Job Description:

Kentucky Educational Television, (KET) has the following full-time position opening at its Lexington, Kentucky Network Center:

Programming & Traffic Manager

KET is Kentucky’s only statewide media organization, serving more than one million people each week with programs and services that educate, inform, and inspire.  In addition to broadcasting PBS programming, KET produces a variety of award-winning local productions. Connecting with students and educators across Kentucky and the nation, KET creates high quality, nationally recognized educational material. 

Located in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, Lexington is a thriving, growing community of more than 315,000 residents.  Full of charm and hospitality, you’ll find the Bluegrass region offers affordable living, outstanding educational opportunities, and world class sporting events.  As a member of our team, you’ll help bring learning to life in Kentucky. 

As the Programming & Traffic Manager, the individual selected for this role will draft monthly program schedules for all KET channels based on local and national program submissions.  The individual selected will also generate, distribute, and update the scheduled logs for all broadcast channels and work with KET’s operations and engineering staff to ensure programs air as scheduled and our on-air presence is seamless and trouble-free.


Our ideal Candidate will:

Draft monthly program schedule grids for KET and KET 2; and develop and maintain annual broadcast calendar of local and national content.

Generate and finalize broadcast logs for KET’s broadcast services for distribution both on paper and electronically using information supplied by the Programming, Fund, and Marketing departments, as well as other internal and external sources, such as PBS.

Monitor PBS sources of information and other internal and external sources for updates, make schedule changes, notify appropriate personnel and update information in the scheduling software and on the web. Maintain scheduling software database to ensure program titles and contract information is accurate.

Serve as a central source of program data (sources, timing, etc.) for agency.

Screen national and local program submissions, provide assessment and make acquisition recommendations.

Monitor local programs and underwriting messages to ensure compliance with KET guidelines and FCC regulations. Prepare and maintain contracts for independent acquisitions.

Act as point person working closely with the broadcast management organization, to communicate software releases and updates, training of best practices, and working to facilitate solutions to problems.

Effectively lead, coach, and mentor team. Carry out supervisory duties including participating in hiring, training, planning, and directing work for staff, providing performance oversight and timely feedback, resolving issues, and monitoring attendance and leave requests in accordance with agency policies and applicable laws.

Professionally represent KET at local and national meetings as needed.

Demonstrate dedication to diversity in areas of responsibility and instill the same dedication in staff.

As a manager, perform other duties as assigned to support the mission of the organization.


Successful applicants will have the following skills and experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of three (3) years of television or radio programming or traffic experience, or combination of education and experience.  Preference will be given to applicants with prior management or supervisory experience, or experience in a job-related field.

Experience with PBS Programming standards, FCC on-air rules and regulations, and ratings analysis is desired.  Public broadcasting is highly preferred.

Excellent communications, management, conflict management, organizational skills, and strong attention to detail are required.

Experience working in a management environment with professional communications and strong interpersonal skills including external communications is preferred.

Must be organized and able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with attention to detail and deadlines, as well as the ability to expeditiously handle a variety of matters, requests, and queries.

Proficiency in Outlook, Word, and Excel required. Proficiency in Myers ProTrack software desired.

A professional appearance and demeanor are required at all times.

Must maintain a valid driver’s license to drive KET vehicles.


Working with KET has its benefits!

KET offers a creative, engaging work environment with opportunities to collaborate and advance professionally.  Additionally, paid time off, several health insurance plan selections, and retirement savings options are offered to employees.

The salary for this opportunity will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected applicant. 


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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: 
Lexington, KY
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Full time
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