The Organization – New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR):
NHPR is an independent and trusted source for news and information and New Hampshire’s only statewide radio news service. Based in Concord, the state’s capital and political hub, NHPR’s newsroom, digital team, and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of the 2015 and 2017 National Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence.
NHPR’s operations are guided by a Board approved strategic plan, a blueprint for the future designed to position NHPR as the state’s unquestioned journalistic leader. To accomplish this goal, the station is focused on four priorities: 1) Create Excellent Content About and For New Hampshire; 2) Expand, Engage and Diversify Our Audience; 3) Grow Net Revenues; and 4) Continue to Build an Organizational Culture that Combines Creativity with Strategic, Data-based Decision Making. To this end, NHPR is raising $5million to support several content initiatives: State of Democracy, an enterprise and investigative journalism unit; Outside/In, a podcast and occasional broadcast about the natural world and how we use it; and NH Commons, a local reporting and community engagement initiative. The Campaign is set to conclude in June 2018.
NHPR is committed to a multi-platform content distribution strategy, serving listeners where and how they listen. The station has seen much success in the area of podcast production and is considered a leader among mid-sized stations. Civics 101, Outside/In, and 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop have attracted a national audience with fans from Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boston, Austin, and beyond. Since its launch Civics 101 has been downloaded more than 3 million times and has risen to #6 on the iTunes chart. Outside/In reached #10 on the iTunes Science and Medicine chart, was named best new podcast of 2016 by Outside Magazine, and recently earned a national Murrow award for best feature reporting.
New Hampshire Public Radio seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to work closely with the President/CEO and other members of the Senior Management Team to oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization. The COO manages the Finance, Technology and Facilities departments and works closely with Human Resources. He or she will ensure that daily operations meet high standards, fostering sound business practices, cost effectiveness and accountability. The COO will ensure that policies are in place for effective management of the company’s resources and that organization’s strategic goals are being met. This position represents an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to the organizations mission and core values.
Position Responsibilities Include:
Reporting to the President/CEO and working closely other members of the Senior Management Team; provide effective and inspiring leadership by being actively involved in cross-departmental operations, ensuring coordination and alignment with station operating plans.
Provide leadership and input for all strategic plan implementation processes.
Develop and implement a system for tracking and reporting on the progress of strategic plan implementation.
Provide direction for long-term planning, resource allocation, organizational design and broadcast/technology strategies.
Identify opportunities for NHPR to leverage cross-program strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges.
Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:
Non-profit working experience and/or business knowledge of the non-profit sector.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a senior management role.
Media/public media experience and knowledge of relevant FCC rules and regulations desirable.
Understanding of public service programming and business opportunities for emerging distribution platforms is desirable.
Deep experience in program budgeting and fiscal management.
Big-data savvy; experience managing digital technology and/or software engineering.
Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit management, finance or journalism; MBA, MA in Nonprofit Management or Law Degree is desirable.