WTMD Midday Host and Assistant Program Director

WTMD-Programming · Towson, Maryland
Department WTMD-Programming
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $65,000 - $75,000

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 is proficient in Music-Master or a similar music scheduling program, has 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. Experience working as a Music Director or Assistant Program Director is helpful, as is a sensibility for how the industry functions, including record label relationships, working at a monitored station and different tools utilized to aide in overseeing the output of the station.


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
  • Participate in weekly music meetings
  • Direct and optimize all programming elements; assist with administration duties in the Programming Department
  • Provide continuity and direction of the on-air product and sound in a professional, knowledgeable and entertaining way


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years on-air experience, preferably in Triple-A or Alternative
  • Experience with music scheduling
  • Proficient in Music-Master ideally or Selector
  • Knowledge of FCC broadcast rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to use tools to gather and analyze ratings data, make business decisions based on analysis; sound judgment and quality decision-making skills
  • Knowledge and appreciation of diverse music genres, familiarity with radio programming in general
  • Excellent team leadership and delegation skills, including motivation of staff; can set goals & expectations, provide honest feedback and manage performance
  • Ability to influence others, inspire innovation and ensure focus
  • 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. 

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  • Location
    Towson, Maryland
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    $65,000 - $75,000