CLASSICAL/FINE ARTS RADIO STATION MANAGER WANTED IN ST. LOUIS

The Radio Arts Foundation (RAF) in St. Louis is looking for a CEO/General Manager who is an experienced and highly creative individual with a demonstrated history of thinking out of the box, who can work with the board to rethink, reimagine and redefine what it means to be a classical music and arts community-focused radio station and digital media enterprise in the 21st century.

The CEO/GM shall be the public face of Classic 107.3 and is expected to become a valued thought leader, collaborator and partner in the St. Louis arts community and fulfill the Board’s vision to make Classic 107.3 “The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis”.

The CEO/GM is responsible for the overall administration of the organization, including its programming, digital media enterprise, productions and strategic plan. Other key duties include fund development, sales and marketing, finance and community outreach. The position reports directly to the RAF Board of Directors.

For a copy of the complete job description please write to: radioartsfoundation@gmail.com

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