Program Director in Youngstown, OH at Cumulus Media

Date Posted: 3/27/2021

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Job Description

CUMULUS MEDIA | (Youngstown) 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 classic rock 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 the classic rock format. The position also requires a daily air-shift, along with a weekend voice track shift and and/or live appearances and live remotes!

CUMULUS | Youngstown currently features 8 stations covering Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania.  Cumulus Media owns and operates Youngstown radio stations: WHOT-FM (CHR), WYFM-FM (Classic Rock), WQXK-FM (Country), WPIC-AM (News Talk), WRQX-AM (Classic Country), WWIZ-FM (Oldies), WBBW-AM (Sports) and WWLF-FM (Sports).

Key Responsibilities:

• Create, implement, and manage the sound, image, music, brand, and standards of 
  WYFM-FM through all distribution channels to reach and exceed goals for ratings, revenue, and profitability
• 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
• 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
• 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


Job Requirements

  • 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

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


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