Programming & Public Affairs Coordinator

Hearst Television, Baltimore, MD, United States

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Duration: Part-Time

TV/Radio Programming & Public Affairs Coordinator

WBAL-TV, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in Baltimore, MD is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time TV/Radio Programming and Public Affairs Coordinator.  This position is responsible for assisting with the station’s public affairs efforts in collaboration with sister radio stations, WBAL-AM/FM and 98 Rock.  Responsibilities include maintaining the station’s public affairs and community outreach calendar, assisting in management of TV and Radio talent appearances, and coordinating the production of local programming.  This position reports to the Director of Programming and Public Affairs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with TV and Radio public affairs event planning and execution
  • Serve as production assistant for local TV and Radio programs (e.g. 11 TV Hill, Justin, Scott & Spiegel Shouldn’t Be On TV, Season to Celebrate, Project CommUNITY and Commitment 2020 specials, etc.)
  • Assist in the strategic coordination of TV and Radio talent appearances to maximize exposure in key areas and improve market proclivity
  • Assist with coordination of TV and Radio programming and public affairs efforts with key partners (i.e. Baltimore Ravens, Komen Maryland, Maryland Food Bank, Maryland Lottery, Safeway Foundation, Special Olympics Maryland)
  • Work closely with all TV and Radio departments, as needed, to achieve public affairs objectives
  • Coordinate promotion of local programming and public affairs events with TV and Radio Digital Media Teams
  • Assist with social media strategies for all TV and Radio public affairs events
  • Revise annual WBAL-TV/WBAL News Radio/98 Rock Public Affairs Events Guide
  • Provide production and administrative support to Creative Services and Sales Teams in connection with TV and Radio public affairs initiatives
  • Provide administrative support TV/Radio College Internship Programs
  • Nurture exceptional relationships with TV and Radio external partners/customers
  • Maintain catalog of key TV and Radio external contacts and resources
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned

Required Experience:

  • Experience in event planning and customer service
  • Must possess outstanding organizational and planning skills
  • Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must possess valid driver’s license
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms
  • Weekend work will be required


College degree preferred, preferably in broadcast journalism, communications or related specialty.


Additional Requirements 

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after August 25, 2021 be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.  HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.  

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

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. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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