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PRODUCER
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PRODUCER

• Intermediate Level

Summary

WMAL FM-AM/Washington DC seeks the nation’s BEST Talk Producers, one for our live and local Afternoon Drive program and the other for the nationally-syndicated Chris Plante Show.

Category Producers 
Location Washington, District Of Columbia
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

WMAL is the company’s flagship News-Talk radio station in the nation’s capital, with several live, local talk shows each day and full  on air and digital news operation.     

Key Responsibilities:
  • Live management and radio board operation production of the show’s daily moment to moment content, sound and presentation
  • Creation and updating of all ‘in show’ and ‘out of show’ imaging, produced teases/promos and production elements that support both the morning show and station contesting, promotions and imaging campaigns
  • Managing the show’s daily digital content with regards to relevance, creativity and tune-in messaging, 7 days a week, on our website, texting and social media platforms
  • Manage and grow the show’s brand through video and launch of a show podcast
  • Actively participate in the development of daily content by developing & researching topics for discussion; conceptualize, write and produce appropriate segments
  • Book and pre-interview guests
  • Organize and document daily pre show, post-show and afternoon planning meetings
  • Attend meetings with the station’s program director to ensure content, tactical plans and image are consistent with the station’s overall strategy
  • Attending promotion, sales and station planning meetings to represent the show and provide clear communication between all
  • Create and maximize revenue opportunities
  • Being present when the show is on the air and on location
  • Coordinate logistics for remote and special broadcasts
  • Design and manage a system for archiving audio, show content, digital content
  • Tactical planning for future shows, immediate opportunities, artist/celebrity interviews
  • Collaborate with show hosts and station program director to ensure that the show’s structure and content is being presented in the strongest way possible for maximum ratings growth 
  • Gives direction to presenters, content providers, assistants and other crew members
  • Obtains permissions or licenses for recording or broadcasting on location, and for the use of music, sound effects and audio archive material
  • Monitors listener emails, inquiries and responses related to shows
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Qualifications:
  • Experience developing topics for talk show
  • Working knowledge of politics, pop culture, and lifestyle topics
  • Experience in guest-booking
  • Audio search and editing skills
  • Knowledge of the Washington, DC area
  • Social Media Savvy
  • Ability to react immediately in Breaking News situations
  • People Skills / Team Player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Radio Producer and/or Assistant in a smaller market or college station
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Radio or Media Production, or related field is preferred
  • Strong social and digital experience
  • Ability to plan and organize, set priorities, multi-task and the discipline to focus and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with on-air staff, departments and clients
  • Creative and strategic problem solver
  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations
What we offer:  
  • Competitive pay
  • Professional growth and career path
  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long-term
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
For immediate consideration, please visit https://cumulusmedia.jobs.net/

For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at: https://www.cumulusmedia.com/

CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit 40
Shift Day
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