Boise State University Seeks GM/Executive Director of Boise State Public Radio

Feb 11, 2016

Boise State University seeks a dynamic individual to become General Manager / Executive Director of Boise State Public Radio.

Vision, leadership, industry knowledge, fundraising ability, and passion are among the characteristics desired in candidates.  Other attractive qualities include a strong understanding of journalistic decision-making, involvement with station technology, and experience developing a positive and productive station/university relationship.

Boise State Public Radio reaches a majority of the population of Idaho with two channels of broadcast radio as well as emerging digital channels. It is the No. 1 station in its market (Fall 2015 Nielsen Radio Data).  It has an engaged and loyal audience of over 100,000 listeners per week and 10,500 annual contributors, including 40% ongoing sustainer members.  The station recently moved to beautiful new quarters.  Boise State Public Radio’s news team continues to grow in presence and significance in the region.  A challenge is a complex physical plant (including many transmitters and translators) in mountainous geography and climate.

Why join Boise State University? Award-winning faculty, students, alumni and staff have put Boise State on the map with breakthrough research and records of achievement. Employees of Boise State enjoy working at Idaho’s metropolitan research university, located in the state’s capital city and population center — a hub of government, business, fine arts, regional health care, industry and technology, as well as access to sports and outdoor recreation. About the University: (

Why move to Boise? The Boise area is a progressive place to live, work and visit! Whether it’s the vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, the friendly people or the mild climate, Boise and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. Good jobs, affordable housing and a safe, clean and vibrant downtown all add up to a great place to live.

Hiking, biking and fishing are popular activities right in the metro area, accessed by miles of greenbelt along the Boise River. The foothills provide trails for hikers and bikers of all abilities. Nestled in the Treasure Valley against the majestic foothills, Boise is part of a thriving metropolitan area of over 550,000 people. Boise State community agrees with the national press that named Boise one of the healthiest cities in the nation, a “top-10” place to live and raise a family (

Quality of life, low cost of doing business, an educated and motivated workforce, and the presence of numerous post-secondary educational institutions provide valley companies with a healthy environment in which to do business. The economy is a healthy mix of business, education, health care, retail, manufacturing, government and military. About the City of Boise:

Boise State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Boise State is being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates.  For consideration, visit the full job posting, application instructions and apply online at

Apply by March 6, 2016.

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