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Audio and Music Student Media Advisor


The Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation (hereinafter “RMSMC”) is looking for a professional, full-time, year-round Audio and Music Advisor.

The Audio and Music Advisor (hereinafter “Advisor”) is the primary professional support for KCSU FM 90.5 and its student leaders.  The Advisor is one member of a five-member professional team at RMSMC.  The advisor reports to the RMSMC CEO.

Salary and work hour requirements:

The starting salary is expected to be in the $37,500 to $42,000 per year range (see note below about an additional CSU academic salary) for a 35 hours a week minimum commitment. The position at RMSMC includes generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as company contributions for retirement (after a waiting period) and if needed, contributions to an individual health and dental plans. 

The position allows for teaching a one credit Radio Workshop class per semester in the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at Colorado State University (depending on approval of Journalism Department Chair). The time required for this assignment is outside of the 35 hour a week RMSMC commitment. If accepted, this RMSMC professional staff member will receive an additional salary of $1,500 per semester directly from CSU.  If qualified, there is also an opportunity to teach a 3 credit audio production class one semester a year.



Major work duties include:

·         Oversee technical operations of KCSU (a 10,000 watt public broadcasting radio station), including the radio broadcast chain and hardware implementation;

·         Advise students on KCSU FM programming;

·         Produce and train students to produce audio recordings, shows and music related videos;

·         Ensure Federal Communications Commission and related agency licenses, ownership reports, grant requests and other required documents are filed in a timely manner through the RMSMC president, Colorado State University, and FCC legal counsel;

·         Develop and implement radio underwriting operations, on- and off-air fundraising,  and other revenue generating activities;

·         Develop and facilitate audio and music based collaboration among media departments (including TV, news, digital, and video).


Secondary work duties include:

·         Help recruit students to join RMSMC student teams;

·         Assist with technical support for CSU TV-11 (a public broadcast TV station);

·         Scheduling, attending, and actively participating in regular management team meetings with KCSU student managers and RMSMC’s president;

·         Organize student contest entries;

·         Connect with and develop a KCSU alumni network;

·         Emphasize the importance of local campus and community media coverage;

·         Be available to review content prior to broadcast but never require advance approval of content;

·         Advise on sound quality for all RMSMC products, special events, and promotions,

·         Maintaining regular office hours for staff to discuss issues and concerns; and

·         Serving as a positive role model.



Required skills:

·         Deep knowledge of sound production using state of art software and hardware;

·         Understand (or have the demonstrated ability to learn) the technical operations of a radio station;

·         Interact positively with students while balancing student controlled content and company interests;

·         Teach in both a work and academic setting; and

·         Adapt and understand new and old audio and radio technologies.

Helpful skills:

·         Video shooting and editing experience and

·         Post-secondary teaching experience.



·         Two years of recent professional experience in audio production and editing;

·         Experience in a radio broadcast setting;

·         A commitment to innovation and training in sound and music based media methods and practices;

·         A commitment to students’ First Amendment right to determine media content;

·         Passion and intelligence for learning new skills and technologies, and

·         Demonstrated ability to relate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and other on- and off-campus constituents, including a strong understanding of, commitment to, and tangible advocacy of multiculturalism and diversity.

Helpful Qualifications:

·         Bachelors degree in communications or a related field; and

·         Prior experience teaching audio engineering and advising students at a university, college or secondary institution.


To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Sam Bulkley, KCSU Station Manager, Rocky Mountain Student Media, If you have questions, please email same address.  Deadline for applications is July 8, with a start date ideally in mid-August.

 Company Overview: RMSMC is a non-profit, tax-exempt educational media company dedicated to: (1) empower, train, and equip students to excel in journalistic and other media methods, ethics, critical thinking, and management and (2) to inform, entertain, and engage our audience in the Fort Collins area.  RMSMC is closely affiliated with and receives funding from Colorado State University. RMSMC is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

RMSMC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RMSMC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

RMSMC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of RMSMC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and

DEADLINE: 2016-07-08