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Arizona Sports Executive Producer - Phoenix, AZ

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Company Name:BonnevillePhoenix
Location:Phoenix, AZ
Employment Type:Full Time
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POSITION OBJECTIVE:  Be a driving force in helping create and present  unique, compelling and addictive content that super serves the Arizona Sports audience on air and online.  Manage Talk Show Producers and make full contributions to show assignments and work effectively with on-air host(s).  Execute station brand image on a show by show basis.



  • WORK in tandem with on-air talk show host(s) in producing compelling talk show programming and provide guidance and feedback to enhance his/her on-air presentation.
  • EXECUTE station brand image on a show by show basis.
  • EVALUATE current sports news or events each day and offer suggestions on how those events might be presented on the air in a way that is compelling to all listeners.
  • RESEARCH possible interview topics and guests by careful study of developing news through printed media (magazines, newspapers, books, the Internet, etc.) and by phone and/or personal contact with community and national organizations.
  • LEAD station producers as a team.  Coaching producers on managing talent, selecting topics, presentation and execution on and off the air.  Managing their schedules, vacations, fill-ins, etc.
  • ACTIVE KNOWLEDGE of current local/national sports news events to be able to add to radio segments.
  • ACTIVE KNOWLEDGE of pop culture.  Assist with keeping the show updated on the latest trends in pop culture.
  • BE an advocate of daily change and improvement of producers, hosts, on-air products and promotions, as well as an active participant in future station-wide changes and movements.
  • BE the eyes and ears of the station.  Listen often and report both positives and negatives to the VP of Content and Operations.  Use air-checks as both positive and negative guidance for Talk Shows and their Producers.
  • SHARE AND BRAINSTORM ideas which could bring about programming continuity.  Work cooperatively with other producer(s) and with other stations, for news ideas.  Fill in for other producer(s) as necessary.
  • CREATE new approaches to station’s talk programming.
  • WORK closely with the web department to develop story ideas, blog ideas, picture and video ideas, and help create unique online content while coordinating between the department and Talk Shows.
  • WORK WITH Creative Director and on-air host(s) in producing daily promotional spots for the shows and the station.
  • COORDINATE scheduling of all play by play broadcasts.
  • OVERSEE sports programming internship program.
  • SCHEDULE fill-in hosts as needed.
  • MAINTAIN confidentiality by not discussing internal Bonneville Phoenix matters, company strategies, client’s proprietary information, personnel matters, wage and salary information or any sensitive information with clients, competitors, listeners, the media or inappropriately with co-workers, and by not distributing our proprietary research or other information to our competitors.
  • MANAGE stress effectively and maintain a positive energy with the team (Producers, Techs, Hosts, etc.)
  • CONSISTENTLY work hours required.  Work more when required to meet deadlines including weekends, holidays, evenings, etc.
  • WORK in compliance with Company policies and procedures.
  • BE THE LEADER of a team environment.  Work and communicate effectively with other teams and departments.
  • MAINTAIN a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management and clients.
  • PROJECT an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
  • BE ACTIVE in personal growth and development.  Use this knowledge to improve daily experiences.
  • ATTEND evaluation sessions and staff meetings as needed.
  • PARTICIPATE in and actively support Bonneville’s EEO policy as it relates to recruitment, selection, evaluation, compensation, training, promotion and termination.  Includes being knowledgeable and conversant with the FCC EEO Rules effective March 10, 2003, and understanding the compliance issues that safeguard the station’s FCC license.  
  • TAKE A PROACTIVE ROLE in supporting Bonneville’s policy to prevent harassment of any kind within the workplace, at off-site places of company business and at company-sponsored social venues.
  • ASSURE that employees working in your department will receive annual performance appraisals.  Guarantee that employees will sign Conflict of Interest and Payola annually.


  • Two years post high school education in communication/journalism with skills in the following areas:  booking guests, broadcast journalism, writing, computer and operational skills, related field, or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years of experience as a producer in a broadcast journalism environment, professional or collegiate level.  Knowledge of newswire services and a working knowledge of computer skills.
  • Aggressive attitude with a strong desire to advance in the broadcasting media. 
  • Quick learner who is fully committed to meeting the challenge.
  • Strong desire to work at the state’s largest and most respected radio station. 
  • Multi-tasking pro.  Ability to be organized with the capability to concentrate on more than one event at a time, able to follow written and verbal instructions under moderate supervision.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure to meet daily/weekly deadlines.  Ability to be precise and accurate both in announcing and production.  

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