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Program Director

Company: University of North Carolina
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary ---- --The Program Director will report to the General Manager for North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC. The Program Director is responsible for directing many aspects of WUNC's programming, primarily news, digital programming content and hosts. In consultation with the President and General Manager, the program director will design and implement WUNC's programming policies to conform with goals outlined in the station's strategic plan. These goals include providing comprehensive coverage of North Carolina news and issues for an audience that is inspired about public life and culture.The PositionThe Program Director will recruit, hire and supervise the station's on-Institute news programming staff. The News Director and the operations/traffic team will report directly to the Program Director. So will the on Institute full time hosts of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as weekend hosts.Through assistant managers, the Program Director will provide guidance to reporters/anchors, program hosts and broadcast producers. The Program Director will oversee the creation and direction of original news and information programming that expands WUNC's public service to listeners throughout North Carolina and the country.The Program Director will also oversee WUNC Music, a music discovery experience, in conjunction with the Music Director, which is currently HD2, streaming and on the WUNC music app.The Program Director will supervise the selection and scheduling of locally produced and nationally acquired programming in consultation with appropriate personnel. The Program Director will work cooperatively with the development director to assure that fundraising goals are met. The Program Director will serve as a member of WUNC's senior staff, participate in strategic planning for the station and attend all meetings of the WUNC Public Radio LLC Board of Directors.The Program Director will prepare programming department budgets in consultation with the COO, and assist in responding to questions regarding libel, fInstitute use, community standards, and EEO. The Program Director will supervise, conduct and interpret research about the station's audience service and use this research to enhance WUNC's programming. The Program Director will also oversee certain online content and other new media endeavors, to include smart-phone apps, streaming and HD radio.Educational Requirements ---- --A bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field, with a master's degree preferredQualifications and Experience ---- --This position requires demonstrated ability in management, and exceptional broadcast journalism and production skills, including experience with news reporting and feature production, and live talk/interview programs. The program director will have a minimum of five year of experience in news and information programming, and experience supervising a news-gathering or broadcast production staff. Professional broadcast journalism experience at a full-time news and information station or news network is highly preferred.The Program Director will have strong research and communications skills and understand the importance of disseminating research findings to a broad and diverse listening audience. Leading candidates will haveTen years of experience as a journalist or broadcast producer(Will consider an equivalent combination of education and experience)Management and supervisory experience, with increasing responsibility in each successive positionExperience with supervising public radio programmingConsiderable knowledge of radio broadcasting equipment, including digital editing, broadcast operating boards, phone screening systems and portable recording devices.Knowledge of music discovery and the Triple-A formatExceptional written and oral communication skillsFamiliarity with North Carolina, national and international issues is preferredDemonstrated ability to plan and meet deadlines, working with materials from a variety of sources and collaboratorsExperience with planning and executing on-Institute pledge drivesAbility to interact effectively with colleaguesAudience research and interpretation skills

Keywords: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill , Program Director, Executive , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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