Youth Radio has entered an exciting period of growth, and we want you to join us.
We are looking for talented individuals to be part of the creation of our national network, working side by side with youth and top professionals in the fields of journalism, arts, and technology.
Youth Radio has worked to place DJs on the airwaves since its inception over 20 years ago. Over the last 10 years, mix-DJs from our programs have provided music at a variety of events and functions, with audiences ranging from 30 to 3000. Currently we are in the process of re-introducing DJing as 1 of the 3 tracks in Youth Radio’s Remix Your Life artistic development program. The DJ Instructor will be responsible for teaching DJ classes, provide support for current Remix Your Life Staff and overseeing all in-house and mobile DJ gigs.
With an average operating budget of approximately $4M, Youth Radio is entering a period of significant organizational growth that requires broadening the funding mechanisms that have sustained it thus far, presenting an exciting opportunity to build and operationalize a comprehensive strategic development plan for the nation’s preeminent independent youth media organization. By providing structure and clear action plans, the new Development Director will empower staff and board members to build upon the current base of individual and institutional support.
Senior Institutional Giving Manager
Youth Radio is in a period of rapid growth as we implement a 4-year fundraising campaign to fully implement our strategic plan and grow our budget by 200%. We are seeking a Senior Manager of Institutional Giving to manage and grow Youth Radio’s pipeline of institutional supporters for our core operations in Oakland, amounting to approximately $4 million per year. This position reports to the Director of Institutional Giving.
Business Development Consultant
Youth Radio seeks a resourceful, self-directed, and highly-driven business development analyst for Teach Youth Radio, Youth Radio’s online learning resource division that develops toolkits, bootcamps, professional development opportunities, and convenings for teen storytellers and their mentors nationwide.
Headquartered in Oakland, CA, Youth Radio is a one-of-a-kind, youth-driven production company that serves as NPR’s Youth Desk, and through a variety of outlets, reaches audiences in the tens of millions. YR is the winner of multiple journalism honors including the Peabody, Columbia-Dupont, Kennedy, Murrow, and White House Awards.
Marketing & Communications Associate
Reporting to the department director, the Marketing and Communications Associate contributes to and implements communication strategy with the goal of planning and creating communications that educate, engage, cultivate and inspire support for and engagement with Youth Radio.
The Associate’s primary responsibilities are to propose, create and execute new communications across our website, email, social media, and offline for internal and external audiences; to evaluate, track, and measure results of communications activities across the department; to provide day-to-day management of the communications calendar; and to support cross-departmental collaboration on the timing of communications to ensure well-timed engagement with key audiences.
The Grant Writer is a key member of Youth Radio’s fundraising team, writing clear and compelling proposals, reports, and other development correspondence as needed. Excellent candidates will have stellar grant writing skills, a successful track record of grant awards, and a keen attention to detail. The Grant Writer reports to the Development Director
The Events Producer will join Youth Radio’s team to take our events to the next level. You’ll be the creative and logistical force behind events for the nation’s lead producer of youth reporting and opinion. Youth Radio has won Peabody, Dupont, Kennedy, and White House Awards and reaches tens of millions of listeners through syndication. Now we want to build out our event strategy to celebrate milestones, build engagement with our audience, donors, families, and community by leveraging events to further our strategic initiatives.
Chief Finance Officer
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for financial planning, budgeting and budget analysis; accounting operations; financial controls and reporting; and investment oversight. Specifically, they will produce regular financial reports, maintain an adequate system of accounting records, and design a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles
The Finance Assistant will report directly to the Finance Director, and receive direction from both the Finance Director and other finance leadership team members. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, detail-oriented, organized, and personable individual who will manage multiple finance and administrative tasks within the finance department as well as aid in other administrative tasks in the organization as needed.
The Senior Radio Producer will play a lead role in our production company, bringing creativity and top-notch audio production skills to a team of professional journalists and young people around the country. You will drive deep reporting projects in addition to fast-turnaround news features, and have fun in the process. We are eager to bring on new talent with vision, energy, new ideas for create storytelling formats, and a love for all-things audio. It’s an opportunity to produce in partnership with teens and college-aged youth, getting direct access to the stories that only young people know first-hand. Your work will work reach an unusual cross-section of major audiences through national outlets including: The New York Times, NPR, and Teen Vogue.
The Investigative Journalist will lead original investigations that hold institutions and public officials accountable on issues that directly affect young people’s lives and communities. We have a strong track record of award-winning investigative reporting, across platforms and issues. We are eager to bring on new talent and build a vibrant desk that produces ground-breaking coverage. You’ll join a one-of-a-kind production company that integrates young people into high-stakes investigations and gets results at a policy level and in the lives of affected communities. It’s an opportunity to report in partnership with teens and college-aged youth, getting direct access to the stories that only young people know first-hand. Your work will work reach an unusual cross-section of major audiences through national outlets including: The New York Times, NPR, and Teen Vogue.
The Podcast Producer will join Youth Radio’s media team to take our podcast programming to the next level. You’ll be the creative force behind the podcast feed for the nation’s lead producer of youth reporting and opinion.
With an eye on trending news and culture, you’ll make fast, effective decisions about the best approach for programming our podcast for maximum impact. It’s a chance to make your mark and work closely with youth reporters and artists to create an unforgettable podcast experience. Youth Radio’s partners include NPR (where we serve as the Youth Desk) as well as The New York Times, Teen Vogue, and Marketplace.
Healthy Food Manager
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Healthy Food Manager will be responsible for establishing relationships with local vendors and sourcing healthy snack and meal options for our youth participants. They will also be in charge of catering services for events and meetings. This is a PT position Monday-Thursday (2:00 pm-6:00pm) Fridays (3:00pm-7:00 pm).