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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N7040 / Programming Director/KUNM
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Under indirect supervision, directs the programming unit for the University's radio station, KUNM. Develops, implements, and promotes program schedules, ensuring compliance with regulations governing program activity. Directs station programming and production staff including the News Department, Music Department and independent producers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs planning and implementation of program schedules and the traffic system of on-air programming. Evaluates local, regional, national and international programming and makes recommendations to improve programming on KUNM.
  2. Develops and implements total program and production efforts, including acquisition, schedule development, proposal writing, creation of production projects, and contract negotiations; directs the production process.
  3. Implements community outreach projects and educational programs and activities.
  4. Ensures compliance with university, local, state, and federal regulations related to programming activity.
  5. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  6. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  8. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of community outreach practices.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to plan, assess, and evaluate programs.
  • Knowledge of FCC and other federal, state and local broadcasting regulations.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017