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Executive Producer


Costa Mesa, CA 04-22-2021
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Job Description

Executive Producer (The Jim Rome Show/CBS Sports Radio)

This position is a rare and highly respected one within the media industry. Jim Rome hosts a self-titled weekday radio program heard on nearly 200 radio stations and simulcast on the CBS Sports Network and via a widespread digital presence online and in social media. The Executive Producer aligns and collaborates with Jim Rome each day to produce and create a three hour radio program comprised of the signature sound of declarative observations on the world of sports and the culture that surrounds this significant part of the American landscape. The Executive Producer contributes to the creation and execution of the radio program in multiple ways. One aspect of that contribution is to write in his or her own well-researched and defined observations, in the voice of the program, to be shared with the audience by the host of the program to be heard by millions of listeners and viewers in America each day. A second area of responsibility is coordinating the actions and teamwork associated by other members of the program staff, including the program's engineer, digital media content producer and guest booking producers. In addition, the position provides the opportunity of regularly interacting with radio station affiliates, the radio network that provides program distribution and advance planning for events ranging from remote broadcasts to special appearances.

The Jim Rome Show is celebrating its 25th year of national distribution via radio syndication. It's regarded within the industry as a pioneering effort in solo hosting a daily conversation with the audience. Today's radio program hosted by Jim Rome includes not only the audience relationship via radio and an accompanying podcast, but also a social media presence and regular appearances on CBS TV during the NFL season, amongst others. The Executive Producer will participate in each of these mediums, being encouraged to provide regular input and collaboration on commentary, as well as interview questions and approaches to on-air conversations, working directly with and for Jim Rome in all media forms. There are opportunities to travel with Jim Rome for these appearances, providing producing counsel.


The qualified individual for this position should have a minimum several years of everyday writing cadence as a regular course of professional habit. He or she should possess a superior knowledge of both the professional major sports as well as collegiate sport. Experience in a collaborative writing environment is a very helpful work experience trait. Writing in a first person, expression filled descriptive language manner that echoes the tone of the program and the relationship that exists between the host and his audience is also most helpful. Experience in producing radio programming is highly preferred. Understanding the nuances of a live audience relationship, the coordination of interviews for timely input, manufacturing a certain energy that attracts and holds a large audience and properly preparing all participants involved in the creation of a radio program known to perform at this audience and affiliate size is extraordinarily helpful.

The Executive Producer will be working in a radio studio environment with half a dozen other individuals, in a specially built out broadcast facility in Irvine, CA. The work day starts before 6am and continues through a daily 9am to Noon pacific time zone broadcast, with subsequent follow up duties planning for the next days' broadcasts. There is frequent collaboration in the weeknight evenings, in the preparation of interviews and breaking news in the world of sports. The individual should have the interest and time to observe live sports broadcasts, so as to witness the events that many of our listeners do, as well as maintain a high intake of information received through other broadcasts and social media. The position is a full time salaried position, with excellent benefits. It's a position rarely open; this is only the fourth time in 25 years the position is open. Opportunity for advancement is available.

The first steps in this acquisition of a relationship is to have a conversation with the host and individuals involved in the distribution of the program, and then become available via phone and visit with the individuals reviewing for qualified candidates. A valid driver's license, satisfactory completion of a motor vehicle record check, and, if the position requires use of applicant's own vehicle, proof of insurance, is required.

Audacy is an equal opportunity employer.


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy7o63-3-236-222-124-42 in your application.