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Operations Manager at CUMULUS MEDIA Inc.

Operations Manager

CUMULUS MEDIA Inc. Appleton, WI Full-Time
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Cumulus Media in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is looking for an experienced Operations Manager with multi-format experience to lead its five station cluster serving Northeast Wisconsin.  Duties include direct oversight of programming for specific stations (WVBO, WPKR, WWWX, WNAM and WOSH), promotions and management of Program Directors and possibly staff a live show in the cluster in addition to OM duties.

Oshkosh is great place to work and live!  You’ll be surrounded by an awesome team, work in a great facility, have all the tools for success, and work for a great company that will mentor you and make you a star. 

We would like to talk to all professionals with at least five years of experience as a PD with a winning ratings history. OM radio experience is highly desired. You must have the people skills to lead a programming team, but also have the technical savvy and attention to detail that allows you to keep the stations running with a high degree of precision.  You must possess excellent oral and written communications skills, and a proven ability to collaborate with internal and external contacts.  A track record of great collaboration with station management, sales and promotions is a must.  We’re looking for a team builder and leader. If that’s you, let us know.

The Cumulus stations based in Oshkosh include:

  • WVBO 103.9 FM - the Valley’s Greatest Hits station and a consistent top performer
  • WPKR 99.5 FM - NASH FM plays the hottest country
  • WWWX 96.9 FM – a unique AAA station that thrives in a progressive college town like Oshkosh
  • WNAM 1280 AM – playing America’s Best Music
  • WOSH 1490 AM/ 93.9 FM – Your connection to Oshkosh with local news and plenty of appeal

Responsibilities Include:

Protect the license of all stations and ensure FCC rules and regulations are followed at all times. Work as a close liaison with Chief Engineer to ensure studio’s automation systems, production facility and transmitters are operating properly and in compliance will all FCC regulations

Lead & mentor Program Directors to include:

  • Highest & Best Use of scheduling (Full and Part-time Talent)
  • Train in all areas of broadcasting production, performance and execution
  • Hold regular scheduled meetings with Program Directors to ensure highest performance
  • Supervise and sign off on air talent air checks
  • Coordinate with Sales Director to execute all promotions, events, remotes and other sales initiatives including train, inspire and inspect all aspects of the promotional process
  • May have to cover an on air shift, TBD
  • Consistently grow CUME and TSL on all stations


Job Requirements:


The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of programming and management, including; creation and implementation of  station and cluster strategic competitive position, supervision of Program Directors, music scheduling, coaching on-air talent, development/execution of promotions, digital and social media audience and revenue platforms.  A proactive, strong customer service approach towards listeners, staff, & sales is essential.

  • Successful programming experience and winning track record backed by Nielsen Audio results.
  • Savvy computer skills and proficiency with ratings, research and music 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 and associated departments.
  • Strong leadership, coaching, prioritization and execution.
  • Creative and strategic problem solver.

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
  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations


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For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at:

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

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