LaSalle – Peru, Illinois

Upon FCC approval, Shaw Media will be entering the local radio industry. Family-owned and founded in 1851, Shaw Media is regarded as an innovative industry leader in print and digital formats.  The company is seeking a passionate broadcaster and marketer to join its creative team of leaders.

The radio market manager will oversee six stations and eight signals with formats including country, classic country, classic hits, contemporary hits, and oldies. Each of the stations emphasize local news, sports, and community events. The stations serve LaSalle and Bureau Counties in Illinois and are among the highest-rated in the region.

About This Opportunity:

The position of Market Manager is responsible for the overall success of the stations, with local autonomy and accountability for all departments. The Market Manager will be responsible for providing leadership with integrity, a cohesive vision and driving innovation and creativity.

This role will enable an ambitious professional the autonomy to strategize with a team of experienced announcers and salespeople. You’ll start with a successful group of radio stations and take it to the next level.

Shaw Media’s acquisition of the former Studstill Media radio stations is contingent upon FCC approval.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide effective leadership and collaborative development of short-term and long-term objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Oversee all aspects of sales, programming, and technical operations.
  • Assure all FCC requirements are adhered to, and licenses are renewed in a timely manner.
  • Assure all activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws.
  • Prepare and adhere to the approved annual budget.
  • Review all station contracts.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Four-year communications degree preferred
  • 3-5 years experience in a senior level management role
  • History of successful leadership, innovation and goal achievement.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of radio station operations including FCC regulations and license fulfillment requirements.
  • Budgeting experience, including achievement of financial and strategic objectives
  • Must possess excellent communication and collaborative skills
  • Community leadership as a positive representative of the station
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of insurance.

About Shaw Media:
Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings currently include websites, newspapers, magazines, and a digital marketing services division. Founded in Dixon, Illinois, Shaw Media has been privately owned by the Shaw family since its inception in 1851.

Enjoy the Rewards of Working Among the Best:
In return for your contributions to our success, Shaw Media offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, paid time off, and 401(k) with company match.

Qualified candidates, please submit a cover letter, along with a resume and clips:

Or mail it to us at:

Shaw Media
Attn: Radio Market Manager
PO Box 250
Crystal Lake, IL 60039

Shaw Media is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug-free Employer
Pre-employment background check, motor vehicle record, and drug screen required
This posting may not include all duties of the position.

Job Category: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Illinois LaSalle Peru