Program Assistant

Hearst Television, Baltimore, MD, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $40,000

Salary max: $40,000

Duration: Full-Time


Programming Assistant (full-time)

Reports To:

Program Director

Job Description:

WIYY (98 ROCK) is Baltimore’s home for COMEDY, ROCK and SPORTS for more than 45 years. The station features top-rated personalities playing a wide variety of music from classic rock to alternative and everything in-between. 98 ROCK is also the proud flagship station for the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.  The Programming Assistant assists the Program Director, Assistant Program Director, and Promotion Manager with all aspects of the on-air product and promotion.

Job Responsibilities:                                      

  • Import music and production elements into audio server
  • Edit new content and upload on an ongoing basis into comedy library
  • Schedule elements for “98 Rock After Hours” (overnight show)
  • Insert promos and liners into log
  • Write and publish “The Daily Briefing” update for staff
  • Download and import syndicated programming
  • Help maintain Music Master database
  • Back up Asst. PD for scheduling logs
  • Recording and editing Ravens pressers for gameday broadcast use
  • Building and timing out clocks
  • Writing copy and informational prep for interviews
  • Editing and uploading audio for 98 Rock podcasts
  • Creating show production & show promos
  • Contribute to music meetings and promotion meetings
  • Back up in-studio producer/board op
  • Coordinate on-air contests and prize winner fulfillment
  • Promotional item inventory & organization
  • Setting up and producing remote broadcasts, which may entail nights, weekends, and holidays  
  • Assist with on-site promotional events and activations for 98 Rock and WBAL NewsRadio, which may entail nights, weekends, and holidays  
  • Contribute content for and 98 Rock social media
  • Other duties as needed

Experience Requirements:

  • Must be proficient in editing audio. Experience with Adobe Audition editing software is a plus.
  • Prior experience with Wide Orbit automation systems and operating a studio console is desirable
  • The ability to work calmly in a fast-paced environment
  • Good writing and communication skills    
  • Prior experience in radio, familiarity with Rock format, and knowledge of NFL and MLB (particularly Ravens and Orioles) are not required but are desirable attributes for this position.

Additional Requirements:

  • As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees 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 due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis 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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