iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Seeks Program Director

Kevin Ross | Posted Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 - Category: URBAN


Clear channelOn-Air Personality / Program Director

Tracking Code
138-586
Job Description
iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Communications, Inc. is the world’s largest radio and outdoor advertising company with leading market positions in each of its two business segments:   Radio Digital and Outdoor.   iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) is also one of the most innovative media players in the market ““ a leader in the converging media space, having developed best-in-class integrated media offers (e.g. Radio/Web) and having built significant positions in the HD arena.Position Overview

The Radio Programming Director position is a leadership and operations role with responsibility for leading and managing all aspects of ensuring a successful radio program (including on air talent and content) and station (including all facets of daily broadcasts).    A successful radio program director will decide which programs and commercials will be broadcast, as well as determining music play lists and scheduling programming.  This position is one of 850+ programming directors who work in over 850 radio stations across the United States.

Required Skills
The Radio Programming Director is responsible for:

  • Directing the entire on-air experience of the station, including tone, sound, or theme, and attracting audience share with new ideas and vision.
  • Working with both the GM and sales manager in support of local and corporate business objectives including increasing local market share and listeners, ratings, and revenue.
  • Implementing content and development of station’s website, social media activities, and online presence to deepen listener relationships (eg, Facebook, contests, Twitter, etc.).
  • Working with the sales department to ensure that advertising is appealing and effective, and that the station is claiming a fair share of the broadcast market.
  • Overseeing the promotion and execution of all events of the given radio station, as well as managing and approving advertising / external marketing plans, design, and creative.
  • Working closely with the station manager to ensure that ratings are calculated and that advertisers are satisfied.
  • Overseeing all radio commercial copy or ads, and approving what can / can’t be said on air.
  • Decisioning paid programming scheduling in partnership with sales manager.
  • Planning each day’s radio programming and providing the radio DJ / audio engineer direction on content for the live radio broadcast.
  • Negotiating, managing, and maintaining key talent under contract (eg, frequent listening/aircheck sessions with on air talent).
  • Interviewing, hiring, training, and directing DJs and other on-air talent, along with producers, news directors and reporters.
  • Creating work schedules for the available pool of on-air talent and scheduling each week’s schedule allowing for time off, vacations, and sick days.
  • Managing team members in maintaining community service and appropriate information for the station’s public file.
  • Working with the Operations Manager to make sure staff has taken/passed/maintained all company programs, plans, and training (RBI, Payola/Plugola).
  • Assisting the Operations Manager, GM, and Business Manager on budget preparation and implementation on a yearly, quarterly, and monthly basis.
  • Handling all payables according to company policy and paid in a prompt fashion.
  • Protecting the station license.
Required Experience
  • Experience and competency in using tools to gather data and in analyzing data to make sounds business decisions required (eg, PD Advantage, avg daily QUUM, Feature Tracker, etc.).
  • Must be proficient with Arbitron diary & PPM methodology.
  • Working knowledge of Arbitron software
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of diverse music genres, excellent on-air performance, familiarity with radio programming.
  • Prior experience as a broadcaster, either in news, sports, or as a DJ preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree, with an emphasis on broadcasting, communications, and journalism.   Marketing and sales experience preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience.

iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Job Location
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular