Morning Edition News Host Job at Greater Public, Baltimore, MD

  • Greater Public
  • Baltimore, MD

Job Description

Morning Edition News Host

Baltimore , MD

Application Deadline: Saturday, Aug 03, 2024


WYPR 88.1 FM is Baltimore’s NPR radio station is looking for a Morning Edition News Host who will guide listeners through daily news programming in ways that are listener-focused, engaging, personable, and timely. They will be good company, an engaging guide, and let listeners know what’s happening each day in Baltimore and the world. The host delivers the highest public radio standards for presenting news, weather, traffic and produced content to a live audience. The host will also create periodic content for broadcast and digital (e.g., fundraising, web, production and participating in live on-air fundraising), and fill in on other shifts as needed.

The new hire is expected to reside in the Baltimore area upon starting – this is not a remote position. This position will host Morning Edition Monday through Friday. The schedule will be from 4:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Serve as on-air host and newscaster during assigned shifts adhering to all FCC regulations and WYPR standard operation procedures.
• Engage the audience in a conversational, genuine, authentic manner.
• Produces promotional and other content for WYPR.
• Participates in special news and interview programs, on-air fundraising, and station events in the community.
• Effectively operate the live studio audio board during all programming, including newscasts.
• Able to follow national and local programming clocks and deliver engaging live continuity and accurate newscasts.
• Assists and participates in live and recorded on-air fundraising.
• Bring context to – breaking news stories, local and national press conferences that are aired live on WYPR.
• Ability to work; Mon – Fri 4:30 am – 11:00am

Knowledge and Competencies:
● Identification with the mission and purpose of Baltimore Public Media.
● At least 3 years on-air hosting and production experience in radio.
● Meticulous sense of detail.
● Ability to manage multiple tasks.
● Active communication and problem-solving skills.
● Ability to work with a wide range of staff and activities.
● Working knowledge of Baltimore Public Media programming and public media overall is preferred.
● Observes work rules and practices covered during the orientation process and practices appropriate conduct as outlined in the Baltimore Public Media Handbook.
● Access to a personal vehicle highly desired.

Core Competencies:
• Change/Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapts to change in a fast moving, live news environment., is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles deadline pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
• Communication: Communicates well both verbally and in writing, participates in regular feedback sessions, promptly shares information and ideas with others throughout the organization as appropriate, has active listening skills, can negotiate and persuade as needed.
• Results Focus/Initiative: Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets high standards and takes responsibility, provides leadership/motivation.
• Collaboration: Working collaboratively with others to solve problems, achieve common goals and positive results. Listens to others and values opinions. Is open with other team members and expresses disagreement constructively. Seeks opportunities to work on teams to develop experience and knowledge.

Professionalism: Observes work rules and practices covered during the orientation process and practices appropriate conduct as outlined in the Baltimore Public Media Handbook.

WYPR offers a competitive salary & benefits package.

Applications can also be mailed to Business Manager, WYPR, 2216 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. No phone calls, please.

Baltimore Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse workforce that reflects Baltimore City and the surrounding Maryland counties enhances and informs our programming. We are seeking candidates comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds to support our daily work life, contribute to the richness of our programming and make us better members of our community.

The Organization: WYPR is a long-standing, reliable source of news, captivating programming and community engagement in the greater Baltimore and Maryland region. The mission of Baltimore Public Media is to inform, connect and even challenge the listeners we serve in the metropolitan Baltimore area and the State of Maryland by broadcasting programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit to provide an unbiased perspective of the events of today and to enrich the minds and spirits of our audience.

For additional information about this position, please contact:

Job Tags

Local area, Shift work, Day shift, Saturday, Monday to Friday,

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