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Program Director, Music Programming

Remote, TN, USA | SiriusXM

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Responsible for the leadership, vision, direction of all aspects of day-to-day programming of multiple music channels across various genres and in charge of scheduling music programming for those channels along with other related tasks, such as developing and mentoring air-talent, writing imaging, and oversight of social media for channels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Day-to-day music programming including song selection and categorization, library size, scheduling rotation coding and rules and implementation of audience research as well troubleshoot and resolve channel programming issues.

Work with music coordinators, programmers, on-air hosts, and/or production staff to create entertaining non-musical content that appeals to the target audience including production elements, features, specials, interviews, and other information and entertainment.

Help determine songs and identify hooks for music research studies.

Plan and execute promotional efforts to increase channel awareness, listenership and subscriber satisfaction.

Manage, coach and develop on-air hosts on their delivery style, content and formatics.

Collaborate with producers, co-hosts, and associate producers when needed to generate interesting show topics and schedule guests that will create lively dialogue that engages the interests of the audience.

Introduce promotions and ensure proper execution.

Promote hosts and special programming on channel and across the platform to maximize the growth of subscribers and listeners.

Monthly review on-air performance and establish on-going goals for hosts.

Carry out other programming related assignments as determined by the Senior Director, Music Programming.

Maintain relationship and work with channel partners on programming/promotional opportunities, special events, licensing, and all other matters related to the channel.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent, relevant experience.

A minimum of 5 years of music programming experience. Top 25 market experience preferred.

Strong relationships within broadcast and music industries.

Strong leadership and organizational skills.

Strong track record in developing creative and breakthrough programming.

Mastery of music scheduling and playback software.

Requirements and General Skills:

Good public speaking and presentation skills.

Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Ability to pay attention to details and be organized.

Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.

Commitment to "internal client" and customer service principles.

Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.

Spelling, grammar, proofreading and editing skills.

Strong organizational skills and attention to details.

Creative writing ability.

Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

Solid production skills with a strong working knowledge of audio equipment necessary for on-air and production execution.

Core competence in music scheduling software (MusicMaster, RCS/Selector) and other related audio asset/broadcast platforms.

Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, and Outlook).

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