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Programming Director / Station Manager

KETK NBC & KFXL FOX 51
Job Description
White Knight Broadcasting is seeking a Programming Director / Station Manager. The Station Manager will be responsible for programming content, delivery, format and schedule and will assure compliance with FCC rules, regulations and policies. 
  • Maintain relationship with television networks.
    • Preempt notices and make-goods
    • Affiliate specials
  • Complete television network Weekly affidavit.
  • Schedule local weekend programming
  • Compile weekly Advance Program Schedules
    • Include syndicated episodic information and local program descriptions
    • Send 13 weeks in advance to traffic hub
    • Send 4 weeks in advance to listing services
    • Send revisions as they are made
  • Weekly, Update 13-week grid in-house programming grid.
  • Daily, Review Interruption reports (Hub and News) & address programming issues.
  • Daily fill out & return Rentrak
  • Quarterly, provide paid avails to sales assistant.
  • Quarterly, update sales programming one-sheet grids.
    • More often for major programming changes.
  • Maintain Public File
  • FCC Quarterly Reports
    • Children’s Commercial Limits Certificates
    • FCC – 398 Children’s Report
    • Programs & Issues report
  • Coordinate production and traffic to update Public File on air announcements regarding children’s programming changes and reporting
  • Manage syndicated programming
    • Meet with syndicators.
    • Notify of preemptions and rescheduled make-goods.
    • Provide formats and satellite feed information to traffic and master control hubs.
  • Check daily CC email daily and address accordingly.
  • Track and schedule all movies, regional sports and specials.
    • Associated preemptions, make-goods and recordings
  • Compile sports schedules and distribute to sales, traffic, master control hub and production.
    • Network sports
    • Send weekly email with game assignments to master control hub
  • Notify hub of every non-regularly scheduled feed (1-2 weeks in advance of event).
    • Provide satellite/pitch information
    • Movies, network make-good, specials, sporting events
  • Provide hub with op guidelines for every sporting or live programming event for overrun or tech failure
    • Include feed information, format and procedures for event provider.
  • Coordinate with production and traffic to create / air ID to inform public of core children’s programming make-goods per FCC guidelines.
  • Update White Knight syndicated programming spread sheet.
    • Maintain list of active programming contracts.
    • Upload new programming agreements to Contraxx database
  • Handle viewer phone calls and emails.
  • New season programming changes: Work with corporate on Fall Schedules.
    • Syndicated start date grids to traffic & master control hub
    • Complete surveys and time-period requests for network and syndicated programming.
    • For each syndicated show, provide updated format and satellite pitch.
    • Information to traffic and master control hubs. Promo information to CSD.
  • Work with sales and traffic hub to coordinate and schedule Mission Broadcasting public service initiative for 1st and 3rd
  • Ensure stations are compliant with all FCC Guidelines
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