Best Content Director

To recognise excellence in radio programming for a radio station or network in New Zealand.

• To recognise excellence in radio programming in New Zealand.
• To reward content directors for outstanding performances against stated objectives.

This award is made to the individual who has shown evidence of outstanding performance over the period covered by the awards in the areas of station content direction. This includes Content Directors for talk and music.

• Demonstrating broadcast output
• Track 1 - up to 10 minutes of a breakfast show with music telescoped.
• Track 2 - up to 10 minutes of daytime broadcast with music telescoped.
• Track 3 - up to 10 minutes of other broadcast material demonstrating your programming effectiveness.

Demonstrating station effectiveness and commercial performance. Written submissions should not exceed 600 words but may be supported by additional letters, charts and branding material. Click here to download the written submission template for this award.

Video uploads will be allowed for this category. Duration is to be no longer than 2 minutes (approx 20MB). Edited highlights videos can be created for your radio award entry, but any filmed footage included in them must be from the original and not re-created.

Impact with Target Audiences.
Please read notes of what ratings data is to be provided in Judging criteria below.
For non-surveyed stations or markets no data is required, other scores will be pro-rated when judged.

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Entry Requirements
10 Points

Audio evidence of the network or radio stations effectiveness with its target audience. This could include entertainment, information and/or education values, personality strength, promotions and marketing, community involvement, news and current affairs.

10 Points

Statement of Objectives - a concise statement of what the station is trying to achieve and its target audience

10 Points

RATINGS TREND DATA - This MUST include at least the following;
• Target Audience Data of the brand on which the broadcast is produced.
Each Network must specify this each January and all brand entries must comply with this. The span should be 15-20 years and specified by sex if relevant. eg: 18-34 Female
• If it is a Network Entry, the figures must be for Total NZ.
• All results must be based on Cume.
• All trend results must include the 4 results from the calendar year of the awards.
• The Data must relate to the hours the show or feature was broadcast.
• For Station of the Year it must be Monday - Sunday 12mn to 12mn
• Data for commercial stations must include the performance of all other commercial competitors.
• Data for Talk Show and Station of the Year Network entries must include RNZ National to show the Total NZ radio landscape.
Please note on the entry this data is Confidential as it is not publicly available.
• In addition to the above Data, entries MAY also include Station Share or a range of dayparts to demonstrate further effectiveness.

10 Points

Additional written material that may include impact in the areas of talent development, product creativity, station imaging, marketing and promotions, community involvement, information programming

10 Points

Overall originality, professionalism and excellence in programming.

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