WNST is in search of the best and most knowledgeable sports media personalities of the future and proudly announces our search for the next Baltimore Sports Media Superstar, presented by Hooters, in a summer-long competition to find a WNST.net new media radio host, blogger and personality to make us even better.
Between now and midnight on June 21st, WNST.net will be accepting applicants for the competition, which will begin on Monday, June 25th with open-mic auditions on WNST-AM 1570 during 2 p.m. til 6 p.m. shows of June 29 and July 1-5.
We will audition no more than 60 contestants during our five radio shows and only the best resumes, blogs and cover letters will be invited to the first cut.
We will have a semifinals event at Hooters in Towson on Monday, July 9th and callbacks for the finals on Thursday, July 26th. There will be a live panel of celebrity judges involved in the selection process at the Hooters events to choose the finalists and eventual grand prizewinner.
The grand prize is $1,000 and an opportunity to host a weekly one-hour weekend show this fall at WNST.net & AM 1570 while learning how to become a sports media personality in Baltimore in the era of new media and the internet.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting many “helpful hints, “insider tips” and various videos, blogs and links regarding the job description and evolving status of the local sports media industry in Baltimore and beyond.
If you are a contestant, this will be required reading and viewing because our professionals will be doling out advice, tough talk and Glenn Clark’s “reality check” on the commitment needed to be a sports media personality in 2012 in Baltimore.
WNST.net is now the market leader for instant news, analysis and communications in Baltimore via social media and Twitter. We’ll also be presenting all of the stats to accompany the story of becoming a “Baltimore Sports Media Superstar” in the new millennium and ever-evolving era of new media and mobile delivery of information.
We’ll also be conducting a “State of Baltimore Sports Media” survey with a cool grand prize during July and throughout the competition. We hope YOU help us pick a great new sports talk show host for WNST-AM 1570 and WNST.net as well!
None of us consume media the same way we did five years ago and that will never change. The days of 2, 11 and 13 and The Baltimore Sun are gone forever.
So WNST.net seeks to embrace the next generation of hosts, analysts and bloggers serving Baltimore sports fans with the best new media in the marketplace.
This is the fourth time this kind of competition & talent search has been held at WNST.net and every contest has yielded future employees and great contributors to our company.
This is the real deal.
We’re taking this competition seriously and hope to find many great candidates from journalism, sports marketing, law and communications backgrounds.
Behind it all needs to be a true Baltimore sports “expert.” And our panel of hosts and judges will be grilling and quizzing the prospects throughout the competition in different formats.
We’re looking for serious candidates who want to do sports media for a living. We will be providing meticulous and exhausting information regarding the reality and needs of a successful sports media personality in 2012 in Baltimore here at WNST.net over the next few weeks.
This isn’t for everyone. But we’ll gladly present it to everyone in Baltimore in a completely transparent attempt to improve what we do at WNST.net. As we grow – and any web and social media measurement you can find will prove that we’re the fastest growing media brand in Baltimore – we’ll need more talent and more stars for our blogosophere, radio station and website and social media community voice.
Honestly, this information might overwhelm some of you who aren’t cut out to make it in this field