The Director, who is selected by the Media Commission for a six-year term, manages the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia on a day-to-day basis. He is the judicial and extrajudicial representative of the Authority. The tasks of the Director furthermore include preparing and implementing the decisions made by the Media Commission.
The current Director of the The Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia is Dr. Tobias Schmid. The Deputy Director is Doris Brocker, legal adviser to the Media Authority of NRW. His predecessors were Professor Dr. Jürgen Brautmeier, Dr. Norbert Schneider and first Director of the former Broadcasting Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia (LfR) Klaus Schütz.