Assistant Program Director

Station/Company: iHearMedia Stations Radio
Location: Portland Oregon
Hours: Full Time

Job Summary

Assistant Program Director KKRZ
iHeartMedia Markets

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The audio revolution is here – and iHeart is leading it! From broadcast radio to digital streaming radio to podcasting, audio continues to grow – and iHeart, which reaches 90% of Americans every month, is the #1 audio company in America across every one of those platforms. We’re the home of many of the country’s most popular and trusted on-air personalities and podcast influencers; we build important connections with hundreds of communities across America; we create and produce some of the most popular and well-known branded live music events in America; and we have the only complete audio ad technology stack in the industry for all forms of audio, from on demand to broadcast radio, digital streaming radio and podcasting. Only one company in America has the #1 position in everything audio: iHeartMedia.
If you’re excited about this role but don’t feel your experience aligns perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At iHeartMedia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and are looking for teammates passionate about what we do!

What We Need:
We’re seeking an experienced Assistant Program Director

What You’ll Do:
• Assist the Director by coordinating with Programming and Sales to plan and execute marketing, promotions, events and image campaigns
• Monitor programming activities in conformance with FCC rules and regulations, iHeartMedia policy and applicable federal, state and local laws
• Inform Program Director of any anomalies or deficiencies that may warrant correction or resolution
• Coordinate reviews and approvals for commercial and paid programming content
• Establish and maintain professional relationships with producers, artists’ managers, composers and other industry contacts
• Assist in preparation and management of department’s budget by overseeing expenditures and maintaining invoice records and related documentation
• Adequately prepare for an on-air shift with use of creativity, imagination and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping or broadcasting of on-air material
• Ensure logged commercials, promotions and any other programming essential to the stations operation are aired
• Adhere to all company policies and procedures regarding indecency and obscenity
• Work an approved and previously agreed upon on-air shift
• Keep up to date with relevant material appropriate for the station
• Participate in regular listening/air check sessions for critique with the Program Director
• Participate in required station Programming, Promotions and Sales staff meetings and events
• Make regular approved appearances at paid and non-paid station events
• Act as an ambassador for radio station when out in public; maintain a positive and approachable attitude when around listeners and clients
• Work flexible hours and weekends and be on call for possible disasters, breaking news or acts of nature
• Monitor record label calls, schedule music and check social media to ensure music remains consistent with station’s brand, and may collaborate with production to provide musical direction and options that meet editorial scope

What You’ll Need:
• Multiple years experience as an assistant program director or program director
• Considerable experience in an operational role across sales, marketing, operations, finance, or other industry
• Minimum 3 years’ radio experience in programming; experience in programming GSelector and NexGen a plus
• Demonstrated strong experience in Microsoft Office application, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint, as well as social media platforms
• Knowledge of Diary data analysis, RCS products including GSelector and NextGen, Vox Pro and Pro Tools a plus
• Extensive knowledge of FCC broadcast rules and regulations, knowledge of federal, state and local contesting rules and regulations
• Knowledge and appreciation of diverse music genres
• Demonstrated ability to be engaging on the air and to work across various formats; is upbeat, informative and entertaining, and can relate to station’s audience
• High degree of planning and organizing skills; can multitask and meet specific deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Flexible, creative and innovating in using technology to deepen listener relationships
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others
• Superior oral and written communication skills; excellent grammar, can adjust communications style based on audience needs
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required

What You’ll Bring:
• Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return
• Commitment to achieving results and exceeding expectations
• Ability to manage an operational team and set daily priorities
• Growth mindset and desire for continued knowledge sharing and learning
• Understanding of the impact of your own decisions and when to seek guidance
• Business insight and ability to apply knowledge
• Resourcefulness in accomplishing tasks
• Desire for continuous improvement not only personally, but for the whole team, across the business
• Comfort interacting with individuals of all levels
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to set performance expectations and handle sensitive issues

Tigard, OR: 13333 SW 68th Parkway, Suite 300, 97223

Position Type:

Time Type:
Full time

Pay Type:

iHeartMedia’s benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:
• Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options
• Company provided and supplemental life insurance
• Paid vacation and sick time
• Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing
• A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community
• A 401K plan
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost – services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving
• ?A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.
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Expiration: April 10, 2023