hiring

As KBGA continues into it’s 21st year, we’re looking for a variety of positions to be filled. Now’s your chance to use your powers for good – by supporting alternative radio!

All Applicants must be UM students through the 2017/2018 school year, and must be taking more than 6 credits each semester to maintain employment. All staff positions at KBGA must live in Missoula throughout the year.


Program Director

Programming is handled largely by over 200 volunteer DJs, all with unique tastes and shows. Our listeners appreciate the fact that when they tune in, there is a different DJ at any given point. Therefore, an PD should plan for and be able to do multiple formats of radio shows, so that the perspectives they seek and the quality of the programming they provide is varied.

Aside from working closely with the Assistant Program Director to maintain volunteer opportunities for DJs to get involved on-air or with the station, the PD also works with the Productions Engineer to assure mentions are played on schedule, and the General Manager in assisting with station operations.

The Program Director and all other KBGA staff members are also responsible for the coordination and operation of KBGA’s Annual Fundraiser, Radiothon. Radiothon occurs each Spring Semester and is the largest project of the year. The PD is crucial in assuring programming and DJs are ready for Radiothon.

The Program Director must attend all meetings that pertain to them, such as weekly staff meetings and monthly station meetings. The Program Director is ultimately answerable to the General Manager, but maintains ample autonomy and is given freedom to achieve personal and professional goals.

Duties

– Keeping up with the programming schedule and filling any and all vacancies
– Coordinating trainings for new DJs, and making sure that they are on-air ready and FCC compliant
– Being the first notified in cases of broadcast emergency, either with personnel or equipment failure
– Providing emergency coverage of radio shows at the last minute in conjunction with the APD

Experience

+ Be trained as a DJ in FCC and KBGA guidelines
+ Have an open and flexible class and personal schedule
+ Jump at the opportunity to be on the air
+ Have reliable and consistent transportation


Assistant Program Director

Because programming is handled largely by a diverse DJ body of over 200 volunteers with unique tastes and views, the Assistant Program Director should be prepared to do multiple formats of radio shows in order to maintain KBGA’s varied programming.

Aside from working closely with the Program Director, the Assistant Program Director also works closely with the Productions Engineer to assure mentions are played on schedule. They will also work closely with the Outreach Coordinator, the Student Involvement Network, and local businesses and organizations in order to find opportunities for DJs to get more involved with the station and the community.

The Assistant Program Director and all other KBGA staff members are also responsible for the coordination and operation of KBGA’s Annual Fundraiser, Radiothon. Radiothon occurs each Spring Semester and is the largest project of the year. During Radiothon, the Assistant Program Director is responsible for orchestrating volunteer training and maintaining ample availability for questions and concerns.

The Assistant Program Director must attend all meetings that pertain to them, such as weekly staff meetings and monthly station meetings. The Assistant Program Director is ultimately answerable to the General Manager, but maintains ample autonomy and is given freedom to achieve personal and professional goals.

Duties

– Keeping up with shows that have yet to find a cover DJ and providing last minute coverage for shows
– Keeping in touch with DJs about events, station meetings, and volunteer opportunities
– Maintaining a rapport and relationship with the DJ body
– Coordinating station meetings and volunteer trainings with the Program Director

Experience

+ Be trained as a DJ in FCC and KBGA guidelines
+ Have an open and flexible class schedule and reliable transportation
+ Jump at the opportunity to be on the air
+ Be able to build and maintain a healthy relationship with the volunteer body and local organizations


Business Manager

Aside from overseeing and managing their Underwriting crew, the Business Manager works closely with the Promotions Manager to track promotional contracts, the Productions Engineer to assure mentions are created and on schedule, and the Office Manager to maintain a professional and conducive business environment. The Business Manager also works closely with ASUM’s accountant.
The Business Manager and all other KBGA staff members are also responsible for the coordination and operation of KBGA’s Annual Fundraiser, Radiothon. Radiothon occurs each Spring Semester and is the largest project of the year. The sales portion of Radiothon is organized almost solely by the BM.
The Business Manager must attend all meetings that pertain to them, such as weekly staff meetings and monthly station meetings. The Business Manager is answerable to the General Manager, but maintains ample autonomy and is given freedom to achieve personal goals.

Duties

– Understanding and inspecting all transactional operations through the UMDW accounting software
– Building annual budget based on staff members’ needs within their job
– Updating a monthly ledger to keep an accurate record of all expenditures to be balanced with UMDW
– Maintaining positive relationships with past business partners while seeking new underwriting partners
– Increasing revenue via underwriting, fundraising, & grants (actively looking for new mediums to do so)
– Improving the organizational aspects of KBGA’s annual fundraiser
– Managing a group of commission-only Underwriters
– Utilizing Google Sheets and the Drive suite to improve the organization of our business affairs
– Hiring and managing an Underwriting Coordinator

Experience

+ Have incredibly high organizational and communication skills
+ Strive to improve their professionalism
+ Know how to operate Google Sheets, and how to format various formal documents
+ Demonstrate working knowledge of sales and businesses management
+ Have intrinsic motivation to maintain duties while seeking new beneficial projects for the station


Underwriting Coordinator

Underwriting is the process of a noncommercial broadcast station accepting gifts, donations, grants, and/or contributions for the production, acquisition, and promotion of programs aired on the station. Our listeners appreciate the fact that when they hear a businesses name in a mention they know that business is helping to support college radio.

