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Operations Manager – Alpha media – Amarillo, TX

Alpha media in Amarillo, TX


Alpha media

Alpha Media – Amarillo, TX is seeking an Operations Manager. The Operations Manager is a leader role responsible for managing the strategy and execution of the market’s brands and increasing audience engagement The Operations Manager is ultimately responsible for the quality of the products in the market, and by extension, for protecting the station licenses.

The Operations Manager supports the Market Manager and the General Sales Managers in driving revenue growth while developing & maintaining a market’s stations brand identities. The Operations Manager maybe expected to act as the Program Director for one or more brands within a market. The Operations Manager is a member of the market’s management team, and role models the values and operating principles of programming staff and broader market employees.

Alpha Media is a diverse multimedia company sharing your favorite music, sports and news across a variety of platforms. Whether it’s on your phone, desktop, tablet, Alexa, Google Home or in your car, our stations will enhance your journey. We hire and retain top talent who are unique, innovative and vibrant. We believe in creating progressive products, world-class events, and building strong relationships in our communities.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Alpha Media operates radio stations across the United States covering all formats.

We are live and local and can’t wait to talk to you!


Required Skills:

  • Identify, develop, coach and manage the other Content/Program Directors, Promotions staff and On-Air Talent (in coordination with the Program Director) in the market with the support of the Vice President of Content.
  • Analyze ratings and market research to grow the audience base – identify market risks / opportunities and ways to improve ratings.
  • Monitor and analyze competition and develop strategies to outperform competitors.
  • Work with Content Directors, Program Directors, Promotion Directors, and Digital leads to drive audience engagement and build the market’s brands across broadcast, digital, and live entertainment.
  • Work with On-Air Talent and PDs to ensure invest in original content for the digital platforms.
  • Assist in designing & executing live events in the market.
  • Support the Market Manager by leading the day-to-day management of programming operations in the market including (but not limited to); managing productivity, cost, technology, and production capabilities; and, protecting the station from FCC infringements of On-Air conduct.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for direct reports, including guidance and identifying development opportunities.
  • Drive results through your team and hold them accountable to business metrics & expectations, as well as ensuring they support market sales efforts.
  • Execution of and contribution to central resources (e.g., programming an Alpha Media station, asking SVPP to call in Talent coaching, etc.).
  • Provide visible leadership and communications to the market.
  • Actively support the Market Manager and Director of Sales in driving revenue growth (e.g., supporting sales calls to provide brand / product support).
  • Develop broadcasting and digital strategies that will strengthen the presence of station brands in the market
  • Analyze your brand’s digital metrics for both the station and air personalities to measure performance
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing and Promotions to create brand-appropriate content to drive digital audience, fan engagement and revenue
  • Inspire and manage talent, both on-air and off, to expand their show digitally and socially
  • Creatively use digital properties to grow terrestrial ratings
  • Strategically use on-air inventory to grow digital audience
  • Review and approve all commercial and paid programming content
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with record labels, producers, artists, managers, composers, and other industry contacts
  • Schedule station music to ensure music remains consistent with station’s brand
  • Direct and monitor station programming and activities in accordance with FCC rules and regulations, company policy and applicable federal, state and local laws
  • Lead a content-driven team through example, coaching, inspiration, motivation, focus and dedication

The Operations Manager must possess:

  • Experience in programming and digital brand management.
  • Understanding of the markets, listeners and competitors to drive optimum ratings growth.
  • Understanding of industry trends and revenue drivers and an ability to create and develop a brand that engages audiences.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to multi-task while balancing multiple priorities.
  • Strong analytical, decision making, and problem solving skills.
  • A strong talent mindset – exceptional people management and team performance / coaching experience.
  • Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations.
  • Proven ability to lead and execute in a fast-paced, active environment.
  • Undergraduate degree or appropriate combination of education & experience is required.
  • Identify, develop, coach and manage the Program Directors, Promotions staff, and On-Air Talent (in coordination with the Program Director) in the market with the support of the Senior Vice President Programming (SVPP).
  • Analyze ratings and market research to grow the audience base – identify market risks / opportunities and ways to improve ratings.
  • Monitor and analyze competition and develop strategies to outperform competitors.
  • Work with Program Directors, Promotion Directors and Digital leads to drive audience engagement and build the market’s brands across broadcast, digital, and live entertainment.
  • Work with On-Air Talent and PDs to ensure invest in original content for the digital platforms.
  • Assist in designing & executing live events in the market.
  • Support the Market Manager by leading the day-to-day management of programming operations in the market including (but not limited to); managing productivity, cost, technology, and production capabilities; and, protecting the station from FCC infringements of On-Air conduct.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for direct reports, including guidance and identifying development opportunities.
  • Provide visible leadership and communications to the market.
  • Actively support the Market Manager and Director of Sales in driving revenue growth (e.g., supporting sales calls to provide brand / product support).

If you feel you are a qualified candidate and want to join a fast moving, growing entity submit your cover letter and resume ASAP by clicking the Apply button.


Alpha Media is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.

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Operations Manager – Alpha media – Amarillo, TX

Alpha media job in Amarillo, TX