Assistant Program Director

Classical KING FM 98.1
Seattle, WA




One of America’s most highly regarded classical music stations; KING FM has been delivering great classical music to the Pacific Northwest since its founding by broadcasting pioneer Dorothy Stimson Bullitt in 1948.   Now reaching over 300,000 listeners per week, KING FM has always been at the forefront of technology, programming, and community service in classical music.

The Assistant Program Director is a key role at KING FM.  The ideal candidate will be able to perform many of the essential tasks that allow KING FM’s Programming Department to function on a daily basis.  The ideal candidate is a detail oriented professional with diverse skills and an ability to acquire new skills quickly.  This candidate is able to manage multiple projects of different types at once, keeping track of timelines and calendars, pursuing high-quality end products, and continually evaluating the effectiveness of each project.  The ideal candidate also is skilled at producing content directly, both as an individual and as part of a team.  As a leader in the Programming Department, the candidate will be able to lead with confidence, but also to work collaboratively with all departments at KING FM. 

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Implement and monitor KING FM Programming Strategy as set by PD
  • Schedule guest and interviews for Musical Chairs
  • Manage the workflow of Broadcast Concert Programs
  • Liaise with arts partners to support and schedule programming needs
  • Participate in fundraising as producer and/or on-air host (DoE)
  • Coordinate Programming projects with Operations Department
  • Proficient in music to air process as part of the backup team
  • Maintain announcer and staff vacation calendars and schedule subs
  • Maintain on-air and off-air programming and initiatives calendars
  • Performing some general office tasks
  • Other projects as assigned by Program Director

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in either broadcasting, music, or journalism
  • Minimum of 2 years of radio experience
  • In-depth knowledge of classical music
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of classical music that spans all eras, genres, and styles, including contemporary classical
  • Familiarity with the Seattle/Northwest classical music ensembles, series, and personalities
  • Experience with MusicMaster, NexGen, and Adobe Audition software
  • Experience programming “mainstream” classical music
  • On-air announcing experience
  • Audio production experience

We offer attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including, medical, vision and dental coverage, Life and LTD, paid vacation, personal and sick time, 401K and an EAP program.

Send resume, references and cover letter to:

Human Resources, Classic Radio Inc, 10 Harrison St, Ste 100, Seattle WA  98109 or email

Classical KING FM 98.1 is an equal opportunity employer