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President and Chief Executive Officer

Albany, NY, USA


Job Type


About the Role

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (WAMC) seeks a visionary and collaborative leader to serve as its President and Chief Executive Officer (President/CEO). WAMC seeks a President/CEO who will embrace its passion for independent, high-quality, and accurate information; its investment in local news; and its mission to provide in-depth, dynamic and well-informed civic, educational, and cultural programming. Working with the Board, staff, and stakeholders of WAMC, the new CEO will craft and execute a vision and strategy for WAMC that is enterprising and sustainable.

COMPENSATION: $200,000 – 280,000 /yr


The President/CEO will work assiduously to break down any silos, promote organizational awareness and citizenship, and cultivate an on-going atmosphere of respect. This may involve an opportunity to realign positions to better reflect the structure and efficiencies of the organization, fostering greater trust between and among staff, promoting the open exchange of creative ideas, and capitalizing on collaborations. The next leader will nurture an environment that brings together and leverages the talents of all.

Externally, it is expected that the President/CEO will effectively engage with the many varied communities throughout the New England and the Middle Atlantic regions that make up WAMC’s listenership, in order to better extend WAMC's influence and message. The President/CEO will be an enthusiastic and tireless champion for WAMC. As the face of this public-facing entity, the next leader must be visible and active within communities, building the station’s brand, making connections, and bolstering external relationships. The President/CEO will maintain and deepen collaborative partnerships within the New York public media ecosystem and with other local public radio stations.


The successful candidate will bring many of the following professional and personal experiences, qualifications, and characteristics:

  • Leadership experience: Visionary and inclusive leadership. Demonstrated success in conceiving and implementing creative strategies that increase impact. Accomplished executive management, including the formulation and execution of strategy, new business development, competitive market strategy and market creation, and the establishment of key partnerships and collaborations.

  • Professional experience: Demonstrated ability to lead successfully and nimbly in highly dynamic professional industries. Knowledge of issues currently at play in media and journalism. Deep understanding of the ethical and professional standards and practices that guide public radio and media, including content creation.

  • Business and financial skills: An understanding of budgeting and forecasting, resource requirements, and revenue generation, and an ability to align those in the context of a strategic plan. Ability to create a framework for prioritizing resources; the skills needed to communicate priorities to others.

About the Company

WAMC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of WAMC that all employees and applicants for employment will be treated and considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, domestic violence status, arrest or conviction record, or any other protected classification.

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