Programming Manager

Elevate Your Career: Join KSAT12 as a Programming Manager

Join a dynamic media powerhouse and step into the role of Programming Manager at KSAT12, the premier ABC affiliate and a distinguished Graham Media Group station situated in the vibrant city of San Antonio. As the #1 choice for news and entertainment in the region, KSAT12 is renowned for its groundbreaking news coverage and top-rated lifestyle programs. This is your chance to drive the programming manager, spearhead innovative productions, and contribute to the success of iconic shows like SA Live and Texas Eats.

Unlock a World of Opportunities

In this pivotal role, you will orchestrate the daily programming landscape, ensuring that our channels are updated with captivating content curated by ABC and other entities. Manage a diverse range of local programming initiatives, from the high-energy SA Live and Texas Eats to Fiesta Parade broadcasts, primetime Fiesta Fiesta extravaganza, exhilarating Rodeo primetime specials, Day of the Dead broadcasts, and the much-anticipated KSAT Pigskin Classic. Your expertise will extend beyond the news domain, as you collaboratively interact with the ABC programming department, Encompass (our master control hub), sales teams, and research departments. Additionally, you will craft comprehensive weekly programming scenarios that keep our team and master control hub well-informed, ensuring seamless adaptations in case of extended sports events or scheduling deviations.

Key Responsibilities That Define Your Impact

As an integral member of our team, you’ll collaborate closely with the Creative Services Director, reporting directly to the General Manager. Your leadership will be instrumental in driving the production and budgeting for signature shows like SA Live, Texas Eats, Fiesta parade broadcasts, Rodeo specials, Day of the Dead extravaganzas, and the KSAT Pigskin Classic. The success stories of SA Live and Texas Eats will be your canvas for growth, as you shape their trajectory through innovation and creativity.

Moreover, your partnership with the Events Coordinator will help craft seamless plans for our thrilling Insider parties and live broadcasts, creating an immersive viewer experience. In tandem with our sales and research departments, you’ll meticulously ensure that our programming logs are consistently accurate and updated. Your proficiency will extend to publishing daily program grids, scheduling “Make-Goods” for preempted ABC programs, accommodating programming changes for ABC and MeTV, as well as local specials.

Your Quest for Excellence

The role of Programming Manager is marked by a series of dynamic responsibilities:

  • Forge a strong partnership with ABC programming, establishing enduring relationships with their team.
  • Oversee the scheduling of FCC Children programs, maintaining compliance with regulations.
  • Execute monthly EAS tests, ensuring consistent broadcasting.
  • Collaborate with the Master Control HUB on OTO Program Record Orders for local specials, assigning house names.
  • Facilitate smooth collaboration with the Traffic Hub and Master Control, updating formats and feed schedules of Syndicated programs.
  • Disseminate programming alerts to TV listing services, other media outlets, and our dedicated staff.
  • Play a pivotal role in filing our FCC quarterly reports online.

The Ideal Candidate

As the bridge between vision and execution, the Programming Manager embodies the following traits:

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree, with a background in Marketing or News being a plus.
  • A minimum of 2 years of management experience, showcasing a penchant for leadership and effective team coordination.
  • Thrives in a dynamic and challenging environment, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Exhibits exceptional multitasking skills and can thrive under tight weekly deadlines.
  • Prowess in internal and external communication, adept in both oral and written forms.

Your Journey with KSAT12

At KSAT12, our commitment to excellence extends to our selection process. Any offer of employment hinges on the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening, an investigative background check, verifications of employment and education, and comprehensive reference checks.

If you’re ready to embark on a career journey that’s marked by innovation, collaboration, and unparalleled growth opportunities, take the first step by joining KSAT12 as a Programming Manager. Elevate your career to new heights and make a lasting impact on the future of media and programming.