Reporting to the Department Head of Journalism and Mass
Communications, the Radio Station Manager oversees the university’s
Radio IQ (NPR and BBC) affiliate, WLUR-FM. Manages programming and
serves as station announcer and program host. Oversees FCC
compliance in all regulatory matters. Ensures proper maintenance of
facilities, oversees the station operating budget, and develops new
equipment requests. As an administrator with faculty rank, teaches
2-3 courses annually in podcasting and audio production.
Washington and Lee University is a highly selective liberal arts
college of about 1,800 undergraduate students located in Virginia’s
scenic Shenandoah Valley. The university affirms that diverse
perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are
committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of
students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures,
points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a
global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning
and working environment for all through open and substantive
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually
strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes
the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is
committed to contributing to an educational environment that is
rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.
- Manages the university’s Radio IQ (NPR and BBC) affiliate,
WLUR-FM. Complies with and enforces the various Federal
Communications Commission’s Rules and Regulations for station
operation for fully-licensed, fully operational FM radio.
- Hires and trains students and other volunteers in the use of
broadcast, remote, and PA equipment. Teaches skills on how to host
and produce radio programs and live broadcasts, including full
explanation of FCC and station policies.
- Teaches one course per term as a non-tenure track Journalism
and Mass Communications instructor in the field of audio. Potential
topics include podcasting, audio production techniques, and studio
- Determines programming schedule. Assigns, allocates work, and
generally oversees students and volunteers engaged in continuous
- Promotes WLUR on campus and within the community. Collaborates
with students to produce live events such as open mic nights and
concerts to increase campus and community involvement with and
awareness of WLUR.
- Manages the Station operating budget. Coordinates with
contracted engineers to assess technology needs and concerns.
Oversees maintenance of facilities and works with consultants on
the purchase of necessary equipment.
- Serves as a station announcer and program host, while
scheduling all other hosts.
- Additional related duties as assigned.
The Radio Station Manager must have
3-5 years’ experience in radio broadcasting, including expertise
with audio production. A master’s degree in mass communications or
a related field, or the ability to complete a relevant master's
degree within 2-years of employment, is required. Teaching
experience at the college level is advantageous. Must possess
thorough knowledge of broadcast production techniques and equipment
and Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rules and regulations.
Experience in radio personnel and program management and an
understanding of the higher education environment and student
development is essential. Must be committed to advancing diversity
initiatives and be able to effectively mentor underrepresented
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for
and new employees must provide proof of at least their
first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may
seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination
: Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until position is filled. Resume, cover
letter and three professional references are required.
Please also include documentation of any FCC license held.
You will be asked to provide contact information for professional
references in the application questionnaire.
External Applicants: Please upload your resume
screen. Your application will automatically
populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on
the My Information
page. Add your cover letter
any other documents required for the position to the Resume/CV
document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience
application page. You will not be able to modify your
application after you submit it
. The My Experience
is the only opportunity to add your cover letter and supporting
Current W&L Employees: Refer to this Job Aid
for additional guidance.
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working,
primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and
- Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of
the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly
for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Types of Work:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a
negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use
of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than
that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the
job is rated for Light Work.
M-F, 8:30-4:30, other hours as needed.
Pay commensurate with experience.
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the
recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and
staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view,
interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and
diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working
environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we
are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of
scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development
of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our
faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are
representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and
abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform essential functions.