Producer in washington at Cumulus Media

Date Posted: 11/21/2021

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CUMULUS MEDIA |

Cumulus Media’s Washington, DC location is offering two great opportunities to join the DC radio broadcasting industry as Talk Show Producers. Our ideal candidates should possess an extremely good work ethic, be a self-starter, and highly organized with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

 

Who We Are: 

Cumulus Washington, DC currently features 2 stations in the DC Metro Area and the surrounding counties.  WMAL and WSBN reach well over a million listeners on a daily basis.  At Cumulus Washington, DC we strive to hire passionate, driven, resourceful, problem solvers who have the ability to drive the evolving, diverse culture of the Power of Radio to success. 

Cumulus owns and operates 460 radio stations in 94 U.S. markets, as well as Westwood One Networks, serving over 10,000 stations worldwide.  Over 225 million people per week engage with a Cumulus or Westwood One asset making it an exciting and unique career opportunity!  We are constantly creating new windows for success and strive to provide world class tools to help you succeed and reach your full potential as an employee. 

Our Opportunity:

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.  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).

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