KFRU-KLIK Program Director

Company: Cumulus Media
Location: Columbia, MO
Job Type: Full Time

Legendary Newstalk stations KFRU and KLIK in Mid-Missouri have a rare opening for Program Director. Applicant must have a passion for delivering local news and information to the public, but other attributes are just as crucial for leading our historic brands. A full understanding of the Newstalk format. A deep embrace of digital media. A complete absence of fear to lead, and to implement change. A complete understanding of automation systems, and how to best use them to our advantage. An unwavering focus to serving Columbia and Jefferson City. If you are this person, we are excited to hear from you.

Who we are:
KFRU and KLIK are historic Newstalk stations that serve the Columbia and Jefferson City markets. Our talent include some of the most well-known local personalities in Mid-Missouri. We also feature a robust roster of syndicated talent including Ben Shapiro, Mark Levin, Dan Bongino, and many more. We also deliver sports to Mid-Missouri with local high school football, the NFL, and NASCAR.

The seven Cumulus Mid-Missouri stations are based in Columbia, a city that is home to the University of Missouri. Our stations also serve the state capital, Jefferson City, Lake of the Ozarks, and all of Mid-Missouri. In the Columbia-Jefferson City market we strive to hire passionate, driven, resourceful problem solvers who have the ability to drive the evolving, diverse culture of the Power of Radio to success.

Cumulus owns and operates 415 radio stations in 86 U.S. media markets, as well as Westwood One Networks, serving over 7,300 stations worldwide. Over 250 million people per week engage with a Cumulus or Westwood One asset making it an exciting and unique career opportunity! We are constantly creating new windows for success, and strive to provide world class tools to help you succeed and reach your full potential as an employee.

Our Opportunity:
Columbia is a great place to work and live! If you would thrive around a vibrant music and arts scene, SEC sports, and a great parks and trail system, you’ll love Columbia. You’ll be surrounded by an awesome team, work in great facilities, have all the tools for success, and work for a great company that will mentor you and make you a star.

Qualifications/Requirements:
Programming experience is a must. We’re looking for a track record of success. Top candidates will have unquestioned news and programming judgement. Proficiency with computers and automation systems are absolutely essential. Digital and social strategies must be as engaging as the on-air listening experience. Strong writing and production skills are required. The best candidates will be strong leaders with the ability to make difficult decisions, and to lead our team through challenging situations.

What we Offer:
• Cumulus offers an opportunity to embark on a career with one of leading media companies in the U.S.
• Recognition and reward for outstanding performance.
• Competitive Pay and the ability to increase income.
• Benefits, vacation, and paid holidays offered to all full time employees.
• Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account with company match, 401k with company match, and Life and Disability coverage.

For immediate consideration, please complete the application process at https://www.cumulusmedia.com/careers/ You will need to provide a resume, ratings history, and references. Also provide a 3 minute demo of any previous on-air and production work.

CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).