Title: PROGRAM AND NEWS DIRECTOR
Reports To: General Manager
Position Summary: The Program and News Director is responsible for ensuring that the quality of the programming and news content at WURD Radio is consistent with the goals and strategic direction established by the Board of Directors as embodied by the President/CEO. This includes managing the day-to-day quality, content and sound of the radio station. The Program and News Director is a member of the Company’s executive team responsible for helping the Company achieve its overall station goals.
The person who is seeking this position is an energetic leader interested in moving the needle at a high-performing, independently owned radio station with robust digital platforms. The Program and News Director will be a change agent who is passionate about traditional media and their ability to adapt to and thrive in a 21st-century, digital-first environment. This leader will strike a balance between caring for and cultivating WURD’s traditional audience while driving content and coverage that exposes WURD to new listeners, readers, and viewers.
Specific Job Duties:
Must have at least 5-7 years prior experience in the news media industry, preferably radio with experience producing in the news and/or talk radio formats. The role requires a keen understanding of multi-channel, multi-platform, and multimedia news dissemination. Understanding of and practical experience in audio and video editing is a plus. Must have strong organizational and management skills and excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills.
To apply to this position, please email your resume to email@example.com and use the subject line “WURD Program and News Director.”