How to Become a Programming Director

Programming Director Job Description

A director of programming is responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of all personnel who are involved in preparing broadcast programming schedules and content.



Programming Director Job Duties

  • Hire staff and conduct performance evaluations
  • Develop ideas for programs that the radio or television station can produce
  • Develop and maintain programming and broadcasting budgets
  • Act as a liaison between directors and talent
  • Provide cues for actors, performers, guests and technical staff
  • Coordinate activities between departments
  • Confer with directors and production staff in order to discuss issues such as production and casting problems, budgets, policies, and news coverage
  • Provide information that performers and guests need in order to prepare for an appearance
  • Ensure schedules are met and guidelines are adhered to by monitoring and reviewing programs



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