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RADIO PROGRAM DIRECTOR

SUMMARY:

The Radio Program Director is responsible for managing radio station operations. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Provides general supervision of the work of subordinate employees in a radio station operation by making work assignments, establishing deadlines, providing instructions, and reviewing work performed.

Checks audio recordings from satellite feeds for proper content and quality.

Coordinates on-air use of computer audio automation system.

Oversees production work, such as taping, splicing, dubbing, and writing for radio programs.

Develops radio schedules for broadcast, special interest, and music programming.

Maintains computer generated logs and programs for compliance with communication regulations and standards.

Maintains budget, purchases supplies and equipment, and conducts inventory.

Performs on-air broadcasting as needed

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of radio programming requirements. Knowledge of radio station operations and procedures. Knowledge of communication procedures and federal rules and regulations relating to radio broadcasting. Ability to develop and evaluate on-air radio programs. Ability to coordinate the use of computer audio automation systems. Ability to supervise the work of subordinate employees in a radio station operation.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting, communications, or a related field; plus two years of experience in radio broadcasting or a related area, including one year in a supervisory capacity.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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