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Senior Manager, Music Programming Operations

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SiriusXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connect) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.

This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day.

SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SiriusXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through SiriusXM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers.

How You’ll Make An Impact

Responsible for the leadership, vision, direction of all aspects of day-to-day programming of multiple music channels for the Free Ad Supported Tier (FAST), hire, develop and mentor staff identified to maintain these channels, and develop standard procedures and operational workflows.

What You’ll Do

  • Oversee day-to-day programming for 15 ad-supported music channels
  • Manage music coordinator team assigned to this tier, assist with their professional growth and development, conduct performance evaluations
  • Work with music coordinators, programmers, and production staff to create entertaining non-musical content that appeals to the target audience including production elements, and other information and entertainment.
  • Plan and execute programming workflows in collaboration with the Ad Sales & Traffic departments ensuring geo-targeted ads are placed throughout the FAST channel tier.
  • Collaborate with producers, and associate producers to generate interstitials that fit the genres included in the channel line-up, coordinating regular updates that will peak non-subscribers’ interests with the goal of converting them to paying customers.
  • Promote hosts and special programming on various channel and across the platform to maximize the growth of subscribers and listeners.
  • Monthly review on-air performance and establish on-going goals for the team.
  • Carry out other programming related assignments as determined by the Vice President, Music Programming.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: 2-6 coordinators

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, relevant experience.
  • 5-7 years of management experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of music programming experience. Top 25 market experience preferred.
  • Strong relationships within broadcast and music industries.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Strong track record in developing creative and breakthrough programming.
  • Mastery of music scheduling and playback software.
  • Good public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to pay attention to details and be organized.
  • Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.
  • Commitment to -internal client- and customer service principles.
  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.
  • Spelling, grammar, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Creative writing ability.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Solid production skills with a strong working knowledge of audio equipment necessary for on-air and production execution.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio and Outlook).
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

At SiriusXM, we carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. We expect the base salary for this position to be in the range of $74,200 to $96,450 and will depend on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

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.

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