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The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) seeks a leader for our individual association, which supports the work of our 1,300 Members in the US and across the world.


AIR marks its 30th anniversary year with an expanding network of independent and mission-focused media makers, central to the podcast and digital audio boom and driving journalistic innovation across public media. AIR’s Localore productions have opened new space for gifted talent and local collaborators to enrich communities across the U.S. AIR’s recruitment and mentoring programs strengthen and expand the media ecosystem with work that brings hope and enlightenment, with the power to embolden and unify.

AIR’s Vision: AIR producers carry the mission of public service media to every corner of America and the world. With a particular expertise in audio, we hear what is not apparent, seek what may be hidden, and craft stories that reflect a full spectrum of human experience. We are dedicated to independence and to the highest ideals of craft. We are committed to collaborators sharing our vision. We will use all the resources available to us to create work that brings hope and enlightenment, with the power to embolden and unify.

The Opportunity: We seek a powerful, visionary, inclusive leader who will continue growing AIR’s economic sustainability, as well as our effectiveness in serving our mission, including supporting our members through expanding opportunities and compensation, enhancing the craft through developing and delivering training opportunities, providing educational resources and networking opportunities (such as the AIR Daily), with the result of our work being to empower our Members to do their best work.

The CEO reports to the AIR Board of Directors and will be directly responsible for all organizational activities by providing an innovative, creative and strategic vision for AIR. We are seeking a leader who excels at community engagement and partnership building, and who delivers effective fundraising leadership. The CEO plans and oversees the annual budget, making sure our goals and financial targets are reached.

Together, the Board and Staff of AIR have created the profile of the ideal leader. We will consider candidates who most clearly demonstrate those skills and traits. For more detail, please visit the posting at


Location: Our offices and current four-person staff are located in Boston. While we anticipate remaining in that location and will support relocation of our new leader, we are willing to consider exceptional candidates who are unable or unwilling to relocate.



AIR has retained Livingston Associates to assist in this search.  Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates. For consideration, please visit the job posting and apply online at

Date for full consideration: December 21, 2018


AIR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering diversity of our staff. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


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