WBAL Newsradio 1090, a Hearst radio station is looking for the next great talk-show talent.  This person will host early afternoons with an opportunity to bring his/her unique presentation that will drive strong ratings performance for WBAL Radio and overall growth in our various digital platforms.


Qualifications include the following

  • Strong ability to deliver compelling content through storytelling, opinion based conversation, use of audio, phone callers, interviews and social media skills.

  • Talent must have strong knowledge of the key storylines of the day in Baltimore, Maryland, Washington and across the country/global.

  • Understanding of best practices in topic development.  Work with producer and Program Director to react to breaking news as it happens with a focus on delivering urgency and anticipation in the presentation of content.

  • Talent must be open to ongoing feedback and coaching with a goal on continuous improvement.  Talent will receive regular air-check sessions.  Feedback will include review of hosting segments, interviews, and interaction with listeners.

  • Willingness to learn best PPM measurement practices (Nielsen) to help drive ratings performance for the show.

  • Talent will have a strong commitment to show preparation.

  • Talent will regularly record on-air content advancers and make appearances on other radio shows on station to drive awareness of upcoming programming.

  • Talent will appear at station events as requested including special edition radio shows around major news coverage.

  • Talent will also be available for online video content presentations including live streaming of the daily talk show, as well as short-form video pieces to drive in interest in WBAL Newsradio 1090 and WBAL.com

  • Talent will work with both programming and sales to drive revenue/endorsement opportunities.

  • Talent will participate in quarterly strategic planning sessions to assist in the growth of the show.


    Previous Experience

  • Previous on-air talk-show hosting experience preferred.  Top 50 market experience preferred.

  • College education preferred.

Apply: https://hearst.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/announcer-1356