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Associate Director of Development

The primary responsibility of the Arizona Public Media (AZPM) Associate Director of Development is to identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit donors to secure philanthropic gifts. The Associate Director of Development spends the vast majority of his/her time regularly visiting individual donors and corporate and foundation executives to build relationships and ask for support of AZPM. The Associate Director of Development assists in the preparation and implementation of the AZPM annual development plan. This position is subject to coordinated oversight by the AZPM and the University of Arizona Foundation as specified in the Development Services and Asset Management Agreement dated June 1, 2014.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and work to manage a portfolio of 50 to 75 assigned donors and 75 to 100 assigned prospects. Cultivate, solicit, and secure major gifts of $25,000 or more (including pledges of $5,000 or more per year for five years) and leadership annual gifts of at least $1,000. Visit assigned donors and prospects at least once each year and key donors at least quarterly. Keep the portfolio of assigned donors and prospects updated at all times.
  • Strategically involve the Director of Development of Arizona Public Media and the UAF in the cultivation and solicitation of top donor prospects.
  • Identify donors and prospects to visit by analyzing information available in AZPM’s Allegiance membership database, the UA Development Office Raiser’s Edge records system, and research done by the UA Foundation research office. This information includes record of past giving, past visits and other contacts, occupation job title and employer, wealth and gift capacity ratings, relationships, etc.
  • Schedule appointments with donors and prospects to build relationships with them and to discuss and assess their: (1) personal interests that may correlate with AZPM fundraising priorities and gift opportunities; (2) propensity and desire to be philanthropic in support of AZPM, and; (3) financial capacity to make major, planned, and leadership annual gifts.
  • Effectively and enthusiastically present the case for philanthropic support. Share information about giving, naming, and sponsorship opportunities. Explain the various ways donors can make gifts. When appropriate or requested, write major gift proposals and present them to donor prospects. In addition to cultivating and soliciting major gifts, ask individuals to make leadership annual gifts and be sustaining members of AZPM leadership annual giving donor clubs.
  • Secure gift commitments.
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate records of donors and prospects in the Raiser’s Edge and Allegiance records systems. On a daily basis, enter contact reports of all visits, significant telephone conversations, letters and correspondence, gift solicitations, and other communications with donors and prospects. Maintain information in the records systems about completed, current, and future gift asks/proposals. Maintain a brief strategic plan for each donor and prospect that documents moves management actions, action completion dates, and dates for future actions.
  • Assist in the stewardship and public recognition of donors. Write thank-you notes and letters to donors who make new gifts and multi-year gift commitments. Recognize donors publicly in ways appropriate for a public media organization.
  • Assist in working with the AZPM Community Advisory Board (CAB) to recruit community leaders to assist in the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors. Assist in providing leadership, training, and coordination for the involvement of CAB members and other volunteers in the personal solicitation of gifts.
  • Keep updated about AZPM and its stations, programs, people, and initiatives.
  • Write and develop compelling, accurate fundraising communications, case statements, fact sheets, gift proposals, development-related articles for newsletters, etc.
  • Build relationships and socialize with AZPM donors, participate in AZPM special events, special-invitation station tours, etc.
  • Must have strong knowledge and an aptitude for grant and proposal writing and maintain a comprehensive understanding of all AZPM gift accounts.
  • Regularly monitor fundraising progress reports and statistics to help ensure that AZPM is on track to reach its fundraising goals and targets.
  • Keep the Director of Development regularly apprised of the Associate Director’s calendar of donor appointments, donor contacts, gift proposal/solicitation activity, and fundraising results and progress.
  • Attend university-wide major donor events.
  • Attend meetings of the UA Development Team, UA Development Officers, and Regional Development & Campus Initiatives group.
  • Partner with, and effectively utilize, professionals and resources of the UAF, including the offices of Development & University Campaigns; Gift Planning; Donor Services; Prospect Management and Research; Financial Services; Information Services; and the Grant Information, Facilitation, and Training Center (preparation and submission of grant proposals to foundations).
  • Ensure that all solicitations by AZPM of major gifts and leadership annual gifts are coordinated in advance with the General Manager of AZPM and the Vice President for Regional Development & Campus Initiatives and other appropriate staff of the UA Development Office at the UAF, including solicitation of individuals assigned to (or recently visited by) other UA development officers, and corporations/businesses, foundations, and other organizations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Strong personal interest in public television and radio programming. Ability to effectively and accurately converse with current and prospective donors about the content of AZPM programs, in a manner that does not compromise AZPM’s editorial integrity policy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively represent AZPM.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and listening skills (demonstrated competence in the English language and grammar).
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent initiative, including the ability to make cold calls and get first appointments with donors and prospects.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the ways donors can make charitable gifts, including cash, appreciated securities, real and personal property, charitable remainder trusts, bequests in a will or living trust, charitable gift annuities, etc.
  • Ability to build and maintain productive relationships with donors, AZPM colleagues, and colleagues on the UA Development Team.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the AZPM mission, strategic plan and goals, and case for philanthropic support.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to inspire cooperation and participation.
  • Ability to motivate, coach, and supervise volunteers for maximum performance.
  • Ability to make good decisions and to exercise good judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain donor and AZPM confidentiality.
  • Ability to understand and follow AZPM, UA, and UAF policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work within established budgets.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND - Two (2) years successful professional experience in development, communications, sales, or another related field. - Possession of a valid Arizona driver’s license upon employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful experience in recruiting, training, and engaging board members and other volunteers in fundraising.
  • Successful experience working in public broadcasting, film and television industry, news media, and/or higher education.
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar software.

