Music Director

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  • Full-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Type Details: Full-time Position

The Music Director manages the on-air broadcast systems and software for all WYMS programming; develops and maintains professional relationships with record labels, independent promoters and AAA radio businesses; oversees the scheduling and operations of WYMS broadcast systems; and maintains the WYMS library and channels of broadcast.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This list is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as deemed appropriate.

Music Director

  • Manages music scheduling software. (Selector and ENCO)
  • Creating and uploading music logs (Selector)
  • Updating schedule grids and clocks for regular and specialty programming
  • Coding and updating automation / playback systems (ENCO)
  • Maintains WYMS charts
  • Reporting spins to AAA Radio Charts and Nielsen
  • Sending adds and chart to industry peers via weekly newsletter
  • Tracking trends and charts of other AAA and indie radio stations, channels and playlists
  • Reporting Soundscan to NPR and any other music info for FCC compliance
  • Updating Program Director on record company and independent promoter’s music priority lists
  • Maintaining consistent and productive contact with labels and promoters
  • Maintains music library
  • Adding music to WYMS and 414Music.FM library
  • Generating and scheduling logs for WYMS and 414Music.FM
  • Adding songs from local library to primary signal
  • Assists with traffic and FCC compliance
  • Maintaining EAS Logs for compliance
  • Assisting in annual FCC inspections
  • Assisting Traffic Director in the creation of traffic logs
  • Coordinates Studio Milwaukee / Digital content
  • Outreaching to labels, PR agencies and management companies to secure artists interviews / appearances
  • Lead project planning and scheduling of all artist appearances and interviews.
  • Outreaching to labels, PR agencies and management for rights to film, Record, Mix and Produce content
  • Managing and creating online music segments, articles and playlists
  • Working with Digital Director to establish content
  • Connecting digital team to record labels, management and artists
  • Manages original programming and events:
  • Finalizing arrangements for all artist appearances for specialty programs including, but not limited to, 414 LIVE, STUDIO MILWAUKEE, DJ TAKEOVER, INTERVIEWS, Etc.
  • Securing the rights to air, record, film and photograph all artists in the WYMS studios
  • Assisting in the planning and oversees tone, programming, production, sound & theme of all specialty programs
  • Partners with Marketing, Development and Underwriting to increase market share, listeners, ratings, member and underwriter satisfaction, while aligning programming fit to station’s needs and audience.
  • Manages artist booking confirmations and maintains calendar of artist appearances.
  • Manages Internship Program, including hiring and assigning duties.
  • Creates and maintains specialty programs. (Music News, Artist interviews, articles, etc.)
  • Develops and hosts podcast focused on Milwaukee.

Part-Time On-Air Host

  • Hosts specialty on-air shift
  • Fills in for other full-time shifts, as needed
  • Voices station promos, liners and IDs
  • Participates in weekly music meetings
  • Blogs (when available)
  • Works DJ and Host Radio Milwaukee events
  • Participates in on-air fund drives and special broadcasts

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • In-depth knowledge of the music industry, trends and best practices
  • Understanding of local music scene trends and leaders
  • Proficiency in radio scheduling and broadcast software
  • Ability to master computer software applications
  • Collaborative style and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals both inside the organization and in the community
  • Ability to represent the organization professionally and enthusiastically, with a passion for Radio Milwaukee’s mission
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, serving as an attentive listener, articulate speaker, and persuasive writer
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including creative writing
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks, meet deadlines, and multi-task effectively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to effectively present information and speak to groups of individuals, including employees, music industry partners and audience members
  • Ability to work well independently in a team environment
  • Ability to regularly work flexible hours for various events and networking opportunities, including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to occasionally travel throughout the organization’s service area for various meetings, events and activities
  • Ability to occasionally travel out-of-town for work-related events, conferences and professional development opportunities, including overnights and weekends

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree, plus at least three years of experience in radio or broadcast media, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with professional audio scheduling and recording software

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to meet the demands.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand or walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach or grasp with hands and arms, including overhead and from floor to waist; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to operate a motor vehicle.  The employee is occasionally required to bend, stoop or kneel; and lift, carry and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to read from a computer or electronic device, and the vision required to operate a motor vehicle.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to meet the requirements.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud during music events.  The employee is exposed to outdoor weather conditions during work-related travel.

Radio Milwaukee is a Fun Place to Work!

Work in our creative Walker’s Point office that includes a full kitchen, green roof/deck and performance space. We are currently operating on a hybrid schedule with a minimum of 3 days per week in the office.

Benefits at Radio Milwaukee

We know that working for a dynamic organization deserves rest and balance. Here are a few of our fantastic benefits: three weeks of paid vacation, paid holidays, sick and personal paid time off, medical/dental/vision and a great matching 401K.  Benefits are available after an introductory period.

COVID-19 POLICY

Radio Milwaukee has made full COVID-19 vaccination a condition of employment. This decision follows guidance from medical experts, in concert with our values and decision-making criteria, and comes with the support of the Radio Milwaukee Board of Directors. All Radio Milwaukee employees are required to be fully vaccinated.

Send the following: cover letter, references, resume, salary requirements and audio samples to: jobs@radiomilwaukee.org . No phone calls please.

Radio Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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