Full Time Job

Assistant News Director


Baltimore, MD 09-09-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WBAL News Radio 1090/FM 101.5 is searching for an aggressive, creative and experienced leader for its radio news team. The ideal candidate will have excellent news judgment, strong management skills and an aggressive approach to breaking news coverage--on air and online. The successful candidate will possess strong people skills and be highly organized while helping to lead Baltimore's largest radio news team. The candidate must be an enthusiastic, skilled communicator who, as an effective coach, leads our team in the execution of market-leading breaking news, weather coverage and community service on all platforms daily. With a legacy brand in the news/talk format, a dedication to hard news and the resources of Hearst Television, this is a rare opportunity to join one of the best.

Job Responsibilities:
• Work with the News Director to oversee the day-to-day operation and editorial content of the newsroom, including technical needs
• Plan big event coverage
• Executive Producer for weekly 1-hour newsmagazine program
• Collaborate, plan, and execute special programming events throughout the year
• Execute the brand, both on air and online
• Schedule talent
• Work with the News Director and other managers to effectively guide a diverse staff of approximately 15 full- and part-time employees
• In-person attendance is required

Experience Requirements:
• 2 years of newsroom supervisory and/or management experience preferred
• Strong news writing background preferred
• Knowledge of ENPS and digital audio editing preferred

Qualifications Requirements:
• Individual must have a passion for news and communication skills to manage staff execute twice-hourly newscasts, along with special events and features.
• Strong communication and people skills.
• Creativity is a must!

• Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
• Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rnjmmo-3-236-138-35-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.