. Prepare and monitor the annual development budget; oversee revenue and expenses, projections and forecasting. Hire, supervise, train and manage direct staff through coaching, mentorship, performance meetings and on-going feedback. Foster a creative and productive work environment. Lead and mentor the staff and regularly identify and recruit a diverse workforce for the Development Division. Other Coordinate with public broadcasting leaders: APM, NPR and other public broadcasting stations on best practices and opportunities for collaboration. Collaborate with other department managers, both at SCPR and APM, on pan-organization issues. Other special projects as assigned. Core Competencies : Inspired and driven by SCPR's mission and audiences, the SVP will be a collaborative, nimble and accomplished fundraising leader, working closely with the President and CEO and Board on envisioning and executing a strategic development plan aimed towards expanding SCPR's reach and impact. This leader will have a track record of success of building meaningful and trusted relationships with high-capacity donors in a sophisticated environment, deeply knowledgeable of the philanthropic community throughout the Greater Los Angeles region. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 10 years of leadership/fund development experience, and a minimum of 5 years of management experience. The ideal candidate will have experience driving all major fundraising functions and strategy, cultivating and stewarding a portfolio of six-figure donors, leading capital campaigns, achieving aggressive annual fundraising goals, and collaborating and managing a team. A bachelor's degree is required, along with notable continuing education in the development and/or marketing fields; an advanced degree is preferred and/or CFRE or ACFRE designation preferred. The ideal candidate will also have the following professional competencies and personal characteristics: Strategic Leadership:  The Senior Vice President of Development will be a strategic and visionary leader who can articulate and execute a vision for SCPR's current campaign and next fundraising chapter to internal and external stakeholders. This leader will have extensive experience in the strategic development of a major giving campaign and demonstrated successful execution of a campaign from launch to completion. This person will work with other senior leaders in the organization to ensure that SCPR's organization-wide strategic vision is reflected in its fundraising strategy. This entrepreneurial leader will have the ability to implement clear, action-oriented, innovative and bold fundraising strategies aimed at diversifying the organization's funding base. Fundraising Expertise and Campaign Experience:  This fundraising expert will bring a demonstrated track-record of accomplishments in fundraising and possess comprehensive experience in the development field, including membership, major gifts/principle giving, foundations and government grants, data management, budget administration, marketing, and communications. The SVP will drive the organization's ongoing $55 million capital campaign, bringing in fresh ideas and cultivating new donors to reenergize the campaign's efforts. The SVP will be a flexible and self-motivated team player who will strategically partner with and support the President and CEO, Board of Trustees, executive management team and development staff in identifying fundraising opportunities and strategies. With poise and gravitas, they will anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of donors to meet and exceed expectations.   Effective Management and Organizational Development Skills:  The Senior Vice President will be responsible for managing the development, membership, and major gifts/institutional giving teams. This person will need to build relationships across teams and work collaboratively with people throughout the SCPR organization. The SVP will be a decisive, results-oriented leader with a collegial, team-oriented working style. They will have a proven record of visible and effective management and the demonstrated ability to build, nurture, motivate and retain a team of professional fundraisers that is focused on impact, excellence, accountability and efficiency. The SVP will empower and cultivate staff thorough active and effective communication as well as honest and constructive feedback and delegation. The SVP must have a high level of cultural competency and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Relationship Building and Exceptional Communication Skills:  This leader will be a confident and articulate communicator with the ability to advocate for innovative content with a traditional donor base. The SVP will be a charismatic, high-energy leader who can connect and engage with all constituents and successfully convey SCPR's objectives and goals. The Senior Vice President will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships at multiple levels with varied constituencies including members of the Board of Trustees, committees, donors, the executive team, development team, other staff members, and other radio professionals throughout the public radio community. With an inherent ability to listen, think, and respond effectively to a variety of inquiries and challenges, they will be able to remain firm and steady in delicate situations and in high-level strategic discussions. Passion for the Mission:  The Senior Vice President for Development will embrace and have a genuine passion for the mission of Southern California Public Radio. The SVP must be able to authentically communicate the values of the organization and effortlessly embody the importance of strengthening the civic and cultural bonds of Southern California and its diverse audience. The ideal candidate will embrace SCPR's culture while continuously innovating and helping expand the brand and reach of the organization. The SVP will be an empathetic leader, treating others with respect. Technological Savvy:  The Senior Vice President of Development will harness the power of technology to streamline fundraising operations, identify new forms of donor engagement, and improve cross-organizational communications and practices. The SVP should have extensive working knowledge of Windows-based software and strong donor management software skills. The ideal candidate will be able to utilize the existing software, while exploring additional technological tools and instruments that better align with organizational best practices.   Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.
