WBUR is conducting a search for its next leader and General Manager. This is a critical and high-profile role which requires a candidate who will continue to build WBUR as one of the nation's premier public media organizations serving greater Boston with the most comprehensive and in-depth news in New England on the radio and online. The General Manager will lead strategic direction of the organization across all content and operation categories, enhancing and driving digital growth, and prioritizing content expansion to position WBUR for continued growth. Key priorities for the role include integrating the station's vertical strategies around broadcasting, digital, community engagement, and continued revenue growth. They will continue to position WBUR as a leader in independent journalism, build digital and broadcast infrastructure for a new media environment, capture the attention and loyalty of the changing local and national community through audience-focused engagement, and drive organizational growth and sustainability for today and the future.
The ideal General Manager will serve as a cultural ambassador for the organization. They will model inclusive leadership, working effectively with a diverse staff and building and stewarding an organizational culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. The ideal candidate will empower colleagues to manage increasing complexity with adaptability and a growth mindset. The General Manager will ensure that WBUR continues to thrive as a learning organization that fosters innovation and seeks strength in differences.
Please do not apply through the BU HR website.
Boston University has engaged Egon Zehnder to support the recruitment of this position. Kim Henderson is leading the search. Inquiries, applications and nominations should be sent directly by email to Kim at email@example.com
Bachelor's degree required. More than 15 years' work experience required.
Internal Number: 2828
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