Program Director

Cumulus Media Erie , PA 16505

Posted 3 months ago

Cumulus Media | Erie, PA is searching for an experienced Program Director for our AC station WXKC-FM. The Program Director will be responsible for growing and operating strong brands and must have a background and passion for contemporary music. Energy, enthusiasm and experience within the genre is a must. You will be responsible for all aspects of programming including; music scheduling, managing on-air staff, imaging, station strategy, developing and executing revenue generating sales & programming promotions, website & social media, digital content and have a strong understanding of the core audience. The position also requires a daily air-shift, overseeing our Classic Hip-Hop and Sports station along with voice tracking within the cluster and live appearances.

Who We Are:

Cumulus | Erie currently features 5 stations in Erie and surrounding counties. Our stations include: 99.9 WXKC-FM AC Classy 100, 97.9 NASH FM Country, Z102.3 FM Classic Rock WQHZ-FM, 104.3 WXKC2-FM Classic Hip Hop The Vibe and CBS Sports 1260 AM WRIE.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create, implement, and manage the sound, image, music, brand, and standards of WXKC-FM through all distribution channels to reach and exceed goals for ratings, revenue, and profitability

  • Work closely with the sales team to develop and enhance client relationships and revenue

  • Successfully coach, direct, develop, appraise and motivate on-air talent to maximize their performance

  • Deliver unique content that attracts the target demo, builds ratings and grows terrestrial and digital audience

  • Ensure operation of station in accordance with FCC regulations and policies

  • Operate (as needed) control board, remote broadcasting and other related production equipment as well as music scheduling software

  • Daily Air Shift

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of successful programming experience

  • Strong social and digital experience

  • Savvy computer skills and proficiency with ratings, research and music (Stratus) programs

  • Ability to multi-task and the discipline to focus on what is the highest and best use of your time

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with air staff, departments and clients

  • Creative and strategic problem solver

  • A strong understanding of Nielsen Ratings and ability to interpret various kinds of research

  • Deep knowledge of music, pop culture and current events and how they relate to the stations target demo

  • Have and build great relationships in the music / entertainment community with a deep contact list

What we offer:

  • Competitive Pay

  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability to ask what if and try innovative solutions

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage

  • 401K with company match to plan for the long-term

  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

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