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CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion consumers every month — wherever and whenever they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 428 owned-and-operated stations across 87 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the American Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 8,000 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and offers listeners a dynamic network of popular podcasts that define culture with original content and commentary on today’s world. CUMULUS MEDIA provides advertisers with local impact and national reach through on-air, digital, mobile, and voice-activated media solutions, as well as access to integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, and live event experiences. CUMULUS MEDIA is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit www.cumulusmedia.com.


Operations Manager - Shreveport

Department: Programming
Location: Shreveport, LA

Cumulus Media | SHREVEPORT is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated Operations Manager to manage the strategy and execution of the market’s brands and increasing audience engagement.  The Operations Manager is ultimately responsible for the quality of the products in the market, and by extension, for protecting the station licenses.

We are looking for someone who lives by our FORCE Cumulus values; WE are Focused, Responsible, Collaborative and Empowered!  If you are looking for a great culture and professional environment, then Cumulus could be the home for you.

Cumulus Media, Inc. in the Shreveport-Bossier City Metro offers legendary brands and highly rated stations to serve our advertisers and listening community.  Our stations have won multiple “station of the year” awards with national recognition. A proven medium for advertisers and entertainment for listeners.

Our stations are in a unique position, as it completely mirrors the demographics and social economics of the marketplace. Cumulus has the #1 and #2 overall ranked stations in the market with KMJJ 99.7, and KVMA Magic 102.9 over the last 3 combined ratings periods.  KMJJ has 42,000 more listeners in the Total Survey Area than the #2 station in the market.

Our heritage country station, 101.1 KRMD is the #1 country station and the #1 ranked non-urban station for adults 25-54 in the metro.  KQHN Q97.3 is a pure play and music intensive HOT AC station.  KRMD-AM is CBS Sports Radio, offering 2 signals on 100.7 and 1340AM.  This #1 ranked sports station is the home of the NFL, March Madness, the Super Bowl, Airline High School Football, Louisiana Tech Sports, and Shreveport Mud Bugs Hockey flagship.

Operations Manager supports the Market Manager and the Sales Manager in driving revenue growth while developing & maintaining a market’s stations brand identities. The Operations Manager maybe expected to act as the Program Director for one or more brands within a market. The Operations Manager is a member of the market’s management team, and role models the values and operating principles of programming staff and broader market employees.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify, develop, coach and manage the other Content/Program Directors, Promotions staff and On-Air Talent (in coordination with the Program Director) in the market with the support of the Vice President of Content.
  • Actively support the Market Manager and Sales Manager in driving revenue growth (e.g., supporting sales calls to provide brand / product support).
  • Develop broadcasting and digital strategies that will strengthen the presence of station brands in the market
  • Analyze your brand’s digital metrics for both the station and air personalities to measure performance
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing and Promotions to create brand-appropriate content to drive digital audience, fan engagement and revenue
  • Inspire and manage talent, both on-air and off, to expand their show digitally and socially
  • Creatively use digital properties to grow terrestrial ratings
  • Strategically use on-air inventory to grow digital audience
  • Review and approve all commercial and paid programming content
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with record labels, producers, artists, managers, composers, and other industry contacts
  • Schedule station music to ensure music remains consistent with station’s brand
  • Direct and monitor station programming and activities in accordance with FCC rules and regulations, company policy and applicable federal, state and local laws
  • Lead a content-driven team through example, coaching, inspiration, motivation, focus and dedication.
  • Analyze ratings and market research to grow the audience base – identify market risks / opportunities and ways to improve ratings.
  • Monitor and analyze competition and develop strategies to outperform competitors.
  • Work with Content Directors, Program Directors, Promotion Directors, and Digital leads to drive audience engagement and build the market’s brands across broadcast, digital, and live entertainment.
  • Work with On-Air Talent and PDs to ensure invest in original content for the digital platforms.
  • Assist in designing & executing live events in the market.
  • Support the Market Manager by leading the day-to-day management of programming operations in the market including (but not limited to); managing productivity, cost, technology, and production capabilities; and, protecting the station from FCC infringements of On-Air conduct.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for direct reports, including guidance and identifying development opportunities.
  • Drive results through your team and hold them accountable to business metrics & expectations, as well as ensuring they support market sales efforts.
  • Provide visible leadership and communications to the market.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in programming and digital brand management.
  • Understanding of the markets, listeners and competitors to drive optimum ratings growth.
  • Understanding of industry trends and revenue drivers and an ability to create and develop a brand that engages audiences.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to multi-task while balancing multiple priorities.
  • Analyze ratings and market research to grow the audience base – identify market risks / opportunities and ways to improve ratings.
  • Monitor and analyze competition and develop strategies to outperform competitors.
  • Work with Program Directors, Promotion Directors and Digital leads to drive audience engagement and build the market’s brands across broadcast, digital, and live entertainment.
  • Work with On-Air Talent and PDs to ensure invest in original content for the digital platforms.
  • Assist in designing & executing live events in the market.
  • Support the Market Manager by leading the day-to-day management of programming operations in the market including (but not limited to); managing productivity, cost, technology, and production capabilities; and, protecting the station from FCC infringements of On-Air conduct.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for direct reports, including guidance and identifying development opportunities.
  • Provide visible leadership and communications to the market.
  • Actively support the Market Manager and SalesManager in driving revenue growth (e.g., supporting sales calls to provide brand / product support).
  • Strong analytical, decision making, and problem solving skills.
  • A strong talent mindset – exceptional people management and team performance / coaching experience.
  • Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations.
  • Proven ability to lead and execute in a fast-paced, active environment.
  • Undergraduate degree or appropriate combination of education & experience is required.
  • Identify, develop, coach and manage the Program Directors, Promotions staff, and On-Air Talent (in coordination with the Program Director) in the market with the support of the Senior Vice President Programming (SVPP).

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay with performance based bonus structure
  • Professional growth and career path
  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
  • Recognition and reward for outstanding performance
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long-term
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

For immediate consideration, please visit www.cumulus.com/work-here/

For more information about Cumulus Media, Inc., visit our website at:  https://www.cumulus.com

Cumulus Media, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

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