Job Title: Morning Edition Host
This is not a state position
Wage: $14/hour, based on experience. Includes vacation and sick time accrual; no health benefits. Retirement eligibility after two consecutive years.
Supervisor: Program Director
Position: This is a part-time, non-exempt position as the local host/announcer for public radio station KHSU’s highly rated weekday morning news magazine program “Morning Edition”. The local Morning Edition host is a signature voice for KHSU. This key position is responsible for seamlessly conveying the sound and approach taken by NPR’s Morning Edition in the presentation of locally produced newscasts and feature length reports as well as in during segment breaks in the program in keeping with public radio’s core values for News/Talk programming.
Essential functions of the job:
• Adhere to the Morning Edition clock and deliver local on-air announcements and news during the show and fill-in announcements on “Democracy Now” to seamlessly integrate local and network content.
• Read underwriting and promotional announcements; compile and read weather forecasts and news headlines.
• Coordinate the acquisition and broadcast of news programming during the shift from outside sources.
• Generate and place timely content on the KHSU website from the radio reports aired.
• Work extensively with the ENCO automation system; upload weekly content from outside sources; work with and manipulate the automation playlist.
• Respond to listener inquiries by phone during on-air shift.
• Ensure proper technical operation of station during the on-air shift, including studio equipment, satellite downloads, transmitter operations and digital/audio recording equipment.
• Participate in on-air fundraising campaigns and other KHSU community functions.
• Participate in emergency coverage during widespread disasters (i.e. earthquakes and tsunami warnings).
• Assist with other operational and production duties as assigned.
• Journalism experience preferred.
• At least one year of on-air radio experience (public radio preferred) including announcing and production work; studio audio recording skills are desirable.
• Experience in presentation, production, writing and storytelling in the NPR style.
• Excellent communication skills on the air and with coworkers. Ability to perform on the air in a consistently interesting, friendly and relaxed manner that matches that of the national hosts.
• Working knowledge of radio automation systems, Adobe Audition editing software, audio recording equipment and updating web content.
• A superior ear and sense of sound as well as personality and a sense of humor that will relate well with our listeners.
• Familiarity with FCC rules, public radio, digital audio production and computers.
• Work experience in an environment with public contact and a diversified workforce.
• Ability to work effectively under deadline pressure.
• Knowledge and understanding of and affinity for KHSU and NPR programming, and the ability to positively relate to the audience and the public as a presenter of this programming.
• Must work on most holidays.
Work Schedule: The work schedule is generally from 5:30-9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, although hours may occasionally vary. Working on most holidays is required.
Application Instructions: To apply qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, plus a CD or MP3 with audio samples of on-air and production work (which will not be returned) along with the HSU SPF Employee Information Form for Applicants to:
“Morning Edition” Host Application or e-mail application package to: email@example.com
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
If you have any questions regarding this position (call/email) Katie Whiteside at 707-826-6074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application review date: Initial review begins April 24, 2017; position will remain open until filled.
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. More information about HSU SPF’s Equal Employment Opportunity hiring can be found here.
For assistance with the application process, please submit an Accommodation Request Form which can be found here or call the SPF Interim Compliance Support Coordinator at (707) 826-5159.
KHSU Commitment to Diversity
KHSU adheres to federal law regarding the workforce diversity goals articulated in Federal Communications Commission policy on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) as stated in 47CFR § 73.2080:
"Equal opportunity in employment shall be afforded by all licensees or permittees of commercially or non-commercially operated AM, FM, TV, Class A TV or international broadcast stations (as defined in this part) to all qualified persons, and no person shall be discriminated against in employment by such stations because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex."
Recognition and acceptance of these and other elements of diversity, including age, cultural background, sexual orientation or gender identity are important to the public media services provided by KHSU. In addition, KHSU is a part of Humboldt State University (HSU) and participates in the HSU Campus Diversity Plan 2013+. HSU has a longstanding commitment to institutionalizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of its work, including KHSU. This campus-wide diversity plan provides the mechanism for benchmarking and evaluating success in meeting the university's stated goals relative to diversity.
Click here to see the full version of the HSU Campus Diversity Plan 2013+.