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To Become an Executive Staff Member

KSDB has open positions at the start of every semester. We are looking for talented individuals who are searching for challenging and rewarding experiences in a fun and unique environment. All individuals who work for KSDB are expected to uphold the KSDB Mission Statement and are granted the freedom to discuss original ideas with fellow Executive Staff members. Each staff member is expected to maintain a team-oriented mindset and possess willingness and ability to respond positively to feedback and constructive criticism given by fellow Executive Staff members.

We are currently looking for an Underwriting Assistant. If you would like to apply for this position, please follow the corresponding link at the end of the description.  If you would like more information about the positions, please email manager@ksdbfm.org.

Please note that anyone enrolled in the KSDB FM practicum class (MC385) will NOT be able to apply for an Executive Staff position.

Studio Engineer

  • Provide ten to fifteen (10-15) hours of work each week.  Reports to station manager and advised by fellow executive staff members.
  • Assist program director and other exec staff members in scheduling the studio and preparing for various special broadcasts.
  • Work with music director to edit and remaster audio from classroom series and other recordings.
  • Work with Adviser/Engineering Assistant to configure studio/control room for best possible recording practices.
  • Keep recording equipment (microphones, stands, cables, etc.) organized and in good repair.
  • Attend weekly exec staff meetings and keep track of upcoming broadcasts/recording sessions.
  • Assist other departments as needed.

Full Job Description    |    Link to Application


Here are our jobs and their descriptions:

Program Director

  • Provides at least fifteen (15) office hours on a weekly basis and is able to commit twenty five (25) hours to the position on overall
  • Coordinates directly with the Station Manager to manage and assist the Executive Staff
  • Collaborates with and directs the Music, Sports, and News Director positions by helping incorporate new ideas and offering guidance
  • Assembles a programming schedule and creates daily logs based off the current format and schedule (logs must be checked for accuracy and conformance with FCC rules, and inaccuracies must be resolved before airtime)
  • Manages the on-air system by uploading any new files for PSAs, underwriting announcements, etc, responsible for all production files uploaded to the system, and for deleting any outdated audio
  • Communicates, engages, and supervises the on-air talent via e-mail and face-to-face meetings
  • Schedules rotations, DJ shifts, and specialty shows
  • Works with Sports Director to establish a mutually beneficial schedule of play-by-play broadcasts
  • Assists Sports and News Directors in acquiring content for Sports Talk and daily news segments

Full Job Description   |    Link to Application

 

Sports Director

  • Provides ten to fifteen (10-15) hours of work each week, five (5) of which must be office hours. Reports directly to Station Manager, advised by fellow Executive Staff members.
  • Properly train each broadcaster on use of Tieline device and operation of the board for sporting event broadcasts.
  • Attend weekly meeting with other KSDB staff
  • Monitor and utilize the “KSDB Sports” Twitter account
  • Distribute a weekly broadcast schedule in time during class for the tri-weekly sports talk show and other sporting events the radio station is broadcasting.
  • Produce liners and PSA’s for sporting events and the weekly sports talk show.
  • Create or delegate responsibilities to create website content after each broadcast.
  • Be a good team member and communicate effectively with the rest of staff
  • Communicate with Sports Information Directors with K-State athletics, Sprint Center, Bowl Game and other tournament officials to gain credentials for KSDB for sporting events.
  • Communicate with approximately 15 other student broadcasters on a weekly basis through the GroupMe app.

Full Job Description   |   Link to Application

 

Music Assistant

  • Provides ten to fifteen (10-15) hours of work each week with two (2) music office hours. Reports directly to Music Director, advised by Station Manager and fellow Executive Staff members
  • Remains open minded and is generally able to be subjective to music selections and discerns value and importance of each submission in order to maintain a balanced rotation
  • Obtains a comprehensive understanding of college radio and the traditional format college radio follows
  • Assists the Music Director in the selection of music that is to be played on KSDB’s rotation, along with reporting top 30 charts and top adds to CMJ weekly.
  • Contributes in the coordination of the Classroom Series by working directly with artists and fellow Executive Staff members

