08 May 2008

What Does This Mean...Again?

Yesterday, over at Augsburg 1530, Mollie wrote:
Why is the LCMS advertising for a radio show host for KFUO-AM? I thought they just fired a radio show host for purely financial reasons?
Why is it that when I click on that link - and even copy and paste the URL in to my browser - I only get the LCMS main webpage? What happened to the job announcement for the position that was terminated (Pr. Wilken's position, that is) in order to save money? Has the announcement be removed to save face?

6 comments:

rich said...

It was removed. The position was also removed from the Current Open Positions page.
http://www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=2256

rich said...

In case you missed it, here's the text from the (former) posting...

Program Host, KFUO Radio
POSITION TITLE: Program Host

DEPARTMENT: KFUO Radio

LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri



PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS

Serve as Program Host for KFUO AM. Position includes program planning, production and hosting. Other duties many include development, public relations, and strategic planning.


PRINCIPAL RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to the Program Director.



PRIMARY DUTIES

Assume responsibility for on-air announcing. Responsibility may include interviewing, reporting of news, sports, weather, religious and other features as may be required within the broadcast music or talk formats of KFUO.

At the discretion of the Director of Programming Operations, assist with the programming of KFUO. Responsibilities may include: traffic, public service, public affairs, news, features, religious programming etc.

Assist with production, copy-writing and voice work associated with KFUO.

Assist the Development Director by personally visiting major donors and prospects.

Comply with revisions made from time to time, after mutual consultation, in this position description.



SHARED DUTIES

Assist in the evaluation of KFUO efforts and in the development of long-range plans for the station.
Participate in program planning and shaping meetings.
Participate in regular reviews of audition tapes with the Program Director and the Program Producer.
Publicly represent KFUO (including preaching for KFUO Sundays) for the purposes of promotion, placement and development.
Assist with the development, production and distribution of newsletters, journals and other printed material as requested.
Assist with the formulation of reports, proposals and budgets as requested.


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Essential:

Active member of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
Formal theological education with a minimum of a Masters Degree.
A minimum of 10 years experience in ministries related to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
A minimum of five years of credible experience in mass media related ministries.
Demonstrated personal presentation and on-air announcing skills.
Demonstrated writing skills.
Demonstrated ability to function as part of a team.
Willingness to travel.


Other Desirable

Experience with development efforts and distribution of direct mail materials such as newsletters.
Computer skills.

Interested? Please forward resume with cover letter and salary history to The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Department of Human Resources, 1333 South Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63122. E-mail to lcmsjobs@lcms.org. Fax to 314.996.1121.

Randy Asburry said...

Thanks, Rich!

revlittleelmer said...

Did they remove it to save face? That is perhaps the case. I do wonder however, if it is the case as noted in a comment over at Augusburg1530 that they already had a candidate in mind and only posted it as a formaility in the first place! Either way it is interesting that it disappeared so quickly.

+ Robert Wurst said...

It's like the mysterious disappearance of the Herb Hoefer mission paper.

Spoooky . . . ;)

Orianna Laun said...

Twilight Zone music--I hear Twilight Zone music! Maybe the problem isn't anything more than the I.T. guys are exceedingly bored and need to perpetually delete things to keep themselves occupied. Either that, or maybe they realized that for programmatic and stewardship reasons they couldn't actually afford to hire another person and, realizing their error, they pulled the post--nah.