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iHeartMedia Sr. Vice President of Programming in Syracuse, New York

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Job Summary:

iHeartMedia West New York has an immediate opening for a Senior Vice President of Programming (SVPP). This position requires a person with excellent leadership skills and a proven record of building and motivating high performing teams. The successful candidate will possess abilities to build and achieve ratings excellence and assist the sales department in revenue generation by utilizing iHeartMedia’s multiple platforms.

Position Overview/Responsibilities:

  • Senior leader role responsible for managing the strategy and execution of the market’s brands and increasing audience engagement for iHeartMedia’s broadcast (ratings growth), digital (uniques / streaming TSL growth), and live entertainment products (audience).

  • Support the Market President and the SVP of Sales in driving revenue growth while developing & maintaining the stations’ brand identities.

  • Support the Market President by leading the day-to-day management of programming operations in the market including (but not limited to); managing productivity, cost, technology, and production capabilities; as well as protecting the station from FCC infringements of On-Air conduct

  • Responsible for the quality of the products in the market, and by extension, for protecting the station licenses.

  • Act as the Program Director for three or more brands within a market.

  • A senior member of the market’s management team, thereby, modeling the values and operating principles of iHeartMedia with programming staff and broader market employees.

  • Provide visible leadership and communications to the market.

  • Reports to the President West NY

Required Skills / Abilities:

  • Identify, develop, coach and manage the Program Directors, Promotions staff, Digital staff and On-Air Talent (in coordination with the Program Directors) in the markets

  • Ability to analyze ratings and market research to grow the audience base – identify market risks / opportunities and ways to improve ratings

  • Understanding of industry trends and revenue drivers and an ability to create and develop brands that engage audiences

  • Work with Program Directors, Promotion leads, and Digital leads to drive audience engagement and build the market’s brands across broadcast, digital, and live entertainment

  • Provide exceptional leadership and oversight for direct reports, including guidance, identifying development opportunities, and career coaching.

  • Drive results through your team and hold them accountable to business metrics & expectations, as well as ensuring they support market sales efforts

  • Extensive knowledge of Diary data analysis; working knowledge of RCS products including GSelector and NexGen

  • Protect the licenses of the radio stations by understanding and implementing all FCC broadcast rules and regulations

  • Work directly with Engineering and Information Technology Department to ensure technical compliance of all operations of radio stations

  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to multi-task while balancing multiple priorities

  • Strong analytical, decision making, and problem solving skills

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in managing and directing a programming team

  • Capability to provide honest coaching and adjust communications style based on employee needs


Syracuse, NY: 500 Plum St, Suite 100 and 400, 13204

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iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – we specialize in radio, digital, social, podcasts, influencers, data, and events across the nation and provide premier opportunities for advertisers.

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