American Public Media
  • SCPR, Digital - 18IA
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Temporary Full Time

Who We Are:

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public media network whose mission is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California's diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service on air at 89.3 KPCC, online at and through KPCC In Person. Since our founding in 1999, SCPR has been a fast growing, innovative, multi-platform public service newsroom. Every day, our staff helps audiences catch up on the latest headlines, solve the complexities of life in Southern California, and connect curious communities to one another.

Position Summary:

This is a six-month engagement, with option to renew.

The Project Manager will facilitate the development, planning, and growth of initiatives involving a coalition of major market public radio stations that will redefine what public radio can be in the digital age. During this six-month engagement (with option to renew) the Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating with stakeholders across multiple organizations and in multiple cities to build a program that maximizes and monetizes the product development initiatives of these stations. The PM will execute a range of strategic and tactical tasks directed by the members of the Coalition and its working groups.

The PM will be an employee of Southern California Public Radio. Remote work may be possible 1-2 days per week.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates and facilitates communication among coalition teams and stakeholders, initiative working groups, and serves as a central point of contact for 3rd parties (ex. NPR, vendors, etc.)
  • Develops execution plans and timelines in service of achieving rapid progress
  • Manages project scope and deliverables, escalating risks and issues to appropriate teams and stakeholders.
  • Identifies areas that require decisions and leads conversations to achieve consensus among stakeholders
  • Creates agendas, schedules meetings, and produces detailed notes and follow up deliverables
  • Develops proposals in collaboration with stakeholders and creates presentations and high visibility communications
  • Manages the PMK bi-weekly calls and in-person convenings

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a project manager, preferably in a media company
  • Previous experience working on projects pertaining to digital technology, preferably in a media environment
  • Deep technical background to lead conversations with multiple stakeholders about enterprise-level publishing, audio delivery, and customer relations management systems (CRM)

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Passion for digital media, technology, and public radio
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to manage conflicting interests and drive to solutions
  • Extreme comfort with self-direction and creating clarity amid chaos
  • Excellent business judgment, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think big while paying attention to detail
  • Strong organization and multitasking skills
  • Proven ability to develop presentations, proposals, and high visibility documents
  • Desire to help forge the future of public radio and local journalism
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and work under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter.
  • Possess excellent customer services skills and a friendly and professional attitude.
  • Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and willingness to learn new software applications
  • Experience working with Senior Leaders across multiple organizations with efficiency and tact
  • Regular travel required

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working in public media

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:

  • Physical Demands:
    • Required to occasionally move about in an office environment to access file cabinets, printers, etc., and remain in a stationary position 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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