American Public Media
  • American Public Media
  • NY, USA
  • $68,800 - $90,000 depending on relevant qualifications
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible


Who We Are:

We're everywhere you listen.

American Public Media is the largest station-based public radio organization in the U.S., combining multi-regional station operations, national content creation and distribution in one organization. Its multi-regional station operations include 49 public radio stations and 42 translators in the Upper Midwest and California.

Among its portfolio of more than 20 nationally distributed programs are such public radio staples as the BBC World Service, Live from Here with Chris Thile, Marketplace, The Splendid Table, Performance Today and special reports produced by our national investigative and documentary unit, APM Reports.

Live from Here with Chris Thile is a Saturday-night destination for audiences everywhere. This variety show features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy and audience interaction. Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming talent to share the stage and create a beautiful listening experience.

Live from Here is produced and distributed nationwide by American Public Media, and is heard by nearly 2 million listeners each week on nearly 600 public radio stations, online, and on the American Forces Networks, SiriusXM Radio, Radio New Zealand, and KPRG in Guam.

Become a key team member of Live From Here with Chris Thile.

Each week, Live from Here, hosted by singer/songwriter/mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming talent from musicians to comedians to spoken word artists to share the stage and create a unique listening experience. Millions of listeners tune in on air, online, and in the theater, for an evening of world-class entertainment.

Your Role:

We are looking for a strategic, entrepreneurial, well-rounded professional to take a leadership role in the business operations for Live from Here, working closely with the senior team to drive audience growth, event revenue and the development of the brand. You will work with many functional areas including distribution, digital, underwriting, marketing, research, membership, and communications.

If you are a results-oriented person with a meaningful connection to music, comedy, and literature, we'd love to talk to you.

Application deadline: July 12, 2019

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Build revenue drivers for the brand, including radio distribution, digital product development & sales, sponsorship, membership/affinity, and in-person experiences.
  • Expand in-person experience portfolio beyond ticket sales to include VIP, custom travel, and more.
  • Develop brand extensions for Live from Here that generate new revenue
  • Build and deliver on a net-revenue positive plan to expand digital audience.
  • Work closely with Underwriting, Sponsorship, Membership, and Distribution teams to create new revenue opportunities and ensure deliverables are met.
  • Develop ventures that support the mission and vision of American Public Media by creating an essential service to a growing audience.
  • Budget management
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelors' Degree or equivalent work experience. Advanced business degree preferred.
  • 3 or more years business development and experience.
  • 2 or more years budget experience.
  • Experience with live events and media preferred. 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Exemplary communication style and work ethic.
  • Entrepreneurial and creative spirit
  • Proven experience in a sales environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in monetization of media products, especially digital products
  • Knowledge and familiarity with experiential branding and/or VIP experiences 

Reporting To This Position:    N/A 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: 

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.
  • Ability to occasionally work flexible working hours (evenings and weekends), specifically for performances
  • 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.

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