YR Media seeks a Chief Executive Officer to lead a unique, state-of-the-art multi-media organization that is building a network of young adults across the country to change the face of public media.
Operating from Oakland, CA, YR Media operated for its first quarter-century as Youth Radio, connecting audiences to transformative context mainly through radio broadcasts. In 2018, the organization announced its transformation into YR Media, a multi-platform content producer that has already reached 6 million young adults aged 18 to 34 across the country.
With a record of winning Peabody, Murrow, and other national journalism awards, and of producing original content featured in Teen Vogue, NPR, Pandora, and the New York Times, YR Media is poised to significantly expand its national footprint and leverage its unique role at the intersection of youth engagement and journalism to demonstrate what public media of the future can look like.
The next CEO of YR Media will lead this effort, directing the continued development of a suite of signature multi-media products—from DIY online journalism education to trusted daily news and arts content in video, podcast, and print form—that help attract and engage energetic young audiences of public media and rewrite the sector’s models of financial sustainability and social significance.
The CEO who can do this work will embody the unique skill set of YR Media itself, bringing a blend of (1) sophisticated media industry experience, (2) exceptional leadership and staff management skills, (3) a proven ability to significantly scale an organization, (4) a record of securing investment in an organization, and (5) a commitment to empowering youth.
YR Media has retained Development Resources, inc. to lead this search. For more information and to submit an application, please visit http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by August 16, 2019.
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The past two years have been busy in the theatre, with non-operatic roles, some time in Carousel, and currently in The Light in the Piazza. – The Guardian
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Ginsburg got a standing ovation when her famous line about women on the Supreme Court was said by a cast member: “When will there be enough women on the court? My answer is, when there are nine.” – CNN
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