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KSBJ Assistant Program Director / Music Director (APD/MD)

89.3 KSBJ (Hope Media Group)

Location: Humble, TX

Contact Name: Ana Herrador

Web: https://www.ksbj.org/careers/

Phone: (281) 446-5725

Job Description

Job Summary:
The KSBJ Assistant Program Director/Music Director serves as a member of the Programming Department and reports directly to the Program Director. APD role directly supervises, coaches, and develops part-time and fill-in air talent. Along with the Program Director, ensures the smooth functioning of the Programming Department, including learning, implementing, and contributing creative input and direction for KSBJ’s programming. Includes scheduling of all air staff. APD is also required to be able to fill-in on-air for any daypart if needed. MD role is responsible for developing, creating, and maintaining, music-based programming that delights listeners, shares God’s love, and communicates truth. Success includes developing meaningful relationships, through music, with people who listen.

Essential Functions:
Music Direction 

Responsible for adding, maintenance and rotation of all music at KSBJ.  This includes:

  • Screening new music and making recommendations for new currents
  • Participating in weekly music meetings 
  • Preparing daily KSBJ music and program logs. This includes inputting all songs, promos, sweepers and data into scheduling software. Also includes manual review, editing and export of logs, in order to best meet listener’s music needs.  
  •  Assisting in preparing weekly and annual music tests; integration of research
  • Serve as a contact with record company representatives. This includes establishing and maintaining relationships, tracking singles and coordinating giveaways.
  • Provide weekly reports for National music charts and communication to other interested parties
  • Oversee the Enter His Gates program in coordination with show host
  • Provide reports/feedback as requested regarding music on KSBJ

Programming 

Involvement in programming functions such as:

  • Assist PD with coordination of programming department activities
  • Participate in Heartbeat, cross-departmental planning meetings
  •  Regular air-check coaching, and any other needed training and supervision of PT air talent
  • Pro-actively assist in design and implementation of compelling, faith-based programming that meets the needs of KSBJ’s target listener(s), and supports KSBJ’s Mission
  • Creating any needed communications (1-Sheets, etc.) to support programming and other initiatives 
  • Write and disseminate programming-related memos and information as needed
  • Schedule all air-staff for on-air shows. This includes emcees for Brown Bags and concerts, board operators for remotes, traffic reporting, and other duties involving air talent. 
  • Serve as a back-up to Program Director, Utility Player as needed, and other on-air staff as needed.
  • Any other work as assigned

Producer/Editor

  • Edit the content of the Hope on Demand show daily
  • Support the Hosts with show content as needed 

Demonstrated Faith

  • Pray for coworkers in team meetings
  • Lead prayer in large group settings as needed 
  • Pray for donors when called upon to do so
  • Use Christian principles to work through conflict as outlined by the Culture tool kit
  • Participate in Sharathon, PowerDrive and Thankathon, and pray for donors over the phone as needed 
  • Participate in ministry wide Christian bible studies
  • Attend weekly Staff Gatherings for prayer and devotions

Non-Essential Functions:

  •   Other duties assigned

Requirements and Qualifications

Education:
High School Diploma

Experience:

  • 5 to 7 years previous experience in the radio industry
  • At least 3 years previous experience as Program Director, Music Director, Assistant Program Director, or comparable programming experience
  • MUST have experience with G-Selector software
  • Have on-air skills at a high enough level to fill in for any daypart.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to be on call nights and weekends 
  • Demonstrates an understanding of KSBJ’s audience and the Christian culture at-large.
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Excellent ability to establish and maintain relationships with industry representatives
  • Must be able to multi-task and have a strong eye for detail
  • Is knowledgeable, conversant in, and demonstrates, Christian values and culture
  • Strong understanding of radio programming fundamentals
  • Computer literate; responsible for staying current with programming software such as music scheduling, production, and automation software 
  • Able to design, produce, and troubleshoot music clocks, logs and songs rotations
  • Self-motivated to initiate work and get things done on or before schedule
  • Collaborative approach to the programming process
  • A dedication to excellence
  • Strong people skills. Ability to manage and develop talent.
  • Heart for Christian ministry
  • Strong moral character
  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Spiritually grounded and working knowledge of scripture
  • Must be an active member of a Bible believing local church

Supervisory Responsibilities

Immediate supervision of a small group of employees. Recommends candidates for hiring, termination; prepares and conducts performance appraisals and salary reviews, and applies company policies.

  • Part-Time DJ's
  • Fill-In DJ's
  • Traffic Coordinator

Working Conditions and Environment

Travel:
Occasional industry conferences or educational opportunities

Nights/Weekends/Holidays:
Occasional

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical Activity may include Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers including pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand as in handling. 

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

For consideration, please provide link to your voice demo/air check. You can also send these to ksbjcareers@ksbj.org, list "KSBJ Assistant Program Director/Music Director (APD/MD)-(Your name)" as Subject to your email. 

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