Executive Producer in Little Rock,Arkansas,US at Cumulus Media

Date Posted: 4/3/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

CUMULUS MEDIA | Little Rock is searching for an experienced Executive Producer (Part-Time) for NewsRadio 102.9 KARN FM.  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.

About us

Cumulus Little Rock is home to 8 powerful brands including KIPR, KLAL, KOKY, KURB, KARN FM, KPZK, KAAY, and KARN AM. In addition to these 8 stations, we are home to the Arkansas Radio Network, which has 50 affiliates throughout the state.

Competencies

The Executive Producer organizes, conceptualizes and develops topics, features and guests for The Doc Washburn Show and/or First News 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 departments
  • 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
  • Train all new producers as needed at the station.
  • Run sports broadcasts on sister stations.

 

 

Job Requirements

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 Nielsen Ratings and ability to interpret various kinds of research
  • Deep knowledge of news cycle, pop culture and current events and how they relate to the station’s target demo
  • Have and build great relationships in the news / 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
  • Potential for 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 (Full-Time)
  • 401K to plan for the long-term
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays (Full-Time)

For immediate consideration, please visit https://cumulusmedia.jobs.net/

For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at:  https://www.cumulusmedia.com/

CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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