American Public Media Pasadena, CA, USA Development
Jun 18, 2019
As Marketplace grows across platforms, we're scaling our internal team and need a rock star Talent Acquisition Manager to help us do this in an innovative way. You'll be working in a fast-paced and creative environment, scouting talent ranging from broadcast engineers to hosts. Marketplace is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial and resourceful Talent Acquisition Manager. In this important role, you will work collaboratively across the shop in scouting exceptional, next generation talent and champion our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Working closely with leadership, will be tasked with defining and leading Marketplace's talent acquisition strategy to support the company's continued growth and transformation from traditional newsroom to a multi-media enterprise, working with stakeholders across our bureaus; Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC. As part of the HR team, you will be a high impact business partner, assessing talent gaps, implementing strategies, introducing cutting edge sourcing tools and processes, and further building on existing and established programs around diversity and employer branding, in collaboration at Marketplace and partner with other recruiters across American Public Media Group. You Will: Proactively identify high potential candidates through strategic sourcing, active networking and research Provide guidance and data insight to help attract, retain and develop high performing talent Represent Marketplace and APMG at industry events and manage existing relationships with journalistic diversity organizations Continuously seek out new organizations and recruiting partnership opportunities Visibly champion inclusion and diversity goals of Marketplace and our parent company APMG Collaborate with  the Internship and Fellowship Program Manager on our internship and fellowship program Effectively gather and use data to identify trends, opportunities and introduce sourcing strategies Provide training and support around inclusive hiring and succession planning Manage and guide hiring managers through the interview and selection process Regularly assess the inclusiveness and effectiveness of recruiting processes and tools Manage vendor relationships Work closely with hiring managers and operations team on on-boarding new talent Scout talent at events, conferences and manage university relationships with top tier journalism programs for Marketplace and across the APMG family Develop/support the relationships/partnerships we have with like-minded journalistic diversity organizations, such as the NABJ, AAJA, NAHJ, etc. and continuously seek out new organizations and opportunities that align with our business strategies. Routinely partner and share best practices with HR team across the organization Occasionally travel to bureau offices   You : Fundamentally understand business operations and have an aptitude for and appreciation of establishing effective metrics and using talent analytics to interpret trends and drive results Fancy yourself a connector with great interpersonal skills who knows how to quickly build relationships and influencer networks Have a proven track record of outstanding customer service because you are a results-oriented multi-tasker who thrives when faced with a challenge Possess extensive experience using social media and digital tools for recruiting Have excellent project management skills and able to work on multiple project simultaneously and think independently Are  mission driven and have a passion for reaching people wherever they are Have experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Have competent knowledge of CA/NY employment laws and the good judgment to 'know what you don't know', raising legal issues to the appropriate level Required Education and Experience : Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience Minimum five years' experience in a role with direct accountability for talent acquisition Diversity recruitment experience required. Strong HRIS and ATS skills and experience required. Preferred Skills and Experience : Knowledge or understanding of the following fields: journalism, broadcast, media, nonprofits Corporate experience a plus Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation Physical Demands:  Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time Required to move about in the community Requires periodic travel by private vehicles and commercial airlines Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping Working Conditions:  Moderate noise level Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions
American Public Media Los Angeles, CA, USA Human Resources
Jun 18, 2019
The Director, Product Development is charged with overseeing the development and management of digital products for Southern California Public Radio, home of KPCC and LAist.com, including web sites, mobile applications and other emerging platform plays. The role will spearhead product strategy for listeners and readers who rely on L.A.'s most listened-to NPR station KPCC and  LAist.com  to stay informed, inspired, and connected across platforms and devices of their choice. This includes engaging deeply with our audience, surfacing requirements from all internal stakeholders, facilitating development and implementation of new editorial and business processes, acting as liaison with third-party vendors, and overseeing internal development teams. The position will be responsible for creating, testing, documenting, deploying, measuring, and monetizing new products, features, and emerging media experiences throughout the product life cycle. This person ensures that there are clear product plans and roadmaps for key digital products and projects. Software engineering and product design reports to this person. In addition, this position works in collaboration with the other business units and department in the company, including content, membership, and technology. We are looking for a unique blend of user experience expert, editorial team player, e-commerce fanatic, technophile, and avid public media fan. The role will require someone who: Position Responsibility: Collaboratively define product vision for SCPR in partnership with the