On-Air Talent
Employer: Radio One, Inc. Job Posted: 2/5/2020
Location: Indianapolis, IN Job Status: Part Time

Job Description:

To competently* and professionally* provide continuity and surveillance information in a professional, knowledgeable and entertaining way and will be active in pre-show strategy and execution.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each main responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/ or Experience

Three to five years of on air commercial radio experience.

Main Responsibilities:

On Air
Off Air
Self Management
Professional Development

Objectives (by Responsibility)

On Air


To ensure that appropriate continuity is maintained at all times while on the air. This includes:
Programming links
Set-ups and Transitions (music identification to co-host, or any pre-taped items etc.).
To appropriately re-enforce the radio station identity and program at all times. This includes:
Station call letters
Positioning statements
Creative Hooks
Cross Promotion
Back sells.


To professionally (consistently appropriate) deliver all relevant information on an ongoing basis. This includes:
Time checks
Temperature checks
Event Information.

Music Knowledge and Appreciation

To competently (effectively & efficiently) display your knowledge and enthusiasm about and for the music that is played. This includes:
In-depth knowledge of the music being played
Understanding listener’s tastes
Staying in touch with music and all related issues (research, analysis etc.).

Off Air


To contribute and support the creation of the show on a daily basis. This includes:
Participation in daily post-mortem and planning meeting
Participation in daily pre-show meeting.


To appropriately implement all assigned duties from the producer on a daily basis. This includes:
Pre-show and live interviews
Contribution to comedy skits
Writing scripts
Attending Press conferences, functions and events
Researching background material.
To ensure that all relevant material for the show is competently prepared on a daily basis. This includes:
Assigned promotion mentions
Reviewing commercial logs for live tags
Scanning daily newspaper for any relevant items
Reviewing promo cards for possible on air use etc.

Public Appearances

To professionally (consistently appropriate) and competently (effectively & efficiently) appear in public when and where required on an ongoing basis. This includes:
Participation in station remote broadcasts
Preparation as required
Representation at charity events, community events etc.

Social Networking

Create and post original on-line content that meets company standards on social networking


Content must be a combination of written blog posts, video blogs and photo galleries

Self- Management

To ensure that appropriate Self-Management is exercised at all times, as it applies to the overall function and specifically as it relates to:

Overall Professionalism
Dress code (should be consistent with your job function, includes appropriate grooming )
Confidentiality (at all times)
Managing Emotions (Emotional Maturity and control in all situations)
Taking Initiative (may include taking risks)
Being self-directed
Accepting responsibility
Being accountable
Accepting and growing with others Critique
Being objective (issue relevant)
Building and maintaining workable relationships
Suspending judgment (when relevant)
Not discriminating
Being accepting rather than judgmental (when appropriate)
Allowing others their feelings
Extending common courtesies
Behaving out of a sense of urgency (when appropriate)
Striving for Balance
Appropriately delegating
Evolving self-awareness
Problem Solving and Decision Making (within scope of the function)

Professional Development

To attend all relevant skill building workshops as requested.
To stay current with all relevant industry information as it applies to the overall job responsibility.
To drive your own Performance Appraisal every six months.
*Professionalism is described as being consistently appropriate in all situations and at all times.

*Competence is defined as using “effectiveness and efficiency” in equal measure at all times.

To Apply:



Want More Jobs Like This?
We love helping you with your job search -- we make it even easier by delivering the best jobs to your inbox.

Configure Job Alerts


About Us  |  Career Advice Blog  |  Employer Directory  |  Contact Us
© 2012-2020 Work In Entertainment, LLC. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy.