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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Two positions open at Youth Radio

Through the highest quality media production, Youth Radio equips the next generation with skills and support that lead to jobs and education.  Partnering 14-24 year-olds with industry leaders, Youth Radio produces digital media and Peabody-award winning journalism that is distributed nationally.  Through hands-on work experience, support services and a creative outlet, Youth Radio prepares young people for employment and ultimately transforms lives.

Job #1: Digital Media and Technology Pathways Manager

Description:

The Digital Media and Technology Pathways (DMTP) Manager is responsible for implementing a new career pathway initiative at Youth Radio aimed at connecting 18-24 year old out-of-school youth to postsecondary educational and career opportunities.  This will include: reviewing, revising, and developing program curriculum; recruitment and enrollment of program participants; coordination of instructional and support staff; and solidifying partnerships with local postsecondary institutions and employer placement partners.

Responsibilities:

Revise, develop, and implement Youth Radio’s curriculum designed for preparing youth for careers in the field of digital media and technology

Recruit, assess, and enroll DMTP Program participants

Deploy, manage, and support instructional staff

Coordinate with Youth Radio’s Health Department to ensure the delivery of high quality and appropriate support services to DMTP participants

Enhance relationships with local employers that will provide supported work opportunities for youth trained in the field of digital media and technology

Solicit feedback from employers during and following internship placements and, based on that feedback, provide support to Youth Radio students and staff to improve their internship experience

Maintain the partnership between Youth Radio and Berkeley City College (BCC) and develop relationships with key members of BCC’s faculty and administration

Coordinate the data collection processes for the DMTP Program

Provide detailed materials and narrative for grant reporting and draft portions of an implementation plan detailing the launch of the DMTP Program in Winter 2013

Represent Youth Radio at DMTP Program related calls, meetings, and workshops

Other duties as identified by supervisor

Work Experience Requirements:

A proven track record demonstrating a minimum of 5 years of experience implementing successful career pathway programs

Experience building formal relationships with local education and business partners

Demonstrated experience in career exploration, employment training, and job placement

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s level candidate preferred

Position/Salary:

Compensation commensurate with experience and skills.

Submission Package:

At a minimum, all applications should include:

Cover Letter

Resume

Names and contact information of four professional references

Salary history

Final Submission Date:

Open until filled

Contact:

Youth Radio

1701 Broadway

Oakland, CA 94612

Email: hr@youthradio.org, please put DMTP Manager in the subject line

No calls, please.

Through the highest quality media production, Youth Radio equips the next generation with skills and support that lead to jobs and education.  Partnering 14-24 year-olds with industry leaders, Youth Radio produces digital media and Peabody-award winning journalism that is distributed nationally.  Through hands-on work experience, support services and a creative outlet, Youth Radio prepares young people for employment and ultimately transforms lives.

Job #2: Multimedia Producer/Instructor

Youth Radio is seeking a multimedia producer to work as an instructor for its career pathways program for young adults (18-24.) Ideal candidate has teaching experience and professional experience in a multi-media environment producing content in a range of formats (photo, video, print) for distribution on multiple platforms (ideally broadcast and online.) All applicants should have a working knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, ProTools (or other audio editing software), and web content management systems (such as Drupal, WordPress, etc.) In addition, expertise in pushing out content on social media platforms is a must. The producer/instructor will be responsible for teaching multi-media (photo, video, print) and social media skills aligned with entry level media jobs. 15-20 hours/week. Salary and hours negotiable. Send resume + work samples to: erik@youthradio.org (no calls, please.)