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Broadcast Program Director Resume

A broadcast program director resume should be drafted to highlight your proficiency in compiling technical information, organizing split network programs, managing sponsored and unsponsored stations etc., covering all the major roles that you have played in your most recent employment. Your job application is your portal to an interview, which you need to keep employer-centered. Besides providing information about your professional background, your resume acts as a medium through which you can establish a link between your interests and the employer's vision. Often, candidates find it difficult to portray their aspirations in terms of the company's objectives. This majorly happens due to lack of knowledge as to what the recruiters are actually looking for in their applications.

Knowing and understanding the employer's vision becomes the first step towards writing an effective resume. Simply visiting the company's website isn't enough to know what you must include in your resume. You need to refer to the job description as well as contact the company and discuss your application with one of the recruiters. This will help you to get a clear idea as to what you must present with regards to your skills and knowledge. Then, list down all the points that concern your organizational and directorial skills, technical abilities, and what you refer to as strengths, out of which you need to opt out those that lack value to the position of a broadcast program director.

All the content featured in your resume should be specific to the requirements laid down by the employer. Refer to the sample of broadcast program director resume shown below. As illustrated, customize the layout of your resume, since following standard formats don't do enough to make your application stand out from those of the others in the pile. Instead of including your previous job descriptions, try bringing them all together and pick out the major roles that you have played to be included in the executive summary.

An executive summary further helps to engage the reader in your application, where the short section, comprising of approximately 6-8 bullet points, will highlight a lot of information, thus facilitating the busy recruiter with an easy, quick, yet highly informative read.

Keep your resume from general pointers and details of the common skill sets that you possess; be specific. Adopt the layout of the resume sample and study it carefully to understand the nature of personalization. Your resume should start with your contact details, followed by an effective career objective which besides highlighting your goals, also acts as a headline for your resume. This has to be perfected so as to successfully capture the reader's interest. Avoid unwanted phrases, without which the sentence will still be able to deliver the meaning.

While you're summarizing your experience, if you feel that you're left with too much information to actually fit in within eight points then take some efforts in clubbing together multiple details, which will in turn make the reader feel satisfied after reading the section. Similarly, arrange the content carefully in your skills section, omitting all the irrelevant qualities that you possess. Keep your application completely synced with the employer's needs.

Further, refer to the broadcasting director resume sample given below for drawing the employment and academic section. You do not need to elaborate, as you have already included a profile summary. Also, if you wish to include your accomplishments then do so only if they pose some value in terms of the new job description. You may feature them in the profile summary or in a separate section following your educational details.

The sample given below is only meant for reference, and copying the entire content will result in your application being deemed as impersonal or generic, and thus will result in rejection. Take tips for forming quality sentences that will deliver the message, ensuring consistency in the flow of information. Don't forget to enclose a cover letter with your application. Browse the website carefully and you'll come across cover letter samples that best match your profile.

Graham A. Young
3231 Jarvis Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 887-5834


Seeking the position of Broadcast Program Director and the opportunity to be an active part of your vision and bring in desirable changes to the operations, which will guarantee broadcasting of information with high degree of precision and facilitate brand popularity and expansion of business.

Profile Summary:

  • Involved in the compilation of technical information and prepared and organized submissions for various entities
  • Prepared bi-yearly safety reports on approved programs, coordinating the reporting of adverse or significant events
  • Directed and monitored the activities of broadcasting staff involved in the preparation of station equipment and organization of network program schedules
  • Reviewed and approved program schedules well in advance, issuing and recording everyday corrections
  • Organized split network programs, facilitating stations without sponsors with non-commercial/educational programs
  • Coordinated with traffic personnel in the installation or cancellation of programs being broadcast from remote areas
  • Monitored production costs, ensuring adherence to budgetary standards and limitations

Skills and Abilities:

  • Well versed with broadcasting principles and techniques, including recent innovations
  • Effective communication skills, facilitating the networking and regulation of interdepartmental communication
  • Familiar with the use of all sorts of broadcasting equipment and associated software and applications
  • Close attention to detail and excellent prioritizing skills, ensuring error-free broadcasting operations
  • Great interpersonal skills, leadership, and motivational skills with excellent understanding of the ethics in media
  • Expert in marketing research, competitor analysis, budget preparation, audit procedures, performance analysis, and employee training and development

Work Experience:

2008 - 2012
Wufo - Buffalo, NY
Executive Broadcast Program Engineer

2006 - 2008
WBLK - Buffalo, NY
Broadcasting Specialist

2001 - 2003
Infinity Broadcasting - Buffalo, NY
Station Technician


Master's Degree in Broadcasting and Media Technology, 2006
Daemen College - Amherst, NY
Placed in Grade B+

Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication, 2003
D'Youville College - Buffalo, NY
Placed in Grade B


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