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General Manager, WUOT 91.9 FM
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(Posted 3/30/23)

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for the position of General Manager for its NPR/Classical public radio station, WUOT 91.9 FM.  

WUOT is a prominent component of the University’s nationally recognized College of Communication & Information and the general manager reports to the Dean of the College. Since 1949, WUOT has served listeners throughout East Tennessee and parts of Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia as a licensee of the University of Tennessee. Today, WUOT has a primary format of news, classical and jazz music.  We seek an experienced leader to continue and improve WUOT’s mission and service to our communities and the university. 

Knoxville is a great place to live and work. Located in the heart of East Tennessee with the Great Smoky Mountains for a backyard, Knoxville offers opportunities and activities that range from green energy initiatives to a thriving culinary and music scene.

The general manager is a leader who understands and appreciates the connections among industry and higher education, staff supervision and leadership, journalism, the cultural arts, revenue development and student mentoring and learning.

The general manager is responsible for directing all administrative, programming, technical operations, and fundraising activities. This includes oversight of budget, personnel, strategic planning, and compliance with FCC regulations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio requirements. This position is expected to collaboratively develop and execute a strategic plan that positions WUOT and a wide range of content to take advantage of technology-based opportunities recognizing changing audience habits in broadcast and digital media.

A full description and list of required and preferred experience and skill for this position is available at https://www.wuot.org/general-manager

NETA Consulting is pleased to support WUOT in this search. Confidential inquiries or nominations may be directed to Malcolm Brett (Malcolm@NETAConsulting.org) or Tom Rieland (Tom@NETAConsulting.og).

The position is open until filled, but the initial review of applications will begin no later than May 1, 2023.  The University of Tennessee provides a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

For full consideration, please submit a formal application and include a cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three (3) professional references. We will not contact references without notifying applicants in advance. Applications and support materials should be sent to Apply@NETAConsulting.org

 The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its educational and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for its employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

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