[Jobposts] web director at kpfa community radio station

mic mic at linefeed.org
Wed Dec 14 07:20:01 EST 2005

further apologies for repost.  the salary was under-quoted.

Compensation: This is a full-time Communication Workers of America (CWA)
union position. Hourly pay is approximately $17.43 per hour with a very
generous benefits package. There is a six-month probationary period.

Job Announcement

Website Director / Webmaster

Legendary KPFA-FM was established in 1949 as the first listener supported radio station in the U.S. Located in Berkeley, California it is the flagship station of the Pacifica Network, which is a mission-driven organization dedicated to free speech, peace and social justice, and cross-cultural understanding. Broadcasting at 59,000 watts, KPFA serves much of Northern and Central California with an eclectic and diverse range of cultural, music, news and public affairs programming.

KPFA is seeking a Website Director to maintain and develop the KPFA website and to create strategic planning initiatives to expand KPFA's new media broadcast presence. The right candidate will have demonstrated expertise in web development technology as well as excellent project management and team oriented leadership skills

Maintain and develop all aspects of the KPFA website, including:

* As part of the Engineering Department, work with the KPFA management and programming department on planning and expansion of KPFA's online presence
* Plan and coordinate moving KPFA.org toward a feature-rich online community
* Oversee daily site maintenance, supervising copyediting, basic graphic design and troubleshooting
* Work closely with KPFA programmers, staff, and governing board to procure and develop site content and information resources
* Collaborate with staff and creative professionals on evolving and implementing periodic graphic re-design
* Provide email tech support for site users and develop online FAQ/knowledge base
* Develop functionality for our intranet sites
* There are opportunities to pioneer use of real-time ip streaming applications and other interesting solutions to broadcast radio's problems, as interest applies

Required skills

* Solid HTML hand coding, and CSS
* Experience with PHP and MySQL, and developing custom dynamic websites with PHP and MySQL
* unix skills and comfort working at the unix command line
* Experience with Perl, unix shell scripting, or other programming languages
* Knowledge of web accessibility standards
* Knowledge of web usability and information architecture
* Excellent problem solving skills, demonstrated ability to quickly
* learn new technologies and excellent attention to detail
* Ability to use technology to improve the use of data and streamline operations
* Facility to think critically, balance competing demands, and satisfy conflicting needs with tact and diplomacy
* Demonstrated interpersonal skills and sensitivity to effectively work in inclusive teams
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills - ability to assimilate, analyze and present information clearly and concisely
* Commitment to the KPFA's mission

Preferred skills:

* Copyediting and/or promotional writing experience
* Experience with photo editing and graphic design
* Experience with XML integration and RSS feeds
* Experience with Python
* Experience with VoIP, SIP and other audio streaming protocols
* Experience with print layout
* Experience creating email newsletters
* Experience developing online communities
* Experience with linux or BSD's
* Radio production or sound editing experience
* Experience working in community radio

Compensation: This is a full-time Communication Workers of America (CWA) union position. Hourly pay is approximately $17.43 per hour with a very generous benefits package. There is a six-month probationary period.

To Apply
Send resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to:

Lois Withers, Business Manager
biz at kpfa dot org
KPFA Radio
1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704.

KPFA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer committed to a diverse workplace. Women, people of color, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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