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JPR seeks Program & Operations Director


Jefferson Public Radio is seeking a Program and Operations Director.

JPR is an award-winning public radio network based in Ashland, Oregon on the campus of Southern Oregon University. JPR was one of the first public radio organizations in the country to create multiple simultaneous program streams, when it launched three services in 1990. Today, JPR continues to operate an all news service, a AAA/news service and a classical music/news service. Each week, JPR creates approximately 90 hours of local programming for one of the most loyal and supportive public radio audiences in the nation.

The Program and Operations Director is JPR’s senior programming manager and a member of the JPR management team. The Director is responsible for developing and managing the program schedules of JPR’s three radio networks consistent with JPR’s mission, values and audience goals. The Director oversees the creation of local programming, manages all radio operations and production, engages in community outreach, supervises JPR music staff, works with the JPR News Director to integrate local news content into JPR programs and oversees FCC compliance.

Compensation ranges from $70K - $80K and includes a generous benefits package with health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off and tuition discounts at Oregon public universities which are transferable to a family member. For complete position details and to apply CLICK HERE.

Jefferson Public Radio is a network of 23 public radio stations and 36 translators serving a 60,000 square-mile area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. The population of JPR's service area is approximately 1 million. JPR is licensed to and operated by Southern Oregon University, whose main campus is located in Ashland, Oregon. JPR operates from a state-of-the-art broadcast center that was completed in 2018 on the SOU Ashland campus as well as a satellite studio facility in the Cascade Theatre in Redding, California. JPR provides three fully separate, full-time program services and is an NPR member station.

Soleil manages JPR's Administration and Finance departments, overseeing the myriad financial and reporting requirements necessary to enable JPR to serve the region. She earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University and a Bachelor's of Science in Community Development from Portland State University.