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Operations Manager/Program Director
Salem Communications     Phoenix, AZ 85067


Salem Media Group is looking for a Full Time Operations Manager/Program Director for its three radio stations located in Phoenix Arizona. This individual will oversee all aspects of the on-air programming operations for this market. scheduling, program coordination, coaching on-air staff, station strategy, development/execution of promotions, website & revenue generation, and have a strong customer service approach towards listeners, staff, & sales. Candidate will report to the General Manager. The successful candidate will:


+ Provide leadership and oversight in the execution of an excellent on-air sound and image for the station, with a goal of growing and expanding audience engagement and response.

+ Ensure compliance with FCC rules and regulations and Salem Media Group policies.

+ Be responsible for the recruitment, training, supervision, and scheduling of programming personnel.

+ Appear at station events/remotes as a friendly “face” of the station as needed or required.

+ Work with station voiceover talent to create and produce station imaging and promos.

+ Manage the daily functioning of automated program delivery resulting in a consistent, “tight,” on-air product. A station sound with minimal if any episodes of “dead air” or “audio collisions.”

+ Be organized and able to create systems to accomplish an excellent on-air sound.

+ Coordinate digital audio streaming processes including web and app based systems.

+ Work with sales staff for on-air and promotional execution of sales promotions.

+ Work with brokered programming clients on production of their programs.

+ Work with station promotions director to maximize digital assets including websites; social media presence; and other emerging technologies.

Skills and Qualifications:

+ Several years of experience in radio programming/production/operations management

+ Knowledge of digital automation systems

+ Proficient in digital audio editing and production using various software packages

+ Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal)

+ Proficient in computer skills (Windows/PC; Microsoft Office; etc.)

+ Ability to solve problems with creativity.

+ Ability to understand and program to the conservative and evangelical listening audience.

+ A positive and energetic style, with high integrity, strong work ethic, and ownership of outcomes.

To apply: Visit and apply online. Please no calls.

Salem Media Group is the leading U. S. radio broadcaster targeting audiences interested in conservative News Talk and Christian and family-themed programming. Salem Media Group is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive salary based upon experience and a comprehensive benefit package including paid holidays and paid vacation for full time positions.

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