About Chicago Public Media
To nourish the public conversation by telling the stories that matter—stories that provoke thought, entertain, capture emotion and inspire action.
Chicago Public Media Mission Statement
Who is Chicago Public Media?
Chicago Public Media is one of the largest, most decorated, aggressively creative, and journalistically ambitious public radio organizations in the nation. We are home to WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR news station, celebrating our 75 th year anniversary broadcasting at 91.5 FM, and Vocalo Radio, Chicago’s Urban Alternative music station at 91.1 FM. We are the birthplace of such celebrated programs as This American Life, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Sound Opinions, Curious City and most recently, a growing portfolio of podcasts that include Serial, the “Making” series, including Making Obama and Making Oprah, and The Trouble with Shannon Cason. WBEZ’s award-winning newsroom is growing in order to tackle the stories that matter most to our community. As an essential source of news and context, we are a powerful connector among lines of difference.
An Opportunity To Make An Impact
At Chicago Public Media, we believe independent journalism is essential to a well-functioning democracy and access to fact-based, objective news and information a right of every citizen. We serve the public interest by creating diverse, compelling content that informs, inspires and enriches. We connect diverse audiences and help them make a difference in our communities, our region and our world. If you are inspired by our mission and want to belong to an organization that inspires you, supports you, and challenges you, we encourage you to apply.
Chicago Public Media is transforming the way we communicate with listeners, retain members and expand our audience. We are seeking an energetic and entrepreneurial Product Manager, Membership to execute our strategy of growing and retaining members and increasing revenue through our digital products. 60% of WBEZ’s annual funding comes from membership revenue. It is imperative for CPM’s mission that we are constantly innovating how we develop relationships with our audiences, convert audiences to members, and retain members through our website, mobile apps, newsletters, smart speakers, digital streams, and on the radio.
As the Product Manager overseeing CPM’s efforts to grow membership on our digital platforms, you will lead an engineering team focused on all the ways we create and maintain relationships with users, from the casual listener to the superfan. This includes but is not limited to our online donation form, online membership portal, email newsletters, and ‘pledge-free’ audio stream. Reporting to the Director of Product, you will work directly with Chicago Public Media’s Membership and Marketing teams to execute on fundraising opportunities identified by them. Your work will be enhanced by your desire to be part of a mission-oriented, dynamic organization that serves the metro Chicago community.
Working at Chicago Public Media
Chicago Public Media cares deeply about our employees as we know attracting, nurturing and developing talent is key to our success and enhancing our impact. Our culture is one where collaboration, ideas, and innovation are encouraged. We value colleagues who will enhance our culture by bringing new ideas, diverse experiences and talents to our dynamic workplace.
Chicago Public Media’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is reflective across our brands, WBEZ 91.5 FM and Vocalo 91.1 FM, in our staff and in our work. We are fully focused on equality of opportunity and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all other fascinating characteristics that make us different.
At Chicago Public Media we believe dedication to a great workplace includes supporting our employees and their families. As a result, we provide a broad and generous benefits package for you at hire and in the years to come. Our benefits include: