How to Become a Traffic Director

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of a Traffic Director

What does a Traffic Director do?

A Traffic Director leads and directs the work of traffic department to accomplish the delivery responsibilities. Develops and maintains transportation and distribution procedures to maximize delivery efficiency and minimize delivery costs. Being a Traffic Director selects appropriate delivery methods to minimize delivery costs and maximize customer satisfaction. Analyzes, handles and reviews loss and damage claims caused by accidents. Additionally, Traffic Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Traffic Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Traffic Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

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A radio station's traffic director oversees when commercials air during the day.

01/24/2020: Columbus, OH

As the traffic director at a radio station, you are essentially the station’s commercials DJ.

01/08/2020: Kennewick, WA

A radio station’s traffic refers to its paid advertisements and commercials.

12/20/2019: Sarasota, FL

Radio traffic directors must then schedule the advertisements, make sure similar advertisements don’t run one after the other, and also leave room for any station-specific advertisements.

12/03/2019: Stockton, CA

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Step 2: Learn best tips to become a Traffic Director

Best tips for those who want to become a Traffic Director

Here are some tips to become a Traffic Director.

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Start getting traffic from world’s 2nd biggest search engine.

02/24/2020: Macon, GA

Attend an Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) Program.

01/06/2020: Las Cruces, NM

You first need to be employed/appointed, permanently or on contract as a trainee, by a Provincial Department of Transport or a Municipal Traffic Department.

12/23/2019: Passaic, NJ

The minimum requirements to become a Traffic Officer are.

01/26/2020: Sioux Falls, SD

You’re acquiring the wrong type of traffic.

11/29/2019: Wilmington, NC
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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for Traffic Director

Best colleges and universities for Traffic Director

  • Butler University
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  • California State University--Maritime Academy
  • William Jessup University
  • Fairfield University
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy

Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be a Traffic Director

Is being a Traffic Director Worth it?

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In a recent video shared on the Internet, a Nigerian traffic official has been spotted exchanging blows with two around Ashi junction in Ibadan.

01/18/2020: Austin, TX

In the video, the man could be seen throwing a punch at the traffic warden who also threw a punch at him.

03/01/2020: San Diego, CA

Their uproar attracted other traffic officials to gather at the scene also trying to calm the situation.

02/09/2020: Elyria, OH

The cause of the fracas remains unknown but the colleague of the traffic warden could be seen trying to separate the warring parties.

01/07/2020: Boston, MA

As the traffic director at a radio station, you are essentially the station’s commercials DJ.

03/04/2020: Sioux Falls, SD
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being a Traffic Director

What skills do you need to be a Traffic Director?

Management is no easy task, and as such, the skill requirements for these types of roles vary greatly.  Chief skills for this role are: Delivery Management, Distribution Management, Transportation Management, Loss/Damage Claims.  Expertise in these areas will help you land this, or a similar role.

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You may also need to be familiar with the specific traffic software that the station uses.

02/21/2020: Colorado Springs, CO

For example, to work as a radio traffic director for Curtis Media Group in Raleigh, North Carolina, you should have previous experience using Marketron Traffic Software, while radio traffic directors at Entercom in Wichita, Kansas, must have experience using WideOrbit’s Traffic System.

02/07/2020: Erie, PA

We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Traffic Director resumes they appeared on.

01/29/2020: Saginaw, MI

Let's find out what skills a Traffic Director actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

01/01/2020: Boston, MA

Maintain a sense of urgency in directing arriving and departing vehicles according to appropriate traffic flow and space availability.

12/05/2019: Mesa, AZ
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Step 6: View average salary for Traffic Director

How much does a Traffic Director make?

The average salary range for a Traffic Director is from $101,164 to $131,550. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for a Traffic Director
$101,164 to $131,550

Step 7: Find relevant Traffic Director jobs, and apply.

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Step 8: Explore Career Path of Traffic Director