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 and supervises the approximately 70 employees. 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. He is furthermore Executive Director of "Vor Ort NRW", the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia Diversity and Participation Foundation.
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.