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"Program Director"
Job Description - Part 1

Basic Job Description:

Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and programs, such as sports or news.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Program Director"

1) Check completed program logs for accuracy and conformance with FCC rules and regulations, and resolve program log inaccuracies.

2) Confer with directors and production staff to discuss issues such as production and casting problems, budgets, policies, and news coverage.

3) Coordinate activities between departments, such as news and programming.

4) Cue announcers, actors, performers, and guests.

5) Develop promotions for current programs and specials.

6) Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in broadcast news, sports, or programming.

7) Establish work schedules and assign work to staff members.

8) Evaluate new and existing programming for suitability and in order to assess the need for changes, using information such as audience surveys and feedback.

9) Monitor and review programming in order to ensure that schedules are met, guidelines are adhered to, and performances are of adequate quality.

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10) Monitor network transmissions for advisories concerning daily program schedules, program content, special feeds, and/or program changes.

11) Perform personnel duties such as hiring staff and evaluating work performance.

12) Plan and schedule programming and event coverage based on broadcast length, time availability, and other factors such as community needs, ratings data, and viewer demographics.

13) Act as a liaison between talent and directors, providing information that performers/guests need to prepare for appearances, and communicating relevant information from guests, performers, or staff to directors.

14) Conduct interviews for broadcasts.

15) Develop budgets for programming and broadcasting activities, and monitor expenditures to ensure that they remain within budgetary limits.

16) Develop ideas for programs and features that a station could produce.

17) Operate and maintain on-air and production audio equipment.

18) Prepare copy and edit tape so that material is ready for broadcasting.

19) Read news, read and/or record public service and promotional announcements, and otherwise participate as a member of an on-air shift as required.

20) Review information about programs and schedules in order to ensure accuracy and provide such information to local media outlets as necessary.

21) Select, acquire, and maintain programs, music, films, and other needed materials, and obtain legal clearances for their use as necessary.

22) Direct setup of remote facilities and install or cancel programs at remote stations.

23) Participate in the planning and execution of fundraising activities.

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  E-A-S        SOC:  27-2012.03