Careers

We believe employees are our most important resource, and that’s why we hire the best and brightest. It is with this belief that we strive to create an environment that is entrepreneurial, nurtures personal development and builds on unique talents. At Summit, you don’t just have a job, but the opportunity to grow and advance in a dynamic operation. In Louisville, we operate 4 FM radio stations: 106.9 PLAY, Q 103, 107.7 THE EAGLE, and 103.9 THE GROOVE. We also offer a complete array of digital products to help market our radio stations and businesses effectively.

What Is It Like To Work Here?

At Summit Media, our people thrive because individual points of view, experience, and expression are valued. United, our creative and strategic minds will discover new ways to shape and craft our listener’s and customers’ experience, thus creating brand loyalty.

Our Culture, Our People

Media businesses everywhere continue to undergo enormous change. Ours is based on simple principles.

  • Is straightforward;
  • Respects the past but is forward looking;
  • Places great emphasis on open, honest, and direct dialogue;
  • Handles decisions with immediacy; and
  • Is innovative and knows no boxes.
  • At Summit, our people thrive because individual points of view, experience and expression are valued.

Current Openings

***Position: Promotions Director

Overview: SummitMedia Louisville has an immediate opening for a Full Time Promotions Director for the Louisville Cluster. This position will work directly with the President/Market Manager and Operations Manager to plan and execute promotions, marketing, and events. The Promotions Director is responsible for overseeing the promotions department, including hiring and scheduling part-time staff as needed. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and has strong time-management and communication skills. All employees are expected to bring a positive attitude to the workplace, and must be cheerful, cooperative, productive, and a team player. This position may be asked to perform other duties, as needed, for the effective operation of the stations. You must have prior radio experience and proficiency with computer programs and basic knowledge of vPromo, vCreative, Photoshop, Zipwhip, and WordPress.

 

The company: SummitMedia is a dynamic radio & digital company, serving our local customers with focus-based messages that deliver results. With four radio stations, four websites, digital product suite, and a team of passionate, creative, and talented professionals, we customize message development strategies for clients to share with thousands of potential customers through creative and diversified products on-air, online, and on location. We recruit, develop, empower, and retain motivated employees who identify opportunities to create solutions that benefit their customers and the communities they serve. By initiating future growth – professionally and personally – company-wide openness, strategic innovation, and personal ownership, SummitMedia Louisville strives to surpass client expectations. We embrace a professional family atmosphere, where a healthy work-life balance is supported by a culture founded in Respect, Integrity, Customer Focus, and having Fun! We are committed to supporting our community and numerous local charities, including St. Joseph’s, Marine Toys for Tots, The Salvation Army, Shirley’s Way, and Harbor House in Louisville, KY.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years full time radio promotional experience strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with computer programs and basic knowledge of vPromo, vCreative, Photoshop, Zipwhip, and WordPress
  • Strong analytical thinking, problem solving skills, organizational and communication skills (both written and oral) with attention to detail
  • Must be highly detail oriented with the ability to prioritize work and perform multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong understanding of multiple radio formats
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with the press, broadcast media, vendors, and community leaders to ensure press releases, print advertisements, and TV cross promotion
  • Must be a team player with a commitment to relationship-building, both internally and externally
  • Strong social media skills with the ability to manage an organic social media strategy
  • Proficient with PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Word
  • Proven self-starter with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Prefer a 4-year degree in applicable field

Responsibilities of this position may include the following:

  • Develop original concepts, scripts, ideas, and pitches that are compelling and reflect each brand’s strategy, voice, and relevance to each brand’s audience
  • Help plan and develop all station events
  • Develop an annual promotional calendar with the Operations Manager and Program Director’s direction to achieve market objectives and drive digital and terrestrial consumption while following the budget
  • Collaborate with the programming and market leadership to develop and execute all facets of promotions and marketing
  • Demonstrate technical marketing skills and product knowledge of all stations in the Louisville cluster
  • Manage all areas of the promotions department, which include image, appearances, station merchandising, and community and public relations
  • Manage part-time staff by scheduling events, projects, social content, etc.
  • Collaborate with the sales staff to develop and execute promotions for clients
  • Develop client promotional proposals for sales staff
  • Develop creative and compelling on-air contests
  • Work with outside vendors to execute marketing programs and initiatives
  • Create and implement revenue-generating programs and contests
  • Assist in the development and management of website consent
  • Manage station mobile app content, active functions, and promotion plan to increase downloads and listener engagement
  • Develop and build strong relationships within the community that result in enhanced station visibility, brand recognition, and promotional partnerships that align with and grow the target audience
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Creatively and consistently implement the programming strategy
  • Set up and breakdown of promotional setups used for on-site promotion events
  • Maintain knowledge of current FCC (and other appropriate governmental agencies) regulations, ensuring compliance and protection of station licenses
  • Interact with listeners, co-workers, and station clients in a professional manner
  • Act as liaison between the promotions and programming, sales, and market leadership
  • Coordinate with staff in the setup and maintenance of equipment while working live or remote broadcasts
  • Maintain listener databases and send weekly and monthly station e-blasts as directed
  • Maintain professional competency, knowledge, and skills through a commitment to continuing professional development and training
  • Carry out all other duties assigned to Employee by Company