Aside from working closely with the Business Manager, the Underwriting Coordinator also works with, the Productions Engineer to assure mentions are created and on schedule, and the Office Manager to maintain a professional and conducive business environment.

The Underwriting Coordinator and all other KBGA staff members are also responsible for the coordination and operation of KBGA’s Annual Fundraiser, Radiothon. Radiothon occurs each Spring Semester and is the largest project of the year.

The Underwriting Coordinator must attend all meetings that pertain to them, such as weekly staff meetings and monthly station meetings. The Underwriting Coordinator is ultimately answerable to the General Manager, but maintains ample autonomy and is given freedom to achieve personal and professional goals.

Duties

– Contracting businesses that would benefit from KBGA’s advertising opportunities
– Increasing revenue via underwriting, fundraising, and grants
– Improving the organizational aspects of KBGA’s annual fundraiser
– Utilizing spreadsheets to improve the organization of our business affairs

Experience

+ Be willing to learn and develop their professional and technical skills
+ Have impressive organizational and communication skills and be detail oriented
+ Strive to improve their professionalism
+ Jump at the opportunity to explore underwriting opportunities


Promotions Manager

The Promotions Manager works closely with the Business Manager to track contracts, the Productions Engineer to create mentions (radio advertisements), and the Assistant Program Director to orchestrate volunteers for our presence at events and to help with community based projects. They also cooperate with the Outreach Coordinator to assure KBGA promotions are uniform.

The Promotions Manager and all other KBGA staff members are also responsible for the coordination and operation of KBGA’s Annual Fundraiser, Radiothon. Radiothon occurs each Spring Semester and is the largest project of the year.

The Promotions Manager must attend all meetings that pertain to them, such as weekly staff meetings and monthly station meetings. The Promotions Manager is answerable to the General Manager, but maintains ample autonomy and is given freedom to achieve personal goals.

Duties

– Establishing and maintaining promotional relationships with local events and organizations
– Organizing and overseeing KBGA events such as Birthday Bash, EndofThon, and the Christmas Party
– Finding new ways to promote KBGA as a brand and increase listenership
– Working with important members of the local community and music scene
– Keeping track of our merchandise inventory and sales, as well as curating and ordering new merch
– Exploring opportunities for KBGA to expand its public presence
– Managing ticket giveaways and other on-air promotional activities

Experience

+ Be a determined and detail-oriented individual
+ Have a willingness to acquire a wide variety of professional skills
+ Want to improve internal organization and operations
+ Possess strong interpersonal skills
+ Desire to become apart of a passionate and hardworking team
+ Work efficiently and adapt to a wide variety of tasks


Media Director

The Media Director must be driven, disciplined and creative. They will be often be working on their own, travelling to festivals and events around the region, and must turn in articles, photography or video projects in a timely manner with little supervision. They will also be finding new and innovative ways to create content through unconventional and ambitious means.

Aside from working closely with the Promotions Manager to maintain volunteer opportunities for DJs to get involved on-air or with the station, the Media Director also works with the Web Content Manager to assure media is available online, and the Program Director to air audio packages and interviews. The Media Director has also acted a liaison between KBGA and the journalism school to assure that students are trained in FCC guidelines and best radio reporting practices for daily news and other audio packages.

The Media Director and all other KBGA staff members are also responsible for the coordination and operation of KBGA’s Annual Fundraiser, Radiothon. Radiothon occurs each Spring Semester and is the largest project of the year.

The Media Director must attend all meetings that pertain to them, such as weekly staff meetings and monthly station meetings. The Media Director is answerable to the General Manager, but maintains ample autonomy and is given freedom to achieve personal goals.

Duties

– Arranging musician interviews, photo, and video opportunities to create content for the KBGA website.
– Maintaining relationships with local, regional and national music promoters.
– Researching, conducting and transcribing interviews with local, regional and national acts.
– Covering relevant concerts and festivals via photography and writing.
– Publicizing online media content on KBGA’s social media platforms.

Experience

+ Be familiar with Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, or a desire to learn.
+ Have experience in photography, video, and/or print, and a desire to learn other mediums.
+ Understand Google Drive and online media hosting solutions.
+ Know best posting practices for social media such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator works closely with the Business Manager to track contracts, the Productions Engineer to create mentions (radio advertisements), and the Assistant Program Director to orchestrate volunteers for our presence at events and to help with community based projects. They also cooperate with the Outreach Coordinator to assure KBGA promotions are uniform.

The Outreach Coordinator and all other KBGA staff members are also responsible for the coordination and operation of KBGA’s Annual Fundraiser, Radiothon. Radiothon occurs each Spring Semester and is the largest project of the year.

The Outreach Coordinator must attend all meetings that pertain to them, such as weekly staff meetings and monthly station meetings. The Outreach Coordinator is answerable to the General Manager, but maintains ample autonomy and is given freedom to achieve personal goals.

