Position:                     Executive Producer, Rickey Smiley Morning Show


Syndicated Network targeting the African-American community is seeking an Executive Producer for the award winning, Rickey Smiley Morning Show.    

Candidate will be responsible for creating an informative and entertaining show that generates listeners while managing the overall operations & content of the on-air broadcast.

Position is based in Dallas, TX.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Generating and researching ideas, topics and guest(s) for studio and on- location broadcasts.
  • Determine program content within REACH Media guidelines and standards.
  • Writing material for scripts, show rundowns, call list and/ or interview questions, including timely breaking news or topics.
  • Prepare for daily show by delivering final show rundown and call list to the studio staff and conduct prep meetings prior to start of broadcast with studio support staff.
  • Contribute to and making use of archives and audio resources which can be used for “Best Of” and / or “Emergency” shows.
  • Check that copyrights are cleared and that output meets REACH Media legal guidelines.
  • Ensure talent and support staff execute and follow programming clock.
  • Book and pre-interview on-air guests, including appropriate and timely newsmakers.
  • Maintain compliance with local, state and federal (FF) rules and regulations.
  • Ensure all technical connections are secured and functional prior to broadcast.
  • Maintain online guest booking calendar.
  • Oversee “real-time” execution of program in coordination with studio staff, to include dissemination of network initiatives, promotions, events, and/or contesting.
  • Prepare and send run down of the next day's show to designated point person for program’s social media. Highlight pertinent content each day and send immediately after the show or during the show to the program's social media contact.
  • Produce content for various outside correspondents, talent/programming segments, rejoins, demos, etc.
  • Coordinate and brainstorms creative ideas with show host, staff and programming management.
  • Coordinate talent studio/broadcast needs when broadcasting from offsite location.
  • Direct on-air talent.
  • Produce and script daily promo.
  • Refresh/Create new imaging and drops on a consistent basis.
  • Distribute Talent/on-air and supporting staff PTO calendars.
  • Verify and sign studio traffic logs per REACH Media Policy.
  • Post program content to Program’s various Social Media platforms.
  • Participate in scheduled Operational/Programming/interactive meetings as requested.
  • Work with Program Director to go over music and airchecking sessions.
  • Work with Executive Management to set goals for ratings performance in affiliate markets.
  • Prepare a weekly planning calendar for show to include, but not limited to, booking guests, promotions, campaigns, interactive, programming content, and other characteristics of Talent’s Show.
  • Plan calendar of PR and community relations opportunities for the talent’s core business, executives and initiatives.
  • Voice spots/production for the show as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned by management. 


  • High level of creativity and ability to develop show concepts.
  • Strong organization and ability to effectively prioritize tasks while being attentive to details.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills to work as part of a team in a creative and diverse environment.
  • Creative problem solving to make spontaneous decisions under time constraints.
  • Strong knowledge of current FCC rules & regulations. 
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure situations. 
  • Excellent leadership and negotiation skills.
  • Strong computer skills including Internet website navigation, competency in Microsoft Office Suite and broadcast related programs.
  • Strong technical skills including knowledge of basic audio editing equipment-Audio Wide Orbit, Adobe Audition, MCart technology and VoxPro.
  • Strong understanding of the digital environment including website updates, video editing, blog maintenance and contributing to social media content (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc).
  • Flexibility to adjust work schedule as needed in order to support show demands.
  • Ability to travel as needed for remote broadcasts.



  • High School Diploma or education degree (GED) required.
  • BA/BS college level degree preferred and/or a minimum of 3 plus years relevant experience in broadcasting or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working as an Executive Producer. 
  • Strong understanding of all FCC rules and regulations. 
  • Network experience preferred but not required.

Compensation:     Competitive salary based on qualifications/experience.


Location:          Dallas, TX. 


Reports To:         Program Director, Rickey Smiley Morning Show


Position Availability:                 As soon as possible


Candidates possessing the required professional experience, who display high energy and want to work in a dynamic and vibrant work environment should submit their resume along with salary requirements and references via email:



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