KVNF Seeks General Manager

Sep 4, 2019

Our forty year-old community radio station, KVNF, is looking for a new General Manager to lead our public media service, located in Western Colorado. We serve seven counties with a network of two transmitters, five translators. Our main studios and offices are in Paonia, Colorado — located midway between Aspen and Telluride but light-years away from both! We have also recently opend our second studio and office in Montrose. Our service area is comprised mostly of the valleys and small communities that lie between the magnificent peaks of Western Colorado. Our largest communities are Montrose, Colo., and parts of the Grand Junction area. Our signal reaches from Grand Mesa on the north to the San Juan Mountains on the south, and from McClure Pass on the east to the Utah border (and slightly beyond) on the west.

Paonia, Colorado, is located in the North Fork (of the Gunnison) Valley. This area's economy is traditionally farming, ranching, fruit-growing and coal-mining. Over the years, it has become a magnet for retirees and relocatees from higher-elevation Colorado ski towns and is developing a reputation as a rich farm-to-table region with range fed meat, gourmet cheeses, locally produced wines and spirits, and other value-added agricultural products. The Town of Paonia is home to many non-profit organizations and initiatives, including the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, the Paradise Theater, the Western Slope Conservation Center, Citizens for a Healthy Community, Rotary International, High Country News and Solar Energy International. The local school district now encompasses Montessori and Waldorf options at the elementary level and recreational opportunities abound. The surrounding National Forest and BLM lands provide many options for biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, mushroom hunting, river running, and equestrian activities. We are also blessed with music events throughout the region.

The salary for this position is $55k to $60k DOE. This position is open until filled with review of applications ongoing. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a resume, list of three references, and letter of interest detailing qualifications to generalmanagersearch@kvnf.org. A detailed position description is available at kvnf.org.

KVNF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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