KTAR News Program Director

October 22, 2021 by Comments Off on KTAR News Program Director

Website Bonneville Phoenix

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Bonneville International is an integrated media company, providing advertising and digital marketing solutions across 22 radio stations in Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Salt Lake City, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL-TV 5, in Salt Lake. As a leader in broadcasting and advertising for over 50 years, our purpose is to build up, connect, inform, and celebrate communities and families across our markets. We’re proud of our history, and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow!


As Program Director, provide vision, direction, and guidance for all KTAR News radio programming and content development, including news and personality-driven talk shows. Work closely with performing talent to maximize their performance and that of the product. Work with radio and digital teams to ensure product components (digital, news, talk) complement one another. Meet the company’s goals by delivering the highest degree of community service; maximizing Nielsen ratings and digital audience metrics; supporting the company’s sales and finance teams; and responsibly managing the company’s resources. Create, implement, and manage the sound, the brand, and the standards of KTAR News through all distribution points in order to reach and exceed goals for ratings, revenue, and profitability.


In concert with SVP/Market Manager, VP of Programming, and General Sales Manager, determine station’s basic program philosophy and format and then establish acceptable short- and long-term goals for the program department to assure its full contribution to the successful accomplishment of station’s short- and long-term plan and BIC’s Mission, Commitments and Values.
In conformance with company policy and procedure, select, hire, schedule, coach, develop, appraise, and direct programming department staff in a way that assures their success and maximum contribution to station goals and objectives. (*Selection of on-air staff requires final approval of SVP/Market Manager and VP of Programming.)
Regularly monitor station for quality control and presentation consistency; ensure station’s on-air production compliance with FCC guidelines and company standards; assure all commercial, public service and promotion material prepared by Bonneville Phoenix’s production department for on-air use and/or sales presentation meets station’s desired standards. Establish procedures to assure commercial material sent to station for airing does not detract from station’s program philosophy/format and meets legal requirements.
Write and develop all “image” and “usage” liners, IDs and station jingles included in station “packaging”.
Achieve cooperation of all departments involved with the execution of on-air presentation.
Innovate formatic elements to stay ahead of the competition and obtain optimum ratings in Nielsen.
Coordinate research projects and interpret findings as they apply to program refinements.
Have excellent knowledge of Nielsen methodology.
Operate at efficient cost within the budget projections. Develop and manage programming department financial plan.
Project a pleasant, professional, business-like image and develop and maintain effective working relationships and communication within department, with other departments and with everyone with who must interact in the performance of job responsibilities.
Maintain productive relationships with outside vendors; keep up to date on new vendor opportunities that might enhance programming goals.
Be aware of sales goals to create and maintain on-air program environment which will facilitate the demand on commercial inventory.
Assure all listener contacts are handled appropriately and in a timely manner


Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field or equivalent experience.
Five (5) years in media content programming, production, and marketing.
Proven experience programming a news and/or sports broadcast station.
Have excellent knowledge of Nielsen methodology, reporting and resources.
Thorough knowledge of radio broadcasting in general.
Thorough knowledge of journalism techniques, ethics, and legal issues.
Ability to form and implement strategic short- and long-term goals for the programming department to assure its full contribution to the successful accomplishment of station’s short- and long-term plan and Bonneville’s purpose and values.
Ability to provide direction, organization, creativity and strategy regarding the talent, promotions, and production necessary to produce a marketable and sellable radio station.
To learn more about how our local media matters and to join our growing team, visit: https://bonneville.com/

As a media company, we are responsible for lifting and inspiring with respect and giving voice to all the communities and clients that we serve. A diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to our ability to create and deliver exceptional content, products, and services that represent our communities, and we believe that empowering all our employees to share their ideas and experiences will fuel creativity, innovation, and inspiration.

Bonneville is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.

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