Job Description:

We’re looking for an experienced, creative program director to grow our audience by integrating Public Radio’s best programming practices and can develop individual programs produced to system standards. The program director must be able to determine what songs and programs serve the audience.

Our Program Director is responsible for everything that comes out of the speakers and on the website and other platforms. The PD creates and communicates a clear vision of the station’s programming and has the skills to create a road map to achieve those goals. This is a management position supervising one paid employee and over 20 volunteer show hosts.  The Program Director creates new programming, program segments, and devises strategies that will increase the amount of listening to the station by our core audience segment.

Staff Management:

  • At least one year of direct supervisory experience to include hiring, evaluating and
    leading creative on-air and production personnel. Two plus years preferred.
  • Ability to schedule air staff across the week for air shifts and specific programs.
  • Demonstrated and successful air-checking strategies and procedures required.

Music and Programming Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated ability to create programming strategies based on serving a target audience.
  • Significant music knowledge spanning the Adult Acoustic Alternative format including heritage and new artists.
  • Extensive experience in music scheduling.  The successful candidate will demonstrate both rotation strategies and have extensive experience with one or more music scheduling software packages.
  • Significant experience in interviewing artists, community representatives, news sources and other on-air guests plus the ability to train staff in interviewing techniques. Air-checking skills are required.
  • Extensive experience in editing pre-recorded reporter pieces, long form interviews and other segments for air.
  • Ability to program multiple HD multicast channels and an understanding how this technology can support the station’s overall mission.
  • Repurpose programming for internet and other platforms including mobile application and podcasts. Demonstrated ability to create work flow processes and manage staff to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop programming that supports and enhances public radio fundraisers that maintain audience during on-air campaigns.  The program director will have a significant relationship with WFIT’s membership and underwriting departments.
  • Ability to read and interpret Arbitron ratings to evaluate performance at the station and program level.
  • Significant exposure and use of qualitative research, such as Media Audit, and its use in developing programming for target demographics.


Events and Promotion Management:

  • Ability to book bands for station and external events.
  • Experience in trafficking technical requirements including backline, sound requirements and artist hospitality. 


Relationship Management:

  • One to three years creating and maintaining successful relationships with musicians, labels, promoters, booking agents and other stake holders.


Financial Management:

  • Two or more years in developing budgets for programs and events.
  • Experience in monitoring day-to-day activity budgets including full and part time personnel, music and equipment acquisition.


Regulatory Knowledge:

  • Complete knowledge of FCC and IRS regulations as they relate to public radio including underwriting language and promotional consideration, contesting and other on-air promotions.  Ability to distinguish between regulatory requirements and proper on-air execution and the effect of contesting and promotions on audience development.
  • Ability to manage public file reports and requirements.


Equal Opportunity

Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Office of Title IX at John E. Miller Office Building (401QAD), 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901,, or 321-674-8885, or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.


Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling the Office of Human Resources at 321-674-8100.


Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires colleges and universities, both public and private, participating in federal student aid programs to disclose campus safety information, and imposes certain basic requirements for handling incidents of sexual violence and emergency situations.

Florida Tech’s 2023 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Florida Tech; and on public properly within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.
The numbers provided include crime statistics that were reported to local law enforcement agencies, campus security and other Campus Security Authorities.
The report also includes institutional policy statements regarding campus safety and security measures; descriptions of prevention and awareness programs; related university procedures and important guidance; and other essential safety information.

You can obtain a printed copy of this report at the Department of Security Welcome Center located at 3126 Panther Place, during normal business hours, or by accessing the following web site Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 2023.


Official Transcripts

Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Office of Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

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Job Location: 
Melbourne, FL
United States
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Full time
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