University of Northwestern St. Paul - Saint Paul, MN4.5

Full-timeEstimated: $43,000 - $58,000 a year
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Position Summary
Position Overview
98.5 KTIS/Minneapolis has a remarkable opportunity to join the Northwestern Media family as KTIS’ new Midday Host and Music Director.

The right person will weave their excitement and knowledge of Christian AC music with their desire to love and vulnerably connect with listeners about life….in order to help them grow in their walk with Christ. Members of the KTIS team are empowered to thrive in a creative, Christ-centered environment which we believe will raise your passion for what you do to new heights.

If you’re ready to join a talented group of people in a metro that was again named one of the 10 best places to live in America (US News & World Report), we encourage you to apply.

Please include a link to your air-check/media sample with your application (preferred) or email a file separately to

What will I do in this position?
Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Write and prepare daily show material for use on air during live midday airshift and online.
Update KTIS social media sites minimum of once per day and post show material on at least 3 times per week.
Craft daily music logs which consistently reflect the tastes and passions of target demographic while maximizing the flow of the station.
Strategize with Program Director to add titles with high potential to become a favorite song of target demographic, researching titles through effective weekly and semi-annual library online music testing.
Weekly maintenance of MusicMaster data to ensure accuracy.
Coordinate with KTIS Program Director to maintain mutually beneficial relationships with music label reps.
Write/prepare liner cards and prepare weekly Listener Advisory Panel report.
Record content (weather/voice tracks) for weekend use.
Make live appearances at station events as needed.
Produce sweepers, promotional announcements and Impact Partner announcements as needed.
Write weekly self-evaluation of air work.
Secondary job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Participate in required staff meetings and other station functions.
Assist with special projects and miscellaneous department duties as requested by the Program Director.
Because our community is a significant part of our mission and the development of our students, all employees act as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ by actively partnering with colleagues of the University to disciple students to help grow intellectually and spiritually and to partner with Northwestern Media to lead people to Christ and nurture believers to mature in their faith.

What will it take to succeed in this position?

Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
Previous radio experience a minimum of five years required
Previous MusicMaster experience a minimum of two years required
Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing with and ministering to people within and outside of Northwestern; and faithfully uphold and embrace Northwestern’s mission, doctrinal statement and Declaration of Christian Community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with ability to interact with staff, listeners and donors in a professional, kind, and tactful manner
Excellent on-air personality and speaking skills
Ability to plan and execute an entertaining live program, incorporating production elements and promos
Ability to respond and react to time-sensitive situations skillfully and professionally
Ability to effectively communicate spiritual truths
Ability to work independently without close supervision and as part of a team
Ability to take initiative and work in an organized fashion, completing projects accurately and within predetermined deadlines
Ability to work a flexible schedule as it pertains to special events
Ability to host events, speak in public, and represent the station in a variety of settings
Knowledge and understanding of programming clocks and schedules
Knowledge and understanding of FCC rules and regulations as it pertains to broadcast stations
Knowledge and understanding of legal and technical aspects of broadcasting
Intermediate computer proficiency
Ability to pass a background check upon hire and periodically throughout the course of employment

Work Environment:
The work environment involves working in a suburban, Christian university, working alongside those with a demonstrated commitment and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission and values of the University and an agreement to abide by all University policies.

What are the benefits of working at Northwestern?
In addition to being part of a compelling, meaningful mission, we have benefits we believe set us apart from other employers. For example we have:

Generous health, dental and other insurance benefits
Company retirement contributions that exceed levels of many for-profit organizations
Tuition benefits for employees and their families
Complimentary access to athletic, music, and theatre events
Eleven paid holidays per year
Generous Paid Time Off plan
Northwestern was one of 100 Minnesota organizations named to the Star Tribune Top Workplaces list; named A Top Workplace in 2010, 2012 and 2014