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KVMR FM, Nevada City


Underwriting Coordinator

Hours:  Full Time, Non-Exempt, Weekdays, plus occasional evening events and meetings

Compensation:  Base, plus commission

Benefits:  Vacation and Sick Leave, Health Plan

Closing Date:  April 1, 2015

KVMR FM is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station serving the northern Sierra foothills and Sacramento Valley at 89.5FM and 105.1FM in Truckee/Tahoe.  The Underwriting Coordinator is responsible for assisting in achieving underwriting revenue goals through his/her own direct sales and through participation in the implementation of the station’s overall underwriting strategy.

This position reports to the Development Director.  Persons interested in applying should possess the following qualities:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and four years sales experience and/or training (media sales preferred), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and relate well to all kinds of people, make presentations, and communicate effectively to groups.
  • Ability to manage time and priorities.
  • A strong commitment to improve KVMR’s financial well being as well as its image and visibility throughout our broadcast regions.
  • Committed positive customer service orientation, with the ability to anticipate, and meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • A passion for community radio.
  • Computer literacy, working knowledge of Microsoft office products, including word processing and spreadsheet software.

KVMR FM is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply


For more information:                                      To apply, please submit letter of interest and
click here                                                            resume to:

KVMR                                                                                               Cynthia Tweed
120 Bridge Street                                                             Development Director
Nevada City, CA  95959                                                     development@kvmr.org
(530) 265-9073          FAX (530) 265-9077



Job Opening:  KVMR General Manager

Deadline for Applications:  April 17, 2015


KVMR-FM is a community radio station located in Nevada City, California.  Founded  in 1978, KVMR has grown steadily and now reaches audiences from the Sacramento Valley to the Lake Tahoe region, and around the world on kvmr.org.  The station has matured into a nationally recognized radio service, honored for its award winning, creative programming.  KVMR is a respected alternative to commercial and public formatted radio, with diverse programs driven by our volunteer broadcasters, ranging from thought-provoking interviews and public affairs to every spot on the musical spectrum.  Our listeners are committed to the importance of environmental quality and sustainability, and social justice.    

Nevada City and neighboring Grass Valley are small towns in the Sierra Nevada foothills, rich in history and natural beauty. We have a vibrant artistic, literary and musical tradition that has enticed many residents away from the San Francisco Bay Area.  Situated an hour from Sacramento and Lake Tahoe and three hours from San Francisco, we offer a sophisticated, yet warm and welcoming place to live.  Our region is known for its breathtaking natural scenery, and attracts people who love the outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, skiing, and boating, yet want to live in an intellectually and artistically vibrant community.

Cornerstones of our region’s  cultural life, attracting visitors from across the country, are the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, California WorldFest, Strawberry Music Festival, Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival and KVMR’s own Celtic Festival. KVMR features live broadcasts of these music festivals and other frequent regional concerts.


KVMR is looking for an energetic, visionary, and community-minded General Manager who can move the station to its next level of evocative programming and community involvement.  With recently constructed state-of-the art broadcast, production, and performance facilities; a cast of dozens of creative volunteer broadcasters; and a dedicated and talented staff, KVMR’s next General Manager will have the opportunity to lead the station into its next chapter as a vital media resource.

The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator who has demonstrated experience in team-building and community engagement; is able to lead, manage and motivate a small staff along with a large group of volunteers; can successfully promote KVMR to expand its audience; and is experienced in fund development, with a strong commitment to building and maintaining positive relationships with donors and underwriters.  The successful candidate will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to KVMR’s mission.  While the General Manager must bring efficient and effective management skills to ensure the productivity of the organization, it is also critical that s/he be committed to retaining the creative spark that drives the excellence in broadcasting for which KVMR is known, and to leading the station in evaluating and embracing new technologies that are changing the face of radio in the 21st century .

Position Type:  Full-time, Exempt

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Benefits:  Health insurance, paid holidays and sick leave


Full job description available here.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to theboard@kvmr.org  no later than April 17, 2015.

KVMR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.