Job Description:

WTMD Baltimore is looking for our next on-air host. Our team is expanding and excited to add a versatile staff member with the ability and flexibility to work in several capacities within the programming department.  If you are passionate about the Triple -A format and its artists but also possess focus, drive and an attention to detail, we’re looking at you. This position requires on-air experience, preferably in Triple- A or Alternative formats. The ideal candidate has experience with high quality production, a basic knowledge of several social media platforms, and is available periodically for local engagements. 

A passion for the Triple- A format and public radio is required. Your understanding of the format and the relevance of new music discovery within it is paramount. A common, if not in- depth, knowledge of the artist’s in our library, a sense of Baltimore and its diverse community and populated surroundings, and a genuineness on the air are all essential qualities. Proficiency with Adobe Audition or a similar audio editing software is a big plus, as is the ability to utilize social media to promote the station and station events.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as on-air host during assigned shifts adhering to all FCC regulations and WTMD standard operation procedures
  • Engage the audience in a genuine, authentic manner
  • Work with Program Director to optimize station’s performance
  • Assist with live and recorded on-air fundraising
  • Create production as part of fulfilling projects and meeting deadlines in the Production Schedule
  • Schedules, sets the agendas, and runs the daily Production Review meetings with the Program Director, and gains the PD’s approval of all finished production as part of managing production
  • Delivers all production elements on schedule to the Traffic Manager
  • Interface with the Traffic Manager regularly and gain an understanding of how the different applications and documents within the Traffic system function

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Five years on-air experience, preferably in Triple-A or Alternative
  •  proven ability to edit audio utilizing multi-track editing software on a PC workstation; strong skills in using Adobe Audition, Pro Tools, or equivalent DAW applications
  •  Creative and innovative “out-of-the-box” thinker; demonstrates knowledge of effective, contemporary radio production methods, tools, and production styles
  •  Ability to direct voice talent performances
  •  Strong organizational, interpersonal, decision-making, and project management skills
  •  Proven “stickler” for details inherent in the operation of high quality production
  •  Familiarity using social media platforms
  •  Available for local engagements and WTMD events
  •  Deep understanding of the Triple-A format, artists, relevance and new music discovery
  •  A sense of Baltimore and its diverse community and populated surroundings
  •  Fluent use of standard computer software tools in business applications
  •  Ability to work in a face-paced environment

If you think you’ve got what it takes to work in the music-centric city that launched the careers of Beach House and Snail Mail, forward your air-check and production samples to hiring@wtmd.org

Candidates can also apply with cover letter and resume by mail to: Business Manager, 1 Olympic Place, Suite 100, Towson, MD. 21204.  

WTMD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

No phone calls, please. 

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Towson, MD
United States
Job Category: 
Production/Programming
Job Type: 
Full time
Hours Per Week: 
40.00
Minimum Salary: 
$50,000.00
Maximum Salary: 
$55,000.00
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