The Director, who is selected by the Media Commission for a six-year term, manages the LfM 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 LfM is Dr. Tobias Schmid. He is furthermore Executive Director of "Vor Ort NRW", the LfM Diversity and Participation Foundation.
The Deputy Director is Doris Brocker, legal adviser to the LfM. Professor Dr. Jürgen Brautmeier was Director of the LfM until December 2016. His predecessors were Dr. Norbert Schneider and first Director of the former Broadcasting Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia (LfR) Klaus Schütz.