  • Opens: Sept. 3, 2015
  • Ends: Open Until Filled
  • Review Begins: TBD

Radio/TV Announcer (Multiple Positions and On-Call)

Are you a classical music connoisseur? If so, Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is seeking individuals who can host/anchor local network programming and/or introduce and announce CLASSICAL musical recordings for the KUAT/KUAZ radio stations on an on-call basis. On-call availability may involve weekend evenings, holidays, and other shifts as scheduled. This is a permanent on-call position with hours not to exceed 19 per week.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates control room equipment and board during broadcasts.
  • Documents discrepancies and maintains Federal Communications Commission programs and engineering logs on assigned shifts.
  • Cues and starts music and programs while maintaining volume level.
  • Introduces and announces various classical music recordings.
  • Provides announcements to the audience on the programs and matters of interest.
  • Reviews program schedules and obtains recordings from the library for on-air.
  • Responds to calls from the listening audience.
  • Participates in fundraising drives as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Auditioning recording required for consideration (please see ‘Special Instructions to Applicant’ section).
  • Skill in speaking clearly with a well-modulated voice.
  • Excellent working knowledge of classical music including musical history, composition, composers, and performers.
  • At least six months of radio announcing experience.
  • Skill in the pronunciation of foreign languages and technical names, places, and titles.

  • Opens: Sept. 3, 2015
  • Ends: Open Until Filled
  • Review Begins: TBD

Programming Director, Television

Under the supervision of the Station Manager, the Television Program Director is responsible for acquiring and scheduling television programs that support the mission of Arizona Public Media (AZPM)and that reflect community needs and interests.

The Television Program Director is a member of the management team and plays a key role in the management and operation of AZPM.