digital team, senior stakeholders, and other departments Work with editorial and revenue teams to define new features and products Combines the organizational skills of project management with a product manager's talent for understanding how people engage with content in various contexts Embraces that SCPR's principal product is trust in our journalism Constantly questions existing assumptions around business efforts, systems, user experience, audience needs and best practices Wants to discover, verify, and meet the real news/information/entertainment needs of existing news audiences and adjacent markets Thrives in an environment of constant feedback, from users, the newsroom, leadership, designers, and developers Maintain high-level product roadmaps for key digital products Ensure that a standard process for product and project management are in place Manage requirements gathering and prioritization around various products Oversee software engineering and user design for all of SCPR's audience-facing digital products Review, validate, assign and verify incoming bug and enhancement reports, and manage bug tracking. Develop test plans and automated testing support. Hire, supervise, train and manage direct staff through coaching, mentorship, performance meetings and on-going feedback. Involve HR on performance issues as needed. Foster a creative and productive work environment. Create development opportunities and individualized development plans for staff and training to enhance skills and foster growth. Validate internal and external product releases. Essential Functions: Orchestrate product roadmaps that deliver meaningful, focused releases to customers while affording maximum flexibility for development teams and changing priorities Promote features that demonstrate a great chance of success and discard bad, mediocre or merely good product ideas before they are built Build audience and revenue through successful product development and deployment Oversee all functions of the product life cycle, including hands-on audience and user research, product definition, requirements gathering, prototyping, business partnership development, project management, information architecture and design, audience and QA testing, and metrics Articulate features and requirements for the design and development team, and document those requirements for SCPR senior leadership Document goals and KPIs prior to all releases and launched initiatives Quickly and efficiently vet product ideas Develop a deep knowledge of SCPR's existing suite of products for the web and mobile devices, as well as the systems that support them Uncover customer needs and motivations that lead to innovative product ideas through a variety of audience research methods: in-person interviews, direct observation, remote usability testing, surveys and responding to customer support requests Improve internal organizational workflows Iteratively improve existing products Help triage bugs on development and live site/app issues Lead QA/UAT, gathering feedback from stakeholders and beta testers Assist with the discovery, cultivation, evaluation and successful negotiation of new business partnerships and 3rd party relationships Develop and execute communications/marketing plans to promote SCPR products and services Other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent working experience Experience managing and working with engineering teams through agile software development and release processes (7+ years) Experience marketing and shipping B2C products to large audiences Deep understanding of the digital user experience, incl. user behavior, personalization Experience with web and application development, especially native mobile SDKs, Ruby on Rails, test driven development, database schemas, and JavaScript frameworks Experience with wireframing, rapid prototyping and iterative design process Strong analytical background and experience using tools such as Google Analytics Experience in online advertising, traffic-acquisition (SEO) and online media publishing Broad understanding of internet business models and the ability to perform basic financial projections Supervisory/management experience is required - must demonstrate an ability to foster high standards and an ability to coach, inspire and lead. Experience working with large-scale, consumer-oriented Web sites important Experienced in the use of bug reporting and project management software Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Sharp assessment skills with an ability for ruthless prioritization Strong ability to create clarity amid chaos Comfortable with running lean Solid oral and written communication skills in an interdisciplinary team environment Excellent at translating abstract content and product concepts to stakeholders Ability to balance small task management with creative big-picture product thinking Strong understanding of technical and system-related component of potential and existing products. Must be able to identify and define technical requirements Demonstrated ability to execute user research in an agile environment Ability to learn new technology quickly Ability to work independently with little supervision Ability to meet deadlines Supervisory skills and ability to recruit, coach and develop talent Leadership and personnel skills and ability to inspire and lead the staff. Ability to work under heavy deadline pressure. Solid oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Familiarity with communicating technical requirements. Preferred Skills and Experience: A strong interest in KPCC/LAist, public media, and on-demand audio (podcasts). Experience in working with enterprise or large-scale, consumer-oriented digital products Experience with high-traffic media or e-commerce sites Proficient in either basic design tools & process (Photoshop, Illustrator, sketching) or basic web development skills (HTML, CSS, Javascript) Open Source Software contributor or maintainer Reporting To This Position:     Sr. Product Manager Team Lead, Software Engineering Product Designer Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation Physical Demands:  Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.   Working Conditions:  Moderate noise level Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.
