WZPL Music Director

Job Description

CUMULUS MEDIA/INDIANAPOLIS is looking for a Music Director/On-Air Talent to join our incredible team. Do you have at least three years of successful CHR/Hot AC experience? Do you wake up every morning eager to get to the station and start your day? Are you constantly looking to learn and grow as an on-air talent and potential programmer? Do you live the CHR lifestyle and are hyperactive on social media? Do you speak fluent Tik Tok? Can you create a killer podcast? Will YOUR on-air show be one that our listeners MUST hear every day? Do you have what it takes to serve as a right hand in programming one of America’s great CHR brands in a highly competitive market? Whatever you have that will make us want to hire you as the next Music Director and on-air talent for our CHR station, WZPL, we want to know about it!
Who We Are:
Cumulus Media/Indianapolis features 6 radio stations (Country WFMS-FM, Classic Hits WJJK-FM, Active Rock WNDX-FM, Hot AC WNTR-FM, Sports WXNT-AM and CHR WZPL-FM) reaching well over a million listeners weekly. We strive to hire talented, passionate, driven, resourceful, problem solvers who love to collaborate with other equally talented people to produce compelling, top tier content.

Required Skills

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist the Program Director in managing the daily music programming of WZPL-FM
• Work with Program Director to help develop and deploy strategic programming plans vs. our targeted competitors
• Responsibly represent WZPL-FM in correspondence and meetings with members of the record label community as necessary
• Produce a daily radio show delivering compelling content of appeal to the target demo in order to build ratings and grow the terrestrial and digital audience
• Be great with phones/interacting with callers on-air and provide a steady stream of content to our website, social media platforms and podcast
• Work with the sales team to develop and enhance client relationships and revenue opportunities through endorsements
• Participate in station Programming, Promotions and Sales meetings as requested
• Host paid & unpaid live broadcasts, remotes and station appearances on-site as assigned
• Produce commercial production, including creating killer endorsement ads – both on-air and online – for mutually agreed upon products
• Voice other commercials as assigned
• Operate in accordance with FCC regulations and policies
• Operate control board, remote broadcasting and other related studio and production equipment as well as music scheduling software
• Handle emergency news/weather in show; on-call for weather disasters/breaking news
• Other duties as assigned

Education Required

• Minimum three years of successful format experience and winning track record backed by Nielsen Audio ratings results preferred
• Exceptional understanding of social and digital “best practices” to reach and interact with the Indianapolis pop music fan
• Savvy computer skills and proficiency with music scheduling programs
• Ability to effectively multi-task with the discipline to focus on what is the highest and best use of your time
• Time management pro with superior organizational skills and relentless attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Creative thinker and strategic problem solver
• Can work well with peers in a collaborative team environment
• Working knowledge of PPM / Nielsen Ratings research preferred
• Established contacts and the ability to build and foster great relationships in the record/music/entertainment community
• Minimum three years of on-air experience, CHR/Hot AC preferred
• Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune with local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions
• Creative on-air entertainer that sees the radio studio as their stage
• Strong production skills
• Well-versed on FCC rules and regulations
• 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

To upload your air-check, please paste the audio file into a Word document and save with name format Lastname.Audio and upload as part of your application by selecting “Include a cover letter”. Instructions are also provided on the application form.
For immediate consideration, please visit https://cumulusmedia.jobs.net/
For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at: https://www.cumulusmedia.com/



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