TALK SHOW TALENT NEEDED
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 on-air talk-show hosting experience preferred. Top 50 market experience preferred.
College education preferred.