If you’re passionate about preserving and presenting our unique cultural heritage to a global audience, if you’re motivated by helping build a vital cultural community around the world to support New Orleans music, WWOZ is always looking for passionate and talented people to help the station grow and advance its mission.
Most station staff members began as volunteers and learned that they could fulfill their professional ambitions and do something they loved by working at WWOZ. Be sure to check out our Volunteer page to find out about volunteer opportunities.
WWOZ 90.7 FM seeks an enthusiastic and energetic team player to serve as Music Director for one of the world's most vibrant public community radio/multimedia organizations.
Must be able to work well in a high energy, creative, casual (but professional) environment with a constant stream of WWOZ show hosts, talented musicians, culture bearers, volunteers, and staff.
- Responsibility for all music assets within the organization, including albums and digital downloads
- Daily evaluation and cataloging of all new music arrivals; entry of music files into library database; metadata processing; supervising the path of music into the studio library or into storage; identifying and addressing holes in our collection; making special material available to hosts as appropriate; communication with show hosts about new arrivals; responding to show host requests for materials
- Supervise volunteers working with the music library, both in the studio and processing album metadata
- Manage live audio and video recordings, from initial performance to tracking and distributing final recordings
- Communication with musicians, record labels, performance venues, and industry publications
- Booking and production of live broadcasts from festivals, pledge drives, and other events
- Clear permissions for promotional live CDs
- Participate in show host training, including on OMT/iMediaTouch system
- Participate in scheduling of interviews, and scheduling of show hosts
- Report regularly on on-air activities
- Involvement on many special projects, including production of live remote broadcasts from festivals and other venues, including French Quarter Festival, Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Organization of engineers, hosts, schedules, contracts, and broadcast scripts.
- Broad knowledge of traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, blues and R&B, with a strong emphasis in New Orleans music. Knowledge of contemporary and classic gospel, cajun, zydeco, country, folk, rock, reggae, hip-hop, bounce, and other genres, and a commitment to learn more in all genres.
- Project management skills, basic data organization.
- Database skills a plus (MS Excel and Access).
- Audio and/or video production skills a plus (eg Audacity, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere).
- Excellent supervisory, organizational, and communication skills.
- Radio experience, especially at a non-commercial or college/university licensee.
WWOZ offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. Please submit via email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Email application packet to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone calls or walk-ins. For best consideration, apply by January 31, 2020.
WWOZ is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.