Tribal Media Center Director, KSUT Public Radio

$48,000 - $52,000 yearly
  • KSUT Tribal Radio and Four Corners Public Radio
  • Ignacio, CO, USA
  • Nov 20, 2021
Full time Media-Journalism

Job Description

KSUT Public Radio, a public media non-profit organization located on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in SW Colorado, seeks a Tribal Media Center Director with strong leadership, management and multimedia skills. The KSUT Tribal Media Center Director is responsible for overseeing and managing all administration and programming for the newly developed Tribal Media Center (TMC).

Essential duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Working collaboratively with existing TMC partners and foster new organizational partnerships.
  • Research, write and administer grants including reporting, to support TMC programs and projects.
  • Project lead for Native Lens storytelling project:
  • Management and oversight of existing collaborative TMC projects including Native and Dream Warriors:
  • Planning, organizing and implementing projects, programs, trainings and work sessions to include other Native American media
  • Coordination of multi-media training opportunities for Native American
  • Oversight of part-time youth engagement
  • Coordination with KSUT staff for dissemination of produced content on KSUT
  • Maintaining archive of media files for future use, digitize content for content
  • Performing other duties and special projects as

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum three years broadcast and/or multi-media experience
  • Minimum two years in administration or management
  • Experience developing and implementing budgets
  • Experience working with a broad spectrum of individuals and communities, including Native American and/or Indigenous communities
  • Proficient in multi-media equipment and systems, including recording, video, editing and uploading produced files for distribution on media platforms. Computer literate

KSUT Public Radio

KSUT was founded in 1975 by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe as a means of communication with tribal members. KSUT is now an independent non-profit organization and has two distinct FM signals: Four Corners Public Radio and Tribal Radio. Based in Ignacio, Colorado KSUT Tribal Radio serves the Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, Jicarilla Apache and portions of the Navajo Nation with its terrestrial signals, and streams its signal at KSUT Four Corners Public Radio serves five counties in Southwest Colorado and Northwest New Mexico including Durango, Bayfield, Silverton, Pagosa Springs, Farmington, Aztec, Mancos, Cortez and unincorporated areas in between.   In October 2020, KSUT began broadcasting from the Eddie Box Jr. Media Center, a state-of-the-art 5,000 sq. foot facility in Ignacio, Colorado.

Tribal Media Center

The development of a Tribal Media Center, a key component of KSUT’s comprehensive plan, builds on our last 45 years as an invaluable service to Native Americans in our region. The KSUT Tribal Media Center, in partnership with other Native-focused organizations, will offer multi-media training and production opportunities resulting in unique and compelling storytelling content.

Additional TMC offerings to include:

  • State of the art broadcast training for tribal representatives and Native media organizations from across Indian Country;
  • Recording and sharing of historical family recollections of music, language and stories;
  • Performance and recording studio for production of professional, high-quality recordings of contemporary and traditional Native artists;
  • Safe storage of oral history and other audio archives

Preference will be given to qualified Native American applicants in accordance with the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Employment Rights Code. Appropriate verification of Native American status is required. Other than the aforementioned, Federal Law requires that all applications be considered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age or national origin.

To apply: submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references by December 6th to: Tami Graham, KSUT Executive Director,


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