Full Job Description  |  Link to Application

 

Promotions Co-Director (Events + Partnerships)

  • Provides ten to fifteen (10-15) hours of work each week, preferably most during scheduled office hours. Works directly with Promotions Co-director, reports directly to Station Manager and is advised fellow Executive Staff members
  • Plans monthly promotional events to connect with listeners through on and off campus tabling and/or broadcasting
  • Maintains the station’s main event calendar for the semester and informs the exec staff, student DJs, and listenership about opportunities
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with fellow K-State organizations and the greater Manhattan community by reaching out and educating them about the services we offer
  • Writes and provides information for DJs to read to promote events we are hosting, sponsoring, and supporting

Full Job Description  |   Link to Application

 

Promotions Co-Director (Social Media + Ticket Giveaways)

  • Provides ten to fifteen (10-15) hours of work each week, five (5) of which must be office hours. Works directly with Promotions Co-director, reports directly to Station Manager and is advised fellow Executive Staff members
  • Actively keeps our voice on social media fresh, relevant, informational, and entertaining
  • Schedules out social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in advance (basic knowledge of Hootsuite helpful)
  • Brings new ideas of how to creatively promote KSDB over social media to better engage with current and new followers
  • Maintains a list of upcoming shows in the area and fosters relationships with local venues to ask for tickets to giveaway to listeners
  • Plans and executes said ticket giveaways whether on air, social media, or live events

Full Job Description   |   Link to Application

 

Underwriting Assistant

  • Provides fifteen (15) hours of work each week, five (5) of which must be office hours. Reports directly to Station Manager, advised by fellow Executive Staff members
  • Reaches out with formal inquiries to businesses who would like to underwrite
  • Brainstorms promotions to pitch to prospective clients
  • Travels to businesses within the area and pitches aforementioned promotions and the idea of underwriting with KSDB
  • Follows up with businesses in regards to payment and keeps all clients updated on possible promotions available while sustaining a professional and productive relationship with business owners
  • Provides creative solutions and answers to business owners about underwriting

Full Job Description  |   Link to Application

 

Website Director

  • Provides fifteen (15) hours of work each week, five (5) of which must be office hours. Reports directly to Station Manager, advised by fellow Executive Staff members
  • Possesses basic WordPress knowledge
  • Creates and maintains monthly web content calendar to skillfully manage website post scheduling
  • Assists and manages web content submissions (i.e. posting & editing content)
  • Coordinates with executive staff members and students to obtain fresh and interesting web content
  • Maintains communication with all Executive Staff members to actively update content specific to each staff member’s position (i.e. “New In Rotation,” “Events,” and “Programming” pages)
  • Generates weekly web content (i.e. album reviews, concert reviews, news updates, sports updates, other content pertinent to KSDB)

Full Job Description  |   Link to Application

 

Production Director

  • Provides ten to fifteen (10-15) hours of work each week, five (5) of which must be office hours. Reports directly to Station Manager, advised by fellow Executive Staff members.
  • Attend weekly meetings with other KSDB staff.
  • Communicate with staff members about upcoming events/PSAs you’ll need to create
  • Be available for Classroom Series performances and know how to set up for those (3-point lighting, 3-cam set-up).
  • Create content that will air on 91.9 KSDB Manhattan, such as liners.
  • Help out with other events when asked upon by your team.
  • Be a good team member and communicate effectively with other staff.
  • Work with organizations and event managers to create PSAs and promo spots for events.

Production Director | Link to Application

 

News Director

  • Provides fifteen (15) hours of work each week with five (5) office hours
  • Creates six (6) different newscasts for MondaySaturday. Each newscast “package” will include soundbites, one state news piece, one national news piece, one “on-campus” piece, and one sports piece
  • Pre-records a “KSDB Weekend Edition” newscast to cover state and national news to be broadcasted each weekend
  • Utilizes Associated Press to acquire news and information for each newscast and is well versed in news writing, particularly in AP style
  • Contacts K-State Extension radio for local news and information and audio clips

Full Job Description   |   Link to Application