Customer Relations: Regardless of job capacity, each employee of AZPM is obligated to present a professional and helpful business image to all with whom they come in contact, both within and outside the organization.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages the day-to-day television programming operation; researches and evaluates program offers and prepares monthly television schedules for broadcast, and CATV stations; provides direction of the formulation of long range scheduling and promotional/branding strategy with management; researches program titles for acquisition and schedule consideration; prepares audience research analysis and reports.
  • Supervises TV and radio traffic; interfaces with staff, peers and supervisors to create a professional cooperative working environment. Is responsible for generating program information and prioritization of programs for promotion on various platforms in collaboration with the radio program director.
  • Supervises the maintenance of the ProTrack program rights and scheduling database; ensures compliance with agreements between AZPM and program licensors. Coordinates management of ProTrack with respect to software updates, training and customized software applications.
  • Prepares and administers departmental budget and participates in the development and execution of overall station fiscal policies, procedures, and goals. Coordinates approval and purchase of programs in accordance with AZPM purchasing policy.
  • Communicates program information regularly to the public and responds to viewer questions and suggestions. Participates in the station’s promotions, outreach, fundraising, and special event activities as required.
  • Produces high quality work on a regular and consistent basis with particular attention to accuracy, fairness, balance and professional delivery; exercises good judgment, ethics and integrity. Ensures compliance with FCC rules and regulations as related to the televising programming area.
  • Coordinates the ascertainment of community needs and the development of the Issues and Problems List. Monitors program content of local public affairs programming to ensure local issues are addressed. Produces the Quarterly Program Topic Report for the FCC Public File.
  • Generates national awareness and publicity for AZPM and its original productions through the creation of distribution agreements and press and marketing materials and proactive station relations. Networks with sister public stations, PBS, APT, NPR, and other distributors/clients for information and graphic support for upcoming programs and production projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

BS/BA Degree and five (5) years of experience in program evaluation, acquisition, scheduling or program development and/or distribution for broadcast or cable television; OR any combination of relevant experience, training, and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training or progressive experience in administrative and supervisory methods and techniques.
  • At least three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound editorial and programmatic judgment.
  • Ability to set goals, organize personnel, delegate responsibility, and motivate subordinates.
  • Excellent writing skills and proven ability to work with local, regional, and national media.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheets, Outlook, and Internet capabilities.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
  • Ability to understand and work with budgetary procedures, policies, and restrictions.

  • Opens: Sept. 3, 2015
  • Ends: Open Until Filled
  • Review Begins: TBD

Marketing Specialist, Associate

Arizona Public Media (AZPM) seeks a creative, self-starting individual to provide support in the marketing and promotion of station programming and events.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, implements marketing and advertising campaigns including social media and web content promotion.
  • Assists CCO with the research, development, writing and dissemination of press and promotional materials including press releases, web content, feature articles, pitch letters, reports and speeches.
  • Works with Promotions staff and various community groups to promote Heritage Month programming.
  • Assists Events and Membership staff with station events, including pre-event promotional campaigns, event logistics, set-up and tear down.
  • Coordinates design of print ads and publications; submits ads to publications as needed.
  • Assists with/provides backup to weekly member newsletter Preview.
  • Maintains marketing library by checking and replenishing inventory. Keeps promotional materials ready by coordinating requirements with graphics department; inventorying stock; placing and verifying receipt of orders.
  • Plans and organizes promotional presentations; updates calendars.
  • Prepares marketing reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing key metrics.
  • Monitors budgets by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts; obtains price quotes and works with outside vendors to negotiate services.
  • Responds to questions and requests from the media if the CCO is unavailable.
  • Ensures brand messages are consistent.
  • Engages members on social media.
  • Engages other organizations within the community.
  • Acts as support staff to CCO and, when necessary, as back-up.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Liberal Arts or related field AND one year experience in development of comprehensive marketing plans or book publishing experience or advertising; OR, five years experience in the development of comprehensive marketing plans or book publishing experience or advertising; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity and appreciation of Arizona Public Media, PBS and NPR.
  • Knowledge of the practices and principles of marketing.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of graphic design.
  • Skill in use of computer programs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

  • Opens: Sept. 3, 2015
  • Ends: Open Until Filled
  • Review Begins: TBD

Membership Services Manager

Arizona Public Media is seeking an individual with exceptional customer service and database management skills for our Membership Services Manager position. The ideal candidate will be able to handle multiple priorities, fund-raising and customer service for a 27,000+ member file in a mature, well-rounded fundraising environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports all efforts within Arizona Public Media to cultivate and solicit current and potential members through efficient database management.
  • Manage the database to enable email efforts, direct-mail efforts, online giving, and other solicitation means.
  • Train office personnel, students, and volunteers who assist the department.
  • Maintains daily, weekly, and monthly activity reports.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three (3) years of directly comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with non-profit fundraising and membership software, such as Allegiance or Raiser’s Edge.

