Job Description:

Assistant Program Director, WFUV, New York

WFUV has a rare opening for a creative, organized and energetic individual to join its core content team. WFUV, New York’s music discovery source, is seeking an Assistant Program Director to work closely with the Program Director and manage all daily aspects of programming.


  • Provides overall support to PD, serving as chief of staff for the content team
  • Provides daily oversight of air staff, including airchecks and evaluation, with direction from the PD
  • Schedules and leads weekly content team meetings
  • Manages air staff schedule, including substitute scheduling; maintains database of staff time off, and communicates schedule updates to WFUV staff
  • A key content contributor and senior content editor, the APD plays a leading role in the realization of WFUV’s content strategy across the station’s various platforms, including digital, music interviews, and special programming
  • Oversees scheduling for all WFUV features and special programming
  • Oversees FUV Live production process, working closely with Music Director and Production Director
  • Serves as digital content director and contributor, prioritizing content with the PD, mapping the editorial calendar, making assignments, scheduling music related web content. Provides an information bridge between broadcast and digital, to ensure mutual promotion
  • Plays leading role as contributor on social media platforms
  • Coordinates station content contributions with NPR Music, including scheduling, production and submission of material
  • Compiles programming copy for WFUV’s weekly e-newsletter; compiles information for station’s monthly report
  • Works with Operations team and Production Director to realize special broadcasts, including marquee concerts, festivals, FUV Feastival, and other programming
  • An important contributor to the fundraising team, the APD works closely with programming and membership in on-air fundraising strategies. Supports the station’s fundraising efforts in general, including presence outside regular hours during membership drives, as needed
  • Presence at WFUV events, including concerts and fundraisers
  • Possible substitute host, as needed
  • Other responsibilities as required


  • Minimum five years of professional radio experience, including in programming and staff management
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills, including a high level of emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and team-building skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with the professional and student staff, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, collaboration, professionalism, and discretion
  • Excellent written, oral, and visual communications skills, including photo and video skills, and demonstrated script and copy writing ability
  • Conversant and extremely active in social media
  • Facility with digital editing software (ProTools, Adobe Audition or similar), as well as broadcast automation software (AudioVault or similar)
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
Job Location: 
Bronx, NY
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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Send letter and resume by c.o.b. on Friday, February 9, 2017 to:

No calls, please.

WFUV is public media from Fordham University. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

WFUV, the noncommercial, listener-supported public media service of Fordham University, champions music discovery and fosters appreciation of our diverse musical heritage. WFUV showcases a curated, eclectic blend of rock, roots and world music, from emerging, indie, and established artists. It offers a rich mixture of live performances, interviews, and journalism; trains the university’s next generation of multimedia professionals through educational programs and practical experience; and contributes to New York City, its hometown, through community engagement and public service.

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