Sirius XM Radio Inc. Coordinator, Music Programming in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Job Title

Coordinator, Music Programming


District Of Columbia



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Job Description

Location: Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Music Programming Coordinator position provides radio programming support for music channels. Responsible for ensuring all music elements and programs are prepared, edited, loaded and ready to air.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive daily assignments from leaders of music programming.

  • Gain an understanding of music scheduling software and playback/automation systems.

  • Properly enter song information and non-music elements into playback system and/or music scheduling software while maintaining required BMI/ASCAP and RIAA data, in addition to generating reports as required.

  • Develop an understanding of and perform audio editing for breaks, interviews and specialty shows. This also includes setting mixes/tones that ensures channel material sounds the most appealing based on specific channel(s) sound & genre.

  • Load voice tracks into playback/automation system, monitors for quality control and deletes completed tracks.

  • Ensure on-air hosts receive daily music logs and updated talent schedules from music scheduling software.

  • Monitor assigned specialty programming for content and quality control and ensuring accurate start time(s).

  • Serve as On-air Producer ensuring that live music broadcasts air smoothly by maintaining proper audio levels, firing elements at proper times, troubleshooting technical issues under pressure.

Additional duties and responsibilities:

  • May assist with writing station sweepers, imaging, promos and selecting specific music.

  • May write, obtain/record, schedule and archive Artist IDs and Interviews.

  • May research, edit and disseminate show prep materials and line copy to on-air talent.

  • Assist with the coordination of music projects by compiling research data, and how to interpret data.

  • May participate in music meetings - may monitor format charts, trade journals and music sales figures to be as knowledgeable as possible about assigned format(s).

  • May screen incoming calls and messages and selectively choose callers and messages to go on-air.

  • May act as liaison to artists during visits and communicate with music labels, as directed by management.

  • Perform other music channel duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, relevant experience.

  • 6-12 months of music programming related experience at a satellite, traditional commercial, and/or college radio station.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Strong interest in learning all aspects of music programming and a desire to grow into a Program Director position.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, supporting colleagues and sharing audio material.

  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work well with and manage a number of different personalities.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details.

  • Ability to be flexible and professional under pressure and deadlines.

  • Self-motivated and proactive.

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic.

  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

  • Understanding of digital audio delivery and archiving systems.

  • Strong working knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

  • Experience with web content management tools and process.

  • Experience working with scheduling databases or project management software a plus.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

Company EEO Statement

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.