||AS KUGS-FM Local Music Coordinator 2019-2020
|About the Department
The mission of KUGS-FM is to serve the students of Western by providing a diverse program of music and information consistent with student interests and public affairs programming that encourages a greater understanding of the human differences and cultural pluralism Western’s community and the larger world we live in. KUGS, through its programming, will serve as a
bridge from the university to the surrounding community. KUGS staff is responsible for cultivating the interest and production of noncommercial radio for Western’s students.
|About the Position
The AS KUGS Local Music Coordinator is responsible for the overall marketing and promotion of KUGS-FM through social media, publicity correspondence, and coordinating on-air giveaways including but not limited to concert tickets. The Local Music Coordinator will serve as the point of contact for in-studio performances and artist’s interviews, developing local music calendars, and developing the local music selections for the KUGS Library.
|Terms of Position
This is a four-quarter position. This position begins the last day of finals week spring quarter and ends the last day of finals week the following spring quarter. This position works an average of 10 hours per week.
- Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates. Enrollment in summer classes not mandatory.
- Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
- Ability to complete the entire term of the position.
- Knowledge of or willingness to learn the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations pertaining to broadcasting.
- Organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people on Western's campus and in the Bellingham community.
- Ability to work independently and responsibly, while supervising others.
- Ability to work collaboratively with multiple people and organizations.
- Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve.
- Ability to work flexible hours.
- Budget management knowledge or experience.
- Interest in publicity, communications, graphics, and advertising.
- Basic knowledge of department and position specific responsibilities.
- A commitment to promote the public image of the station both on campus and in the community, increase its visibility, and promote all positive aspects of KUGS through all appropriate channels.
- Creative spirit and positive attitude.
|AS Employment Responsibilities
- Serve the diverse membership of the Associated Students in a professional and ethical manner by:
- Being familiar with and upholding the AS Charter, all WWU policies, and all AS policies including the Employment Policy, Code of Conduct, and Program Standards.
- Attending all AS staff development events including, but not limited to: pre-fall orientation, pre-winter, pre-spring, and mid-quarter staff developments.
- Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations.
Serving on search committees as designated by the AS Personnel Director.
- Ensure the legacy of this position by:
- Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description.
- Working with the previous position holder to complete a minimum of 15 hours of unpaid internship as well as providing a 15 hour internship to the incoming position holder.
- Developing and maintaining a legacy document as required by the AS Employment Policy.
|AS KUGS-FM Responsibilities
- Provide Support to KUGS-FM by:
- Maintaining a minimum 15 hours per week coordinated with the KUGS-FM Program Director, designated at KUGS between 9am-5pm. On air shifts as assigned by the KUGS Program Director.
- Assisting Program Director with training of volunteers as needed.
- Participating in the KUGS-FM Quarterly All Station Meetings.
- Attending weekly KUGS-FM Staff Meetings.
- Covering KUGS-FM operations during academic breaks.
- Completing other duties as assigned.
- Attending weekly traffic meetings.
- Keep accurate track of work hours on office timesheets and submit them on time.
- Ensure the effective marketing and promotions of KUGS-FM by:
- Developing an overall marketing plan to increase the visibility of KUGS-FM on campus and in the community.
- Coordinating station events and promotions, such as concerts or on-air contests.
- Being responsible for press releases, mailing lists, maintaining social media presence, and all publicity correspondence.
- Maintaining contacts with promoters, trade zones, and other radio stations.
- Maintaining files of all advertising, posters, promotional materials, and financial records relating to publicity.
- Working with the AS Communications Office and the Publicity Center to ensure that KUGS events are included in the AS Review and the Western Front.
- Coordinating the production and distribution of KUGS-FM promotional materials, such as banners, posters, and program guides through the Publicity Center.
- Ensure that KUGS-FM receives external funding through underwriting support by:
- Developing long-term programs to secure underwriting from local businesses.
- Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with the local business community and possible KUGS-FM financial supporters.
- Maintaining KUGS-FM database of underwriting contacts and information.
- Working with the General Manager and the VU Finance Office in maintaining underwriting accounts.
- Incentivize listeners and volunteers by:
- Soliciting donations from underwriters and local businesses.
- Providing tickets to local music venues for listeners.
- Ensure that administrative records are properly maintained by:
- Keeping accurate records of underwriting giveaways.
- Keeping accurate records of ticket giveaways.
||All majors are encouraged to apply.
||Starting hourly rate of $13.36.
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions:
1. Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students?
2. Why are you interested in working in this position?
3. What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position?
4. Will you be available for all mandatory AS Staff Development trainings (this will not conflict with school) including Summer Training on June 24th, Fall Training between September 9th – September 20th, Winter training on Jan 6th, and Spring training on March 30th?
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview?
|Closing Date Notes
||Application open until April 12th.