  • Opens: Sept. 3, 2015
  • Ends: Open Until Filled
  • Review Begins: TBD

News and Public Affairs Reporter, Senior

Arizona Public Media is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of Senior News and Public Affairs Reporter working in a multi-media environment.

This position reports to the News Director.

A primary assignment for this position will be as the Immigration and Border Reporter.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Obtains and compiles information from varied sources for news and public affairs broadcasts according to current events and public interest, conducts interviews and writes stories, and produces news and public affairs program series.
  • Researches and prepares news stories and public affairs programs for daily and/or weekly broadcasts; follows up on news stories, determines whom to interview, conducts interviews and writes and edits stories for local and regional broadcasts; evaluates worthiness of news stories.
  • Produces news and public affairs program series for local, regional and national broadcasts; writes scripts and selects music and other effects with attention to accuracy, fairness, balance, professional delivery and entertainment value, under direction.
  • Operates various types of broadcast equipment used during editing and producing.
  • Delivers/hosts newscasts or public affairs programs.
  • Duplicates and distributes programs as requested by viewers and other broadcast stations.
  • Participates in the station’s fundraising and special events activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field AND one year experience in writing, producing and reporting for radio or television; OR, five year’s experience in writing, producing and reporting for radio or television; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
  • Knowledge of broadcasting rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of production, editing and writing techniques for radio news and public affairs programming.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Fluency in Spanish.

  • Opens: Sept. 3, 2015
  • Ends: Open Until Filled
  • Review Begins: TBD

Science Producer- (Television & Radio)

Arizona Public Media is seeking a candidate for the position of Science Producer. The successful candidate will join a growing team of producers and reporters providing content for multiple media platforms including radio, television, and online.

Candidates are required to submit examples of audio/video productions and examples of pertinent content creations. Applicants who do not submit these materials will not be considered for employment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research, develop, write and produce science and technology segments for radio, television and online platforms.
  • Cultivate sources in the areas of scientific, technology, and health research in Tucson and the Southwest.
  • Research scientific journals and periodicals and develop enterprise stories.
  • Write and present complex issues clearly.
  • Deliver substantive stories for radio, television, and online platforms.
  • Produce television segments for locally produced science series.
  • Book guests and conduct studio interviews for TV and radio.
  • Write for online, blog, and use Twitter and Facebook on a daily basis.
  • Produce high quality work that is accurate, fair, balanced, and professional.
  • Adhere to AZPM’s Code of Editorial Ethics and Practices.
  • Operate radio field equipment and computer editing systems.
  • Help to maintain a professional and cooperative working environment.
  • Meet daily deadlines.
  • Participate in station fund raising and other public events.
  • Drive University vehicles as necessary.
  • Assist Executive Producer with program coordination, design, and assembly
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Broadcasting, Journalism, Communications or related field.
  • Two years of media experience in producing, editing, writing or reporting with a working knowledge of contemporary broadcast journalism standards and practices.
  • Must meet minimum qualifications for automotive insurability as per University of Arizona policies.
  • Possession of a valid Arizona driver’s license upon employment. Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding, appreciation and passion for scientific topics.
  • Knowledge of scientific research in the Southwest.
  • Working knowledge of multi-media production techniques.
  • Proven ability to communicate the work being done by scientists.
  • Working knowledge of Internet search and social media tools.
  • Experience with digital editing and computer based production systems.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Experience in live studio, field, and remote production.
  • Computer literate.
  • Familiarity with public broadcasting conversational style delivery.
  • Master’s Degree in the areas of science, technology, or health.

