VP Programming, Sports

Full time Entercom

Job Detail

  • Career Level Executive
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Qualifications Other

Job Description

WFAN, America’s first and most successful sports radio brand, is seeking a uniquely talented individual to oversee and direct WFAN’s content strategy across multiple platforms. Responsibilities include oversight of the nationally syndicated CBS SPORTS RADIO network which is co-located with WFAN at Entercom’s New York City studios.

This position has not been open in nearly 30 years, so the bar is extremely high for the next leader of this iconic property which continues to be the most influential sports brand in New York. An experienced leader with a resume of successfully coaching high-caliber talent to optimum performance is a must. Proven vision of successfully creating content that can be consumed both broadcast and digitally is key. Audio, video, social and live event expertise is crucial. You must possess a collaborative attitude and creative thinking to support the transition of content into revenue working closely with sales leadership and clients to achieve customer goals without conceding product integrity. Strong sports industry relationships a plus. And as the Vice President Programming, you must protect the brand and our licenses, responsible for adherence and compliance to Company program standards and FCC regulations.

Qualifications:  A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience managing a large sports media property with a strong digital footprint. The preferred applicant will have superior verbal and written communication skills. You must be highly competent in business affairs including ability to negotiate play by play contracts and high profile talent contracts. A perfect mix of both ”show” and ”business” is sought. You must have an understanding of the ever evolving sports media landscape, both local and national. A passion for sports, preferably New York sports. This is a market # 1 media opportunity. Bachelors degree preferred.

EEO Statement: Entercom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Entercom affords equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion or religious creed, sex/ gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (over 40), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who need assistance in applying electronically for a position with Entercom, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. To request a reasonable accommodation for this purpose, please call 1-610-660-5614. Please note that this phone number is to be used solely to request an accommodation with respect to the online application process. Calls for any other reason will not be returned. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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