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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

Program Director News/Talk

Department: Programming
Location: Providence, RI

Cumulus Media / Providence RI is seeking an experienced and passionate Program Director for heritage News/Talk WPRO. The successful candidate will oversee Southern New Englandís legendary station offering live, local programming for 16 hours each weekday, and the marketís leading radio newsroom.

Weíre looking for an outstanding talent coach who can set the vision for the radio station and assist our veteran talent in pursuing that vision. Candidates must have a track record of ratings success and a keen awareness for how listeners consume news and information in todayís immediate mobile-driven society. Knowledge of the most up to date tactics for success in a PPM market is vital. Digital and social strategies must be as engaging as on-air tactics and execution. You should be a news and current events junkie who can be plugged in to what people are talking about in Rhode Island and around the world. The best candidates will be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and react in a calm and decisive way to a variety of situations. You must be skilled in talent coaching with a proven record of making good talent great. People skills and the ability to work closely with talent, department heads and an aggressive sales team are critical.


  • Prior experience as a Program Director or Assistant Program Director preferred
  • 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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