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Opportunities at Radio Kingston

Operations Associate
Winter 2018

Are you civically minded, community oriented, and wound for sound?
Then Radio Kingston just might be the place for you!
We’re seeking an energetic Operations Associate to support our Operations and Outreach Team.

Who We Are

Radio Kingston is a non-profit, non commercial radio platform that is committed to supporting and celebrating a vibrant, just, and healthy Kingston. We operate on principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and civic participation. This is a place for radical imagination – a place that cultivates a confidence in our collective ability to build, create, and connect. We’re passionate about what we do, and our team strongly believes that radio helps us rediscover our common story, shared meaning, and renews our connection to our home and to each other.

Mission statement

Radio Kingston reflects and connects the community it is part of with news, music, conversation and storytelling.

Vision statement

Radio Kingston envisions a community ethic rooted in the inherent values of benevolence, equity, compassion, and love, and one that tells you where you are and who is there with you.

What We Need

We’re seeking someone who can be a dynamic combination of Administrative Assistant / Associate Producer / Social Media Magic Maker. This position will touch all aspects of operations and will be integral in supporting our administrative team, community event initiatives, and remote broadcasts. Your days will be an eclectic mix of administrative assistance, event production and promotion, staff scheduling, community outreach initiatives, volunteer coordination, systems integration and management, social media, graphic design, and everything in between. This role requires flexibility, effective multi-tasking, the ability to work efficiently and with autonomy, and strong resonance with Radio Kingston’s Mission and Vision.

Required Traits and Skills

  • Self Awareness
  • Initiative and Self Motivation
  • Strong Interpersonal Communication — A sense of when to listen and how to ask questions in a group dynamic is essential.
  • A Strong Desire to Grow — A willingness to fill in where and when called upon to help, learn, and evolve with a caring community of professional human beings is a must.
  • Proficiency with MacOS and iOS, incl Pages, Numbers, etc.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Valid Driver’s License and Clean Driving Record
  • Personal, Reliable Transportation
  • Love and Respect for All Life

Highly Valued Skills

  • Familiarity with WordPress
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Experience with Special Events and Production Management
  • Experience with Sound Recording, Event Planning, and Event Production
  • Bilingual Speaking, Reading, and Writing Skills (English/Spanish)

Anticipated Tasks

Administrative, Operations, and Marketing Support

Filing, Scanning, Internal Initiatives Facilitation, Database Management, Marketing Support, etc.  Tasks may include, but are not limited to, the following: **

Office Management

Maintain and replenish office supplies, maintain kitchen supplies (snacks, coffee, teas, milks, etc.) Coordinate facilities maintenance as needed, including repairs, snow removal, grounds maintenance, etc.

Remote Broadcast Coordination

Liaise with the Tech Prod Team to coordinate remote broadcast requests, including technical staffing, host staffing, equipment assignments, volunteers needs, promotional giveaways, etc, and availability for same. The Operations Associate will have a consistent presence at many of our remotes and community events.

Community Fund

The Operations Associate will support the Administrative Director in processing support for the Radio Kingston Community Fund, including invoicing Sponsors and sending letters of receipt for Sponsorship.

Incubation Assistance

Support the Administrative Director in coordinating incubated initiatives (Ex: the Kingston Equitable Internet Initiative)

Social Media Management

Posting content on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to further Radio Kingston’s Surface Area.

Community Events Calendar

Update Calendar via WordPress. Notify Imaging Dept of Promo / PSA Opportunities. 

Content Archiving

Assist hosts in archiving and posting their program online, via WordPress, as assigned.   

Expected Commitment

We expect a commitment of 30-40 hours per week, to include availability for the majority of our community events, which will often need support on evenings and weekends. This role is envisioned as mid-level position, offering a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

**Additional Projects and Tasks as Assigned


Radio Kingston deeply values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of underrepresented backgrounds, including gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

Radio Kingston is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, immigrant, bilingual, and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Radio Kingston is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) laws. Radio Kingston strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, height and/or weight, disability, gender identity or expression, medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS- related conditions, marital status, partnership status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, arrest record and any other characteristic protected by law.

What’s Next

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Interested Applicants should then submit a cover letter and resume to

Be sure to let us know in your introduction why you resonate with Radio Kingston and what you’ll contribute to our team.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Application Deadline: Ongoing
We’re Accepting Applications Until the Position is Filled

We look forward to hearing from you!