Programming Manager

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Johannesburg, Sandton
Job level:Management Snr
Reference:#702 Prog Manager
Company:Primedia Broadcasting

Job description

The position will be responsible for looking after the sound of the station, guiding and mentoring the producers and assisting 702 Station Manager with implementing the station’s strategy and being the link between Sales and 702 programming with special focus on creative solutions.

Develop creative solutions for clients
  • Responsible for general liaison between 702 programming and Sales
  • Together with the CS team, come up with concepts that fit the 702 brand
  • To support CS by attending internal and external client briefings and present proposals to clients
  • To be able to address any and all CS queries in relation to 702 properties
  • To ensure flawless implementation of sold campaigns by 702 programming team including 702 on-air talent
Assist with growing the target audience
  • Ensure the station produces and delivers good quality content.
  • Ensure the station is connecting with the target audience.
  • Implement 702’s Strategy.
  • Listen to the station to ensure a quality product.
  • Clocks - ensure tight programming in line with Primedia Broadcasting and 702.
  • Develop 702’s Hosts/ Presenters.
  • Groom and mentor possible successors.
  • Provide regular feedback to Presenters, Technical producers and content producers through air checks, meetings and informally.
Implementation of 702 format:
  • Partner with radio consultants to ensure growth in 702’s target audience.
  • Overall accountability for 702’s Music programs.
Explore for digital opportunities
  • Accountable for the performance of the digital footprint of 702.
  • Ensure that the programming team effectively uses Primedia Broadcasting’s platforms to improve and deepen the station’s relationship with its audiences.
Assist with Development of talent
  • Ensure a succession plan is in place for key talent both On-Air, producers and admin staff. Always be on the lookout for new talent and develop a talent bank.
Liaising with Production
  • Be the contact person between 702 Programming and Production for all programming requirements
  • Scripting material for CS promos and other station promotions
  • Ensuring a smooth and effective roll out of promotions and sponsorships on 702
  • Ensure scripting, loading of imaging for 702.
Contribute to Strategic Planning
  • Take part in annual Strategy discussions and assist in facilitating development of annual Strategy for 702.
  • Co-responsible for the data strategy of 702
Training and development
  • Provide support to HC by identifying training needs of presenters, content producers, technical producers and other staff at 702


  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Senior level programming and talk radio programming experience.
  • Understand basic workings of the studio.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to motivate others.
  • A strong ability to drive innovation and creativity.
  • Ability to work with on-air talent and Producers.
  • Strong verbal and written communications.
  • Ability to facilitate two way and group communication.
  • Ability to operate in a demanding creative and analytical environment.
  • Ability to set and manage deadlines.
  • Microsoft office proficiency.
  • Good knowledge of talk radio format.
  • Knowledge of South Africa’s radio market.
  • Managerial Experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Media sales.

Posted on 07 Dec 07:41

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