Chief Executive Officer (YR)

YR Media
Oakland, CA
C-suite

Chief Executive Officer to scale an award-winning, youth-driven multi-media organization into a national enterprise (Oakland, CA)

YR Media seeks a Chief Executive Officer to lead a unique, state-of-the-art multi-media organization that is building a network of young adults across the country to change the face of public media.

Operating from Oakland, CA, YR Media operated for its first quarter-century as Youth Radio, connecting audiences to transformative context mainly through radio broadcasts. In 2018, the organization announced its transformation into YR Media, a multi-platform content producer that has already reached 6 million young adults aged 18 to 34 across the country.

With a record of winning Peabody, Murrow, and other national journalism awards, and of producing original content featured in Teen Vogue, NPR, Pandora, and the New York Times, YR Media is poised to significantly expand its national footprint and leverage its unique role at the intersection of youth engagement and journalism to demonstrate what public media of the future can look like.

The next CEO of YR Media will lead this effort, directing the continued development of a suite of signature multi-media products—from DIY online journalism education to trusted daily news and arts content in video, podcast, and print form—that help attract and engage energetic young audiences of public media and rewrite the sector’s models of financial sustainability and social significance.

The CEO who can do this work will embody the unique skill set of YR Media itself, bringing a blend of (1) sophisticated media industry experience, (2) exceptional leadership and staff management skills, (3) a proven ability to significantly scale an organization, (4) a record of securing investment in an organization, and (5) a commitment to empowering youth.

YR Media has retained Development Resources, inc. to lead this search. Applications must be received by August 16, 2019 via the DRi website or via email to search@driconsulting.com.