Programming Manager

Hearst Television, Birmingham, AL, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $60,000

Salary max: $63,000

Duration: Full-Time

Director of Programming, Community Affairs and Employee Engagement

If you enjoy working with people and making an impact on your community, you will love being our new Director of Programming and Community Affairs at WVTM 13, the Hearst NBC station in Birmingham, Alabama.  WVTM 13 has an immediate opening for an experienced Manager who can oversee programming, community relationships, employee engagement events, our internship program, and support the General Manager. This Department Head level position is responsible for the station’s programming functions including acquisitions, scheduling, NBC network communications, children’s programming, digital, multicast, FCC regulatory matters, NAB service campaigns, management & oversight of the station’s public file, comprehensive station syndication strategy and other Hearst Television programming responsibilities and duties as assigned.  This position is also a management and leadership role related to all station sanctioned community projects, events, festivals and (501-C3) partnerships, including the creation of new community initiatives and specific corporate related programming and production responsibilities.  This position will also assist the General Manager with managing appointments, screening calls, and handling various electronic and written correspondence.


Job Responsibilities:                                                

  • Manage all station programming (local, syndication and network) and associated duties, including scheduling, planning, strategy, and acquisition (in conjunction with GM and HTV programming), communication, coordination and implementation. 
  • Responsible for all FCC quarterly reporting (Children’s and Issues Reports) and other FCC reporting, as needed. 
  • Work in partnership with the Creative Services Director on WVTM’s Public Affairs efforts, including local programming, PSAs, non-profit community projects.  
  • Work closely to support and lead WVTM community events in addition to seeking out new relationships and partnerships within the community.
  • Consistent visibility within the community with key station partners/events.
  • Coordinate and lead WVTM Employee Engagement Committee
  • Coordinate station Internship programs across all departments
  • Answer incoming calls, greet guests, take messages as needed
  • Maintain and order supplies
  • Assist with travel arrangements and submission of expense reports
  • Coordinate and plan various station meetings, events & activities


Experience Requirements:

  • 3-5 years working in a fast-paced office environment
  • Proficient in MS Office; Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A solid understanding of Nielsen ratings, ratings tracking/trending, and research is a plus.
  • Prior experience in professional community event management/engagement, as well as interest in local programming & government regulatory processes, is a plus
  • Military training and experience will be considered.                       

Qualifications Requirements:                                

  • Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the position
  • Quick learner, self-starter and team player
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be organized and have the ability to multitask
  • Professional demeanor


Additional Requirements 

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after August 25, 2021 be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.  HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.  

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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