Univision Communications Inc. is looking for an experienced Radio Content Director to manage NY Content strategy primarily responsible for WXNY and with management responsibilities for WQBU and WADO working in conjunction with content leadership for those stations/brands, including on-air, digital, and experiential/events development and execution and integration with television. Follow company’s strategic direction to ensure maximum ratings and traditional and new revenue development and capture.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
-Work with VP of content formats (Latin pop, regional Mexican and sports) to develop a programming strategy, specific to each station, to increase and sustain station ratings.
-Lead in developing, sustaining and/or evolving stations’ content offering on air - including talent line up, music programming, the image of each station - online and on social media.
-Identify local market audience trends to create and maintain high ratings with a focus on revenue generation.
-Work closely with music research team to develop best-in-class and research driven programming strategy.
-Support digital music strategy (NY centric and Rhythmic in general) as needed.
-Work with VP of content, local promotions, and sales team to develop events/experiential revenue generating strategy, in-line with company’s broader business development goals.
-Must be familiar with each station’s format, and keep up with music trends in the market.
-Assist in the areas of programming mechanics, music scheduling/rotation, talent development and training, and station imaging.
-Assist in designing the station’s marketing concepts and plans.
-Collaborate with sales and promotions to develop and execute plans effectively.
-Oversee all copy issues, including writing script association with station programming promos.
-Oversee schedule promotional spots and liners to fulfill commitments to clients and for maximum reach and frequency impact.
-Manage all proper approvals talent/sponsorship fee forms to payroll department on established deadlines for timely pay.
-Constant search of any feature programming that is available for sponsorship, communicate to sales team.
-Responsible for station’s on-air promotions by administering all details of station programing promos, legal contracts related to on-air promotions, signature events, public service events and/or corporate events.
-Maintain full compliance with all legal matters, including station’s rules, regulations and contract agreements for contest and events.
-Responsible for managing station’s staff, on-air schedules, as well as meeting regularly with on-air talent and staff, and individually to discuss programming concepts, promotions, and to review on-air performance.
-Weekly meetings with GM to determine the state of the stations’ ratings, make recommendations and/or decisions regarding hiring, performance evaluations, and disciplinary action as it relates to programming staff.
-Attend weekly meetings with VP of content to go over music changes and station promotions.
-Lead weekly meetings with activation managers, promotions coordinator, sales manager, and web/social media coordinator to share ideas and communicate as needed.
-Provide weekly and timely recaps of station comparative reports, and/or any other requested materials to VP of content.
-Oversee the upkeep and station programming equipment with communication to the business manager and engineer, as needed.
-Strong management skills with the ability to make decision while meeting deadlines- strategic think- a must.
-Strong communication and presentation skills.
-Performs other duties as assigned and deemed necessary.
Experience / Skills
Required Skills & Experience
-Minimum three-year radio programming experience, five years’ experience preferred
-Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
-Knowledge of NY culture and music formats
-Knowledge of studio equipment and production facilities and capabilities
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook
-Working knowledge in Music Master, Audio Vault software packages talent management
-Excellent ability to speak, read and write in English/Spanish
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
-Extensive knowledge of Latin music genres, and trends
-Must be a highly motivated team player capable of working in a fast-paced environment
-Well-developed team leadership and management skills
-Works well under pressure
-Adapts to different situations and ability to multi-task
-Persists and finishes projects on deadlines and within budget
-Flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends
-While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
-The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
-Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is a top-tier multimedia company with 17 broadcast, cable and digital networks; 59 TV stations; 67 radio stations; online and mobile apps, products and content creation facilities. UCI focuses on delivering a branded experience everywhere its audience is, reaching 89 million unduplicated consumers monthly across its portfolio. As a mission-driven Company, UCI is committed to informing, entertaining and empowering Hispanic America.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) en una empresa multimedia del más alto nivel, con 17 cadenas de televisión de señal abierta, por cable y digital; 59 estaciones de TV; 67 emisoras de radio; aplicaciones en línea y para dispositivos móviles, productos y sedes para creación de contenido. UCI se centra en ofrecer una experiencia con la marca dondequiera que esté su audiencia, alcanzando a más de 89M de consumidores mensuales en todas las plataformas. Como Compañía impulsada por una misión, UCI se centra en informar, entretener y empoderar a la comunidad hispana en los Estados Unidos.
Univision is an Equal Opportunity Employer