KOOP Radio Job Opening: General Manager

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KOOP Radio Job Opening: General Manager

Monday 1/1, 11:00am

KOOP Radio - General Manager

The General Manager (GM) maintains daily operations in accordance with KOOP’s objectives, policies and procedures. Position involves a focus on financial planning and administration as well as reporting activities related to broadcasting and other regulatory compliance requirements. The General Manager oversees a small permanent staff and a larger number of volunteers. The GM is not directly responsible for KOOP’s programming schedule, but works with the volunteer-based Programming Committee to align on overall objectives of the station, content, and schedule.  The GM works with staff and the volunteer-based KOOP Community Council to engage the community of members, listeners, industry collaborators, and supporters.


Primary Financial and Reporting duties:

Oversees management of financial health and maintenance of KOOP bank accounts. (related duties include but not limited to budget projections, forecasting, creating and analyzing P&Ls, meetings with accountant, reporting to Board and staff, etc)

Ensures annual accounting reviews and reporting are completed on time (990’s, annual accountant’s review and/or audit)

Manages bill payments and bank deposits- evaluates bookkeeping operations, manages bookkeeper’s priorities, analyzes and recommends process improvement. Assigns bill payment to online banking and regularly takes deposits to the bank.  

Responsible for all music licensing requirements- including ASCAP, BMI, SESAC including reporting and payments are made as required

Ensures FCC requirements, reporting and paperwork is completed as required (bi-annual reporting, online Public Information Files (PIF), etc)

Executes payroll twice a month and completes new employee set up.

Ensures insurance reviews are completed annually (December through February) and payment agreements negotiated in the best interest of the station (four different policies). There are follow up audits on some insurance policies.

Prepares grant applications for the City of Austin and Texas Commission on the Arts. These require attendance at trainings, filing applications on time, follow up on budget adjustments once grant is allocated, and mandatory end of year reports. These are always a work in progress and are best if narratives have a new focus with some changes regularly.

Work with Development Coordinator to research grants and fundraising opportunities.

Conducts monthly station meetings and attends Board meetings, Programming, and Community Council meetings and attends KOOP events as often as possible.

Coordinate with elected bodies and volunteer committees and teams on a regular basis.

Delegates issues to appropriate committees, staff and Board members.

Ensures technology and station equipment are in working order and orders equipment as needed. Reports technology issues to Tech Team and University of Texas as appropriate.

Engage with new volunteers and promotes a united cooperative environment.

The GM is responsible for the analysis and implementation of process improvement for work processes utilized by staff. The goal is to increase supportive outcomes of financial growth and organizational stability to KOOP radio.


Attends business related events, seminars and local business meetings in an effort to create more visibility for KOOP.

Attends or ensure representation of KOOP at Charity Fairs and other non-profit related events (SECC).

Works in conjunction with sales team regarding business and underwriting strategies and benefits

Increase visibility and efficacy of mission through partnerships.

Works with volunteers and staff to build partnerships with other media outlets and nonprofits.


Preferred Skill sets:

Strong understanding of finances and budget planning

Analyzing and implementing process improvement.

Exceptional Time Management skills

Management experience with diverse personalities

Experienced management of diverse groups, staff members.

Understands safety, health, and legal risk reduction.


KOOP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all."

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