We are growing and looking for the right team members to join us during this exciting time as we begin to expand our reach and audiences nationwide.
So if you are looking for a job that mixes innovative media, fresh energy, and great people dedicated to improving opportunities for youth? Join the Youth Radio team!
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
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.
Youth Radio seeks a creative, strategic and analytical marketing and communications professional to develop, execute, evaluate and iterate a harmonious mix of marketing, communications, and public relations campaign strategies and assets for all of Youth Radio’s services and products.
Informed by initiatives across departments, the Director of Marketing & Communications will work towards specific annual and longer-term strategic communications, revenue and program goals. In collaboration with other senior team members, the Director will develop informed and intentional content and engagement plans that support brand positioning and marketing objectives.
The Director of Digital Media will join Youth Radio’s media leadership team to launch and lead our national network of youth journalists. It is a new and key position for which we seek a journalist with extensive experience producing high-quality multiplatform content.
Youth Radio is a youth-centered, innovative production company that is cultivating a larger, more engaged audience and building new channels of content for social and online platforms. With an eye on trending news and culture, you’ll make fast decisions about which stories to advance, and the best approach for maximum impact. You’ll work closely with youth reporters and artists to create compelling and fun visual media content. You’ll shape story packages to build audience engagement and the growth of Youth Radio’s public profile.
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.
Reporting to the department director, the Donor Communications Manager contributes to and implements the development-specific communication strategy with the goal of planning and creating communications that educate, engage, cultivate and inspire philanthropic support for and engagement with Youth Radio.
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 Manager 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.
The Executive Assistant provides high-level administrative support to Youth Radio’s Executive Director, representing them to funders, board members, and other external parties as well as to the Youth Radio team. Our Executive Assistant will be a proactive professional who demonstrates tremendous trust, integrity, respect, and confidence in handling sensitive information and important relationships. Operationally, the Executive Assistant will support our Executive Director across a full range of activities including assisting in communication, document/presentation preparation, scheduling complex travel arrangements, meeting planning, event planning, conducting research, preparing statistical reports, and handling requests for information to name a few. Our Executive Assistant will also be a leader in the sense they will have a keen eye toward process efficiencies, and implementing administrative systems, procedures, and in some cases policies, all in support of scaling our growing organization.
The College Persistence and Readiness Coach will work with a team to provide college preparation services and career advising to 9-12th grade students as well as those persisting in post-secondary institutions. These services include helping students to develop an individualized academic action plan (IAAP), providing weekly academic and career advising, as well as providing valuable resources to outside partners within the college readiness and high school advising fields. The CPRC will also assist with the planning and coordination of college readiness workshops, planning exploratory education and career based field trips as well as leadership development activities for young people.
The Education and Career Pathways Coordinator will work with a team to provide college preparation services and career advising to 9-12th grade students as well as those persisting in post-secondary institutions. These services include helping students to develop an individualized academic action plan (IAAP), providing weekly academic and career advising, as well as providing tutoring. The ECPC will also assist with the coordination of college readiness workshop, planning exploratory education and career based fieldtrips as well as leadership development activities for young people
Youth Radio is seeking a part-time music instructor for our training programs. The instructor will be responsible
for the music track: teaching beat making in Reason, recording basics, and radio broadcasting to students ages
14-18. The ideal candidate will have a love of working with young people, music-making, and radio.
The Music & Broadcast Instructor will work with a diverse team of teachers to implement our media and digital
technology training. This position holds principal oversight of the training for Youth Radio’s music track
(Remixes, Covers, Sampling, and Radio Broadcasting), as well as oversees the work of interns and Project
Associates -peer youth educators –that teach for the program. Applicants with experience working with Bay
Area youth from different backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
This is a 21 hour/week part-time, contract position that reports to the Director of Media Education
• Must be available 3-7pm Monday – Thursday and 3-8pm Fridays
The Office Coordinator is a full-time (40 hours/week) position responsible for managing first impression at our front desk, general administrative support, and maintaining daily security. A customer-oriented approach is essential since this position interacts with all of our key stakeholder and is the first point of contact in building/representing a positive cultural experience at Youth Radio. The Office Coordinator is considered part of the safety team at Youth Radio, and therefore may be required to serve as a security buffer on occasion. This position reports to the Facilities Manager and the hours are Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm and Fridays 12:00pm-8:00pm.