Application Information:

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to careers.louisville@summitmediacorp.com with the subject line: Promotions Director

 

***Position: Promotions Assistant (Part-Time)

Overview: SummitMedia Louisville has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Promotions Assistant. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to take direction, possess excellent communication and customer service skills, and enjoy working in a team environment that is dynamic and fast paced. Under the supervision of the Promotions Director, the Part-Time Promotions Assistant is responsible for assisting in the execution of all station and company events. This may include concerts, live remote broadcasts, station appearances, internal company events and/or conferences and more.

The company: SummitMedia is a dynamic, radio & digital company, serving our local customers with focus-based messages that deliver results. With four radio stations, four websites, digital product suite, and a team of passionate, creative, and talented professionals, we customize message development strategies for clients to share with thousands of potential customers through creative and diversified products on-air, online, and on location. We recruit, develop, empower, and retain motivated employees who identify opportunities to create solutions that benefit their customers and the communities they serve. By initiating future growth (professionally and personally) company-wide openness, strategic innovation, and personal ownership, SummitMedia Louisville strives to surpass client expectations. We embrace a professional family atmosphere, where a healthy work-life balance is supported by a culture founded on Respect, Integrity, Customer Focus, and having Fun! We are committed to supporting our community and numerous local charities, including St. Joseph’s, Marine Toys for Tots, The Salvation Army, Shirley’s Way, and Harbor House in Louisville, KY.

Responsibilities of this position may include the following:

  • Setting up station events: raising tents, plugging in sound systems, putting up signage/banners
  • Interacting with listeners, leading games, and operating our prize wheel, and perhaps speaking on the microphone/PA
  • Successfully communicate with several different types of positions: listeners, employees, management at events, and clients
  • Assist with administrative duties as assigned by the Promotions Department
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Use of your cellphone
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must hold a valid Driver’s License, current auto insurance, and a clear driving record
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and have a positive attitude

Application Information: To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Careers.Louisville@SummitMediaCorp.com with the subject line: Part-Time Promotions Assistant  Application

About SUMMITMEDIA LLC

SummitMedia, LLC is an integrated broadcasting, digital media, direct marketing, and events company focused on compelling local brands, powerful personalities, and meaningful marketing solutions.

It is the policy of SummitMedia LLC to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age, or sex in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training, and termination. Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, or sex is prohibited. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, you may notify the Federal Communications Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other appropriate agency.

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***Position: WQNU Midday Personality

Overview: SummitMedia LLC is looking for our next Midday On-Air Personality for WQNU-FM. This position will work directly with the Operations Manager.

Strong time management and organizational skills are a must. All employees are expected to have a positive attitude in the workplace and be cheerful, cooperative, and productive. This position may be asked to perform other duties – as needed – for the effective operation of the station. Qualified applicants must have two years of prior radio experience, proficiency with computer programs, and basic knowledge of Adobe Audition. You must be a team player, self-motivated, and have strong attention to detail.

Details + Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an on-air talent (PPM experience is a plus)
  • Ability to create and communicate compelling and entertaining content, and have an engaging presence in front of a crowd
  • Strong social media skills & technical proficiency
  • Exceptional production and digital editing skills
  • Ability to communicate in an authentic way
  • Problem solving skills, with sound judgement and excellent decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and ability to hit deadlines

Application Information:

To apply for this position, please email a resume and MP3 to cagle@summitmediacorp.com with the subject line: WQNU Midday On-Air Personalit

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***Position: Digital Sales Manager

