Media Staffing Network Blog

News and opinion from the Media Staffing Network team.

Why Do Radio Stations Struggle To Hire New Sellers?

For years, owners and operators of radio stations have told me how they struggle to find sellers. Not only do they have a hard time attracting new sellers, but often, when there is a bite and a new hire is made, they don’t stick around long. Ouch, how frustrating — and time-consuming and sometimes a … Read More ›

Are you frustrated when looking for a job?

For those of you that are 50+, are you frustrated when looking for a job? Do hiring managers ignore you or stop returning your calls when they see your work history? Or are you a manager that feels anyone over 50 can’t sell or be on-air anymore?

In media, we have a huge number of … Read More ›

Considering Older Workers For Your Team

Are a high percentage of your sellers Boomers? If so, many may be looking to retire soon. Statistics show that 10,000 Boomers turn 65 every day until 2029. For many staffs this is going to mean that a complete turnover is necessary, which is extremely hard to do with the low unemployment that many industries … Read More ›

How You Treat Your Employees Counts

With a new decade upon us, it’s a good time to reflect on how you, as an owner or manager, treat those who work for you.

With unemployment low and competition to hire fierce, and challenges in attracting Millennial and Gen Z workers, culture is a major area that needs consideration. The younger generations are interested … Read More ›

Media Staffing Perspective From 26-Year Veteran Laurie Kahn

Laurie Kahn has been helping media companies hire full-time employees since she founded Media Staffing Network in 1993. Given her broad and lengthy experience, I wanted to talk to her about the state of TV recruitment, how it has changed over the years and what advice she could offer to those TV companies that … Read More ›