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President/CEO Kentucky Broadcasters Association


For over 70 years, the Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) has represented the interests of more than 300 radio and television station members across the Commonwealth. For only the fifth time in our history, the KBA is seeking a dynamic President/CEO to lead our organization.

Working from our association headquarters in Frankfort, KY, the President/CEO provides the daily leadership and administration of the affairs of our organization. His/her primary duty is to ensure that we are responding to the needs of our members by providing quality services and programs, and by advocating for our membership and for the broadcasting industry both on a state level and in Washington, DC.

Reporting to our Chairman and our borad of directors, the President/CEO serves as chief executive of our association in accordance with our bylaws, policies and board directives. He or she has responsibility and accountability for the active daily management of our association.

The President/CEO is directly responsible for overseeing and selling our Public Education Program (PEP), which is the primary source of funding for our association. 


Specific areas of responsibility for our President/CEO include but are not limited to:


  • Maintaining, enhancing and developing relationships with our member stations.
  • Developing and promoting quality member programs and services.
  • Promoting our member stations, our industry, and our association throughout the Commonwealth.
  • Maintaining all association membership records, minutes and archives.
  • Organizing and managing our annual conference, board meetings, and special events.
  • Tirelessly advocating the political and regulartory interests of our members. 


  • Overseeing the daily operations of the KBA including staff.
  • Insuring that all policies and directives are being implemented as directed by the board.
  • Keeping the Chairman and the board fully informed of any issues concerning the operation of the organization.
  • Working with different vendors who provide a myriad of services for our association and our members.
  • Managing the facilities and property of our association headquarters including our building tenants. 


  • Developing and annual operating budget for board approval.
  • Maintaining tight financial controls and appropriate financial safeguards.
  • Assuming fiduciary responsibility and ensuring that the financial management of the association functions according to the direction of the board of directors.
  • Overseeing all funds, investments, assets, and property of the association. 


Our successful candidate will be a veteran broadcasting industry executive or association executive of high character with a solid career track record and a minimum of ten or more years in management experience. He or she will be required to grasp the complex issues facing our industry in an ever-changing regulatory environment.  Our future President/CEO will show that he or she embraces sound business and financial principles, strong operational controls, and the ability to develop a solid operating budget.  He or she will need to have an entrepreneurial spirit, and demonstrate both a creative and pragmatic approach to problem solving. We are seeking a strategic planner and thinker, who will help develop long term goals and vision for our association.  A background in broadcast sales will be considered a plus, as well as someone with strong interpersonal skills to positively motivate people. 

Candidates being considered will be required to present their qualification to the full Board of Directors at the KBA Headquarters in Frankfort, KY and must consent to background checks which may include county, state, and national criminal records, sex offender registry search, federal bankruptcy record search and/or a credit check as well as drug testing. 


If you believe, you are the right person to lead the Kentucky Broadcasters Association into a new era, please send your resume, references, salary requirement and cover letter to:

Kentucky Broadcasters Association

ATTN: President/CEO Search Committee

101 Enterprise Drive

Frankfort, KY 40601


Application must be postmarked no later than Friday, May 18, 2018 or emailed to by 11:50PM EDT on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2018-05-18