• Management
  • Other
  • Columbus

Website ohiobroadcaster Ohio Association of Broadcasters

Posted on: May 16, 2024

Job Description

The Ohio Association of Broadcasters (OAB) is the trade association of over-the-air radio and television stations in the state of Ohio. The association provides advocacy, compliance and training resources to support member stations in their service to local communities.

The President is the OAB’s chief staff position and reports to the Board of Directors. The President provides strategic leadership, sets direction and is accountable for all activities and operations of the association and its foundation.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead all aspects of federal advocacy activities, including advocating on broadcaster issues with Ohio’s Congressional delegation, coordinating with National Association of Broadcasters on policy issues, engaging OAB membership in advocacy efforts as needed, coordinating annual visits to Capitol Hill, and engaging with FCC counsel for legal briefs, briefings and other compliance-related activities.
• Lead all aspects of state advocacy activities, including coordinating with OAB’s contract lobbyist to advocate on issues pending in the Ohio General Assembly that impact broadcasters, and building stakeholder coalitions as needed.

Board of Directors
• Serve as primary liaison with OAB Board, including preparing and presenting annual operating budget and plan to Board for approval, providing regular financial and operations updates to Board, preparing agenda and materials for quarterly Board meetings, and coordinating with Nominating Committee to recruit new board members.
• Represent the OAB and broadcast industry as needed with local, state and national organizations.

• Oversee the development and execution of quality member programs, including all events, and develop initiatives to support recruitment of the next generation of broadcasters.
• Build and maintain relationships with members and ensure regular communication through all appropriate channels.

• Oversee operations of association and foundation, including hiring and managing staff, and ensuring adherence to association bylaws and compliance with federal and state laws.
• Manage association finances, including developing annual operating budget and ensuring responsible management of budget objectives, maintaining appropriate and required financial internal controls, and ensuring preparation of annual audit and tax filings.
Oversee administration of Public Education Partnership (PEP) program, including establishing annual PEP revenue objectives, managing outside consultant recruiting new sponsors and managing relationships with existing PEP sponsors.

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, business administration, public policy, media, or a related field.
• Minimum 10 years of association or broadcasting experience and at least five years of experience in a senior leadership role within association management, media, public affairs, or government relations.
• Strong understanding of public policy process, regulatory issues, media, and management preferred.
• Experience in budgeting and financial management.
• Ability to travel in-state and out-of-state as needed for meetings, conferences and industry events.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

Core Competencies and Skills
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans, manage complex projects, major events, and drive results.
• Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build consensus and influence decision-making.
• Relationship management to build partnerships, develop strong relationships and influence outcomes.
• Passion for our mission, our team, and our members.

This position will work from our OAB headquarters in downtown Columbus. Twenty percent travel is expected.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to

The OAB is an equal opportunity employer. We offer salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.