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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 433 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 88 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

Department: Programming
Location: Chicago, IL

Program Director – WLS-AM

Cumulus- Chicago is searching for a new Program Director to lead our legacy AM News/Talk station into the next decade and beyond.   

Role

 The WLS-AM Program Director will report directly to the Vice President/Programming Operations and execute the day-to-day oversight of the brand - programming, production and promotion of all projects. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized and have a rich background in the News/Talk format with a specific nod towards the digital growth opportunities in content and revenue generation.

Focus

  • Assign & manage daily program log, newsroom and news content for local digital platforms.
  • Manage & coaching on-air talent, imaging & promotion direction.
  • Work with Integrated Marketing Department to develop turn key events that match up with brand identity.
  • Work with Sales Department on revenue generation opportunities on each brand platform.          

Qualifications

  • 5 years, Major Market News/Talk background.   
  • Proficient in news writing, gathering process, managing newsroom.       
  • Strong background in talent coaching, relationship/communication building. 

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • Collaborative and creative work environment
  • State of the art facility, tools, resources and coaching to succeed
  • Opportunity for career advancement and professional growth
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance package with HSA and company match
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long term
  • Vacation & Holidays to enjoy the fruits of your labor

About Us

Cumulus-Chicago targets thousands of local companies with a highly tuned business-category focus and introduces these companies to Cumulus’ large demographically-distinct audiences via the POWER OF RADIO. Cumulus stations in the area include: WKQX-FM, WLS-FM & WLS-AM. We hire passionate, driven, resourceful, organized, customer-focused problem solvers who have great communication skills and the ability to cultivate client relationships.

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 453 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels.

Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMY’s, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, 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.cumulus.com.

For immediate consideration, please email resume & programming package to VP/Programming Operations Troy Hanson troy.hanson@cumulus.com in addition, please complete the application process at http://www.cumulus.com/careers

Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

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