General Manager

Website WWOZ

WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station.

The Board of Directors of the Friends of WWOZ, Inc. seeks a General Manager to lead WWOZ into the future.


WWOZ 90.7 FM is a music based community radio station currently operating out of the French Quarter in New Orleans. WWOZ’s mission is to be the worldwide voice, archive, and flag-bearer of New Orleans culture and musical heritage. Listener supported, volunteer-programmed, WWOZ has a professional staff of 20, and an annual operating budget of approximately $5 million.  With a strong local reach, ‘OZ’s audience extends worldwide – over 50% of listener support coming from beyond our broadcast area.  ‘OZ is committed to harnessing the power of media across platforms to serve the vibrant world-class local musical and cultural community and to extend its impact worldwide.  An early adopter of audio streaming led to a robust video department and highly active social media and digital presence. Utilizing mobile apps, online media and radio, we are the city’s go-to source for daily live musical listings, Second Lines, local musical history, Mardi Gras Indian culture and much more.

WWOZ-FM is licensed to the Friends of WWOZ, Inc, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation for operating WWOZ. The Friends of WWOZ Board of Directors is appointed by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation, Inc., the presenting organization of the world-famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Each year WWOZ broadcasts live over 30 acts from the world-famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival which is distributed nationally.

Position Overview:

The General Manager (GM) is responsible for the implementation of Governance Board policies and the supervision and direction of the overall operations of WWOZ.

The Board has developed the profile of its ideal leader. The candidates chosen for consideration will be those who most clearly demonstrate those attributes and skills. For a detailed listing, please visit the posting at

Required Qualifications:

  1.    Minimum five years’ experience in media or a related industry.
  2.   Minimum five years’ in increasingly responsible management/leadership experience.
  3.   Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.



WWOZ is being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates.  Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates.  For consideration, please visit the full job posting, application instructions and apply online at

For best consideration apply by April 15, 2017.

WWOZ is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with physical disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.


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