Director of Programming
Official Title: Director of Programming
Location: Washington, D.C.
The Director of Programming is a key member of the NPR editorial leadership team, responsible for setting the Programming direct and vision for NPR’s future, manage some of its most important partner relationships, and help create the next generation of public radio hit programs.
The Director oversees acquired program relationships and assuring that the qualities of journalism and craft match NPR standards. He/she serves as in-house advisor on program evaluation and refinement, as well as content and product development. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record negotiating business deals with show producers, managing and evaluating specials and pilots, assisting in setting program acquisition and development strategy, as well as program-related digital media strategy.
Reporting to the Vice President for Programming, this role is a key member of the Programming team guiding a department dedicated to achieving effective on-air fundraising and promotion within NPR programming and at NPR Member stations; as well as supervising the production team that develops on-air fundraising and promotion, underwriting credits and program specials. This position plays a key role developing and implementing strategies and campaigns, directing NPR’s production of on-air promotion and fundraising, and consulting and collaborating with NPR program managers and key staff.
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