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Programming Manager, Radio

Our program manager oversees day-to-day operations of VPM News and VPM Music
including supervision of operations and personnel management.  

VPM is a public media organization serving Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. Our teams produce documentaries, TV series and digital content. The VPM News team produces award-winning journalism for our NPR and PBS stations with distribution across our digital channels to over 2 million people in VPM’s coverage area.  VPM Music is home to a 24/7 blend of classical, jazz and world music serving the Richmond region.  Additionally, VPM has recently acquired a 40-year-old weekly publication and website, Style Weekly, that covers arts and culture.  As an independent, non-profit service, we strive to create and serve a more informed public.  

VPM believes attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving our community and fulfilling our mission to create and serve a more informed public.  

•    Plans monthly broadcast schedules for VPM News and VPM Music.
•    Supervises programming staff to ensure department workflow.
•    Provides weekly support materials for promotion.
•    Researches, screens, evaluates and acquires offerings from auxiliary distributors.
•    Monitors monthly ratings and tracks listenership trends to facilitate program
scheduling decisions.
•    Works closely with Broadcasting Operations to maintain flow of information related to signal.
•    Meet monthly with hosts and producers to identify and plan for upcoming programming opportunities.
•    Attends Content, Marketing and Development meetings to provide programming updates, information and support.
•    Participates in monthly programming telephone conferences for TRAC scheduling to review and share programming ideas with other PBS programmers.
•    Partners with Development staff to plan quarterly pledge schedules for Radio and supplies needed information to plan and produce pledge spots.
•    Provides schedules, local program descriptions and change orders to media listing vendors for electronic listings.
•    Manages VPM News and VPM Music's compliance with reporting and business practices set by the FCC and CPB.
•    Reviews completed program logs for accuracy and conformance with FCC and Commonwealth Public Broadcasting (CPB) rules and regulations; resolves program log inaccuracies.
•    Provides statistical information (ratings and demographics) as needed.
•    Responds to viewer questions and comments.

•    Equivalent work experience in radio or a related field.
•    Demonstrated superior organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
•    Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft programs, including knowledge of automation systems.
•    Independent worker with ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
•    Possesses strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude.
•    Possesses strong writing and communication skills.
•    Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize competing demands and deadlines.

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. The position will remain open until filled. 
EOE M/F/D/V VPM reserves the right to alter, change, modify, and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation, to any party. 

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