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Music Director/On-Air Talent at CUMULUS MEDIA Inc.

Music Director/On-Air Talent

CUMULUS MEDIA Inc. Indianapolis, IN Full-Time

CUMULUS MEDIA/INDIANAPOLIS is looking for a Music Director/On-Air Talent to join our incredible team.  Do you have at least three years of successful CHR/Hot AC experience? Do you wake up every morning eager to get to the station and start your day? Are you constantly looking to learn and grow as an on-air talent and potential programmer? Do you live the CHR lifestyle and are hyperactive on social media? Do you speak fluent Tik Tok? Can you create a killer podcast? Will YOUR on-air show be one that our listeners MUST hear every day? Do you have what it takes to serve as a right hand in programming one of America’s great CHR brands in a highly competitive market?  Whatever you have that will make us want to hire you as the next Music Director and on-air talent for our CHR station, WZPL, we want to know about it!

Who We Are:

Cumulus Media/Indianapolis features 6 radio stations (Country WFMS-FM, Classic Hits WJJK-FM, Active Rock WNDX-FM, Hot AC WNTR-FM, Sports WXNT-AM and CHR WZPL-FM) reaching well over a million listeners weekly. We strive to hire talented, passionate, driven, resourceful, problem solvers who love to collaborate with other equally talented people to produce compelling, top tier content. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Director in managing the daily music programming of WZPL-FM
  • Work with Program Director to help develop and deploy strategic programming plans vs. our targeted competitors
  • Responsibly represent WZPL-FM in correspondence and meetings with members of the record label community as necessary
  • Produce a daily radio show delivering compelling content of appeal to the target demo in order to build ratings and grow the terrestrial and digital audience
  • Be great with phones/interacting with callers on-air and provide a steady stream of content to our website, social media platforms and podcast
  • Work with the sales team to develop and enhance client relationships and revenue opportunities through endorsements
  • Participate in station Programming, Promotions and Sales meetings as requested
  • Host paid & unpaid live broadcasts, remotes and station appearances on-site as assigned
  • Produce commercial production, including creating killer endorsement ads – both on-air and online – for mutually agreed upon products
  • Voice other commercials as assigned
  • Operate in accordance with FCC regulations and policies
  • Operate control board, remote broadcasting and other related studio and production equipment as well as music scheduling software
  • Handle emergency news/weather in show; on-call for weather disasters/breaking news
  • Other duties as assigned



To upload your air-check, please paste the audio file into a Word document and save with name format Lastname.Audio  and upload as part of your application by selecting “Include a cover letter”.  Instructions are also provided on the application form.



  • Minimum three years of successful format experience and winning track record backed by Nielsen Audio ratings results preferred
  • Exceptional understanding of social and digital “best practices” to reach and interact with the Indianapolis pop music fan
  • Savvy computer skills and proficiency with music scheduling programs
  • Ability to effectively multi-task with the discipline to focus on what is the highest and best use of your time
  • Time management pro with superior organizational skills and relentless attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative thinker and strategic problem solver
  • Can work well with peers in a collaborative team environment
  • Working knowledge of PPM / Nielsen Ratings research preferred
  • Established contacts and the ability to build and foster great relationships in the record/music/entertainment community
  • Minimum three years of on-air experience, CHR/Hot AC preferred
  • Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune with local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions
  • Creative on-air entertainer that sees the radio studio as their stage
  • Strong production skills
  • Well-versed on FCC rules and regulations
  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Professional growth and career path
  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage 
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long-term
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

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CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


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