American Public Media Pasadena, CA, USA Development
Jun 18, 2019
The Director of Institutional Giving leads and directs all grant related activities and revenue goal achievement in a fast-paced entrepreneurial nonprofit. The non-profit journalism field has transformed rapidly in recent decades. Technological changes are impacting how information is distributed and how communities engage with the news and each other, as well as how journalism is funded. SCPR is looking for a proactive development professional energized by philanthropic opportunities in the changing nonprofit media sector, ready to learn, and eager to collaborate across the organization. The Director leads a highly visible and pivotal fundraising team within SCPR with responsibility for developing a comprehensive, annual plan to maintain and increase corporate and foundation grant for a wide variety of programs and projects. The Director has deep knowledge of the regional and national foundation landscape and is skilled at spotting emerging opportunities within the corporate and foundation funder community, strategically weaving internal capabilities into a compelling case to positively impact giving. In addition, this position skillfully facilitates relationships between corporate and institutional partners and the President, Chief Content Officer, Senior Vice President, Development, and other senior leaders at SCPR to build relationships and grow institutional support. This position focuses on securing grants of six- and seven-figure plus grants. Position Responsibility: Successfully manage and grow annual fund, campaign and special project grant revenue. This position has significant external responsibilities for building relationships with the leadership of major local and national foundations in addition to directing the internal grant seeking process. External Responsibilities Maintain ongoing awareness of the specific opportunities and challenges within the corporate and foundation journalism funding community. Build and grow our network of relationships that support institutional giving growth. Maintain focus on seizing new opportunities, planned approaches and solid execution to support institutional giving. Create strategic relationships between external partners, public media colleagues and internal leaders to achieve best-in-class institutional giving outcomes. Cultivate relationships with major funders and prospects to broaden networks, identify potential funding opportunities and solicit support. Work with SVP, Development to engage Development Committee members and members of the Board of Trustees to cultivate relationships with major funders and prospects to broaden networks, identify potential funding opportunities, and solicit support. Broadly communicate the overall SCPR strategy for grant funding. Internal Responsibilities Work with Chief Content Officer, senior management and finance to identify ongoing and potential projects suitable for grant funding. Monitor and understand changes in the local and non-profit media sector to guide SCPR's leadership team in positioning a media organization to grantmaking institutions Lead staff in the creation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of annual and multi-year grant funding strategies designed to maximize financial support. Lead staff in researching and identifying potential funders and creating strategies. Lead the writing and editing of fundable proposals. Facilitate cross-functional teams as necessary for grant development and fulfillment. Provide overall oversight of the grant seeking and grants administration processes. Implement a process and develop materials for regular communications with funders and prospects. Maintain recognition program for grant funders including on-air and digital recognition, working with Underwriting and Digital staff. Work with Major Individual Giving and Underwriting Sales departments to maximize potential for institutional support. Oversee annual budget and forecasting for Institutional Giving department. Hire, supervise, train, and manage staff; provide on-going performance feedback; provide annual written review; provide on-going coaching and support; and develop individualized development plans. Foster a creative and productive work environment. Create development opportunities for staff and training to enhance skills and foster growth. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required -- English, Journalism, Business, Media, Communications or related liberal arts field preferred. Minimum eight (8) years development experience in securing significant grants from corporations, foundations and/or government institutions. Minimum ten (10) years of management, departmental strategic and annual planning and leading teams to achieve results. Experience building strong relationships with major regional and national foundations; proven success in building relationships with new funders resulting in funding support. Demonstrated track record in producing excellent written materials and successful solicitations, resulting in consistently winning six figure-plus grants. Previous experience in researching and identifying major new funding prospects. Significant financial and budget management experience and skills. Prior experience managing a talented team; demonstrated ability to recruit and develop staff with high standards, demonstrating an ability to coach, inspire and lead. Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent demonstrated writing and editing skills; excellent verbal communication skills. Leadership qualities of presence, confidence, judgment and integrity are required to command the respect and response of foundation personnel, colleagues and senior executive personnel. Knowledge of the foundation community locally and nationally including foundations leaders and program officers, current funding interests and opportunities and applications/guidelines. Ability to interface and work productively with senior level staff and broad leadership Ability to prepare and make presentations. Capable of quickly synthesizing complex ideas and activities for coherent and compelling major grant projects in radio production, non-profit and local journalism, arts, outreach, Internet and more. Motivated, creative, and organized self-starter. Team player with demonstrated ability to collaborate to accomplish goals. Able to handle multiple projects and conflicting priorities. Comfort with ambiguity and constant change. Ability to recruit, motivate, lead, coach, inspire, manage and retain talented development staff. Knowledge of how to build grant timelines and budgets. Working knowledge of Windows-based software applications . Available to travel to meet funders and prospects. Committed to and enthusiastic about the mission and programs and services of SCPR. Preferred Skills and Experience: Master's degree preferred Development, Public Administration, English, Journalism, Business, Media, Communications or related field desirable. CRFE or ACFRE designation is preferred. Prior experience working with major national foundations in the arts and culture field. Prior experience working with philanthropic supporters of non-profit or local media. Reporting To This Position: Development Officer, Institutional Giving (1) Institutional Giving Program Manager (1) Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation Travel locally and out of state may be required. Must be able to work weekends and/or evenings as needed Physical Demands: Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time Required to move about in the community and the state of Minnesota Required to travel, occasionally, to other states and locations Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. Working Conditions: Moderate noise level Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.   Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.
American Public Media Pasadena, CA, USA Development