WZPL-FM Program Director

Job Description

Cumulus-Indianapolis is looking for an experienced Program Director to lead Top 40 station WZPL-FM. Ideal candidate should have a proven successful track record in the Top 40 or Hot AC 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 in service to the Indianapolis market. 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: WFMS-FM, WJJK-FM, WNDX-FM, WNTR-FM, WZPL-FM and 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.

Required Skills

Key Responsibilities:
• Create, implement, and manage the sound, image, music, branding, and standards of WZPL-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

Education Required

• 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 Top 40 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 station’s target demo
• 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


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 https://cumulusmedia.jobs.net
For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at: https://cumulusmedia.com
CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).



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