The announcer is the host and board operator during afternoon drive-time programming, including All Things Considered, Marketplace and The Daily. As one of the station’s main on-air personalities, this person cultivates the editorial direction, promo strategy and sound of local ATC in collaboration with the news director and program director. The Announcer adheres to deadlines and, in concert with appropriate staff, makes timely and effective decisions in situations requiring prompt attention. They will follow the station programming log, deliver weather and traffic reports and write and anchor multiple newscasts per day (with some material contributed by KUER news staff). The Announcer also cultivates, preps and edits engaging two-way interviews for local ATC.
- Primary local host and personality behind for KUER and NPR’s afternoon drive-time program, All Things Considered. Also hosts other afternoon/evening programming.
- Selects and researches topics; contacts and interviews sources; maintains notes and audio recordings;
- Preps, conducts and edits two-way interviews for broadcast, in conjunction with news director
- Reports stories in appropriate forms for broadcast (live on-air, copy, actuality, cut & copy, voicer, wrap, feature, series, documentary, studio two-way, etc.)
- Occasionally serves regional and national networks
- Writes and delivers on-air newscasts
- Contributes to programming, promotional and marketing strategy, in conjunction with program director and news director
- Actively participates in KUER fund drives and represents KUER at community and station events
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting, or a related field, and one year of previous professional experience in the news field or equivalency. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills and an understanding of Public Radio and radio broadcasting required.
- 1 year of experience as an on-air announcer and host, with experience pitching, prepping and conducting interviews
- 1 year of experience with editing and mixing on audio software (Audition, ProTools, etc)
- 1 year of experience as broadcast operator
- 1 year of experience in a journalism, deadline-driven environment
- Public speaking and live event experience preferred
- Deep knowledge of international, national, local news. Knowledge of Utah news preferred.
- Strong writing ability on multiple platforms, with firm grasp of broadcast style and familiarity with NPR and AP style
- Ability to meet deadlines required
- Familiarity with broadcast systems such as Wide Orbit and Content Depot
- Familiarity with news software such as Burli and/or AP products
- Excellent problem solving and team communication skills
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