Meruelo Media LLC seeks an experienced leader to be their next Chief Operating Officer. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in management and exceptional familiarity with media operations.
The COO directs, administers, and coordinates internal operational activities of Meruelo Media in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the President of Meruelo Media. Leads and directs the following functions and/or units: Engineering, Information Systems, and Marketing. Leads and assists in development and production of national level radio and digital content. Will work directly with CFO in all aspects relating to Meruelo Media’s finances.
The COO will have full responsibility for overseeing Radio, Television, Digital and Television studios.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration required. An MBA would be desirable.
5 years successful and increasing administrative, management, strategic planning, and business development experience. Senior management experience.
General management experience, preferably in the broadcasting, Internet, telecommunications or other media service industry.
Demonstrated experience in production of compelling radio, digital, and/or other content with the highest journalistic integrity.
Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing and independently managing multiple projects.
Track record of meeting financial goals and key business objectives.
Management experience must demonstrate an ability to recruit, develop and coach staff to function with high standards.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Demonstrated commitment to mission-driven organizations and audience-focused values.
Strong strategic instincts coupled with a disciplined management style, an accessible personality, and the ability to tactfully lead change.
Outstanding communications and listening skills.
High energy and enthusiasm.
A positive personality and passion for the business, a good sense of humor, and the ability to build and inspire teams.
A high level of intelligence is essential to learn the business quickly and be an effective confidante to the President of Meruelo Media.
Demonstrated successful management of public radio stations, national program production, and Internet services.
Demonstrated understanding of broadcasting (commercial radio and TV), interactive media (including mobile, digital and social platforms), publishing, direct marketing and other electronic information and emerging communication technologies.
A vision for using media for effective communications, audience development, public service and revenue growth.
Demonstrated commitment to and vision for valuable public service through effective management of public media platforms, programs and services.
Understanding of public service and business opportunities for emerging distribution platforms.
Strong self-awareness, professional initiative, bearing and confidence.
Strong oral presentation and writing skills.
Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
Up to 30% travel
Meruelo Media is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Competitive salary, benefits include health/dental insurance, 401(k) matching.