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Host, The Current (Nights)

Company: American Public Media
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Your Role:

Join an award-winning team of on-air talent as a Host at The Current. As a Host, you will do air-shifts on The Current, including a regular daypart and fill-ins. Hosts at The Current also work on digital initiatives and new content developed by our programming and production teams. You will be part of a team creating innovative on-air and digital content with the country's premiere music discovery station.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, occasional weekends and fill-in.

Location: St. Paul, MN

Compensation Range: $20-30 / hourly. Exact salary determined by experience and education related to the role, organizational compensation structure and internal equity.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Responsibility:

* Schedule and perform live and voice-tracked air shifts using The Current's playlist and music library and craft compelling on-air breaks.
* Operate the play to air system and studio equipment.
* Perform voice overs for shows, content, promos and underwriting as assigned.
* Interview musicians and others as needed.
* Prepare for and interview various guests.
* Write intros, interview questions, and scripted breaks.
* Host content on The Current's digital platforms as assigned.
* Execute on-air content including features, in-studio sessions, and remote broadcasts.
* Edit content using Dalet or ProTools.
* Participate in the promotion of Minnesota Public Radio, including public appearances and on-air fundraising activities.
* Understand and comply with FCC Broadcast Regulations.
* Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
* 1-3+ years of relevant broadcast experience.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

* In depth knowledge of the music heard on The Current and a strong sense of the musical direction and sound the station seeks to create and maintain.
* Engaging on-air presence.
* Curiosity and enthusiasm about ways to bring new listeners to the station.
* Ability to work with others in a goal-oriented team environment.
* Knowledge and appreciation of the current music scene/community in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota.
* Ability to develop contacts and professional relationships in the Minnesota music community.
* Fluency in social media and blogs.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

* Knowledge of Music Master and Dalet is helpful.
* Experience in announcing and production.
* Knowledge of the radio and music industry, including the non-commercial public radio operational model.

Reporting To This Position: None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

* Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
* Physical Demands:
* Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
* Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
* Working Conditions:
* Moderate noise level
* Occasional exposure to prevalent weather

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

Keywords: American Public Media, St. Paul , Host, The Current (Nights), Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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