Careers | Blue Ridge Public Radio

Posted April 24, 2018

Traffic Coordinator

The Traffic Coordinator, reporting to the Business Manager, assembles the daily logs of BPR Classic and BPR News; implements the delivery of BPR’s business sponsorship messages; and processes accounts receivable activity. The Traffic Coordinator maintains the processes that connect the Business Sponsorship and Programming staffs.

Responsible for the:

  • Scheduling of business sponsorship orders and copy instructions
  • Processes daily deposits for Business Sponsorship department and provides reports to Business Manager  
  • Provides support to the Business Manager with accounts receivable, monthly invoicing  and financial reports for the business sponsorship department
  • Scheduling, writing copy and entering copy instructions of membership day sponsor messages
  • Weekly reporting of missing copy to business sponsorship representatives 
  • Maintains program clocks and log templates
  • Maintains accurate client information in traffic software
  • Processes trades
  • Scheduling of digital business sponsorship products (web and mobile ads, streaming pre-rolls, business directory maintenance, podcast sponsorships)  
  • Provides back-up support for the Operations Coordinator on automation

Please note: This is not an all-encompassing statement of this position’s responsibilities. While it attempts to be comprehensive, new responsibilities may be assigned to this position at any time.  

Essential roles:

  • Manages traffic software, program logs, log templates, order scheduling, copy entry and missing copy
  • Manages accounts receivable in traffic software, daily deposits, aging and invoicing
  • Administers BPR underwriting policies and copy auditing in accordance with FCC and BPR guidelines
  • Provides traffic software technical support and/or training
  • Provides support to Business Sponsorship Director, Business Manager and Business Sponsorship Representatives.

Excellence in this position includes the following:

  • A high level of commitment and dedication to the mission of BPR and public radio.
  • A high level of energy. An obvious enthusiasm for the work of BPR. 
  • Acting consistently with the highest standards of business ethics and personal integrity.
  • Facilitating excellent communication across departments, among employees and with listeners.

Position requirements:

  • Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting, mass communications or closely related field and/or three (3) years of professional radio, business development, or traffic experience.
  • Professional skills: Emphasis on written and oral communication.  Strengths in planning, organizing, improving efficiencies and job related industry skills. Understanding of relevant FCC rules and regulations.  Ability to work with diverse communities.  Must be detail oriented and display the ability to manage multiple changing priorities.  Requires critical thinking, commitment to work collaboratively, and ability to work under deadlines.

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to careers@bpr.org

Blue Ridge Public Radio is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization and a certified living wage employer. We provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified current and prospective employees without distinction or discrimination based on of age, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, color, race, national origin, religion, disability, military service or veteran status, or other characteristic(s) protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. This policy is reflected in all BPR practices and policies.


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