Job Title
Programming Director

Position Summary

Plans, manages or organizes the day to day operations of the Programming Department.  Duties and responsibilities include assisting in the implementation of policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and personnel.  Could be assigned to a functional area of management or administration such as human resources or customer service.  Develops strategies and initiatives for a functional area.  Recommends policies, methods or processes; serves as expert advisor to internal /external clients.  Implements strategies with direct impact on market / departmental / functional results.  Assists Human Resources with decisions regarding hiring, promotions, terminations, and compensation. Handles the responsibilities of the Director in his/her absence. Erroneous decisions, recommendations or failure to achieve results would normally result in major delays in assigned work resulting in considerable expenditure of additional time, human resources, and/or funds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managerial responsibility for day-to-day operations of the Programming department
  • Manages the daily operations of a group of associates doing the same tasks or different tasks
  • Reporting to EVP of Programming and VP of West Coast
  • Oversee day-to-day Programming for the station
  • Brand manage the station
  • Execute SBS programming plan, style, and creative standards
  • Responsible for the creation/review of music logs for the station
  • Create/review voice tracks for on-air presentation / Live show
  • Supervise station promotions, announcers, special programming, music programming, and booking of artists on the station
  • Prepare for and host one live daily on-air show, and one voice tracked on-air show, more if needed
  • Responsible for station imaging, development, and execution
  • Interact with Music Industry and Artist Community effectively and aggressively
  • Develop and maintain contingency programming
  • Review and approve final log for program timing
  • Meet with promotional planning
  • Interface with Marketing and Sales
  • Review listener feedback and response
  • Reconcile any programming schedule changes with Program Scheduler
  • Analyze Nielsen PPM reports, with strict attention to Clock Strategy
  • Required Admin duties of Programming Payroll, DJ Remotes


Essential duties and responsibilities are those most important or most frequently performed duties.  Employee will be required to perform other job-related duties as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directs the daily operations of a on-air personalities
  • Reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures and meets with staff to identify and resolve problems
  • Assesses and monitors workload, identifies opportunities for improvement and implements changes
  • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures
  • Ensures the ongoing training and development of direct reports

Minimum Requirements

  • Good public speaking and presentation skills
  • Good project management and planning skills
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, quick-turnaround environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, English and Spanish
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to pay attention to details and be organized
  • Ability to project a professional image over the phone and in-person
  • Commitment to “internal client” and customer service principles
  • Self-starter with a willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects
  • Understanding and carrying out verbal and written directions


In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed above, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions to perform this job successfully.

Desirable Requirements


Physical Requirements

Work involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs may be defined as sedentary when walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

SBS requires that all U.S. and Puerto Rico employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to submit proof of vaccination. The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will reasonably accommodate a qualified candidate, who may be unable to be vaccinated, consistent with federal, state, and local law.

SBS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.