Program Director and on air host in Columbia, MO at Cumulus Media

Date Posted: 1/14/2022

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Job Description

CUMULUS MEDIA | Columbia-Jefferson City, MO is looking for a dynamic Program Director and On Air Host.  

Program Director – AC and AAA – Columbia, MO

Cumulus Media Columbia-Jefferson City has a rare opening for a Program Director.  This person will be responsible for all aspects of programming on our leading AC station, Soft Rock 101.5 KPLA, and the region’s heritage AAA station, 102.3BXR.  The right candidate will also have an on-air presence and lead by example.

As Program Director, you will be responsible for all aspects of programming including: music scheduling, managing and coaching on-air staff, imaging, station strategy, developing and executing revenue generating sales and programming promotions.  The right candidate will fully welcome the partnership between sales and programming, and have a full understanding and embrace of digital and social media.  Online strategies must be as engaging as on-air execution.


Who we are:

The seven Cumulus Mid-Missouri stations are based in Columbia, a city that is home to the University of Missouri. Our stations also serve the state capital, Jefferson City, Lake of the Ozarks, and all of Mid-Missouri. In the Columbia-Jefferson City market we strive to hire passionate, driven, resourceful problem solvers who have the ability to drive an evolving, diverse culture to success.

Cumulus owns and operates 415 radio stations in 86 U.S. media markets, as well as Westwood One Networks, serving over 7,300 stations worldwide. Over 250 million people per week engage with a Cumulus or Westwood One asset making it an exciting and unique career opportunity! We are constantly creating new windows for success and strive to provide world class tools to help you succeed and reach your full potential as an employee.

Our Opportunity:

Columbia is a great place to work and live! If you would thrive around a vibrant music and arts scene, SEC sports, and a great parks and trail system, you’ll love Columbia. You’ll be surrounded by an awesome team, work in great facilities, have all the tools for success, and work for a great company that will mentor you and make you a star.



Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Successful track record as a PD
  • Generate creative ideas that benefit listeners and drive revenue
  • Exceptional attention to detail in execution of day-to-day functions
  • Technical expertise with studio equipment and software
  • Best in class creative writing, imaging and production skills
  • Ability to work with sales to develop strong creative messaging for local business.
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations 

What we Offer:

  • Cumulus offers an opportunity to embark on a career with one of leading media companies in the U.S.
  • Recognition and reward for outstanding performance.
  • Competitive Pay and the ability to increase income.
  • Benefits, vacation, and paid holidays offered to all full-time employees.
  • Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account with company match, 401k with company match, and Life and Disability coverage.

Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For immediate consideration, please complete the application process at You will need to provide a resume, ratings history, and references.  Also provide a 5 minute demo of production projects written and produced by you, and a 3 minute demo of your on-air experience.

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



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