Humboldt State University - Public Radio Station KHSU
October 30, 2013
OPERATIONS ASSISTANT / WEEKEND HOST
(PDF Version of Position Vacancy Announcement)
THIS IS NOT A STATE POSITION.
THE EMPLOYER IS THE HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY SPONSORED PROGRAMS FOUNDATION.
· Helps ensure the proper technical operation of KHSU, including, but not limited to studio equipment, satellite downloads, transmitter operations, digital audio recording, automation equipment and on air shifts.
· Announcing during breaks in network programs, including the preparation and delivery of local news and weather updates.
· Ensures that programming during on-air shift complies with FCC regulations and KHSU policies.
· Understands and conducts scheduled EAS test and provides other emergency information and instructions to the public.
· Follows and legally maintains logs to keep records of station operations during air shifts; reports problems to Program and Operations Director and Chief Engineer.
· Produces and voices promotional, underwriting and other announcements.
· Programs and operates the station automation system.
· Trains and supervises volunteers and students in the operation of KHSU.
· Performs other on-air, operational and production duties as assigned, including fill-in air shifts when regular programmers are unavailable.
· Generates and places appropriate content on the KHSU website in a timely manner.
· Responds to listener inquiries by phone during on-air shifts.
· Participates in on-air fundraising campaigns and other KHSU functions.WORK SCHEDULE
This person is required to be available to engineer "Thursday Night Talk" - KHSU's weekly call-in program, and also work an air shift Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6:45 AM to 10:00 AM. Other days and hours will vary depending on the weekly production load, automation requirements and on-air hosting needs of the station. The normal work week will be up to 20 hours/week, but this may increase during station fundraisers, holidays, staff absences and other times when additional coverage is required.
It is mandatory that this person be available to work during all times that Humboldt State University classes are not in session - including holidays and semester breaks. Exceptions, if any, must be coordinated with the Program and Operations Director, and approved by the General Manager.
It is also required, once personal safety is confirmed, that this person report to the station and assist with special coverage during disasters or other emergencies (i.e. earthquakes and tsunami warnings).
· At least one year of on-air radio experience (public radio preferred) including announcing and production, with digital audio production skills required.
· Strong announcing skills with a professional quality voice and an engaging and personable on-air presence. When hosting, this person is both a companion to our listeners and a credible news anchor.
· Demonstrated ability to run a "tight board".
· Well-developed computer skills.
· Experience with radio station automation and digital editing systems (ENCO and Adobe Audition preferred), audio recording equipment and updating web content.
· Ability to multi-task numerous projects, independently or collaboratively, in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment. Must be able to prioritize projects to meet on-air and production deadlines.
· Demonstrated ability to take direction and work collaboratively.
· Ability to get along with and work well among a variety of individuals with various personalities from a diversified workforce, in groups and one-on-one. This may include KHSU staff, students, faculty, volunteers, and community members. Considerable patience and a sense of humor are required.
· Ability to teach and train others in radio station production, operations and program delivery.
· Ability to relate to and work effectively in an environment with many kinds of public contact.
· Knowledge, understanding and affinity for KHSU, NPR and other public radio programming, and the ability to positively connect to the audience and the public as a presenter of this programming.
· Must be willing and available to work on holidays.APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, resume and the names, physical and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references, plus a non-returnable CD with audio samples of your own on-air and production work to:
OPERATIONS ASSISTANT / WEEKEND HOST APPLICATION
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
Application review begins November 20, 2013 but the position will remain open until filled.
This is a non-exempt entry level position reporting to the KHSU Program and Operations Director. The pay rate is hourly and depends upon experience. This position may earn vacation and sick leave, and retirement benefits may accrue after two years of consecutive service. No other benefits are available.
The Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX employer. Applications from qualified women, members of minority groups, veterans with covered veterans status and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged.
The HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation hires only individuals authorized to work in the United States.
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