Career Opportunities: Programme Manager: Motsweding FM

Date: Oct 23, 2019

To manage the programming department and drive the implementation of the station’s programming strategy to increase audiences.

Position: Programme Manager:  Motsweding FM

Division: Radio

Reporting Line: Station Manager, Motsweding FM

Position ID: 60002515

Scale Code: 130

(This is a 5-year contract position)

 Main purpose of the position

To manage the programming department and drive the implementation of the station’s programming strategy to increase audiences.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop, implement and manage the station’s programme strategy ensuring its optimal alignment to music policy, format and on-air sound, in consultation with the Station Manager and Station management team
  • Ensure development, management and implementation of a programme strategy aligned with target audience needs and requirements, in order to grow target audience and exploit opportunities to generate revenue
  • Determine, monitor, control and optimise programming budget and manage the cost effective utilisation of station budget
  • Plan and manage programme schedule in order to deliver high quality programmes to target audiences
  • Liaise with Sales and Marketing, Finance, Research departments to ensure station’s Programme strategic objectives are met
  • Ensure station produces high quality programmes by the implementation and utilisation of quality monitoring systems
  • Liaise closely with SABC Sales and Marketing, in order to define station’s sales needs and requirements
  • Support SABC radio airtime sales in identification of sales opportunities to be exploited by the sales team
  • Identify and exploit alternative revenue streams
  • Ensure efficient and effective day-to-day operations and utilisation of technology and facilities
  • Continual monitoring of performance of station, in terms of delivering on target audience requirements and profitability
  • Ensure station stays abreast of developments, in order to ensure competitiveness
  • Manage on-air team and conduct regular snoop sessions
  • Ensure effective corporate governance and ensure adherence to SABC policies, procedures and mandate
  • Identification of new business opportunities, guiding and motivating the station in right direction and developments
  • Liaise with external and internal stakeholders, in order to ensure optimal delivery on requirements.
  • Build capable on-air station team in the form of skilled people in all areas and with sound business process in place
  • Direct, performance manage, develop and motivate the on-air station team



  • Relevant degree/ diploma (Communications/General Management/Journalism/Media Studies)
  • 3 - 5 years radio programming experience
  • 3 years management experience
  • Proven track record in successful business management
  • Knowledge of production techniques, procedures and standards
  • Knowledge of broadcast rules, regulations and guidelines
  • Knowledge of programming techniques, procedures and standards
  • Experience in budget preparation, analysis, and monitoring
  • Ability to interpret and develop reports using a variety of statistical data.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in developing a variety of programming decisions related to news broadcasts, musical programming
  • Persuasive and strategic communicator with excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies and plans
  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to contribute to a team environment
  • Ability to motivate, train and develop the talents of others
  • Must be self-motivated, results oriented and goal focused
  • Well-organized, with exceptional attention to detail and follow through
  • Able to handle multiple projects and demonstrated time management skills
  • Leadership and personnel skills and ability to develop high performing teams
  • Ability to consistently work well with others and to inspire and lead the staff

                                                              Closing Date: 31 October 2019
                                                                               To Apply


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