Program Director at Cumulus Media (Indianapolis, IN)

| Indianapolis, IN
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Job Description

Cumulus-Indianapolis is looking for an experienced Program Director to lead rock station WNDX-FM and/or classic hits station WJJK-FM. Ideal candidate should have a proven successful track record in the Rock and/or Classic Rock formats with a minimum of three years PD experience in a medium or large market preferred. Must be able to maximize productivity, be a multi-tasking and time management master and implement a strategic programming plan unique for the station(s) in service to the Indianapolis market. This is a full-time position inclusive of a weekday and weekend on-air shift. Salary will be commensurate with experience and ratings history. Resume, references, ratings history and on-air demo should be included in confidence with your application.

Who We Are:

Cumulus-Indianapolis features six stations: Country WFMS-FM, Classic Hits WJJK-FM, Rock WNDX-FM, Hot AC WNTR-FM, Top 40 WZPL-FM and Sports WXNT-AM. At Cumulus-Indianapolis we strive to hire creative, passionate, productive, resourceful, problem solvers who have the ability to drive the evolving, diverse culture of the Power of Radio to success.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Create, implement, and manage the sound, image, music, branding, and standards of WNDX-FM and/or WJJK-FM through all distribution channels to reach and exceed goals for ratings, revenue, and profitability
  • Work alongside programming leadership to develop and deploy strategic programming plans vs. our targeted competitors
  • 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
  • Work closely with the sales team to develop and enhance client relationships and revenue opportunities
  • Work closely with promotions/marketing team to develop contests, promotions and big events to raise brand profile
  • 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

Job Requirements
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years of successful programming experience and winning track record backed by Nielsen Audio ratings results preferred
  • Strong social and digital experience to reach and interact with the Indianapolis rock/classic rock music fan
  • Savvy computer skills and proficiency with ratings, research and music scheduling programs
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and the discipline to focus on what is the highest and best use of your time
  • Superior organizational skills and relentless attention to details
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative thinker and strategic problem solver
  • A strong understanding of PPM / 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 target demo of the station(s)
  • Ability to build and foster great relationships in the music/entertainment community
  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations
What We Offer:
  • Competitive pay
  • Professional growth and career path
  • 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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To include your air-check, please paste the audio file into a Word document and save with name format LastName.Audio, then upload as part of your application by selecting "include a cover letter". Instructions are also provided in the online application form.

For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at: [ Link Removed ]

CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
More Information on Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in Atlanta, GA. Cumulus Media was founded in 1997. It has 3300 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and Mental Health Benefits. To see all 2 open jobs at Cumulus Media, click here.
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