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Job Standard for Radio Broadcast Programming Supervisor

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Radio Broadcast Programming Supervisor Overview

  • Person Group: Professional
  • Job Code: 75602
  • Pay Grade: P5
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Supervisor
  • Family: Communications & Marketing
  • Function: Broadcasting


Responsible for the day to day management and allocation of programming resources, and planning and implementation of program services. Coordinates messaging and special content for, and aids in planning on-air fundraising efforts.

Level Scope

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. Sets and delegates day-to-day tasks to achieve operational objectives. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Problems typically involve a single area, process or constituent group. Ensures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively problem solve and multitask multiple projects at once
  • Interpersonal skills suitable for interactions with managers, staff, clients, and listeners
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices
  • Experience supervising music hosts and production staff
  • Experience preparing content for and the production and hosting of radio programming

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Radio Broadcast Programming Supervisor must:

  • Hosts mid-day weekday on-air shifts sharing timely information with listeners.
  • Monitor and create broadcasts, including promotions, music programs, and host live on-air shifts.
  • Responsible for writing, editing, voicing and production of audio content for on-air fundraising, underwriting announcements and promotional campaigns.
  • Works with the Program Director to plan, implement and evaluate program services; review audience research; ensure program services are consistent with the mission, goals and editorial policies of the station.
  • Corresponds with listeners, community representatives, and external constituents regarding programming and content on BSPR broadcasts.
  • Supervise Producer/Announcers and volunteer production staff
  • Maintains daily checklist for regular necessary tasks to be completed by Network Operations Technicians including downloading and inputting programs into automation system and producing on-air promotions for broadcast.

35% of Time the Radio Broadcast Programming Supervisor

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Radio Broadcast Programming Supervisor

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Radio Broadcast Programming Supervisor

Career Path

Radio Broadcast  Manager

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.