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Director of Content and Distribution, WVTF

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Senior Vice Pres Advancement
Department: Senior Vice Pres Advancement
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Categories: Advancement, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing

Job Description

The WVTF/Radio IQ Director of Content and Distribution works collaboratively with all station departments to coordinate daily operational functions of the station ensuring an audience-centered, consistent, near-flawless execution of programming and operations elements that extends across platforms. This includes scheduling of programming, promotions, and special broadcasts across all dayparts, both stations and all audio-delivery platforms. The three main areas of concentration are: content; automation and traffic systems and on-air fundraising execution.

In collaboration with the News Director and General Manager the Director of Content and Distribution will make programming decisions such as overall schedule and use of specials and covering breaking news. They demonstrate solid news judgement and high journalistic ethics; very high attention to detail; the ability to take initiative and improve processes and to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines. Also responsible for responding to listener questions and concerns regarding programming from external providers.

Responsible for oversight of the automation and traffic systems (maintenance, programming, monitoring, and troubleshooting) ensuring they are functioning effectively and efficiently. Interacts regularly with the WVTF Radio IQ Engineering staff, and, as needed with Virginia Tech IT.

This position supervises all WVTF and Radio IQ Hosts, Operations Director, and Traffic Coordinator as well as all local production not already supervised by the News Director.

This position requires flexibility in the work schedule; evening and weekend hours may be necessary. In addition, this position may be called upon to address automation issues while out of the office and will maintain remote access to address those issues when they arise.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of relevant experience in radio programming, with a solid understanding of broadcast audience metrics and movement across daypart techniques.

Excellent communication skills; strong and creative writing and production skills for broadcast audiences.

Thorough knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, IRS, and other legal requirements for underwriting language and music licensing requirements.

Demonstrated proficiency with technology specifically radio broadcasting equipment and common software and digital audio products and processing.

Proven ability to consistently work well with others, always demonstrating respect for the diverse constituencies at WVTF, Virginia Tech, and our communities of service.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree or commensurate professional media management experience

Working knowledge of Wide Orbit, Content Depot, Hindenburg audio editing software, Neilsen Audio and other data or similar software and programs.

Progressive experience in media management

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Commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

Livingston Associates is assisting Virginia Tech with this search.

To apply for this position, candidates must submit a Virginia Tech faculty application online at as well as send a resume, cover letter and five references to:

Livingston Associates
7345 S Pierce St.
Suite 101
Littleton, CO 80128
Phone- 410.243.1974


  • The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
  • Emergency Personnel
  • Safe Driving Record
  • Unable to Sponsor Work Visas
  • Routine Travel or Telework – (50% or more travel)
  • Uncommon Work Schedule – (Rotating Shifts, Weekend, Nights)

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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