Duties

– Establishing a promotional relationship with local events and organizations
– Organizing and overseeing KBGA events such as Birthday Bash, EndofThon, and the Christmas Party
– Finding new ways to promote KBGA as a brand and increase listenership
– Working with important members of the local community and music scene
– Keeping track of our merchandise inventory and sales, as well as creating new merch.
– Exploring opportunities for KBGA to expand its public presence
– Managing ticket giveaways and other on-air promotional activities

Experience

+ Be a determined and detail-oriented individual
+ Have a willingness to acquire a wide variety of professional skills
+ Want to improve internal organization and operations
+ Possess strong interpersonal skills
+ Desire to become apart of a passionate and hardworking team
+ Work efficiently and adapt to a wide variety of tasks


Music Director

Outside of adding new music to the physical library the Music Director is to use the CD ripping machine on the MD desk to transfer the physical library to digital so it can be accessed from the studio computer. This should be done with all new adds as well as to the entire library at some point.

The MD needs to ensure that FCC regulations are followed not with just their own adds, but specifically with DJs adds with their knowledge of FCC laws not necessarily being as thorough. This means filtering through album lyrics and contacting promotion companies and record labels asking for radio edits of albums if they haven’t already sent us one.

The Music Director must attend all meetings that pertain to them, such as weekly staff meetings and monthly station meetings. The Music Director is answerable to the General Manager, but maintains ample autonomy and is given freedom to achieve personal goals. They are allowed to set their own schedules to listen to 15 hours of new music per week, with another 5 hours spent compiling lists and organizing album information.

Duties

– Sorting through and listening to the albums sent from promoters/labels
– Put albums not listened to on the black shelf in studio one for DJs to review.
– Strip the discarded albums for jewel cases to be used for other adds
– Labeling it for language content
– Sustaining quality physical condition of the music library
– Check the MD email daily for DJ reviews, which get added to the weekly adds email
– Every Friday send out new adds email and every Monday Top 30 email.
– Complete and submit top 30 charts to NACC by Tuesday of every week.
– The MD should add at least five albums a week on their own, in addition to the adds of the DJs

Experience

+ Take in a wide and diverse selection of music on a frequent basis
+ Know the KBGA DJ body and programming to ensure new music adds are pertinent and utilized
+ Be organized and capable of using Excel and Mailchimp (P.S. they’re really easy to use)
+ Ensure any new local music gets added to the library and be familiar with music scenes in Montana


Office Manager

The Office Manager works closely with the Business Manager to organize contracts, the Promotions Manager to sort and sell merchandise, as well as all staff members to assist with their specific duties.

The Office Manager and all other KBGA staff members are also responsible for the coordination and operation of KBGA’s Annual Fundraiser, Radiothon. Radiothon occurs each Spring Semester and is the largest project of the year.

The Office Manager must attend all meetings that pertain to them, such as weekly staff meetings and monthly station meetings. The Office Manager is answerable to the General Manager, but maintains ample autonomy and is given freedom to achieve personal goals.

Duties

– Checking the office voicemail, answering the office phone, relaying messages, answering emails
– Making daily coffee and providing tableware during station meetings
– Assisting with business, promotional, and volunteer spreadsheets
– Reserving rooms for weekly staff and monthly station meetings, and taking notes during these meetings
– Greeting guests to our office and addressing any questions they may have
– Keeping the KBGA office clean and organized
– Recording the daily Community Events Calendar

Experience

+ Be a determined and detail-oriented individual
+ Have a willingness to acquire a wide variety of professional skills
+ Want to improve internal organization and operations
+ Possess strong interpersonal skills
+ Desire to become apart of a passionate and hardworking team
+ Work efficiently and adapt to a wide variety of tasks


Office Manager

The Office Manager works closely with the Business Manager to organize contracts, the Promotions Manager to sort and sell merchandise, as well as all staff members to assist with their specific duties.

The Office Manager and all other KBGA staff members are also responsible for the coordination and operation of KBGA’s Annual Fundraiser, Radiothon. Radiothon occurs each Spring Semester and is the largest project of the year.

The Office Manager must attend all meetings that pertain to them, such as weekly staff meetings and monthly station meetings. The Office Manager is answerable to the General Manager, but maintains ample autonomy and is given freedom to achieve personal goals.

Duties

– Checking the office voicemail, answering the office phone, relaying messages, answering emails
– Making daily coffee and providing tableware during station meetings
– Assisting with business, promotional, and volunteer spreadsheets
– Reserving rooms for weekly staff and monthly station meetings, and taking notes during these meetings
– Greeting guests to our office and addressing any questions they may have
– Keeping the KBGA office clean and organized
– Recording the daily Community Events Calendar

Experience

+ Be a determined and detail-oriented individual
+ Have a willingness to acquire a wide variety of professional skills
+ Want to improve internal organization and operations
+ Possess strong interpersonal skills
+ Desire to become apart of a passionate and hardworking team
+ Work efficiently and adapt to a wide variety of tasks


If you’re interested in applying, check out the job application! Thanks <3