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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 434 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 89 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.


Program Director - SHREVEPORT

Department: Programming
Location: Shreveport, LA

Cumulus Media | SHREVEPORT is searching for an experienced Program Director.  The Program Director will be responsible for growing and operating strong brands and must have a strong background and passion for HOT AC 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 of a HOT AC format. The position will also requires a daily air-shift, along with a weekend voice track shift and/or live appearances and live remotes!  

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.

We’re looking for a track record of success.  Top candidates will be versatile and possess exceptional PD, On-Air and web/social media skills.  Digital and social strategies must be as engaging as on-air tactics and execution.  The best candidates will be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and react in a calm and decisive way when dealing with challenging situations.  Excellent writing and production skills to image and brand your stations are essential.  People skills and the ability to work closely with talent, department heads and a talented sales team are critical.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create, implement, and manage the sound, image, music, brand, and standards of KQHN Q97.3 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
  • Work closely with marketing team to develop contests, promotions and big events to raise brand profile
  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ of successful programming experience and winning track record backed by Nielsen Audio results preferred
  • 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 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

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

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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