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Salem Media Group

Operations Manager/Station On-Air Talent

Salem Media Group
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Date Posted: 03/19/2015
Categories: Media/Video/Radio
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Operations Manager/Station On-Air Personality

Salem Media Group is the leading U. S. radio broadcaster targeting audiences interested in conservative NewsTalk and Christian and family-themed programming. Salem Media Group is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive salary based upon experience and a comprehensive benefit package including paid holidays and paid vacation for full time positions.


We currently have a full time position available for an Operations Manager at our radio station business unit in Little Rock, Arkansas. This individual will oversee all aspects of the on-air programming operations of our radio station in this market. Reporting to the General Manager.


  • Provide leadership and oversight in the execution of an excellent on-air sound and image for the station, with a goal of growing and expanding audience engagement and response.
  • Ensure compliance with FCC rules and regulations and Salem Media Group policies.
  • Be responsible for the recruitment, training, supervision, and scheduling of programming personnel.
  • Perform on-air as a station personality either live or via voice-tracking.
  • Appear at station events] remotes as a friendly “face” of the station.
  • Work with station voiceover talent to create and produce station imaging and promos.
  • Manage the daily functioning of automated program delivery resulting in a consistent, "tight," on-air product. A station sound with minimal if any episodes of “dead air“ or "audio collisions.”
  • Be organized and able to create systems to accomplish an excellent on-air sound.
  • Coordinate digital audio streaming processes including web and app based systems.
  • Work with sales staff for on-air and promotional execution of sales promotions.
  • Work with sales staff on production of commercial “spots.”
  • Work with brokered programming clients on production of their programs.
  • Work with station promotions director to maximize digital assets including websites; social media presence; and other emerging technologies.


  • Several years of experience in radio programming/production/operations management
  • Knowledge of digital automation systems (NexGen knowledge and experience a plus).
  • Proficient in digital audio editing and production using various software packages
  • Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal)
  • Proficient in computer skills (Windows/PC; Microsoft Office; etc.) Experience in creating graphics for web (i.e. use of Photoshop, etc.) would be a real plus as we utilize more internet graphics.
  • Ability to solve problems with creativity.
  • Ability to understand and program to the conservative and evangelical listening audience.
  • A positive and energetic style, with high integrity, strong work ethic, and ownership of outcomes.
  • Possess the ability to work in what will initially be a "streamlined" operation.
  • Have the ability to successfully expand oversight to additional stations that may be added to the market cluster.

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