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Programme Director

A full-time digital job at talkSPORT in London
Posted 23 April 2018, 12.22pm edt

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How do you fancy running the World’s biggest sports radio station - talkSPORT?

Managing a presenting line-up including Alan Brazil, Darren Gough, Ray Parlour, Jim White, Lawrence Dallaglio and David Ginola as well as over 500 games of football a season and a host of other sporting events, including exclusive commentary of England’s cricket tours of Sri Lanka and West Indies.

We are looking for a dynamic sports-loving Programme Director to harness the award winning team and drive the station forward across 2018 and beyond.

You will need to be a hugely creative individual with proven experience in talent management and devising and implementing long-term strategies to grow listening across talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2.

Both stations are 24/7 so you will be a hard worker who can think and react quickly to a shifting spots agenda.

  • Proven ability to generate original programming strands and to think creatively about how to communicate them to listeners.
  • Proven experience in leading, developing and motivating teams. Ability to lead with confidence and decisiveness
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate sound editorial judgement with the ability to handle breaking news and a changing sports agenda.
  • Experience of managing station budgets
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively under pressure, react quickly, and meet tight deadlines
  • Encourage creativity from the presentation and production teams
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the law, ethics and Ofcom regulations
  • Work with National Controller to identify possible sports rights and talent acquistions.
  • Strong IT skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the radio market, different station and programme styles, as well as audience demographics
  • Proven experience in talent management including developing presenters.
  • Ability to work with the talkSPORT’s sister station talkSPORT2, to grow both reach and hours across the sports network.
  • Collaborate closely with the social media team for effective use of pushing content across station and programme channels.
  • Work with the digital team to utilise content beyond on air.
  • Ability to collaborate and positively influence internal stakeholders
This job closed on 21 May, 2018 so we’re afraid you can no longer apply for this role.
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