Program Director

Job Description

Cumulus-Indianapolis is looking for an experienced Program Director to lead rock station WNDX-FM and/or classic hits station WJJK-FM. Ideal candidate should have a proven successful track record in the Rock and/or Classic Rock formats with a minimum of three years PD experience in a medium or large market preferred. Must be able to maximize productivity, be a multi-tasking and time management master and implement a strategic programming plan unique for the station(s) in service to the Indianapolis market. This is a full-time position inclusive of a weekday and weekend on-air shift. Salary will be commensurate with experience and ratings history. Resume, references, ratings history and on-air demo should be included in confidence with your application.

Who We Are:
Cumulus-Indianapolis features six stations: Country WFMS-FM, Classic Hits WJJK-FM, Rock WNDX-FM, Hot AC WNTR-FM, Top 40 WZPL-FM and Sports WXNT-AM. At Cumulus-Indianapolis we strive to hire creative, passionate, productive, resourceful, problem solvers who have the ability to drive the evolving, diverse culture of the Power of Radio to success.

Key Responsibilities:
• Create, implement, and manage the sound, image, music, branding, and standards of WNDX-FM and/or WJJK-FM through all distribution channels to reach and exceed goals for ratings, revenue, and profitability
• Work alongside programming leadership to develop and deploy strategic programming plans vs. our targeted competitors
• 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 opportunities
• Work closely with promotions/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

Required Skills

• Minimum 3 years of successful programming experience and winning track record backed by Nielsen Audio ratings results preferred
• Strong social and digital experience to reach and interact with the Indianapolis rock/classic rock music fan
• Savvy computer skills and proficiency with ratings, research and music scheduling programs
• Ability to effectively multi-task and the discipline to focus on what is the highest and best use of your time
• Superior organizational skills and relentless attention to details
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Creative thinker 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 target demo of the station(s)
• Ability to build and foster great relationships in the music/entertainment community
• All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations

Education Required

• Minimum 3 years of successful programming experience and winning track record backed by Nielsen Audio ratings results preferred


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

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please visit

To include your air-check, please paste the audio file into a Word document and save with name format LastName.Audio, then upload as part of your application by selecting “include a cover letter”. Instructions are also provided in the online application form.

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

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

WJJK and/or WJJK


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