Director of Spoken-Word Programming / Kentucky-Indiana

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


iHeartMedia, Inc.


iHeartMedia Stations


Job Summary:

Leads all aspects for Spoken-Word Programming and Talent for the Kentucky and Indiana markets. This includes WHAS-AM/Louisville, WLAP-AM/Lexington, WNDE-AM/Indianapolis, WKRD-AM/Louisville, WKJK-AM/Louisville, WSFC-AM/Somerset and WOLT-F2/Indianapolis + University of Kentucky Sports Network, Kentucky News Network and Kentucky Sports Radio w/Matt Jones.



  • Leads and manages all aspects of radio station’s on air experience including: talent, content, tone, programming, production, sound & theme, and online presence.
  • Directs and monitors programming activities in conformance with FCC rules and regulations, company policy, and applicable Federal, state, and local laws.
  • Partners with Market President and Sales in support of local and corporate business objectives to increase market share, listeners, ratings, and revenue while aligning programming fit with client, station, and audience.
  • Coordinates with Programming and Sales to plan and execute marketing, promotions, events, and image campaigns.
  • Determines and maintains creative vision for station(s) to enhance station image and visibility within the community.
  • Reviews and approves all commercial and paid programming content.
  • Fields record label calls, schedules music, and checks social media to ensure music remains consistent with station’s brand.
  • Collaborates with Production to enlist musical direction and seek options that meet editorial scope.
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with producers, artists’ managers, composers and other industry contacts.
  • Identifies recruits, manages, and coaches On-Air Talent, Producers, News Reporters, etc. Schedules on-air shifts, remotes, and appearances


  • Extensive knowledge of FCC broadcast rules and regulations; knowledge of federal, state and local contesting rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to use tools to gather and analyze ratings data, make business decisions based on analysis; sound judgment and quality decision-making skills
  • Extensive knowledge of Diary data analysis; working knowledge of RCS products including GSelector and NexGen
  • Knowledge and appreciation of diverse music genres, excellent on-air performance, familiarity with radio programming
  • Excellent team leadership and delegation skills, including motivation of staff; can set goals & expectations, provide honest feedback and manage performance
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High degree of planning and organizing skills; can multi-task and meet specific deadlines
  • Flexible, creative, and innovative in using technology to deepen listener relationships
  • Ability to think both tactically and strategically
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others
  • Superior oral and written communication skills; excellent grammar; can adjust communications style based on audience needs
  • Entrepreneurial and assertive in meeting goals
  • Ability to influence others, inspire innovation and ensure a client focus

Work Experience

  • Prior experience directing and managing a team
  • Experience with Spoken-word formats preferred
  • Prior experience as a broadcaster, either in news, sports, or as a DJ preferred
  • Prior experience as a Program Director or Assistant Program Director preferred


  • 4-year college degree preferred



Louisville, KY: 4000 One Radio Dr S, 40218


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iHeartMedia’s benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:

  • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options

  • Company provided and supplemental life insurance

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing

  • A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community

  • A 401K plan

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost – services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving

  • ?A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Some positions in certain divisions of the iHeartMedia family of companies are subject to mandatory vaccination requirements as a condition of employment. Candidates who have been offered employment for these positions at iHeartMedia, subject to applicable law, will be required to demonstrate they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation from the vaccination requirement by their start date (which may be extended for such purposes). If the aforementioned requirements are not met, candidates who have accepted offers for such positions will have their offers rescinded and/or employment terminated in accordance with applicable law.     

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