  • Opens: Sept. 3, 2015
  • Ends: Open Until Filled
  • Review Begins: TBD

AZPM Master Control Assistant Operator

Arizona Public Media at the University of Arizona offers an opportunity to receive on-the-job training in the field of television production. Our goal is to give students the prospect to learn and develop skills needed to support the company’s various forms of programming, whether it be through our local distribution of the public broadcast network, online/new media, or PBS HD Channel 6. An Assistant Operator in Master Control will have the opportunity to work closely with Arizona Public Media’s Master Control Operations engineers. This position is intended to assist with the daily duties of a Master Control operator. Such duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Recording programs sent by satellite
  • Preparing programs for air and for near line or long term storage
  • Transferring programs between various servers and storage locations
  • Dubbing programs to and from various analog and digital sources
  • Monitoring television automation system and transmitter output signals
  • Instructional writing describing Master Control processes and equipment
  • Work hours may include: evenings, weekends and holidays.

Eligibility

Those who wish to be employed as student employees must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled at UA with a minimum of six credit units during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Elementary knowledge of television broadcast signals (HD & SD)
  • Fundamental knowledge of signal routing
  • Basic understanding of computer OS
  • Basic knowledge of video and audio signals
  • Attention to details are essential
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Listens well and asks questions when clarification is needed

Additional Information

Student employees will spend a minimum of 12 hours per week in a 15-week semester on the job, more time may be required.

Applications must contain the following information: - Statement of interest - Curriculum Vitae - At least 2 references

  • Opens: July 23, 2015
  • Ends: Open Until Filled
  • Review Begins: TBD

AZPM Student Crew in Field Production

Arizona Public Media employs student crew to work in various aspects of television production. In field production, students work below the line for various types of production in TV and Web. As a Field Production crew member for AZPM, you will learn and become responsible for field-audio work, lighting, videotaping. You will also have the opportunity to work in-studio with our studio crew on various types of shows.

AZPM generally needs people to work in 4 hour or 8 hour increments. For example, most shifts are from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. We do need people who can work full-day production as well. We are also looking for individuals who can be flexible with their time for production during the weekend. The more open your school schedule is, the more opportunity for an interesting production work experience.

Interested candidates can pick up student application at Arizona Public Media, Modern Languages, Room 223. You must be enrolled at University of Arizona, and be taking 6 or more units.

  • Opens: June 4, 2015
  • Ends: Open Until Filled
  • Review Begins: TBD

AZPM Student Studio/Remote Crew

Arizona Public Media employs a student crew to work in various aspects of television production. Studio Production Crew primary duties are to perform duties for our local productions of Arizona Illustrated, Arizona Week, and Metro Week. Studio Work: Students are trained on various aspects of the production and depending on ability and initiative, may be promoted to higher positions in the following hierarchy: 1. Teleprompter Operator/Character Generator Operator (Graphics) 2. Camera Operator 3. Floor Manager 4. Audio Board Operator 5. Character Generator Operator (Graphics) 6. Assistant Director 7. Back up Director

AZPM will work around your class schedule once a student is hired. Our Studio Production generally needs people to work during these times: Mon –Wed – Fri 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Other productions do happen at various other times; crew gets scheduled to those depending on their availability. To increase your chances of employment you need to be able to work two or three of these shifts. You must be able to work Spring Break, as we don’t follow the academic calendar, and we are still open for business.

Interested candidates can pick up student application at Arizona Public Media, Modern Languages, Room 223. You must be enrolled at University of Arizona, and be taking 6 or more units.

  • Opens: June 4, 2015
  • Ends: Open Until Filled
  • Review Begins: TBD

Broadcast Promotion Advertising Specialist (Extended Temporary Employment)

Under the general supervision of the Chief Communications Officer, the Assistant Promotions Producer is responsible for creating compelling promotional content for Arizona Public Media. The assistant producer creates high-quality content for promotion and underwriting across multiple media platforms, including, but not limited to, on-air promotion for multiple TV and radio stations, on-line services, underwriting credits, and promotional video for public events. The assistant promotions producer provides support to the Promotions Producer and functions under his/her day-to-day guidance.

  • Opens: June 4, 2015
  • Ends: Open Until Filled
  • Review Begins: TBD

About 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 Public File