Employment Opportunities

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Web Site Designer/Developer

Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is seeking a full-time Web Designer/Developer to join our Information Technology Services team. Under the direction of the team's director, the successful candidate will assist with content management for AZPM.org. We are looking for applicants with strong writing and proofreading skills as well as a familiarity with basic photo editing. This position will be primarily responsible for the daily updates to AZPM.org to include the generation of promotional content to highlight programming on AZPM’s Television and Radio platforms.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with creating and updating webpages for station projects.
  • Create graphics and short videos for use on web and social media.
  • Take and edit photos for editorial use.
  • Create articles and materials promoting and highlighting our television, radio, and news content.
  • Create captions for online video.
  • Update television schedules and show information.
  • Assist in video curation for on-demand services.
  • Manage and update podcasts for AZPM’s weekly radio series.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

See Job Listing for Required Skills and Qualifications

Opens: July 24, 2017
Ends: Open Until Filled
Review Begins: TBD

Chief Operating Officer

Under the direction and supervision of the Director and General Manager of Arizona Public Media (AZPM), the Chief Operating Officer (COO) serves as an integral member of the executive leadership team in furtherance of AZPM’s mission, which is to educate, inform, and inspire, by bringing people and ideas together.

The COO will have a blended role leading and managing the development and operations functions, ensuring effective integration and strong execution of each for optimized results. In coordination with other members of the executive leadership team, the successful candidate will contribute to the setting, aligning and implementing of AZPM’s strategic plan and, when called upon by the Director and General Manager to do so, reporting progress to AZPM’s Community Advisory Board (CAB).

The COO will assist in the development and maintenance of business plans involving each of AZPM’s strategic priorities (Audience Development, Visibility and Community Engagement, and Sustainability and Accountability) that lead to success in achieving strategic goals. The successful candidate will lead and oversee AZPM’s operational activities for broadcast, radio and television initiatives including local and national productions, technical operations, media platforms and communications. The COO will also supervise as direct reports the department heads of the following internal operational divisions: Content Production, Engineering, IT Services, Marketing and Communications, News, Radio Programming, TV Production, and TV Programming. With regard to this component of the COO’s responsibilities, the COO shall be expected to act as an example and to provide the department heads with coaching and support, setting high standards of performance to include, but not be limited to, firm, fair and consistent direction, and to ensure role clarity, focus and accountability. Additional duties may be assigned from time to time.

AZPM receives a significant amount of support from the University, viewers, listeners, and corporate supporters. Regardless of job capacity, each employee is obligated to present a professional and helpful business image to those with whom they come into contact.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assist the Director and General Manager with operational and strategic planning and execution, provide recommendations based on strategic objectives, capacity analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue and expense analysis.
  • Assist the Director and General Manager with the implementation and maintenance of a system for tracking and reporting on the progress of strategic plan implementations; assist with ensuring regular review of the plan and the development and implementation of revisions as necessary.
  • Serve as a community liaison and organizational advocate building opportunities and relationships that will help expand AZPM’s ability to accomplish the mission.
  • In consultation with the Director and General Manager, publicly represent AZPM with the media and external constituency groups including community, governmental, and private organizations and build awareness of and excitement for AZPM’s mission.

Revenue Development

  • Establish a thorough understanding of each of the organization’s funding streams from individuals, foundations, corporations, foundations, the University, and government which are sourced through individual relationships, on-air pledge, membership, events, initiatives, facility/asset rentals, and other channels.
  • Assist with the leadership of AZPM in the creation and implementation of business plans and product placement; participate in the education of staff to ensure consistent messaging and branding.
  • Assist in strengthening AZPM’s overall fundraising capacity to increase year over year revenue to support AZPM’s ability to deliver and expand positive impact in the community we serve.

Operations Management

  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership by being actively involved in all programs and services; earn trust, respect, and credibility through experience, confidence, mutual respect and humility.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts; identify opportunities for AZPM to leverage cross-platform strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges.
  • Prepare and submit an annual operating budget, manage effectively within this budget, and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.
  • Ensure the continued financial viability of AZPM through sound fiscal management of all departmental operational budgets.
  • Maintain disciplined processes driven by proven project management methods to ensure all aspects of a project to produce a service – branding, marketing and production – are coordinated.
  • Oversee production – planning, partner development, funding, negotiating contracts, budgeting, technical requirements, logistics, etc.

Team Management

  • Engage members of the management team to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that solutions positively support AZPM’s evolving strategy, operational delivery, and data collection needs.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain AZPM’s high-performance department heads with an emphasis on developing capacity in strategic analysis, planning, process and project management and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure ongoing development of staff through performance management, coaching, mentoring, and succession planning.


  • Serve as the Chief Compliance Officer and Facilities Manager, ensuring adherence to federal, state and local regulations, regulatory reporting requirements, and timelines.
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) (Community Service Grant (and other Grant) Eligibility Submissions, Posting of CPB Annual Reports and Financials for the Radio and Television Stations, Preparation of portions of the Annual SABS and SAS Reports

AZPM Facility

  • Serve as the University of Arizona (UA) Building Manager.

Additional Duties

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

See Job Listing for Required Skills and Qualifications

Opens: July 5, 2017
Ends: Open Until Filled
Review Begins: TBD

Working at Arizona Public Media

Arizona Public Media is committed to providing excellence in Public Broadcasting to the diverse communities of southern Arizona. Our employees are the single most important resource, making all we achieve possible.

Arizona Public Media values creativity, diversity and sincerity in public service. Arizona Public Media is an AA/ADA/EEO employer. We encourage all those qualified to apply.

In accordance with FCC guidelines (adopted Nov. 7, 2002), Arizona Public Media is required to provide notification of full-time job vacancies to organizations involved in assisting job seekers upon request by such organization. As a public service, Arizona Public Media Human Resources office will provide notification of jobs to interested organizations. To request notification, write:

Arizona Public Media
PO Box 210067
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Links

The University of Arizona's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office Web site
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
AZPM Equal Opportunity Report
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