Finding the Right Person
Hiring the right person to advance your community engagement strategy can be a challenge for public media. What are the skills station managers need to advertise as they recruit a community engagement specialist? NCME has culled a number of engagement job descriptions from public media nationwide to serve as models to adapt and/or follow.
For News/Talk stations
Public radio stations pride themselves on providing excellent international, national and local news services. Here are samples of engagement-related job descriptions from news/talk stations that have hired staff to work collaboratively with news departments, and their communities, to deepen the station’s relationships and impact.
- News Online Engagement Specialist (pdf)
- Community Engagement Facilitator (pdf)
- Senior Manager of Community Engagement (pdf)
For Eclectic Formats and/or Community Stations
Community stations deliver an eclectic blend of programming to different communities of listeners, requiring a unique set of skills to manage complex relationships among staff, volunteers, stakeholders and communities. Listed below are job descriptions that describe the necessary skill sets and qualifications to mange a community engagement campaign at a community radio station.