Programming Manager Wanted For TRACE Gospel


First thematic channel exclusively dedicated to gospel music in all its forms: contemporary gospel, urban gospel, worship gospel, African gospel and traditional gospel: from trendy hits to gold classics and the freshest sounds from Southern Africa, the Rest of Africa, the United States of America, the Caribbean and Europe.


  • – Source and select music video content for TRACE Gospel Southern Africa
  • – Schedule TRACE Gospel (g selector & louise software)
  • – Provide feedback for TRACE Gospel videos submissions
  • – Source new video exclusives
  • – Compile weekly playlist for chart shows 
  • – Create and Update the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) for all TRACE channels
  • – Monitor TRACE Gospel on-air promo’s and communicate their airing guidelines to DStv
  • – Solve on-air technical issues with DStv
  • – Maintain good relationship with all South African record labels and Gospel artists
  • – Monitor audience ratings with the help of our head of studies to make sure the TRACE gospel channel reach the set performance benchmark
  • – Assistance with putting together the monthly programming calendar
  • – Co-ordinate all advertising campaigns on TRACE gospel  
  • – Talent management: growth of the TRACE music business -> artists services such as publishing, co-exploitation, production, distribution, neighbour rights management and media campaigns.


  • – Must be a self-driven and goal orientated with the ability to work independently
  • – Must thrive in a fast paced and pressured environment where tight deadlines and turnaround times are the norm
  • – Must have a good knowledge of urban culture (Pan African level)
  • – Must be clued up about the local scene and artists
  • – Must have excellent writing, editorial & relational skills


  • – Must have solid experience in the gospel music industry (record label, radio)
  • – Must have a good knowledge of Gospel artists (Southern & Eastern Africa, International)
  • – Must have a TV & Eventing background
  • – Strong marketing experience


  • – This is a full time, entry-level – paid position
  • – The company is based in Rosebank (Johannesburg)


Please send your resume and covering letter to

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