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  Program Manager
Employer: Upgrade Membership Job Posted: 1/22/2020
Location: Midwest Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD  

Job Description:

Cumulus Media | Detroit is searching for an experienced Program Director. The Program Director will be responsible for growing and operating our strong brands and must have a strong background and passion for Top 40 and Country music. Energy, enthusiasm and experience within the genres is a must. You will be responsible for all aspects of programming including; music scheduling, managing on-air staffs, 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 a Hot AC and Country format. The position may also require a daily air-shift, along with a weekend voice track shift and live appearances and live remotes!

Cumulus | Detroit features three radio stations broadcasting the historic Fisher Building in the New Center Area of Downtown Detroit. Our stations include 96.3 WDVD Hot AC, 93-1 WDRQ Country and 760 WJR News/Talk. Our stations reach nearly 2 Million listeners per week!

We're looking for a track record of success. Top candidates will be versatile and possess exceptional PD, On-Air and web/social media skills. Digital and social strategies must be as engaging as on-air tactics and execution. The best candidates will be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and react in a calm and decisive way when dealing with challenging situations. Excellent writing and production skills to image and brand your stations are essential. People skills and the ability to work closely with talent, department heads and a talented sales team are critical.

Key Responsibilities:

Create, implement, and manage the sound, image, music, brand, and standards of 96.3 WDVD and 93-1 WDRQ through all distribution channels to reach and exceed goals for ratings, revenue, and profitability

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

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

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

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

Requirements (Experience, Education, Etc.):


Minimum 5 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

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For more information about Cumulus Media, Inc., visit our website at:

Cumulus Media, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).



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