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 75th 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.
About the Role
The Facilities Manager is responsible for the care, maintenance and upkeep of our main office located on Navy Pier, and for supporting our bureau offices on the South and West sides of Chicago, and in Indiana. The Facilities Manager will be responsible for ensuring our facilities are well-maintained, clean, secure, highly functional and welcoming for our staff and guests. The Facilities Manager will manage key vendor relationships for cleaning, maintenance and repair (HVAC, elevator, electrical, plumbing, exterior aesthetics), catering, safety and security, and general supplies, as well as maintain a positive working relationship with important members of larger Navy Pier staff. The Facilities Manager will also be the main liaison to Navy Pier for managing our onsite employee and guest parking relationship as well as all be responsible for all Navy Pier venue-related communications to the staff.
CPM is about to embark on a project to renovate its office space. Planning is underway now and construction will begin in January of 2019. The Facilities Manager will play a key role in ensuring the success of the renovation project. The renovation will require a portion of the staff to move off-site for an extended period of time. The Facilities Manager will work with the renovation’s Project Manager to make sure that the relocation is successful and operations are run seamlessly during the project.
We are seeking an individual who can serve as the principal caretaker of our work environments and bring a pride of place and passion to this role. Candidates should be organized and energetic, effective and clear communicators, enjoy juggling many things at once, and able to manage projects on time and on budget. This role reports into our VP of Finance, but will interface with many parts of our operation. A successful candidate will become an indispensable part of our culture and a highly valued member of our team.
Working at Chicago Public Media
Chicago Public Media cares deeply about our employees as we know attracting, nurturing and growing 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: