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Program Director - Wichita

Manages and schedules the programming and oversees the KICT and KFXJ programming department to ensure that the stations always sound their best and meets the needs of listeners.

Develops and implements station programming in conjunction with various departments; plans program specials and series; schedules programs for broadcast.

Supervises radio on-air personnel; assigns on-air shifts; oversees the training of operators; coaches talent; evaluates employee performance; recommends disciplinary actions.

Seeks out, selects and orders programming for broadcast from a variety of vendors; maintains contracts with vendors for program broadcast rights.

Interprets FCC policies that effect the on-air duties or performance of radio announcers and operators; oversees daily program logs and weekly satellite schedule; oversees review of station logs and discrepancy reports; advises Operations Manager of equipment and supply needs.

Serves as a representative of the radio station at community and other public meetings. Maintain imaging and promotions; motivate and coach high-profile talent. Works with Sales department on promotional and client campaigns as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Radio Broadcasting, or a related field preferred.

Experience: Minimum 5 years programming experience. Knowledge of Mainstream Rock and Classic Rock a priority.

Skills & Abilities: Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Critical listening skills required. Ability to evaluate and improve programming. Must have extensive knowledge of radio programming. Thorough understanding of marketing and brand management as it applies to radio programming. Proficient in use of high impact production elements. Solid understanding of Nielsen and research methodologies. Strong problem-solving abilities. Ability to maintain highest creative and ethical standards in a high-pressure environment. Ability to meet deadlines and strong detail orientation. Computer proficiency. Effective interpersonal skills and track record for managing high-performance teams. Must understand, embrace, and have demonstrated track record for utilization of digital and interactive platforms in addition to traditional media.

RESPONSIBILITIES: On air program director. Daily air-shift and programming responsibilities.

What We Offer: Andover (Wichita suburb) was rated #1 for best cities in Kansas for Young Families. Four of the top ten cities for home ownership in Kansas are suburbs of Wichita. By population – Wichita is the 51st largest US city and largest in Kansas.

Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance package. 401K with company match to plan for the long term Vacation & Holidays

Apply Now: Please email materials to, include “Rock Wichita” in the subject line. It is the policy of Summit Media, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.

Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex is prohibited. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, you may notify the Federal Communications Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other appropriate agency.

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