Program Director

September 21, 2021 by Comments Off on Program Director

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, you will lead one of the most dynamic sports media brands in the country, with a clear expectation to grow the Arizona Sports audiences over-the-air, online and on all platforms.  You will develop and execute the brand strategy and work effectively with our team broadcast partners, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona State athletics.  You will also help to build up, improve and serve our community while adhering to the Bonneville values.


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


Five (5) years in media content programming, production and marketing.
Familiarity with the Phoenix sports market.
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.


Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field or equivalent experience.


Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively.
Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination.
Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion.
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, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.

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