Music Director


KNKX seeks a seasoned jazz professional to be their next Music Director. The successful finalist will be responsible for coordinating all music content for KNKX, including on-air and online services, supervising the Music Staff, hosting on-air shifts and scheduling talent. This position will involve splitting time between their stations in both Tacoma and Seattle, Washington.

KNKX is an ambassador for jazz and blues, and a vital source of quality, non-commercial news, including NPR and regional coverage. The KNKX staff are storytellers who reach deeply into the community to reflect the voices of our people, our region, and beyond. KNKX operates a network of 12 radio signals that cover Western Washington, reaching 350,000 listeners weekly. In addition, and KNKX’s 24-hour jazz stream, Jazz24, reach more than 280,000 listeners every month online.

For more details, including a list of Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the position, please visit

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-Must have the ability to coach, mentor and lead a staff.
-In depth knowledge of jazz and blues.
-Understanding of automation and music systems, specifically Audio Vault and Selector.
-Ability to work in a creative team environment.
-Must be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and accept criticism.
-Understanding of music programming principles, audience research, operational methods and the structure and significant issues of public broadcasting.
-Must have good radio hosting ability, including the ability to operate an audio console.

Required Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Broadcasting, Music, or related field.
-Prefer five years programming experience.

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

Apply by June 3.

KNKX is committed to equal employment opportunity.


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