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CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion consumers every month — wherever and whenever they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 428 owned-and-operated stations across 87 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the American Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 8,000 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and offers listeners a dynamic network of popular podcasts that define culture with original content and commentary on today’s world. CUMULUS MEDIA provides advertisers with local impact and national reach through on-air, digital, mobile, and voice-activated media solutions, as well as access to integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, and live event experiences. CUMULUS MEDIA is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit

Operations Manager

Department: Programming
Location: Little Rock, AR

Cumulus Media’s Little Rock, AR location is offering a great opportunity in the programming side of the radio broadcasting industry as Operations Manager of Spoken Word Station KARN FM, KAAY AM, and KARN AM. Candidates must have a track record of ratings success and a keen awareness for how listeners consume news and information in today’s immediate mobile driven society. Digital and social strategies must be as engaging as on-air tactics and execution. You should be a news and current events junkie that is plugged in to what people are talking about in Little Rock and around the world. You should be able to lead a live and local staff, and also have expertise in programming satellite fed broadcasts. The best candidates will be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and react in a calm and decisive way in breaking news situations. You must be skilled in talent coaching with a proven record of making good talent great. In addition, you understand how to get TSL in spoken word radio and have extensive experience in working with producers, talent, and the news director to constantly produce outstanding content. Excellent writing and production skills to image and brand your stations are essential. People skills and the ability to work closely with talent, department heads and an aggressive sales team are critical.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Content, Brand, On-Air Talent, Digital and Broadcast Operations, and Promotional Activity of three spoken word stations in the Little Rock metro.
  • Support the Cluster Operations Manager by leading day to day operations of three spoken word stations in the Little Rock metro.
  • Develop broadcasting and digital strategies that will strengthen the presence of the station brands in the market.
  • Analyze your brand’s digital metrics for both the station and air personalities to measure performance.
  • Collaborate with Sales and Promotions to create brand—appropriate content to drive digital audience, fan engagement and revenue.
  • Oversee operations and affiliate communication for Statewide News Network (Arkansas Radio Network)
  • Inspire and manage talent, both on-air and off, to expand the show digitally and socially.
  • Lead and direct News Reporting activities for News/Talk Station.
  • Direct and monitor station programming in accordance with FCC rules and regulations, company policy and applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for direct reports.
  • Drive results through your team and hold them accountable to business metrics and expectations, as well as ensuring the support market sales efforts.



  • Prior experience as a broadcaster, either in news, sports, or as a DJ preferred
  • Prior experience as a Program Director or Assistant Program Director preferred, especially within News/Talk
  • Knowledge of FCC broadcast rules and regulations
  • Excellent team leadership with the ability to set goals and manage performance
  • High degree of organization and ability to multi-task in fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills


What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Recognition and reward for outstanding performance
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance package
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long term
  • Vacation & Holidays to enjoy the fruits of your labor

Who We Are:

A leader in the Radio Broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 454 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels.

Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports and entertainment, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, and the GRAMMYs. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, NASH Country Weekly magazine, concerts, licensed products and Television / video.

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Cumulus is an EEO company.


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