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About CUMULUS MEDIA 

 

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 440 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One platforms make CUMULUS MEDIA one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. The Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One are the exclusive radio broadcast partners to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulusmedia.com.


Producer - Parttime

Department: Programming
Location: Fayetteville, NC

Cumulus Media | Fayetteville NC is searching for an experienced Part-time Morning Show Producer for WFNC.  We strive to hire people who are passionate about radio, driven, resourceful and problem solvers who have the ability to drive the evolving, diverse culture of the Power of Radio to success.  The successful candidate knows we work in the entertainment business and takes pride in the success of their On-Air talent.

 

Cumulus Fayetteville, NC currently features 4 stations in the Fayetteville, NC metro area and 17 surrounding counties.  Our collection of stations include WQSM, a Hot AC that has been a market leader for decades, WRCQ, a heritage Rock, WMGU an Urban AC and WFNC, the market’s only News/Talk. Our team is a dedicated group of professionals who strive to be all about that business.  At Cumulus Fayetteville we strive to hire passionate, driven, resourceful, problem solvers who have the ability to drive the evolving, diverse culture of the Power of Radio to success.

    

The Producer organizes, conceptualizes and develops topics, features and guests for Good Morning Fayetteville that represents the lifestyle and interests of the show’s listeners.  They also partner with the show’s hosts, Program Director and others to create engaging content, increase listenership, and enhance subscriber satisfaction and passion.  The producer is responsible for the daily technical operation of the show as well as keeping the show’s social platforms relevant and up-to-date.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Live management and radio board operation production of the show’s daily moment to moment content, sound and presentation
  • Creation and updating of all ‘in show’ and ‘out of show’ imaging, produced teases/promos and production elements that support both the morning show and station contesting, promotions and imaging campaigns
  • Managing the show’s daily digital content with regards to relevance, creativity and tune-in messaging, 7 days a week, on our website, texting and social media platforms
  • Manage and grow the show’s brand through video and launch of a show podcast
  • Actively participate in the development of daily content by developing & researching topics for discussion; conceptualize, write and produce appropriate segments
  • Book and pre-interview guests
  • Organize and document daily pre show, post-show and afternoon planning meetings
  • Attend meetings with the station’s program director to ensure content, tactical plans and image are consistent with the station’s overall strategy
  • Attending promotion, sales and station planning meetings to represent the show and provide clear communication between all
  • Create and maximize revenue opportunities
  • Being present when the show is on the air and on location
  • Coordinate logistics for remote and special broadcasts
  • Design and manage a system for archiving audio, show content, digital content
  • Tactical planning for future shows, immediate opportunities, artist/celebrity interviews
  • Collaborate with show hosts and station program director to ensure that the show’s structure and content is being presented in the strongest way possible for maximum ratings growth 
  • Gives direction to presenters, content providers, assistants and other crew members
  • Obtains permissions or licenses for recording or broadcasting on location, and for the use of music, sound effects and audio archive material
  • Monitors listener emails, inquiries and responses related to shows

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Radio Producer and/or Assistant in a smaller market or college station
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Radio or Media Production, or related field is preferred
  • Strong social and digital experience
  • Ability to plan and organize, set priorities, multi-task and the discipline to focus and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with on-air staff, departments and clients
  • Creative and strategic problem solver
  • Ability to work with creative individuals as part of a team; excellent leadership skills
  • 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 station’s target demo
  • Have and build great relationships in the music / entertainment community with a deep contact list
  • Savvy computer skills and proficiency with ratings, research and music (Stratus) programs
  • Strong production skills and knowledge of Op X, VOX Pro/Adobe Audition and Audacity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking
  • Strong knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations
  • Must be flexible with work hours including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must have valid driver’s license with clean driving record

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
  • up to 29 hours per week

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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