Marfa Public Radio Seeks General Manager

Jun 27, 2016

  The Board of Directors of Marfa Public Radio “Radio for a Wide Range,” seeks a General Manager for their service for the people of Marfa, Midland/Odessa and areas in-between. For more than ten years, Marfa Public Radio has been providing a vital and growing service, with award winning news coverage, to the people of West Texas, from the Border to the Basin, as well as listeners across the country.

Public Radio for Far West Texas

Marfa Public Radio’s mission is to provide radio that unites the community and promotes cultural enrichment by focusing on the importance of art, education, science, quality of life and the local economy.

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Also, read this recent article on the service in the Columbia Journalism Review:

The Opportunity

The General Manager sought will be externally focused, entrepreneurial, energetic and passionate about the mission of Marfa Public Radio. He or she will be able to lead a versatile, highly productive staff, and will be self-sufficient, with great people skills to fit in and enjoy the vibrant, unique western community.

Together the stakeholders of Marfa Public Radio have created the profile of the General Manager. Candidates chosen for consideration will have and will demonstrate these skills and characteristics. Please visit the full job posting at

Code of Diversity

Marfa Public Radio believes that a diverse workforce, management team, Governing Board, and Community Advisory Board contribute greatly to the knowledge and understanding of the diverse communities in West Texas, and to the ability to deliver content and services that will enable them to attract, grow and engage audiences. MPR endeavors to recruit from a broad pool of candidates, enabling them to hire and promote qualified persons with a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, personal experiences and characteristics, and talents that reasonably reflect the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by KRTS/KXWT and its repeaters.

Marfa Public Radio will continue to explore new opportunities for achieving and promoting this diversity and to monitor and evaluate success. Marfa Public Radio meets the standards of federal and state law, our Equal Employment Opportunity policy, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Diversity Eligibility Criteria.


Marfa Public Radio is being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates.  For consideration, please visit the full job posting and apply online at

For best consideration, applications must be received by July 30, 2016.

Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates.

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