Job Opportunity: Radio Coordinator
JOB TITLE: Radio Indigena Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
ANNUAL SALARY: 30hrs/week (Full-time), $18/hour + Benefits (dental and health insurance, PTO, & 10 holidays)
ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: Founded in 2001, Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) supports, organizes and empowers Ventura County’s indigenous immigrant communities through improved access to health and community resources, community organizing, language interpretation, education, direct assistance, cultural promotion, and Radio Indígena.
ABOUT RADIO INDIGENA: Radio Indígena is a low-power community radio station, created by and for the indigenous immigrant community of Ventura County. As a program of the Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP), Radio Indigena trains indigenous community members to be radio DJ’s and broadcasts news, information, and indigenous music and culture throughout the Oxnard Plain and beyond. The project has a volunteer committee that guides the vision of radio with over 30 active community members giving their time voluntarily to reach their dream of having their own radio station. At this time, Radio Indigena broadcasts on 94.1 FM, as well as over the Internet, and via mobile applications for Apple and Android. Radio Indigena currently has programming in 5 languages: Mixteco, Zapoteco, Purepecha, Spanish and English.
POSITION SUMMARY: MICOP seeks a Radio Coordinator to manage our low-power community radio station, Radio Indígena 94.1 FM. The Radio Coordinator will oversee and supervise Radio Indigena programming, PSAs and podcasts production, coordinate volunteers, train DJs, and work with MICOP’s Development Director and the Executive Director to develop radio underwriting financial support. The ideal candidate will have experience leading and organizing projects, preferably in a community setting. Must demonstrate experience with media production and project leadership. He or she will be fluent in Mixteco/Zapoteco/Purepecha and Spanish or English, and will have an ability to develop training courses and materials for a diverse group of people with a range of skills and interests.
The Radio Coordinator serves as MICOP’s primary staff member coordinating the broadcasting of Radio Indigena. This includes recruiting, training and supervising of programmer/producer staff, radio DJ’s (including both MICOP staff and volunteers); coordinating the legal and technical aspects of the FM; overseeing the radio budget and underwriting plans; coordinating the development of radio bylaws; and working closely with the Radio committee to ensure community input into the radio structure and format.
- Lead Radio’s fundraising ad underwriting effort to ensure financial sustainability such as Radioton, Dia de Muertos, Guelaguetza, sponsors, etc
- Oversee Radio daily operations
- Coordinate and lead the Community Advisory Radio Indigena Committee meetings
- Ensure regular and clear communication with the Advisory Committee
- Teach two workshops annually for new DJs: Legal Training and Production Training
- Organize and Promote monthly orientations for New DJs
- Assist MICOP program staff in developing program-related radio programs
- Hold quarterly mandatory update trainings for current DJs
- Lead at least two programming committee meetings per quarter
- Work with outside engineer consultant to upkeep antenna and transmission equipment. Ensure maintenance of physical radio studio
- Manage Radio Indigena’s expansive social media presence including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
- Update website with events and news
- Report back to Executive Director relevant events and decisions
- Other duties as assigned
- Radio related and relevant professional experiences (Preferred BA or BFA in Communications/Media Production)
- Ability to understand and learn about radio software for daily operations
- Strong interpersonal skills, ability to welcome others and build collaborative, supportive group dynamics
- Excellent writing and organizational skills
- Flexible schedule
- Attention to details
- Volunteer supervision experience
- Ability to work independently, under deadlines, without close supervision
- Reliable transportation
- Commitment to uplift and support indigenous identities and languages
- Trilingual: English, Mixteco/Zapoteco/Purepecha and Spanish
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and demo to Arcenio J. López at firstname.lastname@example.org or in paper form to the MICOP office, 520 West 5th St., Suite G, Oxnard, CA 93030 by September 28th, 2018.