Job Opening: Morning Announcer/Producer

Jun 10, 2016

As of 7/25/16, the application period for this job is closed.

Position Summary:  Serves as weekday morning announcer/producer and master control operator during Morning Edition.  Writes and reads morning newscasts.  Assists and fills in for News Director.  Works under the supervision of the Program Director.  Receives some assignments from News Director.  This is a part-time (25 hours per week) position, Monday-Friday 4:00-9:00 a.m.  The pay is $17 per hour. Send cover letter, resumé and audio samples of recent work to jobs@kcbx.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Hosts weekday broadcasts of Morning Edition.  Provides continuity for weekday sound, including promotional, underwriting and local news, weather and traffic content.  Integrates national and local content seamlessly.
  • Writes and prepares news stories for the morning local news broadcasts and for station website.  Fills in for News Director as needed.
  • Monitors equipment/transmitter performance and maintains transmitter/program logs, reports/corrects discrepancies and problems as they occur.  Performs studio maintenance, administrative duties and other tasks as assigned.
  • Participates in off-air promotional or fundraising activities as required.  Participates actively in on-air fundraising campaigns, including occasional weekend hours.
  • Supports creation of web and social media content as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent on-air skills, including confident, warm and conversational delivery.  Minimum of one year experience announcing live broadcast.
  • Minimum one year of experience writing/reporting news for broadcast
  • Knowledge of broadcast operations and standards and audio production engineering
  • Strong organizational, communications (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills.  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Proficient computer and keyboard skills; experience with, and adaptability to, different operating systems, programs and apps, such as Apple and Microsoft products, and Google cloud-based products; facility with non-linear editing programs such as Audacity, Pro Tools or Hindenburg.
  • Quick decision-making and troubleshooting abilities.  Ability to work under strict deadlines and pressure.
  • Ability to deal with breaking news as it emerges, and to think quickly in times of local crisis
  • Familiarity and experience creating web and social media content

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in broadcasting, journalism or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the mission of public radio, and a track record of appreciation and dedication to that mission

KCBX is a community licensed public radio station located in San Luis Obispo, CA, and serves three counties on the Central Coast.  KCBX is committed to an effective EEO program, and abides by the following nondiscrimination policy:

KCBX provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, color, religion or any characteristic protected by law.