The Digital Sales Manager (DSM) is responsible for driving online advertising revenue for the Summit Media Louisville Market.  He or she will work directly with local Account Executives, Digital Campaign Managers, the Director of Sales and the Chief Digital Officer to ensure that new business development, current account retention and new product/platform launch goals are achieved.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the resident digital product, process and sales strategy expert in the local market
  • Train, coach and develop Account Executives to their fullest potential as well as providing feedback to enhance employee career growth
  • Actively pursue local client opportunities to ensure Local Digital Budget Achievement
  • Work directly with Account Executives to grow their Digital Sales as well as monitor current campaigns, provide optimizations and feedback, and take an integral role in campaign renewal
  • Assist in the preparation, creation and delivery of compelling presentations to clients
  • Onboard and training of new Account Executives for Digital
  • Develop a work environment that motivates and maintains a high level of employee performance and morale
  • Measure, grow and exceed digital sales goals
  • Directly accountable for the successful execution of each campaign, ensuring defined goals are achieved.
  • Establish and monitor key pacing metrics and conduct frequent pipeline review to effectively forecast results with the Chief Digital Officer and Director of Sales

Qualifications:

  • 4-year business degree preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years Digital Sales or Digital Management experience required
  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Exceptional Digital product/platform knowledge, proficient analytic reporting skills and personal selling skills
  • Ability to share market leadership vision, establish team buy-in and build loyalty
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Performance oriented leader with ability to manage a team of AE’s to daily KPI’s and achieve goals
  • Ability to manage through difficult and emotional customer situations
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, including proficient PC skills in Microsoft Office applications
  • Google certifications a plus

Please submit your resume to Eric Fow at Summit Media Louisville, 612 S. Fourth Street Louisville, KY 40202 or by email to Eric.Fow@Summitmediacorp.com

It is the policy of Summit Media Corp. to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex in al personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.  Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex is prohibited

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*** Multi-Media Account Executive

Overview: Provide marketing solutions to existing and prospective clients utilizing on-air, online and on location opportunities and sponsorships to help businesses grow.

The Company: SummitMedia is a dynamic, radio & digital company, serving our local customers with focus-based messages that deliver results. With four radio stations, four websites, digital product suite, and a team of passionate, creative and talented professionals, we customize message development strategies for clients to share with thousands of potential customers through creative and diversified products on-air, online and on location. We recruit, develop, empower, and retain motivated employees who identify opportunities to create solutions that benefit their customers and the communities they serve. By initiating future growth, professionally and personally, company-wide openness, strategic innovation, and personal ownership, SummitMedia Louisville strives to surpass client expectations. We embrace a professional family atmosphere, where a healthy work-life balance is supported by a culture founded on Respect, Integrity, Customer Focus, and having Fun! We are committed to supporting our community and numerous local charities, including St. Joseph’s, Marine Toys for Tots, The Salvation Army, Shirley’s Way, and Harbor House in Louisville, KY.

Ideal Candidate: A self-motivated, confident, competitive professional who has a desire to learn, grow and win while earning a high income in a fun environment. Successful candidates should be passionate problem solvers who enjoy and take pride in helping clients grow their business by offering creative solutions.

Qualifications:

· A marketing or sales background, with proven success at finding decision makers and guiding decisions; ideally 2+ years of outside sales experience
· Proven success at negotiation, closing business, and new business development
· Proven experience at multi-tasking in a fast paced and changing environment while meeting goals and deadlines
· Excellent communication skills – verbal and written with the ability to present to potential clients, often in a group
· Adaptability in working with and building long term relationships with a variety of businesses
· Ability to utilize strong listening skills, knowledge, and curiosity to seek the best solutions for clients
· Proficient with PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Word
· Proven networking skills with the ability to attend events to improve business relationships
· Proven self-starter with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment
· Professional appearance required
· Able to provide transportation to meet weekly required meetings with valid driver’s license
· Excellent time management skills· Prefer a 4-year degree in applicable field (not required)

Compensation/Benefits:

· Compensation includes guarantee plus commission
· Benefits including a 401K, medical packages including optional dental and vision
· On-going training in both group meetings and individual one-on-one support

Application Information:

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Eric.Fow@summitmediacorp.com with the subject line: Multi-Media Account Executive Application.

About SUMMITMEDIA LLC

SummitMedia, LLC is an integrated broadcasting, digital media, direct marketing, and events company focused on compelling local brands, powerful personalities, and meaningful marketing solutions.

It is the policy of SummitMedia LLC to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination. Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, or sex is prohibited. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, you may notify the Federal Communications Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other appropriate agency.