The Program Manager will be a core member of WBURs Public Radio Business Laboratory (BizLab). BizLabs mission is to identify and evaluate new revenue sources for public radio by testing and evaluating business models at WBUR and at partner stations. The Program Manager will coordinate the activities around this work by taking the lead on WBURs experiments and by coordinating our collaborations with other public radio stations to ensure successful completion of projects. This position reports to the Executive Director of BizLab and requires considerable attention to detail, personal initiative and a roll up the sleeves startup mindset. It offers you a unique opportunity to work with news organizations, journalists, podcasters, business innovators, and experience designers, to work on the enormous challenge of identifying sustainable revenue models for independent journalism. Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge of innovation practices and/or experience working in public media. This position can serve as a launching pad for someone looking to pursue graduate studies in nonprofit business innovation.
Bachelors degree and at least 3 years of professional experience including related program management experience. A degree in business, management, communications, or a related field is preferred. Experience with startups is a plus!
Strong project coordination and communication experience and skills. Experience with productivity and task management software, with an opinion on which tools are ideal for which types of situations. (E.g. EverNote vs. SmartSheets vs. Todoist vs. Slack)
Learning mindset and entrepreneurial spirit. Enthusiastic about tackling diverse and unexpected challenges, keeping focus on producing a quality product, ready for customer evaluation.
Proven ability to establish and manage good working relationships with wide array colleagues and collaborate effectively with a dynamic team, as well as with external collaborators in remote locations.
Must be self-motivated, creative and comfortable taking initiative, but also know when to seek and take direction appropriately.
Excellent writing skills, along with strong communication and troubleshooting skills.
Familiarity with workplace tools such as Outlook, Google Docs, Google Hangouts, and Slack, a plus.
Familiarity with and/or willingness to learn Wordpress, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Shopify, Survey Monkey, Google Docs and Forms, and basic website administration.
Knowledge of and interest in the topics of innovation, organization cultural change, and digital disruption, as they relate to public media, is a strong plus.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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